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Welcome Center

Spring 2024 Hours

January 29th  - May 26th , 2024

Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm & Friday 8am-5pm 

 

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About Us 

The Welcome Center is a one stop shop for college support services focused on encouraging first year students towards academic achievement, social integration, and personal success with the assistance of a strong support network of peers, staff, and faculty. Through our extensive services, we help to ensure a successful transition into college by providing opportunities and resources for students to network, foster a sense of community, and participate in academic enrichment.

To learn information on what the Welcome Center has to offer please scroll down! 

The Welcome Center supports a successful academic, social, and smooth transition into college. We are committed to assisting students by providing them with the support needed to become self-sufficient and complete their first year successfully. This support consists of technicians, counselors, and peer advocates, as well as personalized peer led seminars and events. We hope to cultivate confidence, structure, and self advocacy for students so they may achieve their academic pursuits.

The Welcome Center aims to ensure that all students receive the Ultimate Student Experience by connecting students to resources that promote belonging, wellness, and academic success. Our priority is to connect students with support programs and services needed to maximize their overall experience within our college. From the beginning of our students academic journey, we strive to provide a clear path to obtain equal opportunity for all San Diego City College students.

We aim to create the Ultimate Student Experience by providing one-on-one support with the following services:

  • Admission Application
  • Financial Aid
  • Assistance with the enrollment process
  • Referrals to support services and resources available on campus
  • Follow-up services:  Educational Plan
  • Monthly Events, Seminars, Workshops

Placement Information 

For up to date information regarding placement please visit the SDCCD Placemnet Guildlines

Placement assist is a process that is designed to assist students in determining which English or English Language Acquisition (ELAC) and math courses they should start with, specifically identifying milestones (formerly known as skill levels) in these areas.

Placement Assist also helps students in meeting course prerequisites. Students may also meet course prerequisites based on other factors such as English or ELAC and math course completion or other standardized tests.

Students enrolling into the San Diego Community College School District will complete an application for admission (http://apply.sdccd.edu/#apply)

Via your Application for admission (CCCApply) to San Diego City College you will be asked questions to help us assess your skill level in mathematics and English

The Application for admission will ask you for

  1. Highest level of English and the grade they received in that course.
  2. Highest level of Math and the grade they received in that course.
  3. And if you graduated from high school, completed a GED or California High School Proficiency exam (HiSET) within 10 years.

Under some circumstances, some students will be asked take a Placement Assistant ( external from the application for admission to complete your assessment process at San Diego City College ) 

  1. If a student is currently enrolled in high school, students will not be asked their HS performance or be directed to Placement Assistant
  2. If a student has graduated high school 10+ years ago, the student will be directed to take the Placement Assistant.
  3. If a student is in the Continuing Education or an adult learner and they have not graduated from high school, or graduated from high school 10+ years, they will be directed to the Placement Assistant.
  4. Request to take the Placement Assistant here: https://forms.gle/3yXLHAPC85EKnJG78

In some circumstances, students responding to specific questions in the application for admission will be prompted to take the ELAC Go Assessment

  1. You will be asked  " Are you conformable reading and Writing English? "
  2. Student indicating in the Program & Services that they are interested in  ESL English as a Second Language

What San Diego City College Students need to take the Placement Assistant?

Under some circumstances, some students will be asked take a Placement Assistant (external from the application for admission to complete your assessment process at San Diego City college. 

  1. If student is currently enrolled in high school, students will not be asked their HS performance or be directed to Placement Assistant
  2. If a student has graduated high school 10+ years ago, the student will be directed to take the Placement Assistant.
  3. If a student is in the Continuing Education or an adult learner and they have not graduated from high school, or graduated from high school 10+ years, they will be directed to the Placement Assistant.
  4. Request to take the Placement Assistant here: https://forms.gle/3yXLHAPC85EKnJG78

If you took college courses while in high school, or applied for San Diego City College, you should request to take the Placement Assistant to update placement milestones from your original placement when you originally applied to San Diego City College.

  1. California College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP)
  2. Dual Enrollment (taking college classes while you are still enrolled in high school)
  3. Joint diploma students
  4. If a student has graduated high school 10+ years ago, the student will be directed to take the Placement Assistant.
  5. If a student is in the Continuing Education or an adult learner and they have not graduated from high school, or graduated from high school 10+ years, they will be directed to the Placement Assistant.

Request to take the Placement Assistant here: https://forms.gle/3yXLHAPC85EKnJG78

Get to know ELAC at San Diego City College!

Our ESL program is English Language Acquisition (ELAC), which supports you in your development of academic English. ELAC classes are not basic skills or remedial. They are for students who are multilingual and studying English as a foreign language at intermediate to advanced levels.

The classes you take here will focus on all English communication skills necessary to be successful in college level work as well as how to navigate your way through college in the United States. You can earn transferable credit to CSUs and UCs in our highest level class, ELAC 145.

Visit the ELAC Website Here: https://www.sdcity.edu/academics/schools-programs/arts-humanities-comms/english/elac/

Take the Online Self-Guided Placement

This online self-guided placement will let you know which ELAC classes we recommend you take. If you think the recommended classes are too difficult (placement is too high), you can register for any classes below your level. If you think the recommended classes are too easy (placement is too low), you can contact the ELAC Chair, Jennifer Boots (jboots@sdccd.edu).

Take the placement here: http://www.sdccd.edu/future-students/placement/elac/

More About ELAC Go! 

With a Placement Assist, you will receive a Milestone/Skill level ranging from 30 to 50 in one or more of the following areas:

  • Reading (R)
  • Writing (W)
  • ELAC (English Language Acquisition, formerly known as ESOL) (L)
  • Math (M)

Students are exempt from the English and math placement tests if ...

  • Earned an Associate degree or higher
  • Have completed English and math courses
  • Or have received a qualifying score on an SAT, ACT, or EAP test taken within the past two years
  • Please note: The San Diego Community College District is no longer accepting EPT or ELM test scores. 

Application and Academic Calendar Deadlines

Please visit the San Diego Community College District website for the most up-to-date Calendar Deadlines.

Online schedule of classes at: http://classschedule.sdccd.edu 

October 13, 2023 Deadline for student to Appeal Priority Registration Date - (MUST SEE COUNSELING)

October 16, 2023 Class schedule will be available online 

October 19, 2023 Application deadline for priority registration 

October 20, 2023 Deadline for priority coding of Active Duty, Veterans, DSPS, EOPS, Foster Youth, Calworks & Athletes. (You must contact the programs directly)

October 26, 2023 Student will be able to view their registration via MySDCCD

November 6, - December 4, 2023 Online Registration, appointment dates and times will vary based on special population and priority registration. For details See page 25-25 of college catalog

December 5, 2023 Open enrollment dates for all eligible students with an active application who applied after October 21, 2022.

Jan 12, 2024 Deadline to file a petitions to repeat or petition to challenge:

1. Challenge prerequisite/corequisite 

Submit Online Forms Here

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Jan. 15, 2024

Lincoln Holiday

Feb. 16, 2024

Washington Holiday

Feb. 19, 2024

Cesar Chavez Day

Mar. 29, 2024

Memorial Day

May 27, 2024

Juneteenth

Jun. 19, 2024

Independence Day

July 4, 2024

Labor Day

September 2, 2024 

Veterans Day

Nov. 11, 2024

Thanksgiving 

Nov. 28 & 29, 2024

Winter Break

December 21, 2023 - January 2, 2024

 

INTERSESSION: JANUARY 2 27, 2024
PRIMARY 16-WEEK SESSION: JANUARY 29
– MAY 25, 2024

Date Description
August 31, 2023 California State University Priority Application Filing Deadline for ADT
October 13, 2023 Deadline to Appeal Loss of CCPG or Priority Registration
October 16, 2023 Class Schedule Posted Online
October 20, 2023

New Student Application & Priority Registration Deadline - Students who file an application after the deadline will enroll during “Open Registration”

October 26, 2023 Your Spring registration date and time is viewable in mySDCCD
November 6 – December 4, 2023 Spring Registration Dates:

Priority for eligible DSPS; EOPS; CalWorks; Homeless or Foster Youth; Parents of underage child, Active Duty Military & Veterans; Intercollegiate Athletes

December 5, 2023 Open Registration for Spring/Intersession Begins
December 21 – January 1 Winter Break*
January 2, 2024 Bus and Trolley passes available for purchase
January 2, 2024 Intersession Opening Day
January 15, 2024 Martin Luther King Day*
January 15, 2024 Drop for NonPayment of Enrollment Fees (Does not include students owing only Health Fees, Students with Anticipated Financial or Veteran Aid, High School students, Apprenticeship, R2T4, San Diego Promise Students.)
January 18, 2024 Parking Permits purchased by this date will be mailed. Pick up on campus if purchased after this date.
January 28, 2024 Residency determination date
January 29, 2024 Spring Primary Session Opening Day
February 9, 2024

Refund Deadline for enrollment fees and/or nonresident tuition

Deadline to drop classes with no “W” recorded

February 15 - April 30, 2024

Graduation Deadlines: Check the graduation deadlines page

February 16 – 19, 2024

Presidents Weekend*

March 25 – 29, 2024 Spring Break*
March 29, 2024

Cesar Chavez Day*

April 12, 2024 Withdrawal and Pass/NoPass Deadline
May 25, 2024 End of Spring Semester
May 27, 2024 Memorial Day*
June 10, 2024 Spring Grades available