Freshman Advantage Program

Fall 2017 Freshman Advantage Program

Attention: The Fall 2017 Freshman Advantage Program has now ended. Students are still required to complete the Matriculation Process to enroll in Fall or Summer classes.

Registration appointments were posted to your MySite on Monday April, 24, 2017

The Freshman Advantage Program is designed for new incoming freshman of any age that will be attending Saddleback College in the Fall 2017 Semester. This program offers new freshman the opportunity to apply early, complete the Matriculation Process early, receive an Early Freshman Advantage Registration time, and enroll in classes before the majority of continuing students. Students that complete the mandatory steps 1 - 4 no later than April 14, 2017 are eligible for these benefits.

Once you have completed a Saddleback College application, please complete steps 1-4 no later than
April 14, 2017 to qualify for all the Freshman Advantage benefits.

Mandatory Freshman Advantage Steps

STEP #1 Complete the New Student Orientation (online)

step 1

Click on the following link if you would like more information about the Saddleback College New Student Orientation or click on the image below to be directed to the Orientation.
Testing for the Fall 2017 Freshman Advantage Program will begin in December.

New Student Online Orientation

STEP #2 Select a Testing Date (online) or Attend a Walk-In Testing Session

step 2

Click on the image below to be directed to your MySite student portal where you can make an appointment for the assessment exams.

Assessment Appointment

Freshman Advantage Assessment Dates (all dates are full)
Walk-in Assessment Dates
How to make your Appointment

Please Note: If you are a student with a disability who will need accommodations for the assessments testing, please go to the DSPS College Advantage Program (CAP) website for instructions.

STEP #3 Attend Your Testing Session (on campus)

step 3

Campus Map detail of the Village are of lower campus. Arrows point to Village 8 buildingAttend Your Assessment Appointment! Arrive early and you must bring a photo ID, and know your Saddleback College student number. If you miss your assigned testing date, please repeat Step 2 listed above. Students will enter the building at Village 8-3 for assessment exams that are scheduled after normal business hours.

Parking passes are required at all times while on the Saddleback College campus. Daily passes are available from dispensers located in parking lots 1 and 1A (see map) 

STEP #4 Student Advisement and First Semester Plan (online)

step 4

Click on the following link if you would like more information about the Student Advisement and First Semester Ed Plan or click on one of the image below to be directed to that section in your MySite.

Online Advisement    +    first semester plan

Check your Matriculation Status!

As the April 14, 2017 deadline approaches, make sure you check your Matriculation Status in your MySite. Log-in to your MySite and go to My Information > Matriculation > Matriculation Status. Make sure you have a completed status listing at the top of the page. See Image Below.

matriculation status completed image

Please Note: Your Comprehensive Ed Plan is not part of the Matriculation Process but must be completed with a counselor when you have reached your 15th degree applicable unit or 3rd semester, whichever comes first.

Register For Classes in May 2017!

Check your registration date and time in your MySite on or after April 24, 2017 and Register for your classes starting in May 2017. Check all other dates and deadlines on the Admissions website. It is recommended that you complete the optional steps listed below prior to the arrival of your registration date and time.


Optional but Highly Recommended Steps

(Can be completed anytime before or after April 14, 2017)

Apply for Financial Aid

Visit the Saddleback College Financial Aid website to complete your FAFSA at

Attend a Freshman Advantage Friday

Come and participate in a face to face half-day orientation! You will tour the campus, learn of support programs and services that will help you as a new college student be successful and work with a counselor to complete an educational plan. Parents are encouraged to attend and can participate in a Financial Aid Information workshop. Click here for dates and registration

Appeal your Placement

Are you happy with your placement levels in Math and/or English?
If not, NOW is the time to take advantage of the Appeal process. You can re-take the math and English assessment exams after a 3 month period or if you are with-in the 3 month period appeal for a higher placement by taking the Writing Sample Appeal exam for English or appeal for higher math placement with the Math Department. Please contact the Matriculation Office for more details.