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Steps for Enrollment - Admissions and Records

Who May Apply

Admission to Ohlone College is open to anyone who is a high school graduate, has a high school equivalency certificate or General Educational Development (GED), or is 18 years of age or older.

Students under 18 years of age qualify for admission by meeting one of the following requirements:

  • Graduating from high school.
  • Passing the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) or General Educational Development (GED) Examination.
  • Meeting the K-12 admission requirements.

Students under 18 years of age are expected to provide the information pertaining to parents on the back of the Application for Admission. They must also submit proof of high school graduation or equivalent (CHSPE or GED).

Student Success and Support Program

The intent of the Student Success and Support Program is to increase student access and success through the provision of core support services, including:

  • orientation,
  • assessment and placement,
  • counseling,
  • advising,
  • education planning services
  • and follow-up for at-risk students

All new students are expected to participate in orientationi and assessment unless they:

  1. have earned a college degree (associate degree or higher);
  2. are enrolled in Kindergarten-12th grade while taking Ohlone College courses.
  3. are enrolling solely to take a course legally mandated for employment or necessary to meet changed industry or licensure standards;
  4. are enrolling for a reason other than career development or advancement; transfer; earning a degree or certificate; or completing a Basic Skills or ESL course sequence.
  5. are enrolling only in Summer classes.

Get information about exemptions from Orientation or other Student Success requirements on the New Student Orientation website.