Frequently asked questions about the HSI-Early College Program (HSI-ECP).
Yes, if you are a student in the Davis Joint Unified School District.
Please contact your high school counselor if you are from another high school district.
No, if you are a current student in the HSI-Early College Program, you do not need to reapply to the program as a new student. However, you will need to complete a supplemental form every semester before enrolling for classes.
If you take a year off or longer from taking classes, you will need to reapply to the college but your HSI Early College Program application will stay active within the program throughout your high school career.
Yes. The Los Rios repeat policy states that a student can repeat a course up to 3 times within the district. However, you will want to check back with your High School Counselor regarding how this may affect your high school transcript.
No. You must be a student of the HSI-Early College Program in order to take HSI ECP classes. If you do not want to be a part of the program you can still take classes through advanced education. Please see your High school counselor for more information.
Students enrolled in the HSI-Early College Program do not pay any fees. Tuition and fees are covered by the program. Textbooks are covered by your high school district. If you are an Advanced Education student, you are responsible for fees and books.
No. As a student of HSI-Early College Program your textbooks are provided.
HSI-ECP provides students a pathway into taking college classes as high school students. The program provides students with additional support (including enrollment) and gives students high school and college credit. Connect with your high school counselor to see how these classes count towards your high school transcript. Each district will do this differently.
Advanced Education is a program that allows current high school students to take classes at Sacramento City College. Advanced Education students may enroll in 11 units each semester (across the Los Rios District).
Yes. Students who are undocumented can participate and are encouraged to apply. Please reach out if you need any additional assistance or have questions.
Yes. If you have an IEP in or 504 plan you can request services and accommodations from the DSPS program.
No. Not all Sacramento City College classes are transferable. However, all HSI-ECP classes do transfer.
It is important that you meet with your high school counselor to discuss what classes meet your high school and college goals. You can also meet with the HSI-ECP counselor.
Yes. All Sacramento City College classes will appear on your permanent record and must be reported to any other college or university to which you apply.
No. College student records are confidential and protected by the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Your parents may not access your records without a written release from you (regardless of your age). However, once your college grades make it to your high school transcript, your parents will have access to the information.
Students who plan to apply to a university directly from high school will apply as a freshman and indicate that they have completed college coursework while in high school. However, many students choose to continue taking classes at Sacramento City College after high school until they complete 60 transferable units and are eligible to meet transfer requirements. In those instances, students will apply as a transfer student and will have access to opportunities such as transfer-guaranteed opportunities. Please see the Transfer Center for additional information.
Each K-12 school district must make its own determination about which college courses they choose to allow to meet which graduation requirements. Meet with your high school counselor to learn which courses your district will accept for core graduation requirements.
No. The UC and CSU admissions offices weigh California Community College courses that meet A-G requirements on a 5.0 scale and are contractually required to accept courses listed at Assist.org for degree and general education requirements. The UC and CSU systems are not contractually required to accept AP and Honors courses for degree and general education requirements.