Admissions and Records

Welcome to Fullerton College

“Welcome to the fall 2024 semester at Fullerton College.

Whether you are a recent high school graduate, a returning college student, looking to advance your career or pursue a new one, you have come to the right place. Fullerton College is an amazing campus with engaging classes, fun campus events and inclusive activities.

This fall, we offer a dynamic class schedule with flexible online and in-person options, allowing you to tailor your educational experience to fit your needs.

Fullerton College is also number one in student transfers to Cal State Fullerton for the continuation of their education. And notably, we provide extensive support services, including the Promise Program which offers two years of free tuition to all first-time college students. We also pride ourselves on providing on-site support services, such as healthy meals from the cafeteria, reduced-cost bus passes, food bank, technology lending program and support for unexpected challenges. We are a true close-knit community.

That community spirit can be seen in our wonderful fall celebrations, such as Día De Los Muertos, Latinx/o/a Heritage Month and Veterans Appreciation Week. I look forward to welcoming you to Fullerton College this fall.

For all of us at Fullerton College, we can’t wait to see what you will achieve.”

-Cynthia Olivo, Ph.D., Fullerton College President

Steps to Enroll

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Below you can find useful information about Fullerton College, our support programs, & services that can assist you with your academic and personal goals.

  • Your application may take up to 7 business days to process. You will receive an email with your student/banner ID number once your application has been processed.
  • Winter 2024 term (Part of the Spring term) starts December 18, 2023, through January 24, 2024, with registration beginning in November 2023.
  • Spring 2024 term starts Monday, January 29, 2024, with registration beginning in November 2023.
  • Summer 2024 term starts Monday, June 10, 2024, to Saturday, Aug 17, 2024
  • Fall 2024 term starts Monday, August 26, 2024, to Saturday Dec 14, 2024
  • Winter 2025 term (Part of the Spring term) starts Wed Dec 18, 2024, to Tuesday January 28, 2025
  • Spring 2025 term starts Monday, Feb 3, 2025, to Saturday, May 31, 2025
  • Students can view their registration appointment time on myGateway. Log onto myGateway, go to Shortcuts, and click Check Registration Appointment.
  • Please visit our YouTube page for information about how to register
Priority Registration

All new incoming students must complete an online orientation, assessment & student education plan to receive enrollment priority for registration. Completion of these services may result in a higher registration priority date.

For more information, please visit: Priority Registration.

Class Schedule & College Catalog

When the class schedule and catalog are published, it will be available on the college website at

Important Dates
For information about upcoming academic deadlines, social events, sports competitions and more please visit

If you have previously attended Cypress and/or Fullerton College it is highly recommended that you check myGateway for any outstanding holds on your record.  Holds will affect your ability to register for classes on your scheduled registration date.  Log onto myGateway, go to Registration Tools, click Check for Holds to view any outstanding holds. 

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California Residency

The Office of Admissions & Records determines the residency status of all new and returning students based on the information provided on the submitted application.

This classification is important because non-resident students pay an additional amount per unit each semester.

For more information about residency determination please visit:

Promise, Pledge, & Partnership Programs

Provides free tuition and health fees for the first year for eligible students.

For more information and requirements please visit

FERPA & Privacy
Student records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). No one (including parents and high school officials) may access confidential information without a student’s written permission.

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What is myGateway?

Fullerton & Cypress College use myGateway as our online student portal which contains all of the tools necessary for registration, financial aid, and fee payments.  The portal is available at

Student/Banner ID

Each student is assigned an 8-digit student identification number (student ID/banner ID) when you are admitted to Fullerton or Cypress College.

If you lose or forget your student ID number, go to myGateway and click forgot username. You will enter your preferred email address (preferred email address set in MyGateway) and your date of birth. You will receive an email with your student/banner ID.

Campus ID
Campus ID Card production is located at the Student Center in the College Center (Building 200) on the first level in Room 214 (next to Cadena Transfer Center). A student ID card is necessary for access to the library, computer labs, and other support services. You must be enrolled in at least one course to obtain a student ID card.

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Parking permits are required in all campus parking lots at all times. Students may purchase semester parking permits at any time through myGateway.

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The enrollment fee is $46 per unit. This fee is subject to change by legislative action.

All students who enroll in classes through Fullerton College are required to pay a $26 Health Fee per semester ($22 for the Summer term). This Health Fee entitles students to a variety of health services.
Course fees are noted in the class schedule.

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Campus Map

For a downloadable campus map, directions to campus, and information about campus tours please visit


Prerequisites are specific courses or levels of preparation that you must complete before you can enroll in a new course. To register for a course with prerequisites, you need to satisfy these requirements by completing a course or in some cases by taking an assessment test.

If you have satisfied the prerequisite by taking the course at Fullerton or Cypress College, it will automatically be cleared. But, if you have taken the requirement elsewhere, you need to clear the prerequisite with the counseling office.

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Mail or hand deliver a copy of your high school and/or college transcripts to the Fullerton College Assessment Center to determine English or English as a Second Language (ESL), reading and math course placement.

Students who have already completed English and/or Math coursework at another regionally accredited college may be cleared for English or Math courses and for courses with English and math prerequisites. For course clearance students will need to contact the Counseling Center.

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Gainful Employment

Federal gainful employment regulations require us to notify you of certain completion rates and outcomes for certificate and vocational programs offered at Fullerton College in an annual basis.  Please visit the following website for more information:

Welcome to Support Programs & Services

Your success as a student and person is important to us! Learn about various programs and departments below that Fullerton College offers to our diverse students and take advantage of the many resources available to you!

Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides free services to ALL Fullerton College students and staff to help them achieve academic success. The Center is comprised of three related areas: the Skills Center, the Tutoring Center, and the Writing Center.

For more information please visit

Associated Students

The Associated Students (A.S.) represents all Fullerton College students in our shared governance model. This means that students have a voice on every level, ranging from campus committees to District workgroups where issues are discussed and policies created.

A.S. is also responsible for campus events and partners with different departments and organizations to enhance student life.

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Fullerton College has fielded athletic teams since the founding of the College in 1913 and since that time has developed an overall sports and intercollegiate athletic program with 21 teams that rank with the very best in nationwide community college circles.

The caliber of coaching, the quality of uniforms and equipment, the training and medical facilities, and the opportunity to play against good competition are superior. Every year, scores of Fullerton College graduates are offered scholarships to complete their education and athletic careers at four-year colleges and universities throughout the country.

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Offering all of the materials needed for Fullerton College students to succeed in their education, the Bookstore is located in the Student Services Building (2000) facing Chapman Avenue.

A complete selection of the textbooks and course materials required or recommended by faculty is arranged in easy-to-locate fashion by department, course numbers and CRN.

In addition, extensive classroom and office supplies, study aids, college clothing, giftware, small electronics, books, and snacks are available in the store.

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Cadena Cultural Center

The Campus Cultural Center serves as a network “cadena”; connecting students, faculty and staff with each other to celebrate our diverse backgrounds, engage in meaningful dialogue about diversity, and access support services. They strive to foster a sense of belonging and promote student success.

The entire campus community is invited to collaborate and participate in the Center activities and services, including:
• cultural celebrations
• tours to local museums and cultural sites
• guest speakers and seminars
• student forums and conversation circles
• library of films and documentaries
• Worldfest
• campus cultural and diversity events calendar

For more information please visit


The Fullerton College CalWORKs Program is designed to promote self-sufficiency through education and employment.

If you are currently receiving CalWORKs/GAIN (otherwise known as welfare or cash aid) for both yourself and your children, you may be eligible for our program.

For more information please visit

CARE: Cooperative Agencies and Resources for Education

CARE was established by the State of California in 1982 as a supplemental component of EOPS to provide support services and activities for the single, head of household student, who also receives CalWORKs/TANF funds as income assistance.

This program was designed to promote self-sufficiency through education, training and student support services.

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Career + Life Planning

The CLP Center’s mission is to help you plan your future. They help you choose your major and career with self-assessments, workshops, career classes and more.

For more information please visit

Child Development Laboratory School

The Child Development and Educational Studies Laboratory School has been in continual operation since 1959 and is an important component of the Child Development and Educational Studies Department and Social Sciences Division.

The Lab not only provides a quality educational environment for pre-school aged children and their families, it also serves as a training and demonstration school for students interested in the fields of Child Development and Early Childhood Education.

The Lab School is open year round, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am-6:00 pm, but is closed for specific campus holidays. All children in attendance receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.

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The Fullerton College Counseling Department provides student-centered counseling services to support the achievement and growth of our diverse student population with the intent of helping students develop their highest potential, fulfill their goals and promote life-long success.

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Disability Support Services

The Disability Support Services (DSS) office at Fullerton College advocates the integration of qualified students with disabilities into the mainstream of Fullerton College’s programs and services.

DSS is committed to the provision of support services and/or educational accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. This provision ensures access and equal opportunity so students with disabilities may pursue their educational goals.

All DSS services are designed to enhance successful student participation at Fullerton College.

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EOPS: Extended Opportunity Program and Services

The Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS) is dedicated to recruit and successfully retain college students of educationally and socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The primary purpose of the EOPS program is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year university, complete an Associate’s Degree or earn a vocational certificate in order to acquire desirable career-related skills to obtain rewarding employment as a result of their educational experience.

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The English as a Second Language Department or ESL is a program designed for students whose first language is not English. The program offers college level credit classes that prepare students for their academic, career, or other personal goals.

ESL professors have specialized training and experience to help students develop English skills with second language acquisition strategies in listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

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Financial Aid

The mission of the Financial Aid Department is to provide information and financial aid support to all eligible students attending Fullerton College.

Whatever the student’s major or career goal, Financial Aid helps the students know more about Financial Aid and the application process at Fullerton College.

Their motto is “Financial Aid and You: Working Together for Student Success.”

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Food Bank

The mission of the FC Chris Lamm & Toni DuBois-Walker Memorial Food Bank is to foster a healthy college community by providing nutritious food to students and their families who are in need. We hope to alleviate hungry and provide access to quality and nutritious food.

The FC Food Bank all Fullerton College students in need, but must be enrolled in at least 3 units. Student are require to show a student ID or State Issued ID with a recent “Class Schedule/Bill”.

Located in room 1955.

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Foster Youth

The Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) Program is committed to supporting ambitious, college-bound students exiting the foster care system. Fullerton College created a support network for our current and former foster youth that includes many of our student support services and programs on campus and that extends to local agencies in the community that deliver services and aid to foster youth students.

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Health Center

The Fullerton College Student Health Services is designed to assist students in maintaining and improving their physical and mental health. The Health Center, located in Room 1204, adjacent to the Men’s Gym, provides a variety of health services. Currently enrolled full and part time Fullerton College students are eligible to use these services.

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Honors Program

The Honors Program offers a variety of courses that fulfill the general education requirements of most majors. Since students from many fields of study are encouraged to participate in the Honors Program, you will find yourself working with a group of students who come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have diverse perspectives.

You will interact with many other students whose points of view may be quite different from your own. Honors courses are innovative classes that encourage all participants to explore the ideas, the people, and the writings that give shape to our world.

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International Student Center

The International Student Center (ISC) provides services for international students who are studying or would like to study on the F-1 and F-2 visa.

We enroll approximately 300 students who come from over 40 different countries. International students at Fullerton College enjoy their own on-campus center and a full-time staff dedicated to their academic success and personal needs. While providing F-1/F-2 visa advising, academic counseling, support services, and student activities, the ISC offers insight to students on how to succeed, adjust, and make the most of the their time in southern California.

The goal of the program is to provide educational opportunities for international students and to promote cross cultural experiences on campus and within the local community.

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The mission of the library is to assist students, faculty, and staff in attaining their educational and informational goals in a supportive library environment by offering a combination of innovative and traditional library services.

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Military & Veterans

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) aids students in accessing their VA Education benefits, and the timely certifying of those benefits. The VRC also helps students find veteran-related resources, and provides academic support opportunities.

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Mindful Growth Initiative

To foster well-being, the Mindful Growth Initiative offers mindfulness, compassion, and mindset practices and activities for the Fullerton College community. We welcome your participation in the Initiative, including the following:

  • Mindfulness Student Club
  • Canvas Workshops in Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness and Healing for Race-Based Stress and Trauma (all free of charge)
  • Drop-in Mindfulness Practices: Mindful Mondays from 12-12:30 pm and Thoughtful Thursdays from 5-5:30 pm
  • Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, and Purpose/Belonging Student Workshops
  • Academic Courses: MIND 101 and MIND 105

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Online & Hybrid Courses
The mission of the Distance Education Department is to support the success of Fullerton College students who use educational technology in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.

Fullerton College uses Canvas to facilitate online and hybrid courses.

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If you are having issues with Canvas please visit


The Puente Program is an academic, counseling and mentoring program that has improved college persistence and success rates for thousands of California’s educationally under-served students.

The Puente mission is to increase the number of community college students who:

  • Transfer and enroll in four-year colleges and universities
  • Earn college degrees
  • Return to the community as mentors and leaders

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Re-Entry Student Program

Re-entry Connect is a campus program designed for re-entry and/or non-traditional students. Our goal is to guide, connect, and offer support for the greatest possible academic success.

We understand the specific and unique challenges our adult learners face and believe our services are tailored to meet your needs.

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STEM at Fullerton College is comprised of our Natural Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, and Counseling Departments’ support for you in any major/career path that is related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Transfer Center

The Transfer Center is a dynamic campus resource available to help Fullerton College students stay motivated, excited, and prepared to transfer to a four-year university. There are many steps to transfer, from college exploration to college selection, major exploration to major preparation, not to mention the entire application process. The center provides services to help students explore, prepare, and succeed in their transfer plans.

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Umoja Community Program

The Umoja Program is designed to provide essential educational support and services to increase the academic success, retention, degree completion, and transfer rates of African-American and other students enrolled at Fullerton College.

We accomplish this through monthly workshops, academic counseling, and mentoring. Our aim is to develop a sense of “community” among African-American students, other students, faculty, staff and administrators.

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