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High School Transition Information Sheet

Make a smooth transition from high school to college by participating in the DSPS Early Welcome Program. Through DSPS, high school students with accommodation needs can complete placement testing, receive assistance with class scheduling, arrange for support services and participate in New Student Orientation and priority registration.  Be sure to take advantage of DSPS Early Welcome to get your college career off to a great start!

Complete a college application

1. _____Create an e-mail account if you do not have one. For example, go to:
2. _____
Submit a Santiago Canyon College application for spring 2016* and fall 2016.
Apply online at CCCApply.  Login:___________  Password: _____________

* A spring application is needed because students participating in DSPS Early Welcome enroll in Special Services N98, Transition to College. There are no fees for the class and the only attendance required is the individual appointments you have to complete transition activities. On the spring application under the Education tab, select “enrolling in high school and college at the same time.”

3. _____ Complete a CAP Form. The CAP form is needed to enroll you in Special Services N98, Transition to College. The CAP form must be signed by you, a parent and your school counselor.

Provide disability documentation to DSPS (via e-mail, fax, or hand deliver).

4. _____ Most recent Psycho-Educational Assessment Team Report with latest cognitive and achievement test scores. Provide WJ-III Compuscore print-out.
5. _____ Last IEP or 504 plan
6. _____
Unofficial high school transcript

Make appointments with DSPS

7. _____ After you have turned in your documentation, you (the student) must call to schedule an appointment to meet with a DSPS Instructor. At that appointment, your needs will be evaluated and future appointments will be discussed.

8. _____ Complete placement testing with accommodations.

9. _____ Meet with your DSPS instructor to plan your fall 2016 schedule.

Attend Orientation and Register for fall classes

10. _____ Attend orientation and complete online registration starting April for fall 2016. Be prepared to pay your fees within 3 days of registration.