English as a Second Language (ESL) Registration Information

Fall ESL Classes Start on September 7th! Please click here to see the classes we are offering this fall.

New Students! Register in person or register online!

Click HERE for an appointment to register IN PERSON at the Mid-City campus »

START HERE if you want to apply and register ONLINE.

Note: If you have attended ESL classes at San Diego Continuing Education before and have a Student Portal, go to myportal.sdccd.edu to update your application, skip steps 1-3, and go to step 4.

Email us at ESLsdce@sdccd.edu if you have questions.

Steps If you need help…
Complete the application. Online Student Application and Registration. Your Student ID number is: ______________. Watch this video. Set English or your language subtitles in “Settings.”
Find email from SDCCD.
Create your student account - https://sdpss.sdccd.edu/enroll/ Read these instructions.
Introduce yourself.
Answer this questionnaire.
A friend or family member may help you with the questionnaire.
What class is correct for you?
How much can you write in English?
Write about a picture.
Make an appointment to speak English on the phone.
Start here.
Watch this video. Set English or your language subtitles in “Settings.” No help with writing!
On your appointment day, answer the phone call from the school. An instructional assistant will help you enroll in classes.
How much can you speak in English?
Register for your class - https://myportal.sdccd.edu/
Be ready to use a computer. See instructions on How to Enroll for a Class.
Have fun studying online!


If you are 18 or older and a resident of California, you may attend classes. If you are under 18 and a high school graduate, married, or in the military, and a resident of California, you may also attend. Contact Student Services if you have questions about attending classes, SDCEStudentServices@sdccd.edu. Regulations set by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) prohibit individuals in the U.S. with an F-1, B-1 or B-2 (visitor) visa, or with a border crossing card from attending Continuing Education classes.

Mission: San Diego College of Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college. read more »