New Student Educational Planning

(SEP Sessions)

Congratulations Class of 2024! Counseling will be closed Friday 5/17/24 for our Commencement Ceremony.

Your Academic Future Begins Here!

Steps to get started:
  1. Apply online (if you haven't yet)
  2. Orientation (if not yet completed)
  3. Complete our Intake Form
  4. Sign up for a New Student Educational Planning (SEP) Session at the bottom of the page.


If you are new to the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), but have been to another college please:

  1. Have copies/screenshots/PDFs of all your prior college transcripts available during your Counseling session, without them the session's academic counseling will be limited. This includes transcripts from previous colleges and test scores, such as AP Scores.
  2. Go here to find out where to send your official transcripts and how to get them evaluated.
  • Students who will be in High School while enrolled in SDCCD classes, please go to our District High School Students page for more information.
  • If you are unsure of what your major will be please visit our Academic and Career Pathway page for a Career Coach Assessment and other information
  • To clear prerequisites for classes you need to take before your Official Transcript(s) are evaluated, please go to our Pre/Co-requisites page.
  • If you need a specific accommodation please provide advanced notice by calling 619-388-7840.
1. When scheduling your appointment, if you receive an Invalid Student ID Error

Please send an email to 


Body: Full name, Student/User ID & birthdate 

We will manually fix this issue & respond to you with confirmation in 1-2 business days.

2. MAC users:

If you receive a Certificate Error message then click on the Cancel button and you will be taken to the login page for the Online Appointment System

The New Student SEP Sessions are one-time appointments for new students to the San Diego Community College District.

Each of the following criteria must be met and checked before scheduling a counseling appointment:
By checking this box, I acknowledge that I have met the above criteria for scheduling a counseling appointment. I understand that appointments go through a screening process, and students who do not meet the above criteria will be provided with other options for meeting with a counselor.