Freshman Advantage Program

Fall 2018 Freshman Advantage Program

The Freshman Advantage Program is designed for new incoming freshmen of any age that will be attending Saddleback College in the Fall 2018 Semester. This program offers new freshmen the opportunity to apply early, complete the Matriculation Process early, receive an early Freshman Advantage registration date, and enroll in classes before the majority of new and continuing students. Students that complete the mandatory steps 1 - 4 no later than April 13, 2018 are eligible for these Freshman Advantage benefits.

2018 Freshman Advantage Packet

Once you have completed a Fall 2018 Saddleback College application,
please complete steps 1-4 no later than
April 13, 2018 to qualify for all the Freshman Advantage benefits.

Mandatory Freshman Advantage Steps

step 1 Complete the New Student Orientation (online)

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.

New Student Online Orientation

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

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 Walk-in Testing Sessions 4/2 - 4/12
*Extended Hours* first two weeks of April.
Check-in available Monday-Thursday between 9:00am - 4:00pm for both weeks.

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 STEP #3 Attend Your Testing Session (on campus)

Attend 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. Students that complete high school in California should also bring an official high school transcript or a copy of the official transcript to their testing appointment.

Campus Map detail of the Village are of lower campus. Arrows point to Village 8 building

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

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 13, 2018 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 2018!

Check your registration date and time in your MySite after April 23, 2018 and Register for your classes starting in May 2018. 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 13, 2018)

Apply for Financial Aid

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

Submit your High School Transcripts

Are you happy with your placement levels in Math and/or English?
If not, NOW is the time to take advantage of the new MMAP Pilot Program we are running for all students that have completed classes at a California high school. Please contact the Matriculation Office for more details.