When can I begin to apply to the college?
Classes begin throughout the semester at Santa Ana College. An application is required for every New student. Former students who are returning after an absence of two full semesters or longer, must also complete an application prior to registering for a class.
Applications for the coming year open on September 01. Online applications can be submitted for one of two application periods: Intersession & Spring Term or Summer & Fall Term.
For more information, click on: Apply to Santa Ana College
How do I get an application for an international student (F-1)?
Application forms for international students are available at the International Student Center on the Santa Ana College campus. Please call (714) 564-6047. Applications can also be downloaded from the International Student Program Web site.
Can I apply online to Santa Ana College?
The Online Application is available on November 1st for Spring and April 1st for Summer and Fall.
When do classes begin?
There are many short and long term classes offered at Santa Ana College. Examples include: first eight weeks of the semester; second eight weeks of the semester; and quick study classes (six weekends in a row). Santa Ana College offers full semester (fall and spring), summer, and intersession courses, for more information, click on: Instructional Calendar
When are the schedules available for each semester?
The class schedule for each semester appears on the college web site at www.sac.edu and is available approximately 3 months prior to the semester start date.
How does a new student get a registration date?
New students receive an appointment to register online after an application is submitted. Check online via Self-Service on the Student menu under Registration, "View Online Registration Date".
How is registration completed?
Registration can be completed online via Self-Service at the student's scheduled appointment date and time, or at any time after the appointment time. For questions about the registration process, the Admissions Office can be reached by email- Adm_Records@sac.edu or phone(714) 564-6017. Mail in registrations are not accepted.
For more information, click on: Register for Classes
There are two types of transcripts: OFFICIAL and UNOFFICIAL. An unofficial copy can be obtained for currently enrolled students in Self-Service. Go to "Academics" and click on "Unofficial Transcript". All requests sent from the Admissions Office are OFFICIAL transcripts. Once the envelope is opened, it is considered UNOFFICIAL.
How can I request a transcript?
There are 3 ways to request an official transcript: in person, by mail, or via the Santa Ana College website (see the Transcript Requests hyperlink below).
For information on how to request an official transcript online using a credit card, click on: Transcript Requests . All transcript requests require a written signature and cannot be processed by phone or fax.
Transcripts can be obtained by mailing in a completed Transcript Request Form along with appropriate payment. A Transcript Request From can be downloaded from the Santa Ana College website, Admissions home page under FORMS. Mail payment and completed form to:
Santa Ana College
1530 West 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
If you are unable to download this form, send a handwritten request to the above address. Be sure to include:
- formal name,
- maiden name,
- social security number or student number,
- date of birth,
- dates of attendance at Santa Ana College,
- how many copies you need to have sent,
- the address of the place/person where you would like the transcript sent,
- your signature on the request.
What is the fee charged for a transcript?
An express request can be mailed within one business day, the cost is $8 per copy, sent via U.S. Mail.
A non-express request can be mailed within 7-10 business days, the cost is $3 per copy, sent via U.S. Mail.
For more information, click on: Transcript Requests
I need transcripts from all of my colleges. Can I get them from Santa Ana College?
Santa Ana College can only provide a transcript of courses from schools within the Rancho Santiago Community College District which includes Santa Ana and Santiago Canyon Colleges.
Who can I call to follow up on my transcript request?
For requests made through Santa Ana College, the Admissions Office can be reached by email - Adm_Records@sac.edu or phone (714) 564-6017
FEE PAYMENTS & REFUNDS
Students who register online can also pay online with a credit card. See the Class Schedule for detailed information on fee payment or check the course description via Self-Service.
Do I need to provide transcripts from the school I previously attended? When do I do this?
After you apply, you should have copies of your college courses sent to the Admissions Office. It is suggested that an appointment be made to meet with a Counselor to review past transcripts and to make an educational plan for your future classes at Santa Ana College.
How do I apply for a degree or certificate?
Make an appointment with a Counselor.
How do I get a copy of my Associates Degree?
Visit the website of the Graduation Office. You can find the order form for duplicate diploma at the bottom of the page.