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Existing California education code law requires residency determination for every student that submits an application for admission to a California community college. However, the recently passed Assembly Bill 3101 (AB3101) mandates that students seeking to enroll exclusively in career development, college preparation, and other noncredit courses would be exempt from residency classification requirements.

The passage of AB 3101 gave us the latitude we needed to deliver a modified version of CCCApply for our noncredit student population. Lifting the requirement for uniform residency determination for all students allows us to look at other questions and steps that might be omitted at the time of application. Our goal is to find balance in what is asked of the student that is applying for college while still collecting all of the information required for state and federal reporting purposes.

The CCC Chancellor’s Office is driving changes to ensure CCCApply supports students through the community college application and enrollment process, and is targeting development and implementation of the redesigned system in fall of 2019. Activities such as reducing the number of questions in CCCApply and creating a simpler application for noncredit students which began last fall 2018 has been bolstered by the passage of Assembly Bill 3101. The Noncredit Application Workflow path is a project of the CCCApply Redesign Project.

Product Description

The CCCApply Noncredit Application is a streamlined version of the Standard Application, with a unique, college MIS-code branded URL intended explicitly for students enrolling exclusively in noncredit courses. More like a "workflow" than a completely separate application, the Noncredit Application uses the same infrastructure as the Standard Application - but without the residency questions or the residency algorithm.  The residency status field will automatically default to "N" and a new "non_credit" flag will default to "True" for all applicants who enter the Standard Application via the new Noncredit URL. 

Read more:  Noncredit App Path Requirements

Noncredit Application: Key Characteristics

See the full set of requirements for the noncredit user interface here:  CCCApply Noncredit Path Change Requirements  

Noncredit Application: User Interface

The Noncredit path DOES NOT include the following pages and questions:

Colleges can opt to display or hide the entire Needs & Interests page or individual questions, including:

The Noncredit path WILL include the following pages and questions:

Noncredit Application: Admin Configuration & Downloads

The Noncredit path is embedded in the Standard Application, which means that much of the admin configuration, implementation, and downloads functionality is already setup in your Standard Application configuration, such as: 

Differences Between the Standard Application & the Noncredit Application

Although there are very few differences between the Standard Application and the Noncredit Application, colleges that choose to implement the new Noncredit Application will have several required setup tasks, and should be aware of the following defaults and requirements.

Application URL

The Application Gateway to the Noncredit Application has a unique URL for each college based on their college MIScode.


Terms can be configured in the CCCApply Administrator to display differently in each application.  An "Application Type" toggle has been added to the Terms table which allows the college to set for: "Standard"  or  "Noncredit"  or  "Both".

Intended Major / Program of Study

The "Intended Major/Program of Study" field can also display different majors/programs for each application. An "Application Type" toggle has been added to the Majors table in the Administrator which requires the college to set a setting:  "Standard"  or  "Noncredit"  or  "Both".  Each major or program must be configured with one of the available settings. These are set up in the "Majors" module in the Administrator.

Read more about the rules and requirements for Majors in the /wiki/spaces/PD/pages/758546724

REQUIRED:  New "Application Type" Toggle Must Be Set for Noncredit Majors/Programs of Study

If your college is planning to implement the Noncredit Application, you will be required to reconfigure all your Majors - for both applications - in order for them to display to end users.

must identify which application each Major/Program should appear in by setting the new "Application Type" indicator for each line item.  MUST manage their list of majors/programs of study in order for that field to be populated in the Noncredit Application.  that currently appears to end users in the "Intended Majors/Programs of Study" menu on the Enrollment page. Each major or program of study must be configured with an "application Type" setting  that currently appears in your Standard Application, as well as the Noncredit Application. During implementation, a college admin must login to the CCCApply Administrator (both for Pilot and Production environments) and specify whether each individual major / program of study should appear in the "Standard", "Noncredit", or "Both" applications.  This setup task is REQUIRED.  If this task is not managed correctly, NO majors/programs will appear in your Noncredit Application; thus, blocking your students from submitting their application.

Even if you plan to offer the same Majors/Programs of Study in both applications, you must set the Application Type setting to "Both" for each individual major or program. 

Supplemental Questions

Colleges have the option to configure unique supplemental questions for each application (Standard vs. Noncredit). The process for configuring and uploading supplemental questions are documented in the /wiki/spaces/PD/pages/758546724, as well as the Working with Supplemental Questions User Guide.

Post-Submission Algorithms Not Run in Noncredit Application

The other differences between the two paths are primarily to help colleges identify and distinguish the Noncredit path from the Standard Application, such as:

Project Phases

Development and implementation of the Noncredit Application will roll out in phases.  The first phase, development, has already begun and a soft-launch release to the Pilot environment is scheduled for February 19, 2019 as part of the CCCApply 6.4.0 release. Below is a breakdown of the project plan. 

Phase 1:  Development & Soft Launch

Development of the Noncredit Application path within the Standard Application (MVP requirements) began in September 2018 and the initial version will soft-launch in February 2019. 

Development requirements for the minimum viable product for release (MVP) are here

Phase 2: Pilot Project

Beginning with the soft-launch on February 19, a college pilot of six districts* will test the new noncredit application to work out the bugs, identify issues, and ensure all post-submission data and workflow processes are ready for production release. Pilot colleges will be required to participate in extended user acceptance testing and IT staff must support the effort with full implementation and integration with their SIS systems. Bi-weekly feedback meetings will be recorded and shared with colleges.

For the full Pilot project plan with UAT requirements, please see: Pilot Project Plan: CCCApply Noncredit Application:

Phase 3: Production Release

The production release for the Noncredit Application is tentatively planned for June 15, 2019, which is the production release for the 6.5.0 release.

Project & Development Information

CCCApply Noncredit Application Change Request:  2018-24R: Revise CCCApply to Support Noncredit Students

Noncredit Workflow Path PPT

Noncredit Application Requirements Review