New, First Time College Student

Please follow these steps: 

Step 1: Apply online to Chabot College 

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA or Dream App).

Step 3: Complete online orientation.

Step 4: Complete the English Informed Course Selection (worksheet) and Math Guided Self-Placement (worksheet) questionnaires in ClassWeb (worksheet) in order to determine your starting English and Math courses.

AB705 and Access to First-Level Transfer Classes at Chabot College

AB705 is a law that allows California Community College students access to first-level transferable English and Math courses, even if they have already been placed via an assessment test into college-preparatory courses.

What does this mean at Chabot College?

You have the opportunity to either take a college-preparatory course OR to self-place into transfer-level English and/or Math even if you previously received one of the college preparatory placements listed below through taking the Accuplacer exam:

  • English 101A or 102;
  • Math 104, 65, 53 or 55

Step 5: Complete Title IX - Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Training

Step 6: Watch the video below to learn more about Special Programs. 
If interested please connect with Special Programs to schedule your appointment with a counselor.


For all other students not interested in Special Programs please continue with Step 7.

Step 7: Plan your classes for your First Semester with the help of a counselor

Please note: appointments fill up quickly. If you cannot find an appointment, please meet with a counselor via Online Drop-in.

Schedule your First Semester Planning session appointment

You will receive an email with the zoom invitation 24 hours prior to your appointment.

Please don't schedule same day appointments or appointments less than 24 hours ahead. Thank you.

Step 8: Register for classes

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How to register for classes on ClassWeb