Early College High School Program

You can start your college journey now, even if you're still in high school. Through Ohlone College's Early College Program, you can take college courses at Ohlone College campus and/or online.

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K-9th Graders  10-12th Graders

Follow Steps to Enroll

K-9th

10th-12th

Step 1: Apply for admissions

Apply for admissions through OpenCCCApply by creating or signing into your OpenCCCApply account. All early college students must submit an online application for every semester they wish to attend.

Step 2: Complete and Submit Permission Packet to enroll

 

  1. Packets will be released for the Spring 2022 semester on Tuesday November 2nd.
  2. Please check the important dates for each semester and plan accordingly. Allow 10 business days for processing.
  3. On the electronic permission form, you must list the classes, for example: ENGL-101A 4.0 units. Classes must be CSU and/or UC transferable. 
  4. High school students are not permitted to take non-transferable classes and the following: Athletics classes, PE classes, or noncredit classes.
  5. Homeschool or online school: *If you attend a homeschool or online school, the school district office can sign your electronic permission form or your homeschool must provide a private school affidavit for the current academic year. 

See Important Dates for K-9th Graders

 

  1. Packets will be released for the Spring 2022 semester on Tuesday November 2nd.
  2. Please check the important dates for each semester and plan accordingly. Allow 10 business days for processing.
  3. On the electronic permission form, you must list the classes example: ENGL-101A 4.0 units; Classes must be CSU and/or UC transferable. 
  4. High school students are not permitted to take non-transferable classes and the following: Athletics classes, PE classes, or noncredit.
  5. Complete the electronic permission form to initiate the routing process to your parents and high school. 
  6. Homeschool or online school: *If you attend a homeschool or online school, the school district office can sign your form or your homeschool must provide a private school affidavit for the current academic year. 

See Important Dates for 10-12th Graders

Step 3: Self-Guided Placement

Placement

High School students are still required to go through the self-placement process even if their high school principals approve for them to take a college course. 

Placement in English and Math is one of the critical first steps to helping students successfully start their college experience. It is also important that you understand your placement options and your right to access transfer-level coursework.

Our new placement process is completely online and is based on self-reported information, which relies on your honesty. The only person impacted by your placement level is YOU! Your honesty will determine an appropriate placement level that will be essential to your success in college. If you have any questions or concerns about your placement you may visit a counselor on a drop-in basis.

Complete Self-Guided Placement.

Step 4: Register for Classes

  1. Mark your calendar for registration.
  2. Registration begins after 8 a.m. for grades 10-12th.
  3. K-9th grade must contact the instructor on the first day for an add authorization code if there is room in the class.
  4. Also, review our deadlines calendar for last day to add with an add authorization code. 

Step 5: Payment

When to Pay
Your fees are due at the time of registration. We allow up to seven days after registering for you to complete your payment. If payment is not received within that time, you may be dropped for nonpayment.

UNDERSTAND YOUR TUITION AND FEES

Pay Online
Pay your fees online by going to "My Account" in MyOhlone. You can pay with a credit card, debit card, or from your bank account.

Pay In Person
Pay in person with cash, check, or credit card at the Cashier's Office during open window hours. Or, place a check payment in the Cashier Drop Box.


CASHIER’S OFFICE LOCATION  
MORE ABOUT IN PERSON PAYMENTS

Step 6: Prepare for Classes

Purchase or rent books through the Ohlone College Bookstore.

We look forward to welcoming you as an Ohlone student!

Step 7: Accommodation Needs

Our Student Accessibility Services (SAS) counselors will assist you with receiving accommodations for Ohlone classes. The explanation on the differences of level accommodation services between high school and Ohlone College SAS would guide you to have a better understanding on how to get accommodations for your Ohlone classes. Since your IEP only applies your accommodations for your high school classes your accommodations will be made based on the Ohlone College SAS process. Please follow the instruction below to receive your accommodations.

  1. After you complete your steps to enroll through Kindergarten -12th grade enrollment process, you will need to email your documentation verifying your disability to sas@ohlone.edu
    • IEP or 504 Plan and
    • Psychoeducational Report
    • Latest High School Transcript 
    • Provide LD assessment from other institution
      OR
    • Medical Documentation signed by a medical professional
    • Latest High School Transcript
  2. Once your documentation is reviewed, you will be contacted by SAS Program Assistant to schedule you an appointment to meet with a SAS Counselor.
  3. The SAS Counselor will help you develop an Education Plan to determine the classes in which you should enroll each semester as well as identify your educational limitations and create an Academic Accommodation Plan.

If you have any questions or concerns about SAS, please contact SAS office at SAS@ohlone.edu or 510-896-5183 - This phone will be answered Monday - Thursday 8am-5pm.

Questions? 
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View important dates and deadlines on the academic calendar.