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Program Information

About College Connections

  1. General Information
  2. Responsibilities
  3. College Records
  4. Code of Conduct / Academic Standards
  5. Important Dates
  6. Registration Delays
  7. Withdrawls
  8. Using College Credits for H.S. Graduation
  9. Transcripts / Grades
  10. Enrollment Fee
  11. Parking Fee
  12. Non-Resident Tuition Fee

About College Connections

  1. General Information

    College Connection is a special program designed to provide current high school students, who are enrolled in the 9th grade or above, the opportunity to get an “early start” on their college experience. College enrollment fees may be free to California residents. It is important to list requested and alternative courses on the College Connection Course Request Form   (Download Spanish Version)  . Students should understand that all courses selected, and/or any changes, must be approved (in writing) by the parent or guardian and the high school principal or designee. Please note the important information about admissions requirements and course prerequisites. College policy gives first priority for enrollment to college students; therefore, concurrent students are enrolled on a space available basis as determined by the College. The final decision regarding admission of any student to any course rests with the College.

    Please check the following sites for College and program specific updates and information:

    Cañada College: http://canadacollege.edu/ce
    College of San Mateo (CSM): http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/ce
    Skyline College: http://skylinecollege.edu/ce

  2. Responsibilities

    The primary responsibility for determining which classes a student should choose rests with the student and the high school counselor. The high schools and Colleges will coordinate counseling services to maximize educational benefits for students. The student assumes the responsibility of obtaining high school counselor/principal and parental permission when applying for admission and participating in the College Connection Program. The application for Admission and the College Connection Course Request Form must be fully completed with all required signatures. Incomplete forms will not be processed.

  3. College Records

    All college coursework for which a grade is issued becomes part of the permanent, academic college record of the student. Once enrolled in college, all rights to access student education records belong to the student. This includes registration information, class attendance, class performance, grades, transcripts, and test scores. The student has the right to privacy of records or to authorize others to have access to their education records. Students wishing to release education records to a third party must sign and submit a release form to the Office of Admissions & Records.
  4. Code of Conduct / Academic Standards

    A concurrently enrolled student is expected to complete all class requirements, maintain a 2.0 grade point average or better in all college classes, and adhere to the College’s Code of Conduct.
  5. Important Dates

    The College Connection Program forms, including high school transcripts, should be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records as early as possible for best consideration for classes. Registration will begin as of the dates below:

    Fall Semester 2013
    Registration begins on May 6, 2013 (Continuing HS Students)
    Registration begins on May 11, 2013 (New HS Students)
    Classes begin on August 19, 2013

    Spring Semester 2014
    Registration begins on November 11, 2013 (Continuing HS Students)
    Registration begins on November 16, 2013 (New HS Students)
    Classes begin on January 13, 2014

  6. Registration Delays

    The following conditions might affect or delay college admission: insufficient time for application processing, placement testing, prerequisite verification and college counselor review of program before classes begin, and/or limited college course offerings.
  7. Withdrawls

    Official withdrawal is the responsibility of the student. A student who does not withdraw in accordance with established procedures may receive a penalty grade. Details on these policies are in the class schedule.

    Note: Grades earned and withdrawals processed at the college become part of your permanent College record.

  8. Using College Credits for H.S. Graduation

    College Connection students will receive college credit for all college coursework completed. College coursework may be applied towards high school graduation requirements. College courses accepted by your high school towards meeting high school graduation requirements will be calculated in your high school GPA.
  9. Transcripts / Grades

    Grades are not mailed upon completion of the semester. It is the responsibility of the student to provide transcripts to requesting institutions, including high schools. Students may request official college transcripts online via WebSMART, by fax, or in person at the Offce of Admissions and Records. Grades and unofficial records can be accessed on-line through WebSMART.
  10. Enrollment Fee

    High school students enrolled in 11 units or less are not required to pay the Enrollment Fee or Health Fee. Some courses may require payment of a materials fee (see course description in class schedule).
  11. Parking Fee

    To park a motor vehicle (excluding motorcycles) on campus Monday-Friday, students are required to pay a parking fee. Students may purchase semester-length or 9 month parking permits. Daily permits are also available at permit dispensers on campus. See class schedule for types of parking fees, dispenser locations and designated student parking.
  12. Non-Resident Tuition Fee

    Students who have not been a California resident for at least one year before the beginning of the semester of attendance, or who are attending as an International Student with an F-1 visa, are required to pay non-resident tuition. See current class schedule for fee information.

    (Fees are subject to change. Do not submit payment with your application. Payment for any assessed fees should be submitted to the Cashier’s Office following receipt of confirmation of enrollment.)