WHAT IS DUAL ENROLLMENT?
Dual enrollment is an exciting and unique opportunity for all high school students to earn FREE TRANSFERABLE college credit through Santa Ana College. Students can generally enroll in up to
15 units every fall and spring semester (as long as they meet any prerequisites). Students may enroll in up to
9 units max for summer and
6 units max intersession.
Please review the options below as you seek to enhance your educational journey at SAC!
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
High school students must meet all course prerequisites and necessary qualifications before registering for the course designated on their form. Please read the course description on
Self-Service to ensure you are eligible for a class.
Enrolling in college courses creates a permanent college transcript. It is the student's responsibility to drop a course before the drop deadline to avoid getting a negative grade on their college transcript.
Not all courses offered at Santa Ana College are available to high school students. Don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify eligible courses.
COORDINATED & NON-COORDINATED PROGRAM
Students enroll in a SAC course offered as part of a partnership agreement between the college and a local high school district.
Classes are taught either at a local high school campus during school hours or after school.
These courses are entirely free for students. Depending on the modality of the course, the school and or the college will cover textbook
& material fees.
Students will receive dual credit on high school transcripts through a designated pathway.
Students must complete the online application to SAC and submit their Special Admit form to the program coordinator. If all is correct, the student will be enrolled in the course(s) selected by Admissions & Records.
Students can enroll in SAC courses offered on our campus or online with approval from their high school.
Enrollment fees are waived, but students are responsible for covering the cost of material or textbook (s).
Students are encouraged to enroll in courses labeled as "OER (Open Educational Resources) or ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost).
Students will earn college credit for courses taken, but their high school/ district will determine if they can receive dual credit toward their high school graduation requirements.
Students are responsible for completing their special admit and registering for their course(s).
1) Apply to SAC|
- Go to
- Click on the "APPLY ONLINE TODAY" button.
- This takes you to the OpenCCC Account screen, where you need to
CLICK on Create Account, then type in your EMAIL or CELL PHONE number to begin.
2) Special Admit Form|
Click on the Special Admit Form and get all appropriate signatures from your Principal/Counselor and parent/legal guardian.
Please note that as of Spring of 2022, students will not need to have a Dean's signature on the form. Once the form is complete and signed, please email your complete form to SAC Admission & Records: Adm_Records@sac.edu
DUAL ENROLLMENT PARTNERS
CHARTER & PRIVATES
Dual Enrollment Agreements
Don't hesitate to get in touch with our Dual Enrollment Office to get further information.
Email: email@example.com | Phone: 714-564-6442