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Below are the recommended steps to follow to successfully register for an Academic Enrichment class at Sierra. Some are my suggestions that I have found helpful to students. They also include Sierra's steps that are on their College in High School website.
    
Questions? Contact Mrs. Fessenden - bfessenden@puhsd.k12.ca.us

You are eligible if you have completed the equivalent of 8th grade and are in good standing academically.

For SPRING 2021, complete steps 1 -12 in a timely manner to be eligible to register on Nov. 17th.

How do I get started?

  1. Email your high school counselor to discuss your course load and to verify that you qualify. 
  2. If you have any questions about which classes to take to meet your goals or about specific course content, please contact Mrs. LaChance, the Sierra College Transition Counselor that works exclusively with Del Oro students by emailing her at slachance@sierracollege.edu.
  3. Use the Sierra College Catalog to look up classes and their prerequisites, making sure you meet them and also review the Academic Enrichment Restricted Course List to make sure the class you want is not restricted. 
  4. Access the SIERRA Class Schedule, selecting the Term and Campus, to find out what classes are offered and when.
  5. Students can take a maximum of 11 Sierra credits a term. Academic Enrichment and Dual Enrollment classes count in that total. (Do not list your Dual Enrollment classes on the AE Program Application form as the Dual Enrollment onboarding process is completely separate).
  6. Look in the Sierra College Calendar for the Academic Enrichment Student Registration date for the term you
    plan to attend. For Spring 2021, registration opens Nov. 17th and the last day to add varies.
  7. Apply to Sierra College. If you already have an account, sign in and apply for the term. If you don't have an account, you will need your social security number and must use your legal name to Apply online through OpenCCC , the California community college portal, and indicate that you "Will be enrolled in high school and college at the same time."  We recommend using a personal email, but not a YAHOO email and not your school email. Watch this:YouTube video on how to apply to our Academic Enrichment program.
  8. Please note your OpenCCC username and password. You will also be given a mySierra username and will create a password for that account as well.
  9. Set up your mySierra account. Refer to your Welcome to Sierra College email and use the password reset tool to create your account. You will be asked for your User Id, which is your new Sierra College email address, that is in the welcome email. If you have not received the Welcome email, contact Admissions and Records.
  10. Complete the Academic Enrichment Program Application Form.        
    • Student: Use your mySierra login to access the form
    • Parent/Legal Guardian: You will receive an email from Dynamic Forms to sign. Use the link provided in the email to create a Dynamics Forms account with your own name and email address.

          Please Note:

    • The student and parent/legal guardian need to have separate accounts to be able to sign the form electronically. 
    • After the parent/legal guardian signs the form, it will automatically be sent to the student's high school counselor to sign, then routed to Sierra College for processing. You will receive confirmation in your mySierra email inbox. Please allow up to five business days for processing, once the form is fully completed.
 11. Accept College Terms and ConditionsLog into your mySierra and click on the Terms and Conditions link to 
       accept. 
 12. If you have accommodations at Del Oro and want to apply for them at Sierra College, contact Sierra's 
       Disabled Students Programs and Services department to make an appointment with a DSPS counselor. 
       Call them at 916-581-1864 or email  DSPS@sierracollege.edu. They will need a copy of your IEP or 504.   
       Contact your Del Oro Case Carrier if you need a copy of your IEP and Mrs. Seaman, the principal's secretary
       for the 504. The whole process must be completed before the class starts.
 13. Register for classes in mySierra using the CRN#(s)Refer to the Ready4Reg page for instructions.
 14. Be aware of the critical dates for each course, including the last day to add, drop, drop without a W and drop
       with a W. This information can be found by inputting the CRN# in the SIERRA Class Schedule and then
       clicking the CRN#. Scroll to the bottom to find the Critical Dates for this Course. 

Example: This information varies by class, so check the class schedule for the specifics for each class you plan to take.


      

What else should I know?

Once admitted as an Academic Enrichment student, you must take a minimum of courses from your local high school: 

Fall and spring attendance: Academic Enrichment students must attend high school classes for at least a minimum of one day.

Sierra College: We're Here to Help

We are here to answer general questions and help you find your way. We provide assistance with:


    
    Contact the Help Center
        Rocklin Campus A 101

        Email: helpcenter@sierracollege.edu
        Phone: (916) 660-7300
        
        Fall and Spring Hours
        M-F: 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Contact Student Tech Support Center
        Rocklin Campus LR 220 (Learning Commons)

        Email: studenttechsupport@sierracollege.edu
        Phone: (916) 660-7225

        Hours
        M-F: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


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