What is Advanced Education?
Advanced Education is a program for current high school students who are interested in taking classes at Sacramento City College. To be eligible, the student must be at least 16 years old and/or have completed 10th grade. Advanced education students may enroll in one or two college courses each semester (across the Los Rios District).
Accepting applications for summer from March 15 through May 28, 2021.
Accepting applications for fall from April 26 through August 13, 2021.
Admissions Office staff enroll Advanced Education students on the following priority registration dates (after continuing college students):
Priority 3 registration – March 29, 2021
Priority 3 registration – May 13, 2021
- No self-enrollment: High school students cannot add themselves into classes. The Admissions Office staff will register students into classes after approval. The Advanced Education hold is not removed while the student is still enrolled in high school.
- Emailing the packet: The Advanced Education application packet must be emailed to SCC from the high school counselor, after their approval, using their high school email.
- Other Los Rios colleges: Advanced education approval and enrollment is college-specific – SCC cannot process enrollments for classes at other Los Rios colleges. If you are requesting to add a class at another Los Rios college, please follow their instructions for enrollment and use a separate application.
Advanced Education Process Presentation
Watch this 15 minute presentation on Advanced Education.
How to Apply
New Advanced Education Students (or Returning after an Absence)
- Apply to Sacramento City College using OpenCCC.
- Look for two emails:
- one from OpenCCC with general instructions on what to do next
- the other from Los Rios Community College District with your Los Rios Student ID number
Important: When you set up your OpenCCC account, you will receive a CCCID number that looks like this: BFG9116. This is NOT your Los Rios Student ID number. Your Los Rios ID number will look like this: W1932244.
- After receiving your Los Rios ID number, follow the directions in the email to log in to eServices account.
- When logged in for the first time, click on the Tasks tile and click on Select Major (where you must select your SCC major).
- Log in to eServices
- Complete the Supplemental Enrollment Information Form located in the Tasks tile.
Students must complete the Student section of the Advanced Education Application, including typed signatures for Parent and Student. The student then emails the Advanced Education application to their high school counselor or other designee for approval. Make sure the required class details are included, e.g., class name and class number, such as BIOL 300 #23224.
Please review the Policies and Guidelines pertaining to the Advanced Education program.
How to Complete the Application
- Open the link with any modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. We will be using Chrome as our example.
- Open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader (free). Download for mobile devices or desktop computers.
- Fill in the required fields.
- Save the filled-in document:
- Click the download arrow in the very top right of the screen
- Select "Edited"
- Choose a save location on your computer and save the file.
- Attach the saved file to an email to us.
Your High School counselor will fill out their portion of the Advanced Education Application. They will submit your application to Sacramento City College at AdvancedEd@scc.losrios.edu using their school email. (High School Counselors should CC both the students and parent when emailing the college.)
The email must have the following attachments:
- Completed Advanced Education Application (PDF), including up to six (6) courses approved for enrollment with the Class Name and Class Number. Example: SOC 300, #22323.
- High school transcript (unofficial).
- Private School Affidavit, when applicable.
- Age documentation of 16 years of age or older when not displayed on the transcript.
Admissions & Records will enroll students based on:
- their requested class(es)
- the date/time of their priority registration appointment (the priority 3 registration window)
If you are applying after the priority registration period is over, enrollment will be processed within 5 business days.
Advanced Education students have their tuition fees waived; however, they are responsible for the payment of additional fees, including the Universal Transit Pass (UTP) and student representation fee. Students should pay fees in their eServices account using a debit or credit card.
High school students are exempt from fees associated with being a California non-resident; international student tuition is not waived.
Waitlisted or Full Classes
If the classes that were originally approved are full or waitlisted, SCC will accept secondary approvals directly from the high school counselor or designee via email. The counselor should include student name, student ID number, class name & number, and CC the parent and student in the email.
More About Enrollment
Satisfy Course Prerequisites
Your placements into English and Math are primarily based on your high school GPA. If you are
taking English and/or Math we will process your placement and it will be visible in eServices. To
view placements, log in to eServices, click on Student Center tile and your placements are
displayed in the Assessment Placements section.
For English only, if your cumulative high school GPA is between 2.7 and 2.99, you are required to submit a letter of support from your last or current high school English teacher stating you are capable of college-level work.
Advanced education students qualify for priority registration as Priority 3. Advanced education students who have completed the application process will be enrolled during Priority 3 by Admissions and Records. You will receive an email confirmation upon enrollment.
As advanced education students have their tuition/enrollment fees waived, students are only responsible for the payment of the additional fees, including the universal transit pass (UTP) and student representation fee.
Note: High school students may be exempt from fees associated with being a California nonresident; however, international student tuition is not waived.
- 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, 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 completed prerequisites for the course.