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Enrolling in the Academic Enrichment (AE) Program

Academic Enrichment (AE) provides educational opportunities for high school students at Sierra College. Requirements, limitations, and rights listed below, followed by a step-by-step guide to enrolling.

Requirements

Students wishing to take classes through the Academic Enrichment Program must meet the following conditions:

  • Be at least 15 years of age
  • Have completed the tenth grade (Your official transcript must reflect completion of all tenth-grade courses)
  • Have 3.0 GPA
  • Have assessed into the appropriate transfer level courses:
    • English (English 1A)
    • Reading (English 11)
    • Mathematics (if required for course placement)
  • Submit an official transcript with the Academic Enrichment form (every semester you wish to attend).

Limitations

Admitted Academic Enrichment students must also take courses provided by their local high school and may only register for college-level classes. View the specific courses in which Academic Enrichment students may not enroll on the Academic Enrichment Restricted Course List.

In addition to the courses on the list, Academic Enrichment students may not enroll in honors courses or any courses for which health and safety is a consideration.

Fees

Academic Enrichment students pay the same enrollment fees as other regular community college students.

Enrolling in the AE Program

To enroll in the AE Program, you must reapply and resubmit all documents each semester you attend. If you attend one semester but do not meet the admission requirements for the next, you may file a petition to request further consideration.

Follow These Steps to Enroll in the AE Program

  1. Meet with a High School Counselor

    Your high school counselor must verify the following requirements:

    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
    • Completion of the tenth grade
    • Be at least 15 years of age

    Your high school counselor must sign the Academic Enrichment Permission Form to verify the requirements.

  2. Apply to Sierra College
    • Complete an Online Application for Admission to Sierra College.
    • Indicate on the application that you are a high school student.
    • Within four business days of submitting your application for admissions online, you will receive an email from Sierra College containing important information, including the following:
      • Your Sierra College ID number
      • mySierra Login information
      • Your Sierra College email address
  3. Complete Placement

    Students who wish to participate in the Academic Enrichment Program must place into the appropriate transfer level courses.

    • English (English 1A)
    • Reading (English 11)
    • Mathematics (if required for course placement)

    The Placement Tool will help you determine whether you need to take the English and/or Math Placement test. Students are only allowed to test one time per semester.

  4. Provide Documentation to Admissions and Records

    Academic Enrichment students must present the following documents in person with photo ID:

    • Completed Academic Enrichment Permission Form
    • An official high school transcript.
    • Documentation of age (if home-schooled or if age is not reflected on high school transcript)
    • Assessment Scores
    • Affidavit is required if students are home-schooled or attend a charter school
  5. Activate Your mySierra Account

    After you apply you will receive a confirmation email with your mySierra account activation instructions.

    All students must activate their account to access online orientation, registration, and to view their official Sierra College email.

  6. Complete Online Orientation

    Log on to your mySierra, and click on the Orientation and Assessment link.

  7. Register for Classes

    Log on to your mySierra and click on the Add, Drop or Withdraw from Classes link inside the Registration and Classes channel on the home page. In preparation we suggest you:

    • Make sure the class is not excluded from the Academic Enrichment Program by viewing the Academic Enrichment Restricted Course List.
    • Prepare a tentative class schedule with the days and times of your proposed classes using the Schedule of Classes.
    • Check for course prerequisites and corequisites.
    • Look for specific registration date and time under Status in your mySierra

    A maximum of 7 units each semester or summer is allowed. Registration is available the day after open registration begins. You will not be allowed to audit courses.

  8. Pay Your Fees

    All fees are due upon registration.

Student Rights

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. High school student’s attending Sierra College must abide by the same FERPA laws as any other college student. For more information, please visit the FERPA laws page.

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