Current high school students with the permission of their high school principal or designee, may attend college credit courses at Contra Costa College. Students wishing to receive high school credit in addition to college credit should consult with their high school counselor.
Students must be enrolled in high school and are limited to less than 12.0 units at Contra Costa College.
Principals from both public and private high schools may recommend college enrollment for students who have demonstrated adequate preparation in the discipline to be studied.
Recommendations from private high school principals for enrollment in college classes will only be accepted from private schools which have filed the proper affidavit with the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Private schools not listed as active on the California Department of Education website must provide the college with proof of filing the affidavit. Home-schooled students must provide proof of filing as a private school OR may obtain sign-off from the local public high school that the student would normally be attending. The local high school must be willing to accept home schooling as valid school attendance and determine whether the pupil has completed coursework sufficient to prepare him or her to undertake college-level course work.
Steps to Enrolling as a Concurrent Student
Step 1. Apply for Admission
Complete an online application, or complete a paper application at the Admissions and Records Office if you are under 13 years of age. You may not enroll in classes until your application has been processed–allow 3-5 working days. Online applications are processed within 24 hours.
Step 2. Get a Contra Costa College Credit Class Schedule
You will need a class schedule for the semester you plan to attend. Class schedules are free of charge and available on line. The class schedule may be viewed online by clicking here.
Step 3. Download a concurrent enrollment form.
Take the concurrent enrollment form to your high school counselor to discuss registering in a Contra Costa College class. If approved, the form must be signed by your high school principal or designee and parent.
Step 4. Clear Prerequisites
An official transcript or copy of your official transcript (unofficial) can be used to clear the course prerequisite. In-progress course work is insufficient to clear prerequisites and will not be accepted. Students currently enrolled in the prerequisite course in which final grades will not be available by the registration date should contact the assessment center to arrange to complete the placement test. All students who successfully test into the next course before high school registration date will be eligible to enroll. Student who are unable to pass the placement test will be required to wait for final grades from your high school to be posted. Late registration after the late add period is not permitted. For additional detailed information about placement tests contact the assessment office.
Step 5. Enroll in Classes and Pay Fees
Once your application is processed, you will be issued a Student ID number. Keep this information secure and confidential as it will allow access into your college education records.
Check your enrollment date on the academic calendar in the schedule of classes. There is one day set aside for concurrent high school student enrollment. You can register on or any day after the date in the academic calendar. Enrollment for concurrent students is completed in person at the office of Admissions and Records. WebAdvisor is not available to concurrent high school students.
Contra Costa College has waived the enrollment fee for part-time high school students; however, all other fees must be paid at the time of enrollment.
Step 6. Obtain your free student ID card
Bring your registration receipt to the Welcome Center to obtain your student ID card.
Step 7. Buy Your Books
You can purchase textbooks in the Contra Costa College Bookstore at either campus or online.
Step 8. Attend Class
You must be on time for the first class meeting. If you do not attend the first class on time, you may be dropped from the class to make room for another student. It’s a good idea to come to campus before the first day of classes to find your classrooms. Also, parking can be hard to find during the first week of classes—allow enough time to find a parking place.