Steps to Becoming a Panther

Notice: Active Duty Service Members Prior to Enrollment at Chaffey College
You are required to speak with your Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within your military service prior to enrolling at our institution.  The ESO and related staff can assist in providing information and options regarding furthering your education.  After meeting with your ESO or related counselor, Chaffey College is happy to further discuss educational pathways, enrollment options, and related information.

(New and Returning Students)

  1. Submit a Free Chaffey College Application

You will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days that will include your Chaffey College ID number and instructions for logging into the MyChaffey portal.

Email Admissions and Records

International Students must complete a secondary application through the International Students Center. Please contact us for more information.
Email International Students Center
International Students Center Website

  1. Apply for Financial Aid

You may be eligible for free tuition and other financial assistance including grants, work study, and scholarships. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students who qualify under AB540 can submit the Dream Act Application

Chaffey College School Code:  001163
Email Financial Aid
Financial Aid Website 

  1. Complete New Student Orientation and Placement

New Student Orientation is designed for both new and returning students to help integrate you into the campus community and college life.  By providing information on student services and resources for success, Chaffey College welcomes and supports you as you begin your educational journey.

Complete your New Student Orientation online now.  

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Counseling Website

Online Placement Process

Effective January 11th the English & Math Placement process will be combined with the New Student Orientation and students will be immediately directed into placement  ​once they complete orientation.

Note: You already have access to register for the following:

  • English 1A (Freshman Composition)
  • Math 25 (College Algebra)
  • Math 4 (Math Concepts for Teachers)
  • Stat 10 (Elementary Statistics)
  • Scsci 10 (Social Science Statistics)
  • Acctgfs 30 (Personal Finance)


If you would like to schedule an online appointment with a counselor, please visit our Student Support Hub and follow the instructions below. It is best to use Chrome as the browser.

  • Click to enter Canvas (second option)
  • Enter your Chaffey ID and password
  • Click Student Support (left side)
  • Click Online Counseling

You can either schedule an appointment or chat with a counselor.

If for some reason you cannot enter the site through Canvas, you can also enter by registering as a Guest:

  • Click on Guest Registration (last option)
  • Click Register and enter your information and create a password.
  • Reenter the site, click Guest Registration and enter your user name (email) and password.
  • Choose any counselor, click Schedule Meeting and complete the information.

You can also chat (quick 10 - 15 minute) with a counselor by clicking Knock on Door.

Email Placement Center
Video Link for Further Assistance

  1. Create an Educational Plan

After completing Orientation and Placement you will need to develop and Educational Plan with your Counselor in order to help you reach your academic and career goals. This Plan should be developed during your first semester of attendance and maintained throughout your enrollment at Chaffey College.

 You may schedule an appointment with a Counselor through the Student Support Hub using the instructions above in #3-Placement Process.

  1. Receive Your Registration Date

Your registration date and time will be available through the MyChaffey portal under the Self Service QuickLinks approximately two weeks before the start of registration for the term.  Please contact us with any questions.

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  1. Pay Enrollment Fees

Enrollment fees can be paid through the Student Payment Center in the MyChaffey portal

Once you have registered for classes you will have 10 calendar days to pay fees prior to the start of the semester. If you register less than 10 days before the first day of instruction for the semester, your payment is due the day before the semester begins. All classes will be dropped if payment is not received by the deadline. Exact dates can be found on your Registration Receipt (available in the portal) or the Schedule of Classes.

Enrollment fees can be paid online using your VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.  You may also pay by check made payable to Chaffey College and mailed to Chaffey College Cashier’s Office, 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737.

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Cashier’s Office Website

  1. Attend First Class Meeting

It is important that you attend your first class meeting.  Students who do not attend the first class may be dropped by the instructor for nonattendance.

It is ultimately your responsibility to drop any classes you no longer wish to take. You will be responsible for payment of all fees due for any class not dropped by the published refund deadline.  Deadlines for short-term classes vary, so please check your Registration Receipt for exact dates.

You may access your Registration Receipt by logging on to the MyChaffey portal and selecting the My ChaffeyVIEW link.  Next, select the blue “Students” box, and you will find the link under Payment Information.

Most classes require textbooks.  Textbooks are available through the Chaffey College Bookstore and may be purchased online at