Welcome to MiraCosta College! Ready to get started? Follow the steps below to begin
your educational journey!
NOTE: if your primary language is other than English we are happy to assist you with this process, see step 5.
View our application tutorial prior to submitting your application.
2 Steps to apply for FREE!
Apply to MiraCosta College by submitting an online application. STEP 1: create an OpenCCC account. STEP 2: submit your application to MiraCosta College. Once we process your application (48 hours) we will email you a student ID (SURF ID).
Complete Spartan Prep
Spartan Prep will prepare you for a great start and qualifies you for priority registration. Log into your SURF Account and click on the Spartan Prep Tile. Complete both steps for the online orientation and advisement as well as the first semester education plan. (Note: High School students are not eligible for priority registration).
Complete prior to registering
If your course(s) require a prerequisite, you must clear it prior to registering for the course. *May take up to 3 business days to process. Use the Prerequisite form to attach and send coursework from another school (unofficial is fine). Placement tests from another California Community College may be used to clear the prerequisite. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use SURF to register
Use the information established in your First Semester Education Plan and then view the class(es) in SURF. myEdPlan is an electronic tool to help you see which courses you need to complete your academic goal. Schedule Builder is an electronic tool to help you build your class schedule once you know which classes you need.
We're here to help
We have plenty of tutorials to help you navigate if you get stuck!