Apply to Saddleback College

Please read all information below and then click the
"Apply Now" button at the bottom of the page to start your application


Freshman Advantage Students December 1 - January 31
All Students February 1
        International Students February 1 - August 1


All Students September 1
International Students         August 1 - December 1


All Students February 1
International Students February 1 - April 1

International students (those requiring an F-1 Visa) please click here for application requirements and instructions before completing the online application as there are different deadlines for initial (out of the United States) and transfer students already in the United States.  Persons holding tourist visas are not eligible to enroll in courses while visiting the United States per Federal Regulation CFR 214.2.  If you are interested in obtaining information in order to apply for an F1 student visa, please contact our International Student Office at 949-582-4635.

Students taking ONLINE CLASSES, please click here for application tips and requirements for online learning before completing the online application.

DO NOT submit an application to both Saddleback and Irvine Valley College. Only one application is needed for the same semester. The one application will allow you to register for classes at both campuses. You must complete matriculation at the college where you applied (college of record).

If you wish to apply to Irvine Valley College instead, please discontinue your Saddleback application now and proceed to

EMAIL Information

A Personal Email Address is REQUIRED!

If you do not have a personal email address, you will need to create a new email account. You may choose to set up a free email service (webmail) such as Google Gmail, Yahoo webmail, or Windows Live mail. Saddleback College does not endorse any one service.

Saddleback College is making every effort to communicate with students by email. We advise you to check your email account often.

Email Users please note: Many times email messages sent from Saddleback College are incorrectly flagged as SPAM or junk mail. In order to avoid a delay in your registration, please ensure that is added to your email account’s address book. This will prevent messages from Saddleback College from accidentally being removed or deleted.

What Happens After I Apply?

After submitting your application, you should receive an email with your student number and registration information within 24 business hours. If you do not receive the email within 24 business hours, please contact the Office of Admissions and Records to determine your application status.


If you need technical assistance with your application or application login credentials, please contact the OpenCCCApply helpdesk toll free at 1-877-247-4836 or email support at

IMPORTANT : Students under the age of 13 are not permitted to complete an online application. Please contact Admissions & Records to complete and submit a paper application.


Fall 2015 Application - All Students.
Spring 2016 Application - All Students.

CAUTION: If you encounter an error during your application submittal process, we recommend that you delete the existing application and start a new one. Internet Explorer is recommended for application submittal process.