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Who can Apply?

San José City College is dedicated to providing equal educational opportunities to all students, regardless of their immigration status. We are fully committed to supporting every student on their journey towards academic success. All courses offered by the San José-Evergreen Community College District and its colleges are open for enrollment and participation to any student admitted to the college and meet the necessary prerequisites, except in cases where the law requires exemption.

For many students, the rising costs of tuition and associated expenses can make pursuing higher education an unattainable dream. Free tuition provides education at no cost to students, aiming to increase access and reduce the financial barriers to obtaining a college degree. 

Free Tuition - No fees

To sign up for noncredit courses, students need to submit the noncredit application in one of two ways:

For more information, please visit: Noncredit Education

International Students planning to study at SJCC full-time under F-1 visa status are required to submit an International Student Applicationto be considered for admission. ​

Learn more about the International Student Program.

Did you know?  Students who were away from SJCC for more than two semesters (not including Summer) must submit a new application.

Returning students apply here.

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  • Social Security number (required if you plan to apply for financial aid or work on campus).
  • Names and dates of all high schools and colleges attended.
  • A valid email address that you check frequently (unique for each student). You can set up a free account on many popular platforms if you don't have one.
  • VISA, permanent resident card or any other residency documentation (if applicable).


Review the following to Avoid Delays

  • Even simple typographical errors can cause problems.
  • Not providing a correct Social Security number.
  • Incomplete residency information.
  • Incorrect birthdate or not updating a name change.
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What's Next?

After you submit an application, you will receive an email from with the following information:

  • Student ID Number
  • Assessment
  • Orientation
  • Counseling