Admissions & Records

Apply to Cañada College

  • Any person 18 years of age or older with or without a high school diploma
  • Any high school graduate or recipient of the California Certificate of Proficiency of Equivalency or GED (regardless of age).
  • Students who have completed the 9th grade with written permission from the school principal and parent. See special admission process for high school students.

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International Students

For students with F1 Student Visa

International Application       College Supplied Information     District Supplied Information  


Definitions of Student Classifications

  • New Student: You are a new student if you have never registered at Cañada, CSM or Skyline College before. If you attended Cañada as high school student, you are still considered a “new” college student.
  • Returning Student: If you were registered for classes at Cañada, CSM or Skyline prior to Fall 2013 and have not been in attendance for two semesters, you are considered a returning student and must reapply for admission.
  • New Transfer Student: If you have attended a college or university other than Cañada College, CSM or Skyline College, you are a new transfer student at Cañada
  • Continuing Student: You are a continuing student if you were enrolled at Cañada, CSM and/or Skyline College any semester since Fall 2013.
  • Concurrent High School Student: You are a concurrent high school student if you are taking classes at college while attending high school.