Cabrillo College

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Basic Information

Phone Number: 831-479-6100
Address: 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

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Additional Information

President: Laurel Jones
School Type: Community college
Public/Private: Public
Historical Black College/University: No
Hispanic Serving: Yes
School Setting:

There are few locations more compelling to earn your degree or certificate than in the Monterey Bay Area of California. Our main campus is in Aptos, a small beach community near the center of Santa Cruz County.

Residents enjoy a Mediterranean climate amid redwood forests, sparkling beaches and rich farmland. Local cultural highlights include performing arts events, museums and galleries that showcase the work of artists in every medium. Annual events celebrate the area’s ethnic and cultural diversity, and our agricultural roots are honored weekly on campus at our Saturday morning Cabrillo Farmers Market.

Santa Cruz County is located along the coast of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and offers fantastic opportunities for surfing, scuba diving, sea kayaking and sailing. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the only major seaside amusement park on the entire West Coast. Dare to ride the Giant Dipper Rollercoaster, or take a spin on one of the oldest carousels still remaining where you can literally go for the brass ring.

School Size: 13,500
Disability Services:

Cabrillo College strives to provide the highest level of accessibility to students, visitors, and guests with disabilities. The following services are provided to students enrolled through the Disabled Student Services Office: counseling and advising, tutorials, academic support, referrals and coordination, readers, interpreters, note takers, special classes, special equipment, on-campus transportation, special parking, priority registration, test proctoring, liaison with local, state and federal agencies, specialized adaptive equipment, alternate media, and high tech center with computer adaptations.


Enhance your social life, expand your interests, and get involved. Join a club, or start your own. On campus organizations include Alpha Gamma Sigma, the Bike Co-op, Student Government, Natural History Club, Student Veterans, Cabrillo College Justice League, and many more.

Sports: Cabrillo College is one of the one hundred and five colleges that make up the California Community College Athletic Association and is a member of the seventeen college Coast Athletic Conference. Cabrillo offers a comprehensive athletic program that includes: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s water polo, that meets the interests of it’s students. Cabrillo College is dedicated to providing its student athletes with the opportunity to experience the valuable lessons associated with structured athletic participation. Cabrillo strives to provide quality transfer, career, and life-long learning programs that provide the student athletes with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in life. Intercollegiate athletic competition is governed by the Coast Conference and the California Community College Athletic Association Constitution. Obtaining clearance for athletic eligibility often requires considerable checking of records and code provisions. These procedures should be started well in advance of the opening of each athletic season. The Athletic Director will interpret the State Athletic Constitution and Conference regulations for all persons concerned. Students will be assisted in establishing athletic eligibility.
Majors: Accounting & Finance Adaptive Physical Education Allied Health American Sign Language American Studies Anthropology Art History Art Photography Art Studio Asian Studies Astronomy Athletics Bilingual / Bicultural Studies Biology Business Chemistry Chinese, Mandarin Communication Studies Computer Applications / Business Technology Computer & Information Systems Computer Networking & System Administration Computer Science Computer Support Specialist Construction / Energy Management Counseling & Guidance Criminal Justice Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Dance Dental Hygiene Digital Management Career Prep (Digital Bridge Academy - Academy for College Excellence) Digital Publishing and Web Media Early Childhood Education Economics Education Emergency Medical Technician Engineering Engineering Technology English English as a Second Language Environmental Science Fire Technology Foreign Languages French General Education General Science Geography Geology German Health Science / Community Health History Horticulture Human Services Italian International Studies Japanese Journalism Kinesiology Law Enforcement Learning Skills Liberal Arts and Sciences Library Science / Information Science Mathematics Medical Assistant Meteorology Music Nursing Nutrition Oceanography Philosophy Physical Education Physics Political Science Psychology Public Safety Radiologic Technology Reading Real Estate Science, General Sociology Spanish Special Studies - Career Work Experience Education Stroke & Disability Learning Center (Special Education) Theater Arts Welding Women's Studies World Languages
Admission Requirements:

Anyone 18 years or older may attend Cabrillo. You may also attend if you are under 18, provided you have graduated from high School or have a G.E.D. or are enrolled in one of our High School coordination programs.

In addition to the general application for admission, some programs have specialized applications requirements and procedures.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Permits available for on campus parking.

International Students:

All applicants for admission with F-1 visas must submit the following documents to the International Student Office: A completed International Student Application Form A $60.00 non-refundable application fee Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges or universities attended. A copy of any certificate or diploma earned is also required if it is not listed on the transcript. Transcripts must be translated into English. To be eligible for transfer credit at Cabrillo College, college and university transcripts must be translated into English and evaluated by a transcript evaluation service. Transcript Evaluation is not required for admission to Cabrillo College. College credit cannot be given for any high school or non- accredited college level coursework. Minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Second Language) score of 480 paper based or 54 internet based, IELTS of 5.5 or higher, or an ELS Level 109 Certificate of Completion. Cabrillo's ETS code is 4084- you will need to provide this code during your TOEFL test for the results to be mailed to us. You do not need to provide test results if English is your native language or if you completed at least two years of your high school education at a school where English was the primary language. Official transcripts will be required. Financial verification demonstrating the availability of $17,056 to support a year of study. This proof must be in the form of an official affidavit of support, bank statement, letter from a bank official and the Cabrillo College Confidential Financial Statement. All bank statements must be in English.