High School Enrichment Program


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


Phone: 559.442.8225
Fax: 559.499.6023
Email: hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu
Location: Student Services Building, ST-111
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Enrollment Guide

The Fresno City College High School Enrichment Program is designed to provide potential high school students in the 11th and 12th grades an opportunity for advanced scholastic college level coursework at no cost. The steps below are for current high school students who wish to take classes through the HSE program. 

Before proceeding, please pay close attention to deadlines for submission of high school enrichment packets at least two weeks before the start of the semester (either traditional or late start). The two weeks' deadline may be moved to an earlier date, indicated below, depending on campus closures due to holiday schedule.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Online Applications and High School Enrichment Packets can be submitted for the Spring 2023 semesters beginning Tuesday, October 18, 2022

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: for spring 2023 traditional start semester, high school enrichment packets must be submitted no later than Friday, December 16, 2022 by 5:00pm to allow for processing of packets the week of December 23, 2022.  Please be aware that SCCCD offices will be closed for winter break December 26-January 2, 2023. Registration for late-start short-term spring 2023 courses must be submitted at least at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your desired course(s).  Completed packets should be submitted as soon as possible for best class selection. 

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 our helpdesk at 1.844.887.2223.

An instructional video is available with step-by-step directions on filling out the online application.

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 counselor will review your application. If your application is approved, College Relations will forward your application to the Admissions & Records Office for registration. If your application is not approved, College Relations 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 WebAdvisor. College Relations will notify you by phone or email if/when 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/Dual Enrollment 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 WebAdvisor 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 when/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.

How do I add or drop a course?

High School Enrichment students are not allowed to add or drop a course online through WebAdvisor. If you want to add or a drop a course, you must contact our office at 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 contact our office and provide us with the new course information. A counselor will then review your HSE packet and transcripts again in order to make sure you eligible to take this new course. If the course is approved, College Relations will forward your application to the Admissions & Records Office for registration. If the course is not approved, College Relations 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 College Relations 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 College Relations 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 record even if the secondary school uses 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 is filled by a student on the waitlist. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee you a seat in the course. However, it does give you priority making it more likely you will get a seat in the course.

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 (including weekends) to contact our office to enroll you in the course. Remember, HSE student cannot register themselves. If you do not contact us 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, call our office at 559.442.8225 so we can process your registration.

You can also check the status of your waitlisted course(s) in WebAdvisor by clicking on Manage My Waitlist.

What if I forget to check my email?

It is your responsibility to check your email and/or your waitlist status. The time allowed for enrollment will not be extended. Our office is not open on Saturday or Sunday, but your “Permission to Register” can expire on the weekend if the email notification was sent to you on a Wednesday or Thursday. You should check your college email or Manage My Waitlist in WebAdvisor daily to allow yourself the maximum amount of time to enroll.

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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 email you an “Authorization Code” to enroll in the course. Once you receive an “Authorization Code” contact our office at 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 provide you with an “Authorization Code” to enroll in the course. Once you receive an “Authorization Code” contact our office at 559.442.8225 so we can enroll you in the course.

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