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Requesting a Sierra College Transcript

If you need a Sierra College transcript sent to the college or university you will be attending, you will need to request that from Sierra and there are two ways you can do it.

Option 1: Go to sierracollege.edu and search the word transcripts.
Click the top result ‘Official and Unofficial Transcripts'. Then click ‘How to Order Your Official Sierra College Transcript’. From there it gives you many options. The ‘order online through TranscriptsPlus’ does not require you to reset your password. But you need to put in a bunch of other info. It lets you order an official and send it to your school.

Option 2: Order it through your mySierra account.

As a result of the cyber attack, every student with a mySierra account will need to reset their mySierra password/passphrase.  Please click here to reset it: https://passwordreset.sierracollege.edu  

If you have your old puhsd.us email as your personal email in your mySierra account, you will not be able to get the verification email to reset your password.  To fix this and request a personal email address change, complete the  Change of Information Form and email it with a copy of a photo id to the Sierra Technician associated with your last name. Do not use a yahoo email, though, as Sierra's systems do not work well with yahoo accounts.

Once you have successfully logged into your mySierra account, go to Grades and Transcripts, then Order Official Transcript and follow the steps to place an order for your Sierra transcript  to be sent to the college you will attend in the summer or fall.

Sierra was a victim of a cybersecurity incident on May 19th. We recommend that you place your request with Sierra and then contact the admissions office of the college you will attending and let them know that your Sierra College transcript may be delayed due to the cyber attack.

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SIERRA COLLEGE INFORMATION

On May 19th, Sierra College was the victim of a cybersecurity incident. Every Sierra College employee and student with a mySierra account will need to reset their mySierra password. 
Please click here to reset it: https://passwordreset.sierracollege.edu  
They are now calling the password a passphrase.

Need help with applying or registering for Sierra College classes this fall? All of the steps for 2021 graduating seniors applying to Sierra College and also current high school students who want to take a class at Sierra (Academic Enrichment) are listed separately below.


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We are grateful for the generous scholarships offered by our local community organizations and families and congratulate our deserving seniors!

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Graduating Seniors Applying to Sierra College

for summer or fall 2021

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On May 19th, Sierra College was the victim of a cybersecurity incident. If you already have a mySierra account, you will need to reset your password.

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IF YOU HAVEN'T APPLIED AS OF MAY 20th:


Enrollment information from Mrs. LaChance,

Sierra College Transition Counselor


  1. How to apply and complete the enrollment process at Sierra College:

If you are at the beginning of the enrollment process for Sierra College, you will need to complete the Sierra College Enrollment process by following the enrollment steps handout. This handout provides detailed steps and information from the first step: applying to Sierra College to the final step: Class registration. 


Please refer to Enrollment Steps handout throughout the enrollment process. Once you have completed your counseling appointment, review the Final Registration and Information Letter that is linked in the registration step of the enrollment steps handout.


  1. Financial Aid 

Complete FAFSA/CADA by June 1, 2021 for Two Years Free Eligibility. Due to limited funds for Two Years Free this year any FAFSA/CADA submitted after March 2, 2021 is not guaranteed to be eligible. It will be based on a first come basis until funds are no longer available for Two Year Free. Two Years Free Award Notifications will be posted to mySierra accounts between June-September 2021.


                        Check mySierra for Your Application Status and Next Steps 

                                After you have submitted your FAFSA application, you will be notified by email within 7-                                   10 business days that we received your FAFSA. If no other action is needed, you can view

                                your potential awards.

To check your status: 

  1. Watch and follow the steps in our “How to Complete Financial Aid Next Steps” video

  2. Log into mySierra

  3. Select “Financial Aid”

  4. Scroll down to “Financial Aid Activities”

  5. Click on “View My Financial Aid Status Watch this video to learn how and where to check your FAFSA application status in mySierra. 

Contact Brian Tolentino, Financial Aid Technician at Sierra College if you have specific financial aid questions. btolentino@sierracollege.edu

Financial Aid Zoom Office HoursWednesdays from 3:00 - 4:00pm

Zoom Link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95231253868     

Meeting ID: 952 3125 3868


  1. Summer/fall Promise Priority Registration (May 7th for Promise).  If you applied to Sierra for summer and/or fall your registration date and time is now posted in the Registration and Classes link in your mySierra account. Fall class schedule is now available.


IF YOU HAVE APPLIED AND MET WITH MRS. LACHANCE OR A DSPS COUNSELOR AND HAVE YOUR ED PLAN

BUT HAVE NOT REGISTERED:


Every Sierra College employee and student with a mySierra account will need to reset their mySierra password/paraphrase. 
Please click here to reset it: https://passwordreset.sierracollege.edu  


5.22.21 Letter from Mrs. LaChance, Transition Counselor


I hope to find you all well and fully registered for classes. If you have not yet registered, please make sure you do so quickly.

I want to reiterate important enrollment information. This will be my final message to you before you graduate, so please read thoroughly.


     (if you haven't done so already)

2. Financial Aid

Make sure you have completed the Financial Aid application and complete the mySierra Financial Aid Next Steps to verify Sierra has received your application. Watch this video tutorial to see how to complete the FA Next Steps.

If you have specific financial aid questions or concerns you can contact Brian Tolentino, Financial Aid Technician at Sierra College, btolentino@sierracollege.edu or you can contact the Financial Aid Department directly.


3Two Years Free Opt-in and FAFSA completion to prevent being dropped from classes for non-payment

Generally once students register they have 10 days to pay for their tuition/fees but as long as you opted into Two Years Free in your mySierra and have verification from Sierra that they have received your FAFSA or CADA, you will not be dropped from your classes for Non Payment of tuition while you wait for Two Years Free award notifications.

1. Completed FAFSA/CADA and Two Years Free Opt-in = You will NOT be dropped from classes for non-payment of tuition as you await your award notifications.

2. Opted into Two Years Free but have NOT submitted a FAFSA/CADA= You WILL be dropped from classes if you do not pay your tuition fee within 10 days of registering for classes.

Two Years Free Eligibility and Payment Distribution Information

4Check your mySierra email frequently

This is the main form of communication for Sierra, you don't want to miss important information.

It is recommended that you forward your email to your personal email address.

  • Forward Sierra College email to your most checked email account

  • Select Email

  • Once logged into your email, select the settings “gear” in the upper right corner, type “Forwarding” in the search bar and follow the directions to forward emails. Make sure to select SAVE.


5. Submit official AP scores to Sierra College
If you have completed one or more AP exams with a score of 3 or higher and want to earn college credit, you will need to send an official score report as soon as it's final from the College Board website, select Sierra College as the receiving school.


5. Meet with Interest Area Counselor this summer or fall to complete your education plan

You will need to schedule an appointment with an Interest Area Counselor to complete the remaining terms of your education plan. It is advised you do this over the summer or at the beginning of the fall term so you are prepared for spring registration in November 2021.

*Beginning on June 5th, Interest Area counselors will be listed in your Sierra Connect network. Through Sierra Connect you can schedule an appointment or email any of the interest area counselors listed. The Sierra Connect link is located in your mySierra account.

My Last day working with the class of 2021 is May 27th. After that for general admissions, records and class registration questions you will need to contact Sierra College directly, Sierra College Admissions and Records. For counseling appointments, you can schedule one directly through Sierra Connect.

It was a pleasure working with you all and wish you all the best in what is to come.

Mrs. LaChance


For help, stop by the Counseling Office to see Mrs. Fessenden

or email her at bfessenden@puhsd.k12.ca.us


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Sierra College

Academic Enrichment Registration

(Taking classes at Sierra for free while enrolled in high school)


Fall 2021 REGISTRATION OPENS May 12th

The Fall 2021 schedule is viewable now.


Look to the left at College in High School and then Sierra College Academic Enrichment to see the new page with important steps, including a new online permission form process.


Questions? Contact Betsy Fessenden at bfessenden@puhsd.k12.ca.us  or
 916-660-1019.


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Questions: Email Mrs. Fessenden at bfessenden@puhsd.k12.ca.us or call 916-660-1019

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Attention College Representatives 

You will be able to schedule a virtual visit sign up through RepVisits in early August when the fall schedule becomes available.
Betsy Fessenden at bfessenden@puhsd.k12.ca.us

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    Attention Potential Employers 
                or Service Providers:

    If you are a potential employer or have internship or volunteer
opportunities for Del Oro students, please contact Mrs. Fessenden
at 916-652-7243 ext. 1019 or bfessenden@puhsd.k12.ca.us
Respectfully, opportunities at private residences will not be
advertised.
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