Freshman Advantage Program

Attention: Spring 2017 Registration Begins October 24th!

The Freshman Advantage Program is designed for new incoming freshman of any age that will be attending Saddleback College in the Spring 2017 Semester. This program offers new freshman the opportunity to apply early, complete the Matriculation Process early, receive an Early Freshman Advantage Registration time, and enroll in classes before the majority of continuing students. Students that complete the mandatory steps 1 - 4 no later than September 30, 2016 are eligible for these benefits.

Mandatory Freshman Advantage Steps

Once you have completed a Saddleback College application, please complete steps 1-4 no later than September 30, 2016 to qualify for all the Freshman Advantage benefits

STEP #1 Complete the New Student Online Orientation

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Click on the following link if you would like more information about the Saddleback College New Student Orientation or click on the image below to be directed to the Orientation.

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STEP #2 Select a Testing Date or Attend a Walk-In Testing Session

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Click on the image below to be directed to your MySite student portal where you can make an appointment for the assessment exams.

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Assessment Testing Sessions

STEP #3 Attend Your Testing Session

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village-map.pngAttend Your Assessment Appointment! Arrive early and you must bring a photo ID, and know your Saddleback College student number. If you miss your assigned testing date, please repeat Step 2 listed above. Students will enter the building at Village 8-3 for assessment exams that are scheduled after normal business hours.

Parking passes are required at all times while on the Saddleback College campus. Daily passes are available from dispensers located in parking lots 1 and 1A (see map) 

STEP #4 Student Advisement and First Semester Plan

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Click on the following link if you would like more information about the Student Advisement and First Semester Ed Plan or click on one of the image below to be directed to that section in your MySite.

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Check your Matriculation Status!

As the September 30th 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.

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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 October!

Check your registration date and time in your MySite on or after October 10, 2016 and Register for your classes starting October 25th. 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 appointment.

 

Optional but Highly Recommended Steps

(Can be completed anytime before or after September 30, 2016)

Apply for Financial Aid

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

Appeal your Placement

Are you happy with your placement levels in Math and/or English?
If not, NOW is the time to take advantage of the Appeal process. You can re-take the math and English assessment exams after a 3 month period or if you are with-in the 3 month period appeal for a higher placement by taking the Writing Sample Appeal exam for English or appeal for higher math placement with the Math Department. Please contact the Matriculation Office for more details.