High School Special Program

College/High School Concurrent Enrollment

High school students enrolled in 9th through 12th grades may be admitted for concurrent enrollment at Southwestern College with the approval of their high school principal or counselor and parent. The high school principal or designee shall determine and recommend the classes the student may enroll in. Students admitted in this category are subject to college regulations regarding admissions, attendance, prerequisites, scholarship, and personal conduct. All courses attempted and the units earned will be recorded on the student's permanent record for future use toward college graduation requirements.

Students are limited to taking no more than eleven (11) units per semester or summer session. A high school student may petition to attend Southwestern College on a full-time basis only if the student submits a letter from their high school releasing them to attend Southwestern College. Students enrolled in home school programs must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Home School Program affiliation with a County Department of Education Program.
  • California teaching credential of parent.
  • Current private school affidavit filed with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Note: Students enrolled in home school programs must provide one item from the following list of documentation prior to enrolling for classes.

College/Adult School Concurrent Enrollment

Attend Southwestern College for Free

The Adult Education Partnership Dual Enrollment Program covers tuition costs if you are currently enrolled in a high school diploma or GED program at a local adult school, regardless of your residency status (except for international students and students on B1/B2/tourist visas).

Why Should You Pursue the Adult Education Partnership Dual Enrollment Program?

  • You can earn high school diploma and college credit at the same time
  • You can get started on your degree requirements for Southwestern College, Cal State and University of California schools
  • You can experience college life


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA mandates that while minor high school students attend college, they are considered regular college students, and the privacy of their educational records is protected. Only the student has a right to their academic record. We will not release student information to parents without the prior written consent of the student. Visit the U.S. Department of Education website for more FERPA information.

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If you cannot complete the online version of the Dual Enrollment/ High School Special form, please fill out the High School Special PDF form get the required signatures, and upload to the secure Document Dropbox for Students. (NOTE: Using the PDF instead of the online form may delay processing of your application, and requires you to obtain signatures from your school counselor and principal.)

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays)
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Closed Fridays in summer)
Weekends Closed