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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).

Application Deadlines

Spring 2022

Accepting applications for Spring from November 1, 2021 through January 7, 2022.

Priority Registration

Admissions Office staff enroll Advanced Education students on the following priority registration dates (after continuing college students):

Spring 2022

Priority 3 registration: December 16, 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.

Vaccination Requirement

As of October 1, 2021, all Los Rios students who attend in-person classes or access in-person services must meet the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, either by being vaccinated or having an approved religious or medical exemption on file.

Advanced Education Process Presentation

Watch this 15-minute presentation on Advanced Education.

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to SCC and Log in to eServices to Set Up An Account

New Advanced Education Students (or Returning after an Absence)

  1. Apply to Sacramento City College using OpenCCC.
  2. 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.
  3. After receiving your Los Rios ID number, follow the directions in the email to log in to eServices account.  
  4. When logged in for the first time, click on the  Tasks tile and click on  Select Major (where you must select your SCC major).

Continuing Students

  1. Log in to eServices 
  2. Complete the Supplemental Enrollment Information Form located in the Tasks tile.

Step 2: Complete the Advanced Education Application

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.

Advanced Education Application

How to Complete the Application

  1. Open the link with any modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. We will be using Chrome as our example.
  2. Open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader (free). Download for  mobile devices or  desktop computers.
  3. Fill in the required fields.
  4. Save the filled-in document:
    1. Click the download arrow in the very top right of the screen
    2. Select "Edited"
      Save filled in PDF
    3. Choose a save location on your computer and save the file.
  5. Attach the saved file to an email to us.

Step 3: Meet with Your High School Counselor

Your High School counselor will fill out their portion of the Advanced Education Application. They will submit your application to Sacramento City College at 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.

Step 4: Course Enrollment

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.

Fee Payment

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.
  • 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.