High School Students

High school students enrolled in 9th through 12th grades may apply for concurrent enrollment at Southwestern College to enroll in Advanced Scholastic or Career and Technical Education courses not offered at their high school. Students admitted in this category are subject to college regulations regarding admissions, attendance, prerequisites, scholarship, and personal conduct. All courses attempted and the units earned will be recorded on the student’s permanent record for future use toward college graduation requirements. High School Special forms are available at www.swccd.edu. Click on Admissions and Financial Aid, then select High School Programs. For more information about the steps to enrolling in the High School Special program, please see www.swccd.edu/hss.

Students are limited to taking no more than eleven (11) semester units per semester. A high school student may petition to attend Southwestern College on a full-time basis only if the student submits a letter from their high school releasing them to attend Southwestern College. Students enrolled in home school programs must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Home school program must be affiliated with a County Department of Education program;
  2. Be taught by a person holding a California teaching credential; OR
  3. Hold a current private school affidavit filed with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Documentation must be provided at the time of registration.

(AP 5011- Admission & Concurrent Enrollment of High School Students)