Cerro Coso Community College

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Admissions for Early College Students

Early College.

Early College enrollment in college courses by high school students is a benefit provided by Cerro Coso Community College. This process applies to all students who are currently enrolled in the K-12 system, including adult school programs. Cerro Coso does not usually admit students who are below the 9th grade level. However, exceptions may be made for young students who have been or can be designated as qualifying for the "Gifted and Talented" (GATE) program. Students in the latter category must be identified and documented by the school district office, and then enrollment is restricted to those college classes that fall within their “Gifted and Talented” status.

In order for students to be placed in course work in a quick and effective manner, it is important that the process for enrollment is followed and that all instructions are read and understood by the parent or guardian, prospective student and school official.

New and Returning Early College Students

  1. New students please fill out the application form online.
  2. Returning students please do an update form every semester that you take classes.
  3. Meet with a counselor/advisor for placement in math and English.
    These are required for students taking English and math classes, but highly recommended for all students.
    Email: earlycollege@cerrocoso.edu or call:

    (760) 384-6219 at Ridgecrest / Indian Wells Valley / Online
    (760) 384-6395 at Kern River Valley Lake Isabella
    (760) 384-6280 at East Kern Center: Edwards AFB
    (661) 823-4986 at East Kern Center: Tehachapi
    (760) 872-1565 at ESCC Bishop
    (760) 934-2875 at ESCC Mammoth Lakes

  4. DualEnroll.com Instructions

    Follow these DualEnroll.com Instructions to create an account and select your courses for Dual Enrollment and/or Concurrent Enrollment. PLEASE NOTE: Requests for courses take approximately 1 week to clear. Students will receive an email notification from DualEnroll when they have been approved and cleared to register. If the course request is denied, please check your DualEnroll account and email used to create your account for the reason.

    Follow these DualEnroll.com Instructions to create an account and select your courses for Dual Enrollment and/or Concurrent Enrollment. PLEASE NOTE: Requests for courses take approximately 1 week to clear. Students will receive an email notification from DualEnroll when they have been approved and cleared to register. If the course request is denied, please check your DualEnroll account and email used to create your account for the reason.

    Step 1: Students will create DualEnroll.com accounts and select courses for Dual Enrollment and/or Concurrent Enrollment.

    Step 2: Parents will receive an email and/or text message to provide consent for their student to take Dual Enrollment and/or Concurrent Enrollment courses.

    Step 3: The college will review each student account and send notifications to the student or their district if corrections are needed.

    Step 4: The high school or district will review student accounts, provide documentation as needed, and approve the student for Dual Enrollment and/or Concurrent Enrollment.

    Step 5: Students approved for Dual Enrollment courses will be registered and then notified. Students approved for Concurrent Enrollment courses will be cleared and then notified that they can register for courses.

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