Matriculation Office

The Matriculation Office is closed to the public until further notice. However, online services are available to students for the following: completing the 3-step Matriculation Process and Clearing Prerequisites. Details can be found on our website below. If you have a Matriculation question, please use our online Contact Form, also available in the contact information section on any Matriculation Office webpage. Thank you.

Step 1 of the Matriculation Process     Step 2 of the Matriculation ProcessStep 3 of the Matriculation Process

The Matriculation Process is designed to assist students with achieving their educational goals at Saddleback College. The process begins when a student submits an application to Saddleback College. All students are required to complete the Matriculation Process unless they have already earned an AA/AS degree (or higher) from an accredited U.S. college or university; are concurrently enrolled at a 4-year college or university; are taking non-academic or non-credit classes for educational development; or are dual enrolled in grades K-11. California regulations state that all required students must complete the steps below prior to enrolling for any class at Saddleback College.

Matriculation is a 3-step process that includes:

1. New Student Online Orientation
2. Math and English Placement by the Current Assessment Process
3. Student Advisement including a First Semester Ed Plan

Matriculation follow-up services monitor student progress and informs and/or directs students who may be on academic and/or progress probation to appropriate services and programs for assistance.

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All in-person workshops have been canceled until 4-6-20. Please see the Counseling website for more information.

Challenge Exam Dates

Please email the Counseling Dean for more information during our closure.
Students that feel they have the skills to place higher than their initial math and English placement are welcome to take the Saddleback College math and/or English challenge exam.

  • Math and English Challenge Exam Dates *CANCELED until further notice
    (Challenge exam schedules are posted one month at a time. New schedules will be posted on the last day of the current month)

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