Freshman Advantage Program

Fall 2018 Freshman Advantage Program

The Freshman Advantage Program is designed for new incoming freshmen of any age that will be attending Saddleback College in the Fall 2019 Semester. This program offers new freshmen the opportunity to apply early, complete the Matriculation Process early, receive an early Freshman Advantage registration date, and enroll in classes before the majority of new and continuing students. Only students that complete the mandatory steps no later than April 12, 2019 are eligible for these Freshman Advantage benefits.

Mandatory Freshman Advantage Steps

Once you have completed a Fall 2019 Saddleback College application,
please complete steps 1-3 no later than
April 12, 2019 to qualify for all the Freshman Advantage benefits.

Complete the New Student Orientation (online)

Matriculation Process Step 1

For more information go to the Saddleback College New Student Orientation web page or click on the image below to be directed to MySite where you can start the Online Orientation.

New Student Online Orientation


Submit Your High School Transcript Data (online)

Matriculation Process Step 2

District versions of a high school transcript Students may submit an unofficial or official school or district issued copy (not a student or parent portal version) of their high school transcripts showing successful completion of math and English courses completed through the 11th grade (3 years of data on a single transcript is required) with an adequate overall non-weighted GPA.
Please note: foreign and home school transcripts are not accepted.

Online Form: Matriculation Math and English Placement Request

District transcripts looks similar to the image on the right:
Course placement uses a Non-Weighted GPA similar to the box
below that is located on the bottom of your high school transcript:

High school transcript non-weighted GPA

Please Note: Submitting official high school transcripts to Saddleback College does not automatically clear this step. You must submit an evaluation request to the Matriculation Office.


Student Advisement and First Semester Ed Plan (online)

Matriculation Process Step 3

For more information go to the Student Advisement and First Semester Ed Plan web page or click on one of the image below to be directed to that section in your MySite.

Online Advisement    +    first semester plan


Check your Matriculation Status!

As the April 12, 2019 deadline approaches, make sure you check your Matriculation Status in your MySite. Log-in to your MySite and go to My Information > Matriculation > Matriculation Status. Make sure you have a completed status listing at the top of the page. See Image Below.

matriculation status completed image

Please Note: Your Comprehensive Ed Plan is not part of the Matriculation Process but must be completed with a counselor when you have reached your 15th degree applicable unit or 3rd semester, whichever comes first.


Register For Classes in May 2019!

Check your registration date and time in your MySite after April 23, 2019 and Register for your classes starting in May 2019. Check all other dates and deadlines on the Admissions website. It is recommended that you complete the optional steps listed below prior to the arrival of your registration date and time.


Optional but Highly Recommended Steps

(Can be completed anytime before or after April 12, 2019)

Apply for Financial Aid

Visit the Saddleback College Financial Aid website to complete your FAFSA at www.saddleback.edu/fao