Students currently enrolled in High School or K-8 may be eligible to enroll at Saddleback College. This program is designed to enhance, not replace, the regular school experience. The student may enroll in courses as recommended by their school principal.
If you have any questions about applying and enrolling, Saddleback's enrollment coaches are ready to help you! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 348-6519 and an enrollment coach will get back to you within 24 hours.
The following guidelines are required each semester of enrollment as concurrently enrolled students.
Reminder: All courses taken at Saddleback College will remain on your college permanent record.
- High School Students: Enrollment fees are waived for concurrently enrolled students in grades 9-12. Effective January 1, 2017, AB2364 waives non-resident fees for part-time Special Admission students, except for nonimmigrant aliens but students are still responsible for payment of the student health fee, material fees, and parking fee, if applicable.
- K-8 Students: Concurrently enrolled students in grades K-8 are responsible for payment of all fees (other than nonresident tuition), including enrollment fees, student health fee, and material fees, if applicable.
Steps for Admission & Enrollment
Step 1: Complete an Application for Admission
Step 2: Complete and submit a K-12 Special Admission Request Form
Be sure you have the appropriate signatures (School counselor, principal, and parent) and school seal. Download/Print the form here. Submit the K-12 Special Admission Request Form by email to email@example.com or by mail to the Admissions and Records office on or before the specific submission deadline date.
Reminder: You must submit a new K-12 Special Admission Request Form each semester/term you wish to enroll.
Step 3: Register for Classes
Remember: All students must meet all prerequisites for the classes in which they wish to enroll. Information about prerequisites can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions below.
Step 4: Pay Fees
If fees are not paid by the class payment deadline, the class will be dropped. Click here for more information. (Enrollment fees are waived for concurrently enrolled students in grades 9-12 but students are responsible for payment of the nonresident tuition, student health fee, material fees, and parking fee, if applicable.)
Step 1: Complete a K-12 Special Admission Request Form
Be sure you have the appropriate signatures (School counselor, principal, student, and parent) and school seal. Download/Print the form here.
Step 2: Go to the First Class Meeting
At the first class meeting, request the signature of the instructor on the K-12 Special Admissions Request Form. DO NOT contact the instructor before the start of the class.
Step 3: Obtain an "Add Permit Code" from the Instructor and the instructor's signature on the K-12 Special Admission Request Form
The instructor will make the decision to either allow or deny a K-8 Student from attending the class. If the instructor allows the student to attend the class, please obtain an Add Permit Code and please ensure that the instructor signs the K-12 Special Admission Request Form. These items will need to be submitted to Admissions & Records to enroll in the class.
Step 4: Submit the K-12 Special Admission Request Form
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 5: Complete an Application for Admissions in the Admissions & Records Office
- If you are 13 years of age or older you may complete an online application.
- If you are under 13 years of age you must complete a paper application in person at the Office of Admissions & Records.
Step 6: Submit All Forms to an Admissions & Records Representative for Processing and Enrollment
All students must meet all prerequisites for the classes in which they wish to enroll. Information about prerequisites can be found in the FAQ on this page.
Step 7: Pay Tuition & Fees
If fees are not paid by the class payment deadline, the class will be dropped. Click here for more information. (Concurrently enrolled students in grades K-8 are responsible for payment of all fees including enrollment, nonresident tuition, student health fee, material fees, if applicable.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Once you submit an online application, you will receive an e-mail from Saddleback College (to the e-mail specified in your application) that includes your Student ID. It may take up to 24 hours to receive this email.
Once a class has started or has become full, students must request permission to add the course from the instructor. If permission is given, an Add Permit Code (APC) will be issued to the student. Students are required to register for the course in MySite by the expiration date on the APC form.
Co-requisites are companion courses, required for enrollment in certain classes. Prerequisites are courses required to be successfully completed (with a grade of "A"/"B"/"C" or "P") prior to enrollment in the objective course.
English or math prerequisites are cleared by the Matriculation Office.
For all other prerequisites, please contact the academic division office where the course originates. Please submit all evaluations two-weeks prior to your registration date.
Students who were enrolled in the prior semester/term are considered "Continuing" students and are not required to re-apply. Students who are new (first time applying at Saddleback or IVC) or have missed a semester or more, not including summer session, are considered "New or Returning" students and must submit a new application.
Registration appointment are listed in MySite under My Information and Appointments. If you do not have a registration appointment listed in MySite, the admissions office may not have assigned appointments yet (appointments are assigned roughly 3 weeks before the term starts); you may need to complete Matriculation testing; or you may need to submit a new Application for Admission.
It is highly recommended to submit your High School or other college transcripts to Saddleback College.
Please see the information here for directions on how to send transcripts to Admissions & Records
If you are trying to receive clearance for Math or English courses, students should submit the transcripts to the Matriculation Office. Students may use unofficial transcripts for Math or English clearance.
Special Admission Form Requirements and Deadlines
The Special Admission Form must include the appropriate signatures (School counselor, principal, and parent) and school seal. Submit the K-12 Special Admission Request Form in-person, by email to email@example.com, or by mail to the Admissions and Records office on or before the specific submission deadline date. A Parent or Legal Guardian may submit the form to the Admissions & Records office on behalf of the student.
REMINDER: You must submit a new K-12 Special Admission Request Form each semester/term you wish to enroll.
If you wish to take classes at Irvine Valley College, you will need to submit their separate IVC K-12 Special Admission form to their campus: however, you only need to complete only one application to take classes at either campus.
As required by state law, K-12 students will receive a low priority registration time so as to not displace regularly admitted students.
IMPORTANT: The pre-enrollment process may take up to 5 business days to complete.
NOTE: Enrollment in Kinesiology (PE) courses is not permitted at Saddleback College. Enrollment is not guaranteed. All concurrently enrolled students are held accountable for all rules, regulations, and guidelines as enrolled college students.