Matriculation Process

Matriculation Process Document

The process listed below must be completed by all students that do not yet have a minimum of an AA/AS degree from an accredited U.S. college, concurrently enrolled at another 4-year college, taking classes for personal development (e.g. Yoga, Swimming etc.) or concurrently enrolled in grades K-11. California regulations state that all required students must complete the steps below prior to being eligible to register for any class at Saddleback College.

Please note: 12th grade high school students will be required to complete this process in the second half of their senior year when applying to Saddleback College for a Spring semester.

Step 1:

Online Orientation - is accessible in your MySite (My Information > Matriculation > Online Orientation) or from this direct link: View Online Orientation. Students must complete all sections and pass the final test at the end of the orientation in order to receive credit for this step of the Matriculation Process. Average time for completion is about 30 minutes. Students should print or photograph the completion certificate for their records.

Step 2:

Initial Math and English Placement via our Current Assessment Process as of 6/18/19 (NO More Testing). Average time for completion is 20 minutes using the GSP tool or 3 to 5 business days for a transcript evaluation. Placement can be obtained using one of the following methods:

  1. Option 1: Guided Self Placement Tool
    If you are requesting Baseline Placement and/or have provided your high school transcript data on your Saddleback College application, you are welcome to use the NEW Guided Self Placement (GSP) tool in MySite. Clicking on the link below will direct you to your MySite Student Portal where you can complete your math and English placement in about 20 minutes! 
    GSP Link: Guided Self Placement tool
  2. Option 2: Submit High School Transcripts
    Submit an evaluation request (click to access form) and a district copy (not the student or parent portal version) of your high school transcript showing successful completion of math and English courses through the 11th grade with a 3.0 or higher overall non-weighted GPA.
    Please note: foreign, student or parent portal and home school transcripts are not accepted.
    Online form: Initial Math and English Placement Request
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.

Step 3:

Student Advisement Including a First Semester Plan - helps students determine a potential major, an educational goal, and prepares their First Semester Plan using My Academic Plan (MAP). The Advisement and Educational Plan can be completed in MySite Advisement after Math and English placement is obtained from one of the methods listed above or in person during a Group Advisement session. Group Advisement schedules are posted on the Matriculation website. Average time for completion is about 45 - 60 minutes.

Please note: We are working on updating our Online Advisement to reflect high school data and Guided Self Placement. At this time, completing your First Semester Plan will clear both the Advisement and First Semester Plan parts of this step.

Special Services Note: If you have a severe physical, communication or visual limitation that might require accommodation or if you have extreme difficulty with reading, writing, spelling, math or understanding/remembering information, please contact the Special Services Office in the Student Services Center, Room 113 or at 949-582-4885 to make alternative arrangements.