How to Attend Cañada College

Individuals interested in attending Cañada College must be admitted to the College before enrolling in any classes. In accordance with our open enrollment policy, anyone who is a high school graduate or 18 years of age or older, and is able to benefit from the instruction offered, is eligible to attend Cañada College. Individuals who are not high school graduates and are under the age of 18 may also attend Cañada if they have passed the High School Proficiency Examination or the General Education Development (GED) test.

Open Enrollment Statement

The policy of this District is that, unless specifically exempted by statute or regulation, every course, course section, or class, reported for state aid, wherever offered and maintained by the District, shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the College(s) and who meets such prerequisites as may be established pursuant to regulations contained in Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 55200) of Subchapter 1 of Chapter 6 of Division 6 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

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Note: In Accordance with The Higher Education Act of 1965 and the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) is prohibited from recruiting and enrolling students residing in other States.