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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.


  • Attend a Sierra College Application and Next Steps Workshop at Del Oro to complete Sierra Application.

- See Del Oro Counseling calendar for dates.

  • SIerra College Welcome Email

- Email will be sent to email you listed in your application
- Follow instructions to set password for access to mySierra account

  • College Terms and Conditions

- Login to your mySierra account
- Select College Terms and Conditions
- Click  I have read and understand the information above

  • Promise Scholar

- Login to your mySierra account
- Select Become a Promise Scholar
- Review Promise information and click on I Understand

  • Two Years Free Opt-In- this will be available after November 1st

- Login to your mySierra account
- Select Two Years Free Opt In
- Review information and click on Opt In

  • Forward Sierra College email to your most check email account

- Login to your mySierra account
- Select Email
- Once logged into your email, select the settings “wheel” in the upper right corner, type “Forwarding” in search bar and follow the
directions to forward emails. Make sure to select SAVE.

  • Complete the mandatory online Career and Academic Planning assignments. I ask that you complete the activities within a week .

Once ALL four assignments have been completed, I will schedule your counseling appointment
- Log in to your PUHSD google account
- Click on Google Classroom icon
- Click on the + in the upper right header and select “Join class” 
- Type in access Code: 2b1de1
- Start with Step #1 
- You are finished once you complete step #4

  • Counseling Appointment

- Email Mrs. LaChance (slachance@sierracollege.edu) for a counseling appointment, once Career and Academic Planning assignments
have been completed on Google Classroom. 
- During this 30-minute meeting we will complete your Student Education Plan (SEP) for your first year. We are not registering you in
classes at this time. This meeting will take place during my office hours in the College and Career Center at Del Oro.

  • Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act Application

- Complete 2020-21 application
- The student and a parent must create FAFSA ID to submit FAFSA application
- Got to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa or https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ to complete the appropriate application.
- Please note if you are enrolling in the summer 2020 term, you will need to complete the FAFSA/ Dream Act for two
academic years, 2019-20 and 2020-21. 
- Make sure to select Sierra College from the college list
- Once completed you can view your mySierra account to view financial aid information.
- Contact the Financial Aid department at Sierra College if you have any financial aid questions. 916.660.7310,
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.
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