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Cosumnes River College encourages students to enroll in CRC courses through the Advanced Education program. Concurrently enrolled high school students earn college credit and get a jumpstart on classes that may apply toward a certificate or degree at Cosumnes River College and/or transfer to a four-year college or university.

Deadline for Spring 2021 applications will be January 8, 2021.

Eligibility

Advanced Education students must meet the following criteria:

  • You are 16 years old, or you have already completed 10th grade by the first day college classes start
  • You are currently enrolled in high school (public, private, or home school)
  • Students must be mature enough to understand the course material and to benefit from the presentation style
  • Students are required to read and understand all requirements as set forth on page two of the Advanced Education application

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the Los Rios Online Application

First-Time Students

First-time students should complete the Los Rios Community College District Application to College (online application). Indicate you are an Advanced Education student: “enrolling in high school and college at the same time”. You will be emailed your Los Rios ID number upon completing the application IF you included a Social Security Number or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)*

Elk Grove Unified School District Students

If you are an Elk Grove Unified School District student, launch the application through the  California Colleges website.

Continuing Students

Complete the Supplemental Enrollment form on Los Rios eServices.

Undocumented Students

Undocumented students can contact the Dream Center at (916) 691-7447 or CRC-DreamCenter@crc.losrios.edu to process your application and obtain your Los Rios ID number once you submit your CRC application, prior to submitting your Advanced Education packet.

International Students

International students seeking to attend CRC under the Advanced Education program should first consult with their high school international student advisor to determine if the CRC coursework will be appropriate. International students are responsible for paying non-resident tuition, enrollment, and Universal Transit Pass (UTP) fees in addition to the student representation and health services fees (for fall and spring semesters). Other conditions may apply.

Step 2: Complete the Advanced Education Application

  • Schedule an appointment to meet with your HS counselor to determine which classes you are eligible to take.
  • Complete the Advanced Education Application (PDF), typed only. Be sure the application is completed thoroughly with the 5-digit course number and course title for the classes you wish to take.
  • Obtain parent/legal guardian signature (typed signature ok)
  • Complete the form, then obtain school principal or designated counselor/administrator signature (electronic signature or certified signature with time-stamp required)

Note: CRC staff and faculty CANNOT recommend courses for Advanced Education.

**If you are home schooled or enrolled in a high school where transcripts are not available, please provide a record of completed course work, achievement level, and grade level. If your school is not listed on the California Department of Education's School Directory website, please also include a copy of the private school affidavit submitted to the State or County Office of Education to document the student’s involvement in an educational process.

Step 3: Course Prerequisites and Placement

If a prerequisite is required for a course the student is requesting, you may use completed High School course work or test results from AP exam scores. Upload the test results as a PDF file to the Advanced Education submission form (step 4). In-progress coursework is not eligible for placement into CRC Math or English courses, and cannot be used to meet prerequisites. For information on math and English placement, please see the Assessment Center's Placement webpage for more details.

Note: Assessment testing is no longer available for math and English.

Step 4: Submit Your Completed Application Packet

Spring 2021 Advanced Education Submission Form

  • All information must be completed on this submission form in order to submit the Advanced Education Application and required attachments.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed, or approved.
  • All attachments must be in PDF format. The Advanced Education application must be attached in PDF format. Pictures/photos of documents will not be accepted.
  • Processing time is up to 10 business days. Advanced Education students will receive a priority 3 enrollment date.
  • It is the students' responsibility to ensure that the packet is accurate and complete.

Step 5: Course Registration Status

Once your packet is reviewed, you will receive an email notifying you of your application status.

If approved: The Admissions and Records (A&R) office will complete your course enrollment based on your enrollment dates and send you an email confirmation. Log in to your eServices account to see your enrollment appointment.

If denied: The Counseling office will notify you of the denial and explain the appeal process. For students who choose to appeal a denied application, submit the Advanced Education Petition Form (PDF).

Step 6: Payments and Fees

Once enrolled: Pay the UTP (Universal Transit Pass) and student representation fees.

For more information, contact the Business Services at (916) 691-7323. Any fees you may owe will appear and can be paid within your eServices account.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I convert a picture to a PDF to submit with my application?

You will need to submit PDF documents with your Advanced Education application. Follow these instructions for converting an image to a PDF on your computer.

Option 1: Follow these steps on your computer (Google Chromebook or Windows):

  1. Open the picture
  2. Right click on the picture; a task bar will open
  3. Select Print from the task bar
  4. Select Adobe PDF as the print method
  5. Save the PDF under the correct name in a folder on your computer

Option 2: Use the free image-to-PDF converter on the Adobe webpage.

Option 3: From your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open Notes and select a note or create a new one
  2. Tap the Camera button, then tap Scan Documents 
  3. Place your document in view of the camera
  4. If your device is in Auto mode, your document will automatically scan. If you need to manually capture a scan, tap the Shutter button or one of the Volume buttons. Then drag the corners to adjust the scan to fit the page, then tap Keep Scan.
  5. Tap Save or add additional scans to the note.
  6. On the note itself, or on the individual scans inside the note, click the upload/share icon to save to a local drive or email to yourself to save on your computer.

How do I find the 5-digit course number?

  • Find the course you would like to take in the Class Schedule.
  • Make sure to check if the class is going to be asynchronous or synchronous and choose accordingly.
  • You cannot include courses from campuses other than CRC on your course list.

Watch this helpful Class Search Tool video (1 minute).

class search tool screenshot

What GPA do I include?

The cumulative, unweighted GPA on your most current high school transcript.

Can I retake a class I failed at my high school at CRC through Advanced Education?

No. LRCCD policy states that students cannot enroll in courses requiring repetition due to unsatisfactory grades (D or F) received at the student’s high school.

I can’t meet with the high school principal, who can sign to approve my classes?

Your application must be signed by your principal or an authorized signer. If the school official who signs your application is not on our list of designated signers, then they must provide a list of all authorized designees on school letterhead that is signed by the principal. If this is the case, then please include this list with your application. Applications that do not include this list will be denied.

I am undocumented, can I participate in the Advanced Education program?

Yes! Advanced Education students who are classified as California residents are exempt from the enrollment fee.

See LRCCD board regulation R-2212 for more details.

I am a parent, can I call to inquire on the status of my students’ application?

No. Under Section 49061 of the Education Code, parents of community college students do not have a right of access to their children's student records, regardless of whether the student is under the age of 18. This includes Advanced Education.

I am an International Student. Can I take Advanced Education courses?

International students seeking to attend CRC under the Advanced Education program should first consult with their high school international student advisor to determine if the CRC coursework will be appropriate. International students are responsible for paying non-resident tuition, enrollment, and Universal Transit Pass (UTP) fees in addition to the student representation and health services fees (for fall and spring semesters). Other conditions may apply.

Student Records and Privacy

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and Section 49061 of the Education Code, parents of community college students do not have a right of access to their children's student records, regardless of whether the student is under the age of 18.