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Taking College Classes

Please note: Grades earned in Advanced Education courses will not receive a grade bump on student's permanent high school transcript. The course credit and grade the student receives will become part of his or her permanent college record and must be reported as such on college applications. Students will need to request official transcripts from the Los Rios Community College District to be sent to any and all institutions to receive credit. Failure to do so may result in delayed admission.



Advanced Education (High School Students)

Who can enroll in Advanced Education classes?
  • You must demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, GPA of 2.7, analysis of transcripts, assessment results, other student achievements.
  • You must have completed the tenth grade or be 16 years of age by the first day of instruction.
  • You must be mature enough to understand the course material and to benefit from the presentation style.
  • You must be mature enough to avoid jeopardizing your safety or the safety of others.
  • You may fill out a petition if you do not meet one of the above criteria.

How to Enroll


Step 1     Read and complete the entire Advanced Education Application. The application must have requested courses filled in and approved by your high school counselor, principal, or authorized designee. It requires signatures from yourself, your parent/guardian, and your high school counselor, principal, or authorized designee. 


Step 2     Complete the SCC application. Indicate you are an Advanced Education student (not a new student and not a continuing student if you have taken SCC classes before) on the SCC Application. 


Step 3     Complete the Los Rios online orientation. You may begin the online orientation the day after you receive your Los Rios Student ID number. Print out the completion page at the end of the orientation or Print the Certificate of Completion that is sent to your Los Rios Gmail account within 24 hours. (New students only). 


Step 4     Complete the SCC Assessment. Take this assessment before meeting with your high school counselor in order for them to better advise you. Complete the Math or English assessment ONLY if you are requesting to take classes with a math or English class prerequisite. You will need to submit these results with your Advanced Education packet. Assessment schedule:


Step 5     Complete a typed statement and obtain transcripts. TYPE a personal statement explaining how you meet the criteria for Advanced Education. Attach a copy of your high school. If you have taken college courses, you will need to provide a copy of your unofficial college transcripts. 


Step 6     Submit your complete Advanced Education packet. You can submit the packet in person to the dropbox at the SCC Main Campus Counseling department RHN 147 or via email to After submitting you will receive a confirmation email: Approval, Missing Document, or Denial (with further instructions). 

Step 7     Pick up Session with a Counselor. Once you receive an approval confirmation email, you will be invited to register for a pick up session. At this session an SCC counselor will provide information regarding your next steps.


Step 8     Fee Payment. Pay the UTP (Universal Transit Pass) and student representation fees (enrollment fees are waived via advanced education). International student fees may apply. For more information, contact Admissions and Records at 916- 558-2351. For further information, email the Advanced Education Committee at







West Sacramento Center

SCC West Sacramento Center is part of Sacramento City College. The Center offers various classes and student services on-site. Services offered include:
– Academic Counseling
– Assessment Testing
– Enrollment Assistance
– Financial Aid
– Other Student Support Assistance

About Us

Currently, the Center is a 3-story building that includes 11 classrooms and 1 computer lab. Services offered include academic and financial aid counseling, enrollment assistance, assessment testing, tutoring services, and other student support services. The Center currently serves more than 2500 students.


West Sacramento Center

1115 West Capitol Avenue

West Sacramento, CA 95691


Phone: 916-375-5511

Fax: 916-375-5520

West Sacramento Center Office Hours

August 24-December 17
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday/Sunday: Closed