Matriculation is a process which brings a college and a student who enrolls for credit into an agreement for the purpose of realizing the student's educational objectives. The agreement involves the responsibility of both parties to obtain those objectives through the College's established programs, policies, and requirements.

Students Subject to Matriculation

All new first-time freshmen and first-time transfer, credit students shall participate in orientation, assessment, and counseling services.

Students Exempted from Matriculation Requirements

Though all students are given the opportunity to participate in Student Success and Support Program Services, the College has elected to exempt certain students from participation in orientation, assessment, counseling/advising, and student educational plan (SEP) development.  Students satisfying any of the following criteria may be exempted from portions of, or all, Student Success and Support Program services:

  • Students who have completed an Associate degree or higher;
  • Students enrolling at the college for a reason other than career development or advancement, transfer, attainment of a degree or certificate of achievement, or completion of basic skills or English as a Second Language course sequence; 
  • Students who have completed Student Success and Support Program services at another community college within the previous 365 days;
  • Students enrolling at the college solely to take a course that is legally mandated for employment as defined in Title 5, Section 55000, or necessary in response to a significant change in industry or licensure standards;
  • Students who have enrolled at the college as a special admit student pursuant to Education Code 760001;
  • Students who have successfully completed (minimum grade "C") college level coursework in English, math or reading or have completed a course placement assessment at another California Community College, within the past three (3) years, may be exempt from assessment services.

Students identifying an educational status of completion of an Associate degree or higher, or indicating a status of special admission, at the time of application will automatically be granted an exemption of Student Success and Support Program services.

Students meeting on of the other exemption criteria listed above must complete and submit an exemption request form and necessary documentation to the Office of Admission and Records for review.