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Taking Classes at COM While in High School
In order to take a course at COM while in high school you must fill out an application, an enrollement card and a green College Credit Program Card which needs to be signed by your counselor. If SRHS offers a course at a convenient time you will need to take it at SRHS otherwise you can take it at the COM. Classes are free while you are in high school although you will need to pay for books and supplies.
Applying Senior Year
- COM and SRJC each visit SRHS in the fall to give out general information about their schools and their admissions process.
- They return in early spring to give out more specific information about the registration process.
- COM and SRJC will administer math and English Placement Tests at SRHS in March for students who plan to attend either school Sign-up in the CCC or Counseling Dept. You will need to contact the other specific junior college that you plan to attend for testing and orientation information.
- Approximately 2 weeks after the Placement Test, students fill out an online application (www.mycom.mairin.edu, OR www.santarosa.edu) and sign-up for an orientation to help them understand the process of registering for classes.
- You will be assigned a student ID # which should be recorded where it will not be lost. This will be used suring your entire junior college career.
How to Apply
- It is important to apply as early as possible before classes begin in order to get the classes your want. Typically seniors apply in March/April for either summer or fall classes.
- Apply to any junior ...more
To be admitted to a California community college, one must complete the registration procedures established by that college and meet one of the following qualifications:
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent. (Some schools provide free assistance in obtaining your GED if you did not graduate from high school)
- Be 18 years of age or older, and able to profit from instruction.
- Be concurrently enrolled in high school.
Classes are free while you are in high school.
California residents and those who are undocumented residents who have attended a California high school for 3-4 years and received their high school diploma, pay an enrollment fee per unit or credit for the semester or quarter. Currently this costs $26/unit or credit. Nonresidents (out of state, undocumented who are not AB540 eligible, and international students) pay a higher tuition per unit (approx 175.00/unit) for the semester or quarter in addition to the enrollment fee.
Students pay for textbooks and additional fees such as parking, health, and records processing fees. Financial aid is available and every college has a financial aid office. Financial aid is not available to non-residents but scholarships, such as the Governor's Fee Waiver, may be available. All colleges have EOPS (Economic Opportunity Program) which provide some assistance with financial aid and academic support, if you qualify, either on an academic and or a financial basis. Contact the college of your choice for exact costs and financial assistance.
Most colleges provide:
· List of housing available in the community.
· Information and assistance regarding grants, loans and scholarships.
· Educational and personal counseling, tutoring.
· Assistance in obtaining employment, on and off campus.
· Special advice and assistance for veterans.
Many colleges provide tutoring services for students needing special help. Some colleges have dormitories. These colleges are: Butte, Columbia, Feather River, Kings River, Lassen, College of the Redwoods, Santa Rosa, Shasta, Sierra, College of the Siskiyous, Taft, West Hills, and Yuba.
Foreign students may be admitted. A certificate of Eligibility for Student Visa (Form 1-20) is issued by the college admitting the student. The student must enroll in a least 12 semester credit units and maintain a 2.0 (C) grade average. There is a higher cost per credit as a foreign student.
Transferring from Junior College to 4-year College or University
In order to take the correct classes required to transfer, it is critical that you are in communication with both your community college counselor and the school(s) that you plan to transfer to. It is difficult for community college counselors to stay abreast of all transfer requirements of various colleges and universities therefore you should check with the college(s) that you hope to transfer to in order to be clear about which community college courses you need to take. The number of classes needed to transfer will vary according to the college or university that you plan to transfer to. There are specific requirements for public four year schools but much more flexibility with private schools.
Transfering from a California Community College to a 4 year California college, go to www.assist.org
Check these websites for further information on transferring:
· California State University – www.csumentor.edu
· University of California – www.ucop.edu/pathways
· Private California Colleges – http://AICCUTransfer.DagSoft.com/
· National Private Colleges – www.usnews.com