Matriculation Office

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Matriculation Office and email will be closed on Thursday, 25th and Friday 26th of November in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. All evaluation forms and emails submitted during this period will be answered when we resume office hours on Monday, November 29, 2021.

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.)

Exempt students should call the Matriculation Office if they have questions about their 'Not Required' matriculation status.

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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