About Student Services

The District Student Services department is comprised of Student Services, District Outreach, Student Records, Institutional Research and Planning, and Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS).

Student Services

District Student Services ensures continuity of service delivery among the colleges and continuing education with respect to various programs and services, as well as policies and procedures. Our goal is to provide students with a positive educational experience by maintaining consistency of processes, access to information and resources as well as support services. The office also ensures compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations. Responsibilities of the department include services to students with disabilities, outreach to high schools and the community, supporting the college departments, administration of the student information system as well as maintaining and processing all permanent academic records and information related to students.

District Outreach - https://admin.sdccd.edu/prospective

The function of District Outreach is to inform prospective students, parents, educators and the community of educational and enrichment opportunities available at San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar colleges and the Continuing Education campuses. District Outreach works collaboratively to support the individual outreach objectives of the respective colleges and Continuing Education campuses within a coordinated structure, as well as to increase the collective outreach efforts of the entire District.

District Records

The District Records office is responsible for all permanent student record maintenance and disposition, including the Application for Admission, incoming and outgoing transcripts, class rosters and related class records, and grade sheets. The office processes official transcripts for City, Mesa and Miramar colleges, reviews incoming transcripts for accreditation status, acceptable cumulative transfer units and prerequisites, manages and maintains official rosters and grades and processes approved student petitions for record adjustments.

Institutional Research and Planning - http://research.sdccd.edu

The Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) is located in the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) administrative headquarters and is the central Research and Planning Office for the district. The Office of Institutional Research and Planning supports the planning and decision-making efforts throughout the District by providing data and information for managing and maintaining the quality and effectiveness of programs and services. The IRP also provides information that is mandated by external accrediting agencies and legislative bodies and serves as a primary source for information on institutional effectiveness at SDCCD.

Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) - http://dsps.sdccd.edu/

The District office of Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) coordinates services for students with disabilities district-wide, including budget oversight and monitoring, legal compliance and managing Interpreting Services. College and Continuing Education DSPS departments are designed to facilitate the academic and support needs of students with disabilities as mandated by section 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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