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Concurrent Enrollment

What is Concurrent Enrollment?

Concurrent enrollment is an option for juniors or seniors who wish to take a class (in-person or online) offered by one of the community colleges in our area: De Anza College, Foothill College (including the Sunnyvale Center), Mission College or West Valley College.

Students take community college classes primarily for enrichment purposes in subject areas that are outside of FUHSD’s curriculum (e.g., astronomy, psychology, mathematics beyond AP Calculus BC, etc.). In general, enrichment courses earn college credits only. Students may choose to take a community college class to fulfill graduation requirements if they have failed a class; in this case, the credits may be applied to the high school transcript. Students who wish to have the credits applied to the FUHSD transcript, must complete the FUHSD Request for Credit from Outside Educational Institutionsform [link to form] prior to enrolling in the course, which requires parent/guardian signatures as well as a school administrator’s signature. 

The first step for a student who wishes to take a community college class is for the student to meet with his or her Guidance Counselor to discuss the reasons for taking the course, and how the course may affect the student’s course load and time management. 

Students will then need to coordinate with their parents or guardians and a high school administrator to complete the High School Concurrent Enrollment form required by the community college (see each college’s websites for the most recent concurrent enrollment form).

All community college classes taken by the student must be reported to any college or university to which the student applies in the future. Students who take concurrent enrollment classes must pay close attention to community college deadlines and save their community college documents and identification numbers to ensure college transcripts can be easily accessed at a future date. Not all courses are transferable to a four-year college or university. See www.assist.org to learn whether a course is transferable to UC or CSU campuses.

Community college classes taken while students are in high school generate a college transcript and grade point average for the student. Students who earn D’s or F’s in community college classes as high school students may lose opportunities for future financial aid that is given to students in “good standing”. Those who wish to take college classes while in high school should consider carefully the course and the time needed to be successful in the course alongside the student’s other obligations.

Concurrent Enrollment Process

Selection of Courses

Each community college in our area has its own course catalogue and schedule. For De Anza and Foothill, you will need to check websites quarterly for the courses offered, dates and times, and availability. For Mission and West Valley, you will need to check each semester. Be sure to confirm the dates and quarter or semester that you wish to attend.

Applying to a Community College

  • Create an OpenCCC account. 
  • Once you have your OpenCCC account code, go to the college’s application, admissions, and/or registration link and follow the instructions for "new student."
  • Submit your application online for the specific quarter or semester you would like to attend; high school students MUST apply each term, even if they have applied in the past.
  • After completing the application, the college will contact you through email with your college student ID number.
     

High School Concurrent Enrollment Form

  • Each college has a unique form. High School Concurrent Enrollment Forms may be downloaded from the college’s website. Links are generally located on the college’s admissions and registration pages. [OR PROVIDE LINKS]
  • High school students are limited to a certain number of credits each term (e.g., 8 semester or 11 quarter units) and may not be able to take certain classes. Read the college’s form, course catalogue, and website carefully.
  • Courses need to be vocational, enrichment, or courses unavailable at your high school.
  • List all classes that you are interested in taking, including alternate courses — you will only be able to try to register for courses that are listed on the High School Concurrent Enrollment Form.
  • List your community college student ID number, not your Social Security Number (SSN) or high school ID number.
  • Get your assistant principal or the principal and your parents to sign the High School Concurrent Enrollment Form.
  • Submit your completed High School Concurrent Enrollment Form to the college’s Admissions and Records Office.
  • Please note that you must complete the community college application and get your student ID number BEFORE the college will accept the High School Concurrent Enrollment Form.
  • Once the completed High School Concurrent Enrollment Form is processed (it can take a few days), you will be assigned a registration appointment time — it will be the first designated day for high school student registration. You can check your registration date by logging into the college’s web portal and/or checking your email.

Placement Testing

  • If you are interested in taking an English, math, biology, chemistry or physics course, you are required to take a placement test prior to registering. Read the course description carefully to determine what is required.
  • You must have your college student ID number before you may book an appointment or take a test.
  • To book an appointment and for more placement testing information, refer to the colleges assessment and/or placement website.
  • Scores from AP exams may allow you to avoid testing. Read the assessment center information carefully and call for clarification if needed. You may need to submit a hard copy of your AP score and complete a form (e.g., Pre-Requisite Clearance) in order to have a placement test waived.
     

Registering for Classes

Consult your email and/or the college’s portal to obtain your designated registration date (the day for high school student registration). On that day, you will attempt to register for your approved courses through your college student account.

Payment for Classes

  • After completing your class registration, you have five (5) days to pay for your classes — failure to do so may result in being dropped from your classes.
  • The cost per quarter or semester unit varies and is subject to change without notice. Check each college’s website for the most updated information. This fee does not include books, instructional materials fees, or parking.
  • Non-residents may be subject to out-of-state fees and some international students may not be eligible to take classes, depending upon visa status. Please see each college’s website for more information. 
  • Payment may be made online through your college student account or in person at the Cashier's window.

Additional Information

  • Your records are confidential and protected by the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and are not available to your parents without a written release from you, the student.
  • All courses will appear on your permanent record and must be reported to any other college or university to which you apply.
  • It is your responsibility to drop a class when needed: do not assume it will be done automatically. Failure to personally drop a class may result in earning an F in the course and will appear on your permanent record. Students with poor college grade point averages may lose the opportunity for future financial aid.
  • If you are requesting high school credit for the course, you must receive pre-approval from the principal or administrative designee; you must complete the FUHSD Request for Credit from Outside Educational Institutions form prior to enrolling in the course.
  • If you need a college transcript, you can order official transcripts or free, unofficial transcripts through your college student account.
  • Be sure you are aware of the Student Code of Conduct and other information in the college’s Student Handbook.
  • Questions about courses, course requirements, fees, and placement testing should be directed to the college’s admissions and assessment personnel.
  • Questions about adding the course credits to an FUHSD transcript, whether the course will enhance your application to colleges in the future, and the potential impact on your overall course load should be directed to your high school counselor.

Concurrent Enrollment at De Anza

Concurrent enrollment is offered by the Fremont Union High School District in collaboration with De Anza College. De Anza College is the closest community college to FUHSD, and the majority of FUHSD students who wish to participate in concurrent enrollment choose to do so with De Anza. For this reason, the information listed on this site is specific only to De Anza College and can also be found on the De Anza College website. However, FUHSD students may attempt to participate in concurrent enrollment with any of the local community colleges; please see those individual community college websites for details.

Only junior and senior grade-level (11th or 12th grade) students are eligible to take classes at De Anza College; age does not matter.

De Anza classes are intended for enrichment purposes only (for college credit only) and will not appear on the high school transcript unless it is needed to satisfy a FUHSD graduation requirement and a FUHSD Request for Credit from Outside Educational Institutions form (located in the Forms & Files section) is completed at the high school prior to taking a De Anza course.

However, De Anza classes will appear on the student's De Anza transcript and the student may access it through their student account in the My Portal link on the De Anza website. Putting De Anza classes on the high school transcript is not always in the student's best interest; talk to a FUHSD Guidance Counselor if you have questions or concerns.

Concurrent Enrollment Process

Selection of Courses

Check the De Anza website for quarter dates and course availability. Please note that De Anza will only post online the class schedules for the current quarter and the next quarter, so you may need to wait before you have access to the correct class schedule.

Applying to DeAnza College

  • Submit your application online for the specific quarter you would like to attend; high school students must apply each quarter, even if they have applied in the past.
  • Go to the De Anza website.
  • Click on the My Portal link and follow the instructions for "First Time User" to set up your account.
  • After completing the application, De Anza will contact you through email with your 8-digit De Anza student ID number.

High School Concurrent Enrollment Form

  • Forms can be downloaded at: http://deanza.edu/registration/forms.html and clicking on the High School Concurrent Enrollment Form. You need all of the three (3) pages that will print.
  • You may enroll in up to 11 units during the school year and only 6 units in the summer.
  • Courses need to be vocational, enrichment, or courses unavailable at your high school.
  • High School students may NOT take ESL, Skills, Guidance, Basic Skills, Real Estate, Paralegal, Massage Therapy, and any courses numbered in the 200's or nondegree application courses.
  • List all classes that you are interested in taking, including alternate courses — you will only be able to try to register for courses that are listed on the High School Concurrent Enrollment Form.
  • List your 8-digit De Anza student ID number, not your Social Security Number (SSN) or high school ID number.
  • Get your assistant principal or the principal and your parents to sign the High School Concurrent Enrollment Form.
  • Submit your completed High School Concurrent Enrollment Form to the De Anza Admissions and Records Office located in the Student Community Services Building on the first floor.
  • Please note that you must complete Step 2: Apply to De Anza College BEFORE De Anza will accept the High School Concurrent Enrollment Form.
  • You will be able to register for your class on the first designated day for high school student registration — check for the date at: http://www.deanza.edu/calendar/
  • Once the completed High School Concurrent Enrollment Form is processed (it can take a few days), you will be assigned a registration appointment time — it will be the first designated day for high school student registration. You can check your registration date and get other information when you log in a My Portal(http://www.deanza.edu/registration/myinfo.html) .

Placement Testing

  • If you are interested in taking an English, math, biology, chemistry or physics course, you are required to take a placement test prior to registering.
  • To book an appointment and for more placement testing information, please the De Anza Assessment webpage.
  • You must have your 8-digit De Anza student ID number before you may book an appointment or take a test - see Step 2.
  • Scores from AP exams may allow you to avoid testing - see the De Anza Advanced Placement (AP) and Placement test Policy link on the Placement Testing site for a chart showing which De Anza College departments grant credit for Advanced Placement exams. You will need to deposit a hard copy of your AP score and a completed Pre-Requisite Clearance form to the De Anza Assessment Center mailbox, located on the outside of the Student Community Services building in order to have a placement test waived.

Registering for Classes

On your registration date (the first designated day for high school student registration) you will attempt to register for your approved courses through your De Anza student account at My Portal (http://www.deanza.edu/registration/myinfo.html).

Payment for Classes

  • After completing your class registration, you have five (5) days to pay for your classes — failure to do so may result in being dropped from your classes.
  • The cost per quarter is $49.00 (subject to change without notice). This fee does not include books, instructional materials fees or parking.
  • Non-residents may be subject to De Anza out-of-state fees and some international students may not be eligible to take classes, depending upon visa status — please see this website for more information: http://www.deanza.edu/admissions/residency.html
  • Payment may be made online through your De Anza student account at My Portal (http://www.deanza.edu/registration/myinfo.html) or in person at the Cashier's window in the Student and Community Services Building (click for map).

Additional Information

  • Your records are confidential and protected by the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and are not available to your parents without a written release from you, the student.
  • All courses will appear on your permanent record (your De Anza transcript) and must be reported to any other college or university to which you apply.
  • It is your responsibility to drop a class when needed; do not assume it will be done automatically; failure to personally drop a class may result in earning an F in the course and will appear on your permanent record.
  • If you are requesting high school credit for the course, you must receive pre-approval from the principal or administrative designee; you must complete the FUHSD Request for Credit from Outside Educational Institutions form prior to enrolling in the course in order to request pre-approval.
  • If you need a De Anza transcript, you can order official transcripts or free, unofficial transcripts through your De Anza student account at My De Anza (http://www.deanza.edu/registration/myinfo.html) .
  • Be sure you are aware of the Student Code of Conduct and other information in the De Anza College Student Handbook at http://deanza.edu/studenthandbook/
  • Questions? Email your questions to Admissions and Records at webregda@fhda.edu or call 408-864-8419.

Looking for more information?

At the following FUHSD high school sites on the days of the week listed below, Tamara Emmert, a FUHSD guidance counselor, will be available to assist students with concurrent enrollment questions and pick up any signed & correctly completed High School Permission forms for De Anza College only.

She will then personally deliver the High School Permission forms to the De Anza Admissions Department and email the students that this has occurred.

  • Mondays during tutorial in the MVHS College/Career Center at Monta Vista High
  • Tuesdays during Flex Time in the FHS guidance area of the main office at Fremont High
  • Wednesdays during tutorial in the CHS College/Career Center at Cupertino High
  • Thursdays during tutorial in the HHS College/Career Center at Homestead High

The above days are subject to the following availability, excluding holidays, FUHSD finals week & vacation days according to the De Anza College calendar:

  • no site visits for the Fall quarter (September-December)
  • 1st week in November - 2nd week in December for the Winter quarter (January-March)
  • week after the February FUHSD Winter Break - 2nd week in March for the Spring quarter (April-June)
  • week after the April FUHSD Spring Break - week before FUHSD finals for the Summerquarter (July-August)

FUHSD students may turn in their correctly completed HS Permission forms once their parent or guardian has signed it, in order to get the last signature - the FUHSD administrator or designee:

  • Cupertino - Ms. Armstrong in the CHS main office
  • Fremont - Ms. Moreno in the FHS guidance area of the main office
  • Homestead - Ms. Martinez in the HHS main office
  • Monta Vista - your guidance counselor in the MVHS main office

Forms

Contact Information

Tamara 'Emmy' Emmert
Guidance Counselor
408-864-8589

Alison Coy
Director of Educational Options
408-522-2275