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Admissions Eligibility

Any person who has earned a high school diploma or the equivalent – such as a certificate of proficiency issued by the State Board of Education including a General Education Development (GED) – is eligible for admission to Cosumnes River College. Non-high school graduates 18 years of age or older who demonstrate ability to profit from a community college education may also be admitted.

Note that Los Rios Community College District reserves the right to evaluate the validity of high school diploma or the equivalent if we or the Secretary of the Department of Education have reason to believe that the high school diploma or equivalent is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary school education.

There are four main types of students who attend Cosumnes River College:

First-Time College Students

First-time college students are individuals who are a high school graduates or are at least 18 years old and never attended any college (other than those who attended while in high school).

Continuing Students

Continuing students are individuals who attended classes at any Los Rios college in the term immediately prior to the next term.

Returning or Transfer Students

All students returning after an absence or transferring from a non-Los Rios college must complete an admissions application and submit official transcripts of all other college work to the Admissions and Records Office.

Special Admit Students (Dual Enrollment)

High school students who will have started ninth grade or be at least 14 years of age by the start of classes and adult school students working on a high school diploma program may be eligible to enroll in a maximum of eleven units of community college classes each semester through Dual Enrollment program.