Matriculation Office

Saddleback College will be CLOSED for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th

5/26/22 Commencement Day Hours: Open from 1:00-5:30pm

Online services are available to students for the following: Clearing Prerequisites for Saddleback courses and completing the 3-step Matriculation Process. Details can be found on our website.

If you have a question for the Matriculation Office, please call (949) 582-4970, visit us in SSC 225B or use our Contact Form.


The Matriculation Process

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

The 3-step Matriculation Process was designed to assist Saddleback College students with achieving specific educational goals. Students are required to complete all steps of the Matriculation Process if they are working towards earning a Certificate, Associate Degree, or Transfer to a 4-year college or university. Additionally, all undecided first-time college students are required.

California Community College regulations state that new students must complete all steps of matriculation prior to enrolling for classes, unless exempt. Whether a student is required or exempt is determined when a student applies for admission. See the Matriculation Process page for further detail.

The Matriculation Process includes the following steps:

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

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


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Please see the Counseling Office website for information regarding counseling appointments and small group workshops (via Zoom and phone): www.saddleback.edu/counseling/

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