Welcome to Saddleback College!

Whether you are in your first semester here or are close to completing your higher education goals, we thank you for choosing Saddleback College!

At Saddleback, you have the option to take your classes in-person, entirely online, or a combination of the two, depending on how you like to learn. We make sure our schedule is built to accommodate our students’ needs and interests. To cut down on your textbook costs, we've made it a priority to expand our Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) class offerings and now a majority of our enrollments are in ZTC classes. Taken together, this has saved you and your fellow students millions of dollars, and also ensures that you are using a variety of learning resources that will prepare you for your future.

Your journey here is yours to create, but you don't have to go it alone. Help is always available when you need it. Success coaches are on hand to connect you with resources and offer suggestions to help you along your journey. Academic counselors offer in-depth assistance to help you create your academic plan, discuss transfer and career options, and make sure you're on the path to achieve your goals. Additional resources – our Health and Wellness Center, CARE Corner, financial assistance, and multiple student supports help students every day with the services they need outside the classroom, so that they can succeed inside the classroom. All of these resources are available to you when you need it, whether you attend class in-person, online, or a combination of the two.

To make the most out of your time at Saddleback, be sure to take advantage of the on-campus experiences that contribute to our vibrant campus life – join or start a campus club, attend cultural events, cheer on the Bobcats in our stadium complex, or see a performance at the McKinney or Studio Theatre. Community and connection are what make Saddleback, Saddleback, and we’re happy to welcome you into the fold.

You've made a very smart choice by choosing Saddleback. I wish you great success in the academic year ahead, and beyond.  

Dr. Elliot Stern


President's Cabinet