Fall 2024 Semester

Mandatory Steps

  • Apply - Submit your Fall 2024 application online. The Fall 2024 Freshman Advantage application is open from October 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024. The general Fall 2024 application opens February 1st. First-time college students are invited to apply during the early application period but can also apply for Fall 2024 after February 1st.

    • High school seniors enrolled in a Saddleback College course during the Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 semester do not need to apply for Fall 2024. Your account is active. Complete the Matriculation Process by 5/7/24.

  • Complete the Matriculation ProcessThis process consists of three steps and must be completed by May 7, 2024:

  • Check your Matriculation Status - Be sure to have completed all steps of the Matriculation Process in MySite with a completion date of 5/7/24 or earlier.
  • RegisterAll first-time college students will be assigned a Fall 2024 Freshman Advantage Early Registration Date. Freshman Advantage Early Registration continues for the following semester, Spring 2025. View your registration appointment in your MySite student portal.

Recommended Next Steps

  • Apply for Financial Aid - Complete the free FAFSA or California Dream Act application online.
  • Request Higher Placement from Pending AP Scores - If you plan to take the AP English and/or AP Calculus AB or BC exams, check MySite in April 2024 for instructions on how to request a temporary clearance for higher placement.
  • Speak with a Counselor - Counseling Open Labs for Freshman Advantage students will be offered as of late April. Academic counselors will be available to help students plan out their first semester of classes and create an academic plan.