All high school students within SCCCD’s service area are eligible to participate in high school enrichment if they meet the standard qualifications, which are outlined in both the HSE Enrollment Packet instructions and on the HSE webpage, and submit all documents by the required deadlines.
The intent of this program is to provide opportunities for high school students in the 11th and 12th grades who have exhausted all opportunities to enroll in an equivalent course(s) at their high school.
Applying and registering for high school enrichment courses is a two-step process:
Step One: Fresno City College Online Application.
All high school enrichment students must apply online through CCCApply. Any previously enrolled student who has skipped more than two consecutive semesters must apply online again at CCCApply. The Office of Early College has created a step-by-step templateon how to apply. The application typically takes between 20-60 minutes to complete, and it can take between 48-72 hours for a SCCCD ID number to be generated. The students’ SCCCD ID numbers are required on the registration packet, the next step.
- For classes that begin in the spring semester (January-May), the online HSE/dual enrollment application will open in September.
- For classes that begin in the summer (May-August) or fall semester (August-December), the online dual enrollment application will open in March.
Step Two: Submit an Enrollment Packet to the HSE Office.
A completed PDF enrollment packet is required for all high school enrichment students before every term in which they wish to be registered into a college course. Enrollment packets are available on the high school enrichment website. The packet requires signatures from the high school principal and counselor as well as the student and a parent/guardian. If the high school student will be 18 before the start of the semester, a parent signature is not required.
High school students are allowed to upload one packet per semester through the online submission link found on the HSE website. Once the packet is uploaded, the Early College team will review the packet for accuracy (name, date of birth, and SCCCD ID#, signatures, transcript included; home school affidavit (if applicable)), eligibility (high school grade level, high school GPA, grades in previous college classes), and confirm submission has happened at least two weeks prior to start of classes.
Incomplete or inaccurate enrollment packets will be returned to the student, and they will not be processed until the errors are corrected and the packet is returned to the college. Resubmission must still take place before the posted deadlines. Once packets have been verified as complete and accurate by the HSE college counselor, the packet will be forwarded to Admissions and Records for registration/waitlisting, or the counselor will deny the packet and return it to the student. If denied, the student may appeal if applicable reasons are met (see HSE website for more on appeal process).
To ensure timely processing, it is important for the high school to carefully read all instructions on the website and in the packet, double check all information for accuracy, include alternate class sections and class sections with at least 50% seating available, and include letters of recommendation if the student knows he/she will need to appeal when submitting to the Early College Office.
For more information including application links and step-by-step instructions regarding the online application process, please see the FCC High School Enrichment webpage.
After submitting an enrollment packet, students will receive a receipt of application submission sent to their SCCCD email address notifying them their application is received and information on important next steps they must take. High School Enrichment (HSE) counselors will review the packet for accuracy (name, date of birth, and SCCCD ID#, signatures, transcript included, and home school affidavit (if applicable)), eligibility (high school grade level, high school GPA, grades in previous college classes), and confirm submission has happened at least two weeks prior to start of classes.
After this initial confirmation email, the HSE office will only contact the student if registration is denied or the application is incomplete. The HSE office will not contact the student to notify them of registration or waitlist status. This means that it will be the student’s responsibility to monitor their SCCCD email and Self-Service accounts for these updates.
If registered into the class, the student can find the course information in Self-Service under “Register for Classes/View My Schedule”.
If waitlisted for a class, email notifications will be sent to the student’s SCCCD email address granting them permission to register into the course. Since this permission is only valid for 4 days, including weekends, it is critical that the student monitor their email daily. Once a notice is received the student must immediately forward the email along with their student ID# to the HSE office so that our staff can register the student into the class before the permission expires. Once the permission expires, the student will be removed from the active waitlist and the next student on the list will be notified. The college is not responsible for missed registration opportunities if the permission code is forwarded on or after the day it expires.
After registering for a class, students considering dropping out of a class may consider talking with their high school counselors or reach out to the HSE counselor for perspective on possible implications of dropping class or for referrals to support services. It will be up to the student to decide if dropping the course is the best decision.
If the decision is made to drop the class, the student must email the HSE Office using their SCCCD email giving their name, SCCCD ID#, class name, and class section number of the course(es) they would like dropped, and the HSE office will process the drop with FCC Admissions and Records if the deadline to do so has not passed.
Note on timelines:
- If a drop takes place before Census day (typically the end of week 3 of a regular 18-week semester), then the course will not appear on the student’s transcript.
- If a student drops after Census day but before the final drop date (typically at the end of week 9 of a regular 18-week semester), then a “W” (withdrawal) will appear on the student’s transcript. A “W” will not affect a student’s college grade point average; however, it can affect a student’s SAP (Student Academic Progress) which can, in turn, affect the student’s ability to receive financial aid when entering college after high school.
- A student cannot be dropped from a course after the final drop date (typically at the end of week 9 of a regular 18-week semester) unless there is an verified extenuating circumstance.
- Students can find exact census dates and final drop dates for their own classes in the instructor’s syllabus and in Self-Service in MyPortal.
If students have extenuating circumstances that require dropping from a class due to serious medical reasons, or a reason deemed by the college to be out of the student’s control, they can petition for an “EW” (Excused Withdrawal) by completing the form Petition to Withdraw Under Extenuating Circumstances along with the required documentation as specified on the form. If approved, this allows students to withdraw without consequences to their academic records.