Matriculation Office

The Matriculation process is designed to assist students in achieving their educational goals at Saddleback College. The process begins when a student submits an application to Saddleback College. All students that do not yet have a minimum of an AA/AS degree from an accredited U.S. college, are concurrently enrolled at another 4-year college, taking classes for personal development or concurrently enrolled in grades K-11 are required to complete the Matriculation Process. California regulations state that all required student must complete the steps below prior to being eligible to register for any class at Saddleback College.

Matriculation is a 3 step process that includes:

  1. New Student Online Orientation
  2. Math and English Placement by Assessment Testing or Alternative Evidence
  3. Student Advisement including a First Semester Ed Plan

Matriculation follow-up service monitors student progress and informs and/or directs students who may be on academic or progress probation to appropriate services and programs for assistance.

New Changes: Starting in fall 2014, new state regulations will give registration priority to students who have completed the matriculation process by the term deadline and are in good academic standing.

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