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Community College is a great option for students to take general education courses (that will apply to their 4 year degree) at a fraction of the cost of a 4 year college or university. It is also a great option for students interested in technical or certificate programs. Whether your goal is to transfer to a 4-year, get an associates degree or get hands on training for your future career in a certificate program, community college is a great option. In order to enroll as a full-time student in a California Community College, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or be at least 18 years old.
California Community Colleges- links you to all of the California Community Colleges.

Sierra College:

Dear seniors,

I hope you are all doing well. This information is for seniors who plan to attend Sierra College this summer/fall 2020. Please take a moment to read this email as I hope it provides all the information you need to continue to complete the enrollment process and be fully prepared by the Promise Registration date of April 24, 2020.

We are committed to assist you with the Sierra College enrollment process as much as possible from a distance. Luckily, most of the enrollment steps are completed all online and I will be offering counseling appointments over the phone. 
I know many of you are in different stages of the enrollment process, please read below to see what best describes where you are in the process...

I have not started the enrollment process:
  1. Complete the Online application. Make sure to use this Application Guide to complete the application correctly
  • If you have completed or are currently taking a Dual Enrollment class, you WILL need to complete a new application. 
  • If this will be your first application you have created at Sierra, you will need your Social Security Number.
  • Both summer 2020 and fall 2020 applications need to be completed IF you plan on registering for both terms.
  • Once your application is complete you can continue on to complete the rest of the enrollment steps. See Enrollment Steps.
I completed the enrollment steps but need a counseling appointment:
  • I have added a 5th step to the CAP assignments which includes a Google sign up sheet for counseling appointments by phone. You will need to access the Sierra College Google classroom and click on the 5th step to schedule an appointment. 
  • Refer to the Enrollment Steps handout for Google Classroom access.
I completed ALL the enrollment steps, how can I prepare for registration?

New Priority Registration Dates as of April 13th:

Summer Class Registration
Tues. May 12 - Athletes and Disabled Student Programs (DSPS) and other special programs
Fri. May 15 - Promise Scholars

Fall Class Registration
Tues. June 23 - Athletes and Disabled Student Programs (DSPS) and other special programs
Fri. June 26 - Promise Scholars

Please make sure you review the email in its entirety, if you have enrollment questions you can email: 
Paula Mota, Enrollment Specialist - or
Matt Malepeai, Enrollment Specialist

Please review the following attachments:
Stacey LaChance 
Transition Counselor, Sierra College

Mrs. Fessenden
Del Oro Counseling Office
 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

Los Rios Community Colleges:
  • Los Rios Community Colleges - Some students may be interested in taking classes at American River College, Folsom Lake, Consumnes or Sac City. Programs very between California Community Colleges, so research program offerings to see if they have your area of study. 
Transferring from a 2 year to a 4 year:
  • CSU Transfer from Community College
  • Associate Degree for Transfer- Earn Priority admission to the California State University with junior standing once you earn an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) at a California Community College. This is the best way for a student to transfer between the two college systems. Complete 60 units at a California Community College to receive your AA-T or AS-T and you are guaranteed to have only 60 units (90 quarter units) remaining at a CSU.
  • CSU -LocalAdmission-Service Areas- CSU's have local admission service areas where they have higher consideration for incoming transfers. Consideration is given to either where you attending high school or where you attended Community College. For example, if you are looking to transfer to San Diego State, it may be in your best interest to attend a community college in SDSU's local service area.
  • Assist- a great way to see what courses are required and will transfer to a California 4-year university, based on your desired major.