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Concurrent Enrollment: Try College Now

High school students can take community college classes while in high school.*  Best of all, they do not need to pay registration fees for these classes.

Reasons to Take a Community College Class
B. Demonstrate the capacity to do college-level work. 
C. Explore a possible career interest.
D. Satisfy high school graduation requirements.*
A community college class counts towards your minimum enrollment requirement each semester:
juniors need to take 5 WHS classes;
seniors must take 4 WHS classes.
Enrollment Steps: How do I enroll in a college class?
Step 1. See what local colleges are offering during the upcoming semester.
Step 2. Apply online to make an account with the community college. You will apply as a "Concurrent Enrollment" student since you are attending high school full-time right now. You will receive an ID# by email.
Step 3. Use the college ID# to complete a Concurrent Enrollment form. The form requires the signatures of your parent/guardian and counselor. Meet with your WHS counselor to complete this step as early as possible.
San Mateo Community College District:
When you have the required signatures, take a scan/take a picture of the completed form and upload it to your
WebSMART account.
Foothill-DeAnza Community College District:
Step 4 (depends on the course): If you wish to take an academic class with a required English or math prerequisite, you may need to be approved for the class. Call the Admissions or Counseling Office of the community college if you see a required prerequisite. Take an official transcript and your Concurrent Enrollment form to the meeting if you need to obtain approval.
Step 5: Log in to your community college account to register for the class. You may need to "Add" the class to complete the enrollment process. Make sure you are earning a letter grade. 

* The student is responsible for: confirming that the college course satisfies a WHS graduation requirement with her/his counselor; renting or buying the required materials for the course; communicating with the college staff to ensure academic success; submitting an official college transcript to her/his counselor to satisfy a WHS graduation requirement; and managing her/his enrollment in college courses (adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a course).