College Planning Guide

    College Planning Guide- Spanish Version 
    The SAT or ACT is NOT required to attend community college. 
    For our local community college, please check out the College of Marin
    For information on College of Marin career education, please check out the Career Education website
    For a short PowerPoint on community college, click here
    For information on the next steps to attend COM after graduation (how to apply to and complete registration), click here.
    For information about the Transfer Admission Guarantee Program (TAG) Click Here
    For information about the Transfer Admission Guarantee Program (TAG) Click Here
    For transfer information on specific majors, click here

    For information on transfer rates by colleges, please click here.

    Popular community colleges for San Andreas students include Santa Barbara City College, Cuesta College, Cabrillo College, Santa Monica College and Santa Rosa JC
    All community college applications start here. You can use the drop-down on the right to choose a school. This is a 2-part application, so make sure you continue on to the specific college application. 

    Community College is a great choice if you want to:

    - Get excellent value: high quality/low cost!
    - Transfer to a college or university.
    - Learn job skills to enter the job market.
    - Explore various subject areas while you’re deciding on a major or career field.

    You may attend any of the 116 
    California Community colleges. If you have a high school diploma, you are admitted regardless of your age, prior course work, or grades.

    If you do not have a high school diploma, you are admitted if:
    a) You are 18 years of age or older OR
    b) You have successfully passed the CHSPE OR
    c) You have successfully passed the GED

    To help guarantee a solid start at community college, students should start the process in the spring of their senior year.  Apply online to the community college you plan on attending. Schedule an appointment with a community college counselor and take a copy of your final transcript to your appointment. Do all of this BEFORE your priority registration date.

    If you are currently attending high school and would like to take classes at a community college for enrichment, to make up credit, or to add classes to your transcript, you will need to apply and complete the registration process.  As long as you are a high school student, these classes are free. See Katie or Julie for help with this.

    Community colleges offer a full range of lower-division general education courses for university-bound students. At a community college, counselors can help plan your program to make sure that your courses are transferable. Many community colleges offer written transfer guarantees to specific colleges and have priority admission to UC. With careful planning, students can enter a university at the junior (third year) level.

    Career and technical programs provide students with entry-level and advanced job skills that can lead to well-paying jobs. Programs range in length from one semester to two years. Students who successfully complete these programs earn a Certificate of Achievement and may apply their credits to an associate (2 year) degree.

    For information on California Community Colleges click here
    Cick here for a map of California Community Colleges
    For info on transferring to UC click here
    For info on transferring to a CSU click here
    For info on Historically Black Colleges click here
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     Benefits of Attending Community College for 2 Years to Save Money