All new college students are required to participate in Testing, Orientation, and meet with a counselor, unless they are exempted. The Orientation is designed to help prepare you to be successful at the College of Marin and to reach your educational goals.
Here are the steps you will need to complete: Make sure you complete an Application for Admission before you participate in any of these activities
Step 1: Complete an Application for Admission. This link will take you to CCCApply:
New students will receive an e-Welcome Letter by email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “MyCOM Welcome Letter” that includes their College of Marin MyCOM portal username and temporary password.
Please note: the CCCApply username and password you create will be different from the MyCOM portal username and password.
Step 2: Complete Placement Testing
Take the College of Marin Math, English/Credit ESL placement tests before attending the Student Success Orientation (see Testing Center Schedule for dates and times) meeting with a counselor.
You can make an appointment for an ESL Orientation by calling the College Skills Department at 415.485.9642. Visit the ESL web page for more information.
Note: You will need your Student ID beginning with M00 to register for a workshop and to take our placement tests. (You can find your Student ID by logging into the Mycom Portal, clicking on the student tab, and clicking on any links under the registration tools channel. It is the nine digits beginning with M00 listed before your name.)
Step 3: Take the Online Orientation or Make an Appointment to attend a Student Success Orientation
Click here to see the student success orientation schedule and locations.
Step 4: Meet with an Academic Counselor
Call Counseling Services at 415.485.9432. Let them know you are new to college.
Step 5: Register for Classes
You can register
Step 6: Pay Your Fees
Remember: You are responsible for the fees even if you do not attend, unless you officially drop and file a Refund Request Form by the published deadline. A $10 per semester Service Fee will be charged for dropped classes unless the class is canceled by the College. This Service Fee also applies to dropped classes with unpaid fees. Students who have outstanding obligations at the College need to pay them before registering.
Confirmation of Enrollment: Print a receipt online or a receipt will be given to you if you register in person. You can log into the MyCOM Portal to see a list of your classes.
Students who must register in person: If you are a concurrently enrolled high school student, dismissed student or an encumbered student, you must register in person. Other students may also register in person.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is CCC Apply? CCCApply is the statewide, online gateway for California Community Colleges where you can create and submit your application to College of Marin and over one hundred other colleges. To use CCCApply you will need to create an account username and password for that system. After you submit your application, please allow up to 2 business days for your application to be processed.
What if I am a Re-Admitted Student? Readmit students who already have a MyCOM portal account will not receive an e-Welcome Letter. MyCOM accounts remain active if students have logged in within 2 years. If not, students use the same username & reset their passwords to re-enable their accounts.
How can I be exempt from the Placement Tests and Orientation?
What is the Student Success Orientation? It's an orientation established to help prepare you to be successful at College of Marin and to reach your educational goal.
Where Do I Take the Placement Tests? Placement tests are given in the Testing Center located in the Student Services Building, Room SS 238 at the Kentfield Campus. Call (415) 485.9469 to reserve a place. If you are planning to complete an ESL Orientation and Testing, please call the College Skills Department at (415) 485.9642 or go to KTD Harlan Center, Room 101.
Are You Concerned About the Placement Assessment? It is natural to be a little worried about taking the placement tests. However, the test results will not prevent you from enrolling. You may register for any course for which you have met the prerequisites. The purpose of the tests is to provide you with information about your skill levels in English or ESL and math to help you develop the right educational plan and take the appropriate classes. While the assessment scores are important, they are only one factor in developing your educational plan. Your counselor will help you interpret the results and advise you in class selection.
Can I add more classes after my initial registration? After your initial registration, you may add classes to your program without an instructor add authorization code until the first day of classes.
If I do not attend my classes, am I still responsible for my tuition and fees? You are responsible for the fees even if you do not attend, unless you officially drop and file a Refund Request Form by the published deadline. A $10 per semester Service Fee will be charged for dropped classes unless the class is canceled by the College. This Service Fee also applies to dropped classes with unpaid fees. Students who have outstanding obligations at the College need to pay them before registering.
Does College of Marin enforce Prerequisites? The College of Marin enforces satisfactory completion of prerequisites at the time of registration. Please see Prerequisites for more information.
How do I receive confirmation for my class enrollment? Print a receipt online or a receipt will be given to you if you register in person. You can log into the MyCOM Portal to see a list of your classes.
Who must enroll in person? If you are a concurrently enrolled high school student, dismissed student or an encumbered student, you must register in person. Other students may also register in person.
If I am a continuing student, when do I register for my classes? Students who have enrolled in credit classes during the past year, fall and/or spring semesters (summer session is not taken into consideration) should check their MyCOM Portal account for their priority registration date. Students may register online through the MyCOM Portal, by fax 415.460.0773, or in person.
Continuing Credit Students
After your initial registration, you may add classes to your program without an instructor add authorization code until the first day of classes.
Noncredit ESL Classes:
Noncredit Nursing Classes:
Noncredit nursing students who do not have a current Noncredit/Community Services Application Form on file in the Office of Admissions and Records may apply and register using the following methods:
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