|High School Students in Career Advanced Placement (CAP) Program
The CAP program is designed for high school students. A portion of the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) curriculum is available to supplement programs of high school students recommended by their principals. Contact your high school counseling office for details.
Students in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades of high school may be admitted as special part-time or full-time (SCC full-time status is 6 units for Summer session and 12 units in Fall/Spring semester) students to Santiago Canyon College. High School students who would benefit from advanced scholastic work may enroll in classes with the signed consent of the high school principal, a parent, and the appropriate Santiago Canyon College Associate Dean of Admissions or Registrar. All signatures are recorded on the Career Advanced Placement (CAP) form.
SB 338 provides the District with the authority to restrict admission and enrollment in any session based on age, grade-level of completion, or assessment and placement procedures in conformance with Matriculation regulations.
How do I register?
Please read CAP Education Code (Assembly Bill AB 967) information below before continuing.
Click here to view Enrollment Checklist for High School (CAP) Students
1. Apply online.
2. Download and complete the CAP form – SCC CAP form (pdf).
3. Read CAP Attachment Letter for important information about the CAP program. Information regarding enrollment fees and assigned registration time.
4. Obtain signatures from parent and high school.
5. Log into Online Records/WebAdvisor to view your SCC student number and online registration date. CAP students typically register for classes 2-3 days prior to the semester start.
6. If you are taking English, Math or advanced Chemistry, you will need to sign up for the English, Math or Chemistry placement test. You may schedule a Placement Test online at www.sccollege.edu/testing.
7. Students under 16 years of age and/or 10th grade and below are also required to obtain the additional written permission from Santiago Canyon College Associate Dean of Admissions or Registrar. Please bring completed CAP form to SCC Admissions & Records Office (Building E - Room 101) to obtain signature. Both the student and parent must be present.
8. Submit the completed (with your SCC student number written on the CAP form) and signed CAP form into the Admissions & Records Office (E-101), in person, before your registration date. Registration online is restricted until the CAP form is submitted.
9. Register for classes online. Refer to the Student WebAdvisor Help Manual for instructions on how to register for classes.
NOTE: Assembly Bill AB967 authorizes us to assign a low enrollment priority to special part-time or full-time concurrent enrollment students in order to assure that these students do not displace regularly admitted students.
- Any other class that has a prerequisite must also be cleared. Please call our Counseling Office for clarification, 714-628-4800.
The steps listed below allow high school students to use college credit coursework to meet high school graduation requirements.
1. Request or download a Career Advanced Placement (CAP) form and obtain approval from your high school to enroll at the college.
2. Enroll in approved course(s) at Santiago Canyon College.
3. Upon the completion of the course(s), request an official transcript to be forwarded from Santiago Canyon College to your high school. Advise your high school of the transcript request and indicate course(s) that you wish to use toward high school graduation. Santiago Canyon College does not annotate the transcript for high school credit.
Part-time enrollment is defined as 11.9 units or less during the full semester. Full time enrollment is 12 units or more during a full semester. Six units in a summer session or in an Intersession is considered full-time enrollment.
Special part-time students in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades who are concurrently enrolled are exempt from enrollment fees, but are obligated to pay all health, student and material fees. (Section 76001 - Education Code)
Special full-time students who enroll in 12 units or more (for Fall/Spring semester) and 6 units or more (for Summer session) are required to pay all enrollment, health, student, and material fees at the current rate per unit. (Section 76300 - Education Code)
Students who are home-schooled are required to obtain the written permission from the local high school district in which the student would have normally enrolled --OR-- bring a copy of the affidavit that was filed with the state.
Assembly Bill AB 967
AB 967 relates to the concurrent enrollment of students in high school and community college. This bill requires community college districts to assign a low priority enrollment to CAP students in order to ensure that these students do not displace regularly admitted students.
Concurrently enrolled high school students will be able to register the Thursday prior to the start of the semester. View your online registration date using the Online Records/WebAdvisor.