How to Apply for Concurrent Enrollment
Please see the PowerPoint presentation from Mrs. Emmert, presented at MVHS on 5/2/13, for more information on how to complete the Concurrent Enrollment Process.
Concurrent Enrollment at the Community College
Concurrent enrollment is an opportunity for students enrolled in high school to also take courses at a community college. Budget constraints on the state have made it increasingly difficult for high school students to get the class they want so students should not rely on a CC class as a last resort for making up a course from high school. All students who wish to be concurrently enrolled need to get the high school permission form signed by their guidance counselor before they are allowed to register for the course. Each of the community colleges has its own form and process for registering for classes. The links located on the side of this page will take you to the specific campus procedures.
Concurrent Enrollment Instructions for DeAnza
If you are interested in taking a class at DeAnza through Concurrent Enrollment, please do the following:
- Check to make sure the class you want is being offered this quarter and that you have met the pre-requisites
- Register as a student at DeAnza through CCCApply on DeAnza's website
- You will received your DeAnza ID# by email from "admissions" within 1-3 days.
- Once you have received your DeAnza ID number, fill out the blue concurrent enrollment form in the guidance office and list the classes you may want to take.
- You do not need to indicate which section you want to take, just the course name and number.
- Even if you only plan to take one class, you should list all classes you are interested in taking in case one of them is full. You will not be able to sign up for a class unless it is listed on your concurrent enrollment form.
- You and your parents need to sign on the front and back of the form and submit it your guidance counselor's inbox.
- You can pick up your signed and stamped form the following day after 10am from Mrs. Hamilton in the Guidance Office.
- Take your completed form to DeAnza's Admissions and Records office (the address is at the top of the DeAnza form).
Guidelines to Consider for Concurrent Enrollment
- It is not mandatory or expected that high school students take a college class to be admitted to college
- All grades will be part of a student’s permanent college record that will follow them in the future
- All classes and grades must be reported to colleges
- College classes will take time and energy that could be used towards your high school classes and other activities
- Students should not take community college classes in place of high school courses available to them, but to supplement what they are taking in high school.
- Students can explore a subject not offered in high school, challenge themselves in a subject in which they have high interest, and take a class for enrichment – take Guitar lessons or Hip Hop Dance just because they are fun.
- Keep in mind that doing well in a college class may raise your grade a small fraction, but your time may be better spent on community service, internships, or part-time jobs that relate with your interests.
- You should never take a college class at the expense of your high school grades. Good college grades will not make poor high school grades look any better.
- If you are trying to earn college units, please visit the ASSIST.org website and enter in the community college you are considering. The website will help you identify CSU and UC transferable college courses.
- Science courses at the college level must have a lab component to be considered a UC laboratory science (subject d).
- Students attempting to repeat a D or F grade on their high school transcript should talk to their guidance counselor about the courses they are considering. Some college classes do not replace high school course grades.
- Classes taken at a community college will be recorded on a student’s college transcript and will not be transferred back to the high school transcript. It is the student’s responsibility to report college courses on college applications and submit official transcripts during the application process.
- Students under the age of 16 may consider De Anza’s Extended Year Program.