Follow each step thoroughly to help assure a successful entry into Citrus College.
To download a "checklist" version of these steps,please click here and print off for your use.
STEP 1. Apply for Admission and Financial Aid
o You can apply for summer session and fall semester beginning January 1 and for winter session and spring semester beginning September 1.
o On the application, you will be asked to select a course of study. If you are not sure what course of study to select, please visit the
Career Center online to help with selection of a career and course of study.
• Once you apply, you do not need to reapply as you register for the term you applied for or you register for one of the next two terms after the term you applied for.
• Complete the FAFSA application online at
https://fafsa.ed.gov and use the Citrus College School Code: 001166.
• Check your Citrus e-mail for correspondence (see Step 3 below).
STEP 2. College and High School Transcripts
• Request official college transcripts from all colleges previously attended to be sent to the
Admissions and Records Office. It is recommended that high school and college transcripts are on file prior to your registration appointment and before your appointment with a counselor or educational advisor.
• Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an
approved transcript evaluation service. Seek advice from a counselor prior to evaluating foreign transcripts.
STEP 3. Student Email Account
• All students have been provided with a Citrus College email account in order to receive information regarding registration, financial aid, class information and any other college communication.
• This email account is free. Visit the Student Email Accounts online for additional information and to access your email account. There are also YouTube videos on how to set up your student email account and on how to forward your student email to your personal email account.
STEP 4. Assessment Test
• A photo ID must be presented when you take the test.
• Students who completed an assessment at another college must have their placement results sent to the Citrus College Admissions and Records Office.
• Students who have a disability that requires testing accommodations are advised to make arrangements through the Disabled Students Programs and Services Office, (626) 914-8675.
• Please review
Assessment Services for more detailed information.
STEP 5. Required Orientation
• Orientation - Students applying to Citrus College
MUST complete orientation. Registration will be withheld from those students who do not complete orientation by the deadline date. The deadline date for summer/fall applicants is October 31 and the deadline date for winter/spring applicants is June 30. Please refer to the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) section for SSSP exemption criteria information and procedures for challenging matriculation regulatory provisions.
• Orientation is offered in several formats in which some orientation sessions include a Student Educational Plan (SEP). Orientation can be satisfied by participating in the following sessions:
o In-person orientation (recommended for new students; SEP included)
> New Student Assessment/Orientation Session
> Early Decision Day at Citrus College (only available through high school districts)
o Online orientation
• • New students who complete the orientation component in addition to the assessment test and student education plan, will earn an earlier registration date.
STEP 6. Counseling Services
• Meeting with a counselor/educational advisor is an important part of student success to help students achieve their course of study. The Student Educational Plan (SEP) lists courses that pertain to the identified course of study and is required for participation in many programs on campus. Check with the
Counseling and Advisement Center, or appropriate counseling office in which you are eligible to receive services, for available SEP services.
• After completion of the
assessment and orientation, complete a SEP.
If you have completed 15 or less college units, attend a Course Planning Session to create a one semester SEP.
If you have 16 or more college units completed, make an appointment with a counselor to complete a SEP.
For the Course Planning Session schedule and to make an appointment, check out the
Counseling and Advisement Center online, call (626) 914-8530, or stop by the Counseling and Advisement Center (located on the second floor of the Student Services Building).
If you are eligible for specialty counseling services, inquire with the appropriate department for available SEP services. Beginning with fall 2014, failure to complete a SEP will result in a lower registration appointment.
STEP 7. Registration Appointment Date: View Your Appointment Online
• View your registration appointment date on
WingSpan by clicking on "Enter Secure Area."
You will need your Citrus Identification Number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access WingSpan. Your PIN is your birth date (example: if April 30, 1988, then enter 043088) unless you previously changed your PIN.
NOTE: You will need your Citrus Identification Number and a Photo ID for all college transactions.
• There is a YouTube video on
how to view your registration appointment.
• For information on how registration appointments are issued and what you need to do to ensure you receive a higher registration appointment, visit the
registration priority page.
• Your appointment is valid for the date and time shown, and for any scheduled registration date and time thereafter.
STEP 8. Register on WingSpan
• On your registration date, go to
WingSpan and click on "Enter Secure Area."
• Be prepared to pay for your classes when you register to avoid losing your classes due to
• If you experience technical issues login in to email, WingSpan, wireless access, or Blackboard, please visit the
Student Login Guide. There are also YouTube videos on
how to search the class schedule,
how to register for classes, and
how to make a payment.
STEP 9. Attend the First Class. IT'S REQUIRED!
• If you enroll in a class and miss the first meeting, the instructor
may give your place to a waiting student.
• If you cannot take the class, it is your responsibility to drop your class online before
the drop/withdrawal deadlines.