Get Started and Apply

The pre-enrollment process varies slightly depending on which student enrollment group you fall into. Please select from the options below for more specific information on the steps you must complete to register and enroll in classes at Sacramento City College.

I am...

A First-Time College Student

Thank you for choosing Sacramento City College!

Your first step to becoming a Panther is to complete the online application.

If you have questions, contact Admissions & Records at (916) 558-2351.

Transferring from Another College

Thank you for choosing Sacramento City College! Transfer students are those that have previously attended college(s) outside of the Los Rios Community College District (Sacramento City College, American River, Cosumnes River, or Folsom Lake).

Your first step to becoming a Panther is to complete the online application.

Submitting Your Transcripts and Test Scores to Sacramento City College

Official transcripts from all other educational institutions (high school, college, university) must be submitted prior to enrollment to satisfy math and English prerequisites, as well as inform Veterans educational benefits and financial aid. Transcripts can be sent to the following address:

Sacramento City College
Student Services Building 103
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822

If you are sending your transcript to SCC electronically, request that it is sent to: admissions@scc.losrios.edu

If you have questions, contact Admissions & Records at (916) 558-2351.

Returning to SCC or Los Rios

Welcome back! Returning students are those who did not attend Sacramento City College or any other Los Rios college (American River, Cosumnes River, or Folsom Lake College) during the most recent semester, but have previously attended one or more of the colleges.

Re-Apply

Returning students must first complete an application.

Update Your Educational Plan

To update your student educational plan, contact Counseling to schedule an individual counseling appointment. To schedule call:

  • SCC main campus at 916-558-2204
  • Davis Center at 530-747-5200
  • West Sacramento Center at 916-375-5511

Enroll in Classes

As a returning student, you are eligible for Priority 2 registration. You will have a priority appointment date for the first date and time that you are eligible to register (and then any time after that). The priority appointment date is a random assignment and can be found on your eServices account.

A Current SCC Student

We are so happy that you plan to continue on your path to your educational goal! Students who attended Sacramento City College or any other Los Rios college (American River, Cosumnes River, or Folsom Lake College) during the previous semester are considered continuing students for the next semester.

Update Your Records

As a continuing student, you are required to submit a Supplemental Enrollment Information form every semester/term you wish to enroll in classes. This form can be completed online at eServices, and has you review and update your contact information as well as education goal and major. Until the Supplemental Enrollment Information form is completed on eServices, you will have a hold on your account which blocks registration.

Update Your Educational Plan

To update your student educational plan, contact Counseling to schedule an individual counseling appointment. To schedule call:

  • SCC main campus at (916) 558-2204
  • Davis Center at (530) 747-5200
  • West Sacramento Center at (916) 375-5511

Enroll in Classes

As a continuing student, you are eligible for Priority 1 registration. You will have a priority appointment date for the first date and time that you are eligible to register (and then any time after that). The priority appointment date is a random assignment and can be found on your eServices account.

A High School Student

Thank you for choosing Sacramento City College! If you are a current high school student, you may be eligible to concurrently enroll in two college courses each semester as an advanced education student if:

  • You have completed the 10th grade or will be at least 16 years old by the first day of instruction;
  • You demonstrate exemplary academic achievement as evidenced by a GPA of 2.7 or above and an analysis of transcripts, letters of support from high school counselors and teachers, and/or other academic success indicators;
  • The course you want to take is not available to you at your school;
  • The course is not remedial (1-99 classes);
  • The course is not being repeated due to an unsatisfactory grade;
  • The course is for advanced study and you are able to demonstrate adequate preparation and you have completed the prerequisites for the course.

Advanced Education Admissions

A Veteran, Reservist, or Dependent of Veteran

We assist veterans, reservists, and dependents of service-connected disabled or deceased veterans with their educational benefits. We have staff available to help you complete and file Veterans Affairs (VA) forms for federal and state education assistance programs.

Veterans' Benefits and Programs

An Undocumented Student

The term "undocumented immigrant" refers to a person residing in any given country without legal documentation. This may include people who:

  • Entered the US without inspection
  • Entered the US legally but overstayed
  • Have or previously had Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status
  • Are U Visa holders
  • Have Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Are in the process of legalizing

Undocumented Student Admissions

An International Student

International students are defined as "non-immigrant" visitors who come to the United States temporarily to take classes. A non-immigrant is someone who:

  • Applies for a non-immigrant visa to be allowed entry into the US (without a valid green card)
  • Intends to stay in the US temporarily
  • Does not have US citizenship or legal permanent resident status (a valid green card)

International Student Admissions