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New Student Enrollment
Dual Enrollment
Concurrent Enrollment


New Students

Welcome to the GIANT family! As a NEW student, please review the requirements to apply and start applying NOW using CCCApply! ​If you are at least 18 years of age, or have a high school diploma, you may enroll at College of the Sequoias. Also, any person having successfully completed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE) or the General Educational Development Test (G.E.D.) with scores of 45 overall and with no subtest lower than 35 may be admitted.

The college may admit persons 18 years of age or over when the evidence indicates that the individual will benefit from college level instruction. Students are encouraged to complete high school prior to enrolling in the college. Students under age 18 who have graduated from high school or passed the CHSPE or the G.E.D. must provide proof. In addition, high school students meeting specific requirements, and with parental and high school permission, may take COS classes on a space available basis.

Regardless of age, if you have attended other colleges or universities, COS will also need to receive copies of transcripts from all institutions you have attended. This is required if you wish to obtain Financial Aid or apply for graduation.

Questions? Please email the admissions office at

Concurrent Students

  • Taught primarily by COS faculty; although there are some approved high school teachers that teach courses at COS.​
  • ​ Self-initiated (Limited guidance from high school counselors and managed primarily by the student)
  • Students are financially responsible for purchasing textbooks and other course-related fees.
  • ​High school students may be determined to be eligible for admission in COS college level courses if they have a 3.0 or higher high school grade point average, or they have demonstrated special talents or needs and satisfy the class prerequisite, if necessary. High school students who plan to enroll in Physical Education or Guidance classes are exempt from the 3.0 grade point average requirements.
  • High School students may register on or after the designated date set by the district.
  • The district waives up to 11 units of enrollment and related fees per semester. Material fees, textbooks, and classroom supplies (which may include computer software) are not waived. Parking permits are not waived.
  • Part-Time concurrently enrolled students are limited to 11 units or less. Full-time concurrently enrolled students do not receive a fee waiver for any units.
  • Concurrently enrolled high school students are not allowed to take remedial classes (300 level).
  • Students requesting admission to COS as a part time special admit student (concurrently enrolled high school student) must meet the criteria set forth by the Education Code, Section 48800, 48800.5, and 76001 which allows a limited number of eligible students to attend advanced courses at a community college.
  • Physical education classes are limited to a maximum of 10% of high school students per class section.
  • The permission form must bear the high school counselor and parent signature to confirm consent and the student’s signature allowing COS to share admission, registration and grade information with their high school.
  • If the student is home schooled, the student and parent need approval from Dean of Student Services.
  • Academic Transcript must accompany this form.
  • Copy of current private school affidavit ( CA Ed Code 33910) must accompany this form.
  • If the student is in the 7th or 8th grade, an additional permission form is required.
  • The district is regulated by federal mandate to comply with the Family Educational Rights of Privacy Act (FERPA) and is only allowed to share non-directory information (grades, schedule, etc.) with the student (even if the student is under 18 years of age) unless we have signed consent by the student.
  • Units earned at COS will be recorded on the COS transcript as college units. If the student wishes to petition their high school for high school credit for COS classes, students must request that their COS transcript be sent to their high school at the end of the semester.
  • Please be warned that classes may contain mature themes.
  • As part of an on-line course or hybrid (partial on-line) course, students may be required to develop a cyber identity. Students may also be required to develop an electronic portfolio to be utilized in an educational community networking environment. Parents/Guardians of minors should be aware that a K-12 environment which complies with the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA) provides a greater level of protection than is provided in a college environment.
  • A College of the Sequoias Web Admissions Application must be completed and this permission form must be submitted prior to registration.
  • Non-Resident Fees The district does not waive non-resident fees for students who are not legal California residents. AB 540 waivers are not applicable to concurrently enrolled high school students. For more information, please go to: ​

Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollment Program allows high school students the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses for credit prior to high school graduation.  Dual enrollment courses are offered at participating high school during the regular school day and by a qualified high school instructor and/or a visiting faculty from COS.  Some college credit earned can fulfill high school graduation requirements, transfer to most colleges and universit​ies, and be applied towards the fulfillment of associate degrees and certificates at COS.


In response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our dual enrollment instructors have transitioned their courses to alternative formats.  All dual enrollment instructors have confirmed that alternative formats have been established (e.g. Canvas, Google Classroom, Schoology, emailed assignments, etc.) and each have communicated their changes to their students.  If students are unclear or lose communication with their instructor over the next few weeks, please notify the director for dual enrollment as soon as possible.

We hope that this is only for a short while, but there is still a lot of uncertainty around the length of this pandemic.  Our instructors are prepared to continue instruction until the end of the semester, if needed.  This is to ensure that dual enrollment students remain on track with the College's academic calendar.​

Provided below are a few resources for students during this period:


The College will be temporarily operating remotely, which includes instruction and student services.  ​

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Excused Withdrawals

Despite these new changes, we are encouraging student to remain enrolled in their dual enrollment classes.  Our instructors are prepared to work with students as we all adjust to these new changes.  In the event that a student feels apprehension about continuing or experience difficulties adjusting to the new format, students can receive an excused withdrawal (EW) in their course(s).  Students can begin requesting “EWs" starting Monday, March 23, 2019, and can do so until the end of the spring 2020 term.  All courses that receive an “EW" will be removed from students' transcripts.

Prospective Dual Enrollment Students

We are currently working with our partnering high school to come up with a plan on registering new and returning dual enrollment students for the next upcoming year.  More information regarding application workshops, permission forms, and registration will be announced in the upcoming weeks.​

Brandon Hildreth
Director for Dual Enrollment