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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/CSU transferable on a space-available basis. These students must also meet any and 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. Kindergarten- 12th grade coursework may not be used to waive college prerequisites. Parental and principal or school official approval is also required. PE and ATHL classes are not available for any Kindergarten-12th grade student enrollment.

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 Activities Fee, unless all classes are off campus. See Fees.

All Kindergarten-12th grade students are required to submit a new application packet every term. Kindergarten-12th grade students should refer to the Kindergarten-12th Grade Enrollment Steps and carefully follow the directions in the application 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, January 5, 2015 for Spring 2015 semester

10th-12th grade registration begins on:

  • Monday, January 12, 2015 for Spring 2015 semester

10th-12th grade students are allowed to take only CSU and UC transferable classes. These courses are identified in the printed 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 should submit their completed K-9th Grade Application Packet by a deadline 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, January 12, 2015 for Spring 2015 semester

Kindergarten-9th grade registration begins on:

  • Monday, January 26, 2015 for Spring 2015 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

Because of increased demand and limited availability, Ohlone College has revised its Kindergarten-9th grade enrollment policy from the past. Please recognize that the 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
  • CHEM-109 Biochemistry for Health Science & Biotech
  • CS-102 Introduction to Computer Science C++
  • ENGL-101A Reading & Written Composition
  • MATH-101A Calculus w/Analytic Geometry
  • MATH-101B Calculus w/Analytic Geometry
  • MATH-101C Calculus w/Analytic Geometry
  • 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 of 1974 (FERPA) as amended sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA protects students' rights to inspect and review their education records, to request to amend their educational records, and to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in education records. It only affords parents the right to have access to their children’s educational 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 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.

When a student turns 18 years old or enters a post secondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student.

As such, college personnel (faculty and staff) cannot release a student’s records (beyond that of Directory information) or speak with parents and/or guardians about any student’s academic records without a completed and signed “Release of Information” from the student. For more specific information regarding FERPA requirements and limitations, please visit the Admissions and Records website.

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