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Kindergarten-12th Grade Special Admission - Admissions and Records

This page refers to attending Ohlone College classes at the college level, not the Ohlone for Kids and Teens program.

It is advisable to begin the application process at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the term.

Special Admission

The term “special admission” applies to students who are currently enrolled in Kindergarten-12th grade. These students may enroll in Ohlone College courses that are UC and/or CSU transferable on a space available basis. PE and ATHL classes are not available for any Kindergarten-12th grade student enrollment. Kindergarten-12th grade students must meet all course prerequisites to be eligible for enrollment; for courses in English and math this usually requires that the student take an Ohlone Placement Test. Per Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, Kindergarten-12th grade coursework may not be used to waive college prerequisites. Parental and principal or school official approval is also required.

Student plays his guitar outside on break.Kindergarten-12th grade students are exempt from paying the California Community College Enrollment Fee but are subject to the Electronic Access Fee, Health Services Fee, and the optional Student Activity Fee. Students who are enrolled exclusively in classes located on their high school campus are also exempt from the Electronic Access, Health Services, and Student Activity fees. Students who are enrolled in online only classes are subject to the Electronic Access Fee. See Fees.

All Kindergarten-12th grade students are required to submit a new application for admission packet every term. Kindergarten-12th grade students should refer to the Kindergarten-12th Grade Enrollment Steps and carefully follow the directions in the application for admission packet to avoid delays in processing.

10th-12th Grade Students

Students in grades 10-12 are only allowed to take CSU and UC transferable classes. These courses are identified in the printed Class Schedule, online Class Schedule, and the Ohlone College Catalog. 10th-12th grade students will be able to register for classes approximately two weeks before the start of the term.

Grades 10-12: Special Admission Dates

Two smiling female students.10th-12th grade students will be required to submit their completed 10th-12th Grade application packet by:

  • Monday, May 2, 2016 for Summer 2016 term
  • Monday, July 25, 2016 for Fall 2016 semester

10th-12th grade registration begins on:

  • Monday, May 30, 2016 for Summer 2016 term
  • Monday, August 8, 2016 for Fall 2016 semester

10th-12th grade students are allowed to take only CSU and UC transferable classes. These courses are identified in the printed Class Schedule, online Class Schedule, and the Ohlone College Catalog.

10th-12th grade students should refer to the Kindergarten-12th Grade Enrollment Steps and carefully follow the directions in the 10th-12th Grade Application Packet to avoid delays in processing.

Kindergarten-9th Grade Students

Kindergarten-9th grade students may register only in a limited number of course offerings. Kindergarten-9th grade students should refer to the Kindergarten-12th Grade Enrollment Steps and carefully follow the directions in the K-9 application packet to avoid delays in processing.

Students need to submit their completed K-9th Grade Application Packet by the due date several weeks before the start of the term. No applications for Kindergarten-9th grade students will be accepted after the deadline posted for each term. Early application is encouraged. The first day that admitted Kindergarten-9th grade students will be able to register is the first day of the term.

Grades Kindergarten-9: Special Admission Dates

Kindergarten-9th grade students will be required to submit their completed Kindergarten-9th Grade application packet by:

  • Monday, May 9, 2016 for Summer 2016 term
  • Monday, August 8, 2016 for Fall 2016 semester

Kindergarten-9th grade registration begins on:

  • Monday, June 13, 2016 for Summer 2016 term
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 for Fall 2016 semester

No applications for Kindergarten-9th grade or 10th-12th grade students will be accepted after these dates. No exceptions. Early application is encouraged. Please plan ahead by obtaining signatures from school officials early.

Available Courses for Kindergarten-9th Grade

Courses offered for Kindergarten-9th grade students have been restricted to the courses listed below.

  • ASTR-101A General Astronomy
  • BIOL-130 Introduction to Biology
  • CHEM-102 Preparation for General Chemistry (Prerequisite: MATH-151 or Placement Test)
  • CHEM-109 Biochemistry for Health Science & Biotech (Prerequisite: MATH-151 or Placement Test)
  • CS-102 Introduction to Computer Science C++ (Prerequisite: MATH-152 or MATH-153 or Placement Test)
  • ENGL-101A Reading & Written Composition (Prerequisite: ENGL-151B and ENGL-163 or Placement Test)
  • MATH-101A Calculus w/Analytic Geometry (This course has a prerequisite/Placement Test)
  • MATH-101B Calculus w/Analytic Geometry (Prerequisite: MATH-101A or Placement Test)
  • MATH-101C Calculus w/Analytic Geometry (Prerequisite: MATH-101B or Placement Test)
  • PHYS-108 Survey of Physics

Kindergarten-9th grade students may register only in a limited number of course offerings. The list approved classes will be posted on this page and in the Kindergarten-9th grade application packet.

High School Outreach

Ohlone College has a priority registration program - Freshman Days: Ohlone College Orientation - for interested high school students. High school seniors who satisfy the "Senior Checklist" by the appropriate dates will be eligible to begin signing up on the first day new students are able to begin registering. Classes fill up quickly, so you will have an advantage if you finish these steps and register for classes as early as possible. More information about Ohlone's high school programs is available at:

Kindergarten-12th Grade Parent/Guardian Information (FERPA)

“The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children’s education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student. [emphasis added]” Students who are enrolled at Ohlone College are covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). According to this legislation, college personnel cannot release a student’s records or speak with parents and/or guardians about any student’s academic records without the student completing the “Release of Information” form. The exception to this regulation is if the student is claimed as a dependent by either parent for tax purposes. Ohlone College reserves the right to require documents verifying student’s status as a dependent.

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