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Early Welcome / Priority Registration

Get​ an Early Start on College!

Graduating high school seniors are encouraged to participate in SCC's Early Welcome Program. Students who complete all of the Early Welcome steps will receive priority registration and Free​ Tuition through SCC's Promise Scholarship.
To participate in Early Welcome, students must complete the following 3 steps:

1. ​Complete an​​ Online Application for Fall 2022
Need step-by-step help in applying? Watch the How to Apply video.
International Students must contact SCC’s International Student Office to apply to SCC - or 714-628-5050​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. ​​

2. Submit Exit Form 
Once you have completed the application, you will receive an email from SCC with the subject line "Your Priority Registration/Early Welcome 2022 Info - Santiago Canyon College". This email contains a link to the Exit Form​. You must complete the Exit Form to be receive a counseling/registration appointment. 

If you have not received the Exit Form after applying, please email or ​contacting your assigned SCC Outreach Representative

3. Meet with an SCC Counselor and register for classes with priority!
After submitting the Exit Form, you will receive an email with the subject line, "Video Meeting - [ConexED]", providing your assigned 30-minute virtual counseling/registration appointment through Cranium Cafe. Once you and your counselor have created your first-semester education plan, you can access your priority registration! You will have 24 hours to register for classes with priority. ​

Need help registering for classes? Watch the How to Register for Classes video. 

​4. Complete online New Student Orientation
​Once you have registered for classes, you will receive an email from SCC with the subject line, "Your Early Welcome Canvas Module". Complete your online New Student Orientation Canvas Module.

5. (Bonus Step) Sign ​​up and attend Summer Advantage Academy to earn a second year of priority registration.  Also, apply for the SCC Promise Scholarship that provides 2 years of free tuition, regardless of family income!​​

Summer Advantage Academy is an exciting one-day program that helps you get comfortable with the campus, meet our awesome faculty, refresh your skills with some core academic material, and meet other new students! As a bonus of participating in the Summer Advantage Academy, you will receive a second year of priority registration! 


SCC Promise Scholarship offers up to 2 years of free tuition, peer mentoring, and access to specialized academic and career planning with related support services for first-time college students. Sign up for the Promise Scholarship by or before the deadline on May 31, 2021. All applicants must complete the financial aid application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act).

FAQ - Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions​​

Q: What are the dates for the Early Welcome Program?
A: The five days for Early Welcome 2022 are: April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, and May 13

Q: I am a graduating high school student, what are the Early Welcome Program steps?
A: Check out our flowchart to know the next step for you in the Early Welcome Program. You can contact our Outreach Representatives for more information. * If you have applied to SCC and have not received the required Exit Form, please email​.

​​Extended Early Welcome Flowchart

Q. I am a dual enrollment student, do I have to reapply to SCC?
A: Yes, dual enrollment students have to reapply to Fall 2022 as regular incoming students. ​

Q. What are some important dates that I need to remember?
A: Important dates are:

  • ​​Deadline to apply for the Promise Scholarship: May 31
  • Deadline to pay for your classes: June 14
  • Summer Advantage Academy: August 16 or August 17
  • First day of Fall 2021 semester: August 23
Q: What is the Promise Scholarship, and how can I sign up for it?

A: The SCC Promise Scholarship provides free tuition for all first-time, full-time students for two academic years (Fall 2021/Spring 2022 & Fall ​​​2022/Spring 2023 semesters), regardless of family income. Fill out the Promise Scholarship Application today.​ The deadline to apply for the SCC Promise Scholarship is May 31

Q: How do I get my second-year priority registration?

A: After attending Early Welcome, you are invited to participate in our Summer Advantage Academy, a one-day program held every August, one week before Fall classes start. Students will receive college success tips from our faculty, gain writing strategies for mastering college-level English, learn math success skills, learn about our programs and services. It is also an excellent opportunity to connect and make friends with other first-year students.

Date/time: TBD

Q: Need help registering for your classes?

A: You have already met with a counselor but still need help with the registration process? The Outreach team will be happy to help answer your questions and get you registered in your first-semester classes.

Outreach Office Information
Meet with Outreach Staff

​​A-Building, 1st Floor, Room 105​

Office Hours (by Appointment): ​
Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Email us for appointment​

Phone: 714-628-4808​

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