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San Joaquin Delta College
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Apply To Delta College

We're here to support you in pursuing your academic goals whether it's a single class, certificate, degree or transferring to another post-secondary institution. Before you start, please pause to determine whether you are a New, Returning or Current Student.

  • You are a "New Student" if you have never attended Delta College. (Steps 1-6)
  • You are a "Returning Student" if you have not attended Delta College for two or more semesters. (Steps 1-6)
  • You are a "Current Student" if you have been enrolled at Delta College within one of the last two semesters including summer, fall and spring. (Step 6 only)

International Students should request application information directly from our International Student Program.
High School Students may be considered for our College Early Start Program.

1. Apply for Admission

Complete our Online Application for Admission if you are a new student or have not attended in two or more semesters.

  • Submit your final high school transcripts or official sealed college transcripts from a regionally accredited US institution a minimum of 10 business days before registering for classes.

If you have questions or need more information, visit the Admissions & Records Office.Opens new window

Please complete Step 2 while we process your application.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

We have a wide variety of Financial Aid programs to help you with your educational costs. You could qualify for thousands of dollars in Fainancial Aid.

  • More people qualify than you think
  • It takes less than 30 minutes to complete
  • Apply today!

If you have questions or need more information on Grants, Fee Waivers, Scholarships, Loans, Work-Study Jobs and Veterans Benefits, visit our Financial Aid Office.Opens new window

3. Retrieve Your Delta ID & Student Email

This step is all about getting your Delta ID & Student Email which will allow you to complete the remaining steps in our process. Timing is the key here.

  • 2 Business Days after your application was submitted (during Step 1), please check your personal email (the address you provided on your application).
  • You should have received detailed instructions on how to retrieve your Delta ID & Student Email
  • If, after 2 business days, you have not received these instructions, contact

4. Schedule an Assessment Evaluation

As a New and/or Non-Exempt Student you are required to take the Assessment COMPASS Evaluation (ACE) to determine your Reading, Writing, and Math levels. Here's why;

  • Your ACE placement levels ensure that you will start courses that match your college readiness.
  • Your assessment evaluation also completes one of the requirements for receiving priority registration.
  • Preparing to take the Assessment is important, make time to review concepts before scheduling your appointment.

To find out more about Sample Questions, Study Guides, Test Dates, Exemptions, Retakes, Appeals and more, please visit the Academic Assessment Center.Opens new window

5. Attend Orientation & Counseling

You need to complete an Orientation, also known as a New Student Group Advising (NSGA) Session and an Abreviated Student Education Plan (ASEP). The best part is that you'll get to connect with our counselors and start feeling like a Delta College student! You will also come away with a first semester course plan.

There are two options available:

  1. In-person NSGA Session or
  2. Online NSGA Session + an In-person ASEP meeting with a Counselor
    (this completes one of the requirements for receiving priority registration)

If you have questions or need more information, visit the Counseling Center.Opens new window


6. Register/Sign-Up for Classes

Login to our Online Registration System and select your classes.

  • Registration is conducted online only.
  • You may register for classes on or after your scheduled registration date and time, but not before.
  • Past fees and/or Administrative and Academic Holds must be cleared prior to registration.

If you need assistance while registering for classes, please click on the Live Help support icon within Online Registration. For in person assistance please visit the E-Services Lab in the DeRicco Student Services Building.

For additional information regarding registration, check the Registration CalendarOpens new window

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San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 954-5151