All students must complete the following Steps to Success to enroll:

Begin Application Process

NewReturning and Dual Enrollment Students are required to have a current application.

Student Orientation

For NEW Students - To complete Orientation you will need your P.A.W.S student ID number and password. Available in PAWS. student portal.

Student Placement

Obtain course placement in Math, English, or English as a Second-Language.

Upload Proof of Vaccination

NEW Requirement for ALL Students!  This may take 24-48 hours to process and is required before Registration

Once complete, you'll be eligible to register for classes.  If you aren't sure how to complete a step, check out our instructional videos and step-by-step guides below or reach out to our team for additional assistance. 

In addition to the required Steps to Success, you should also complete the following important steps that will support your college success:

Student Gmail Set-Up

Youtube Video Powerpoint Guide

Begin Fiancial Aid OR Begin California Dream Act 

Financial assistance applications open on October 1st every year and they have a priority deadline of March 2.

Salinas Valley Promise 

Application steps and deadlines  



If you have an IEP or 504 contact DSPS department to get supportive services. 


Steps to Success Resources 

Application for Admissions

Youtube Video Powerpoint Guide

PAWS Account Set-up

Youtube Video Powerpoint Guide

 New Student Orientation

Youtube Video Powerpoint Guide

Student Gmail Set-Up

Youtube Video Powerpoint Guide

Student Ed Planner Registration System

Youtube Video

Registration/Course Planning Guidance 

Zoom Recording

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm-5pm. 

Click to join our Zoom for live assistance!



Who To Contact

  • College Pathways Team 
    Email is the best way to contact us because we may be leading workshops for high schools.  If you reach out by phone, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Victoria Bartholomew
    Program Assistant II
    Phone: 831-386-7141
    Building: KC-124
  • Carolina Silveira
    Program Assistant II

    Phone: 831-759-6062
    Building: MC-135
  • Leticia Sanchez
    Program Assistant II
    Phone: 831-759-6028
    Building: MC-135
  • Alejandra Carrillo
    Program Assistant II
    Phone: 831-759-6035
    Building: AC-A-102


Who To Contact

  • Ariana Rodriguez 
    College Pathways Coordinator
    Phone: 831-755-6812  
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