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.

Applications for Spring 2020 will be accepted Oct 21, 2019 to Dec 2, 2019 only. Late applications will not be accepted.

Eligibility

Advanced Education students must meet the following criteria:

  • You are 16 or 17 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)
  • Your unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) is 2.7 or higher

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the Online Application

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)*

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 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 Paper Application

Read and complete the entire Advanced Education Application (PDF) in blue or black ink and use legible handwriting. Include the following:

  • The 5-digit course number and course title for the classes you wish to take in Section II
  • School principal or designated counselor/administrator signature*
  • Approval signatures of Parent/Legal Guardian (front and back)
  • Copy of your current unofficial high school transcript**
  • Your high school class schedule for the semester you want to take Advanced Education classes
  • Documentation of age (if home schooled or age is not reflected on high school transcript)
  • A typed statement that explains why you want to be an Advanced Education student and how you meet the criteria

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

*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.

**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.

Course Pre-requisites: Placement

If a pre-requisite is required for a course the student is requesting, you may use completed High School course work or test results from AP, CLEP, or IB. Attach the test results to the Advanced Education packet. In-progress coursework is not eligible for placement into CRC Math or English courses, and cannot be used to meet pre-requisites.

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 3: Submit the Completed Application Packet (New Deadlines)

Submit completed packets to:

CRC Main Campus
Counseling Office, Library building, L 200 (2nd floor)

Elk Grove Center
Front office

Incomplete packets will not be accepted or reviewed; CRC counselors, faculty and staff cannot recommend classes for high school students. Please allow up to 14 business days for processing. Applications WILL NOT be accepted outside the following dates (listed below). No exceptions.

Drop-Off Dates
Spring 2020 enrollment: October 21 to December 2, 2019
Summer/Fall 2020 enrollment: March 25 to April 25, 2020

Please note that the application processing time is 14 business days from the deadline date. If you have questions about the status of your application after 14 business days, please call the Admissions and Records office at (916) 691-7411.

Step 4: Check Your Email for Enrollment Information

Once your packet is reviewed, you will receive an email.

If approved: The Admissions & Records (A&R) office will complete your course enrollment (based on your packet) on (or any time after) your Priority 3 enrollment appointment date and time. Log in to your eServices account to see your enrollment appointment date and time.

If denied: You have the option to submit a completed Advanced Education Petition Form (PDF).

Step 5: Pay Student Fees

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

For more information, contact the A&R office at (916) 691-7411 or visit the Los Rios Cost of Attendance page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.