New, First Time College Student

Please Note: The next cycle for First Semester Planning Sessions will start on November 4th, 2019. The online appointment system will be available the last week in October. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call us: 510-723-6722.


  1. Apply online to Chabot College
  2. Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA or Dream App).
  3. Complete online orientation.
  4. Schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor in a First Semester Planning session, which will include your Math Guided Self Placement and your Informed Course Selection for English placement. 
    • You may also call (510) 723-6722 or visit the assessment center to schedule your appointment in person.
    • Please keep your appointment. You may only reschedule your appointment one time.
  5. Complete Title IX - Sexual Assault and Violance Prevention Training

When attending:

  • Arrive 10 minutes early to check in
  • Bring a photo ID
  • Bring your high school transcripts and/or AP test results if available.
  • Know your Chabot Student ID number (W#)