High School Enrichment Program


Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm


Phone: 559.442.5720
Email: hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu
Location: CTC Campus
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Application Deadlines

Term Application Opens HSE Packets Accepted Registration Begins HSE Packets Deadline
Summer 2023 April 1, 2023 April 14, 2023 April 28, 2023 2 weeks prior to first day of class
Fall 2023 April 1, 2023 April 25, 2023 May 9, 2023 2 weeks prior to the first day of class: July 24, 2023 by 5:00 PM

Students interested in participating in the High School Enrichment Program must attend high school in the State Center Community College District service area and meet the following eligibility requirements*

  • Completed the 9th grade or equivalent prior to the beginning of the semester or term the student plans to participate in the program. Students just completing 9th grade will not be approved until they provide proof of final grades for 9th grade coursework.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for 11-12th grade students, 3.0 GPA for 10th grade students.
  • Have not received a “D”, “F”, “Incomplete”, or “NP” grade in any former State Center Community College District (SCCCD) enrichment or dual enrollment course.

*Students who do not meet the above eligibility requirements must include letters of recommendation from their high school counselor and principal as well as a letter from parent/guardian with their packet. All students asking for an exception to the eligibility requirements will be reviewed by the Vice President of Instruction.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Complete registration packets for all courses must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your desired course(s).  Applications must be reviewed and approved by a counselor before being sent to Admissions and Records for registration. Applications submitted after the deadline cannot be guaranteed to be processed in time before the class/semester begins.


Complete the FCC admission application.

  1. You will first create an OpenCCC account to begin an application.
    1. If you have not submitted an online application in the last two years, complete the online admission application for the first semester the student plans to attend.
  2. While logged into your OpenCCC account, click Start A New Application to apply to Fresno City College.
    1. You must select “Enrichment/Dual Enrollment” under the “Term Applying For” in the application.
    2. If you have any issues completing/submitting the application, you can contact the SCCCD helpdesk at 1.844.887.2223.

Within 24-48 hours after you have applied online, you should receive an Admission Acknowledgement email from SCCCD Admissions & Records with your Student ID#. If you have not received an email after 48 hours, check your spam/junk folder. If it is not in the spam/junk folder, call the Fresno City College Admissions & Records Office at 559.443.8604 for assistance.

Complete the High School Enrichment Packet(Make sure to open the packet in Adobe, not your internet browser)

  1. Once you receive your college ID number, you can work with your high school counselor to select the courses you wish to take and complete the HSE packet. To see which classes are available, check the current class schedules. The packet includes fillable forms and digital signatures (make sure to open the packet in Adobe, not your internet browser). If you are unable to access the digital signature option, a scanned copy of the application with physical signatures is acceptable.
    1. NOTE: The HSE packet requires signatures from your parents, high school counselor, high school principal, and an attached current copy of your high school transcript.
  2. Email your completed HSE packet to hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu. All packets must be accompanied by a current high school transcript (unofficial).

For questions regarding the application packet, please call 559.442.8225.

After you have submitted the online application and HSE packet, a college counselor will review your application. If your application is approved, the Office of Early College will forward your application to the Admissions & Records Office for registration. If your application is not approved, the Early College staff will notify you by phone or email as to why it was not approved.

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements and you have submitted the additional documentation (see eligibility requirements above), the application will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction for review.

HSE students cannot register or drop courses online through Self-Service. The Early College Office will notify you by phone or email if you are registered for your course(s).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I take an online class if I'm not from the Fresno area?

Currently, High School Enrichment classes are only available to students who attend school/reside in the State Center Community College District service area. If you are unsure whether you fall in this area, please give us a call at 559.442.8225 for clarification.

Am I required to complete the online orientation?

High School Enrichment students do not need to complete the online orientation. If you complete the online orientation, it will not count towards the orientation required of all high school graduates who are enrolling at FCC as a regular student.

I am a high school senior and already applied to the college with my high school. Do I need to fill out another application?

Yes, the High School Enrichment application is different than the application seniors fill out for regular admission after graduation. If you want to take classes during your senior year as well as classes after you graduate high school, you will need to fill out both online applications using the same CCCApply account. The regular application can be found at on the Graduating Seniors page.

Why do I get an error message on Self-Service when I try to register for a class?

High School Enrichment students cannot register online, including adding or dropping a class. Once you submit your online application and your High School Enrichment Packet, you will be notified by phone or email if you are registered for your selected class(es). If you need to add or drop a class, follow the instructions in the section below.

Choosing which classes to take can be intimidating for students, and your high school counselor is a great resource.  Many dual enrollment students begin with COUN 53, College and Life Management as an introduction to developing necessary tools for future success.  Students can also refer to the Ram Pathways resources to help identify general paths of study they wish to explore.    

Early College students wishing to start on general education pathways for UCs and CSUs have taken these courses (consult the college catalog for course descriptions; * indicates a prerequisite):

  • ART 2, Art Appreciation
  • ASL 1, Beginning American Sign Language
  • ASL 2, High-Beginning American Sign Language
  • BIO 3, Introduction to Life Science
  • BIO 14 , Conservation Biology
  • CHDEV 30, Child, Family, and Community
  • CHDEV 38, Lifespan Development
  • CHDEV 39, Child Growth and Development
  • CLS 11, Introduction to Chicano-Latino Studies
  • CLS 12A, Mexican American History
  • CLS 30, Migration and the Family
  • COMM 1, Introduction to Public Speaking
  • COMM 2, Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 8, Group Communication
  • CRIM 1, Introduction to Criminology
  • CRIM 5, Community Relations
  • DS 21, Finite Mathematics
  • ECON 40, Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 50, Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • EDUC 10, Introduction to Teaching
  • ENGR 10, Introduction to Engineering
  • ENG 1A, Reading and Composition
  • ENGL 1B*, Introduction to the Study of Literature
  • ETHNST 10, Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • FILM 1, Introduction to Film Studies
  • HLTH 1, Contemporary Health Issues
  • HIST 11, History of the US to 1877
  • HIST 12, History of the US Since 1877
  • HIST 23, World History Since 1500
  • MATH 3A, College Algebra
  • MATH 4A, Trigonometry
  • MUS 12, Music Appreciation
  • MUS 17, History of Rock
  • PHIL 1A, Theories of Knowledge and Reality
  • PHIL 2*, Critical Reasoning and Analytic Writing
  • PHOTO 5, Introduction to Photography
  • POLSCI 2, American Government
  • PSY 2, General Psychology
  • SOC 1A, Introduction to Sociology
  • SPAN 1, Beginning Spanish
  • SPAN 2*, High-Beginning Spanish
  • SPAN 2NS, Preparatory Spanish for Native Speakers
  • SPAN 3*, Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 3NS*, Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers

How do I add or drop a course?

High School Enrichment students are not able to add or drop a course online through Self-Service. If you want to add or a drop a course, you must contact the Office of Early College at hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu or 559.442.8225 so we can add or drop the course for you.

What do I do if I want to take a different course than the one I put in my High School Enrichment packet?

If you end up wanting to take a different course than the original one you selected, you must submit a revised high school enrichment packet before the deadline for submission. A counselor will then review your revised HSE packet and transcripts again in order to make sure you eligible to take this new course. If the course is approved, the Office of Early College will forward your application to the Admissions & Records Office for registration. If the course is not approved, Early College staff will notify you by phone or email as to why it was not approved.

What happens if I forget to drop a course or just stop attending the course?

Failing to notify the Early College office to drop a course may result in a student receiving a “W” or “F” letter grade on his or her transcripts and becoming ineligible to participate in the High School Enrichment program. It is the High School Enrichment student’s responsibility to notify the Early College office if he or she decides to not take a course after he or she was successfully registered for a course. Credit courses will remain on the student’s permanent college record even if the secondary school does not use the coursework for high school credit. All coursework taken will appear on the student’s SCCCD transcript and may affect their financial aid or academic status at any SCCCD college or center if enrolled after high school. Visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy webpage or Academic or Progress Probation webpage for financial aid and probation policies.

What are waitlists?

A waitlist is a list that students can join and wait for seats to open in a course. If a student in the course drops, a seat opens up and the first student on the waitlist is notified through college email with the option to add the class. HSE students must forward the email to hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu to inform the Early College office to register the student into their waitlisted course. Note: the email is time sensitive from Admission and Records, so the student must act quickly to enroll in this manner.  Being on the waitlist does not guarantee you a seat in the course. The waitlist is subject to availability. However, it does give you an advantage in getting a seat in the class.

Waitlists will be active from the first day of registration through the Thursday prior to the start of the term. For short-term courses, the waitlist will close 7 days prior to the start of the course.

How do I register into a class from a waitlist?

Once your seat becomes available in your waitlisted course, you will receive an email notification stating that you have “Permission to Register” for the course. The email notification will only be sent to your college email account. Once permission to register is granted, you have four days from the date on the email, which includes weekends, to contact our office to enroll you in the course. Remember, HSE students cannot register themselves. If you do not contact the Early College Office to enroll you in the course during the four day “Permission to Register” period, you will be removed from the active waitlist and the next student on the list will be notified.

If you receive a “Permission to Register” email notification, contact our office at hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu or 559.442.8225 so we can process your registration as soon as possible.

What if I forget to check my email?

It is your responsibility to check check your college email daily while in the registration process and throughout the semester. The time allowed for enrollment can not be extended. Our office is not open on Saturday or Sunday, but your “Permission to Register” will expire on the weekend if the email notification was sent to you on a Wednesday or Thursday. You should check your college email and Self-Service daily to allow yourself the maximum amount of time to enroll.

What if I’ve waitlisted an online course?

If you do not receive a “Permission to Register” email notification before the online course begins, you will need to email the instructor on the first day of the semester to ask if there is room in the class for you to enroll. If there is, the instructor will grant you permission to enroll in the course. Once you are granted permission to register from the instructor, contact the Early College office at hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu or 559.442.8225 so we can process your registration.

What if I’m still on the waitlist when the semester starts?

If you are on a waitlist when the semester begins, you must attend the first class meeting and/or email the instructor to see if there is space available to add the course. If you do not attend or email the instructor the first day of class, you may lose your place on the waitlist and another student may be added instead. If there is space in the course, the instructor will grant you permission to enroll in the course. Once you receive permission to enroll, forward the instructor’s permission email to the Early College office at hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu or 559.442.8225 so we can register you in the course.