CalWORKS New Student


Are you a new CalWORKs student or interested in becoming one?
Please complete the checklist below if you are already an appoved CalWORKs student with your local County office. 

*If you need to apply for CalWORKs with Alameda County please, CLICK HERE

1. Apply to Chabot College 



  • You will need to create an account if you are a new/first-time student
  • Wait 24 hours to receive an email from Chabot College with your W#
  • Check your spam email

2. Apply for
Financial Aid (FAFSA or Dream Act)


  • You will need to create an account if you do not yet have a FAFSA Account. 

3. Chabot College Online Orientation 


  • Click here
  • You will need to create an account

4. English Course Selection & Math Guided Self-placement 


5. Find & Check your


  • Watch video to set-up your zonemail, here
  • Zonemail is a gmail account Chabot College issues you to safely communicate with you 
  • Need more help? Contact the zone help line is 925-424-1710 or

6. Complete the CalWORKs Intake