College in High School

How Do I Earn College Credit in High School?

Sierra College offers different ways to earn college credit for students still in high school, either at a participating high school or at Sierra College. Both options are tuition-free and the credits you earn may even count at both schools. Taking college classes in high school can save you time and money, and it helps prepare you for college.

Plus, if you decide to attend a two-year California Community College following graduation from high school, earning college credit now will not affect your eligibility for Two Years Free.

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How to Apply to Dual Enrollment and Academic Enrichment

Who is eligible?

  • Students who attend a high school or adult school, which have a current Academic Enrichment Compliance Form on file with our Admissions and Records office, or
  • Students who provide an affidavit indicating they are legally home-schooled or attending a charter school, which have a current Academic Enrichment Compliance form on file with our Admissions and Records office
  • Students must have completed the equivalent of 8th grade and be in good academic standing 

How do I get started?

    1. Meet with your high school counselor to discuss your class options and to verify that you qualify.
    2. Apply to Sierra College. Apply online through OpenCCC and indicate that you are a high school student. We recommend using a personal email and not a school email. Learn how to apply to our Academic Enrichment program.
    3. Set up your mySierra account. Refer to your Welcome email and use the password reset tool to create your account. If you have not received the Welcome email, contact Admissions and Records.
    4. Complete the Academic Enrichment Program Application.

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      Use the Academic Enrichment Program Electronic Application Form

      Use the Academic Enrichment Program PDF Application Form
      • Student: Use your mySierra login to access the form
      • Parent/Legal Guardian: You will receive en email from Dynamic Forms to sign. Use the link provided in the email to create a Dynamics Forms account with your own name and email address.

      Please Note

      • Student and parent/legal guardian need to have separate accounts to be able to sign the form electronically. 
      • After parent/legal guardian signs the form, it will automatically be sent to the student's high school counselor to sign, then routed to Sierra College for processing. You will receive confirmation in your mySierra email inbox. Please allow up to five business days for processing, once the form is fully completed.

      Email the completed form to:

      Once processed, you will receive confirmation in your mySierra email inbox. Please allow up to five business days for processing. 

    5. Accept College Terms and Condition. Log into your mySierra and click on the Terms and Conditions link to accept.
    6. Register for classes in mySierra

What else should I know?

Once admitted as an Academic Enrichment student, you must take a minimum of courses from your local high school: 

  • Fall and spring attendance: Academic Enrichment students must attend high school classes for at least a minimum of one day 
  • Summer attendance: Academic Enrichment students do not have to attend high school for the minimum one day

Taking college classes at your high school may be known as Dual Enrollment.

What is Dual Enrollment?

This program allows high school students to enroll in college courses offered at their high school while also completing their high school classes. They receive high school and college credit when they successfully complete all high school and college classes they enrolled in.

Who is eligible?

Students who attend one of these participating high schools.

  • Bear River
  • Center
  • Colfax
  • CTE Works
  • Del Oro
  • Foresthill
  • Granite Bay
  • Lincoln
  • Maidu
  • Nevada Union
  • Placer
  • Placer School of the Arts
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville
  • Silver Springs
  • Whitney
  • Western Sierra Collegiate Academy (WSCA)

How do I get started?

  1. Find a class from the list of college courses at your high school counselor's office.
  2. Meet with your high school counselor to review your high school needs and other requirements.
  3. During the first week of class (or prior to), you will apply to the college, activate your mySierra account, and receive a link to the Dual Enrollment Policies and Guidelines online form.
  4. After you e-sign and submit the form, it will be routed to the parent/guardian you provided in the form, then to your high school counselor, and back to Sierra College.
  5. Sierra College will register you in the class(es) you were approved for. You can then check with your instructor or your mySierra account to confirm you were enrolled in the class.

What else should I know?

The Sierra College Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) provides accommodation services to Sierra College students who have documented disabilities.

  • Academic accommodations available at the college level differ from those available at the high school level.
  • Dual Enrollment students must follow the same registration process as Sierra College students when requesting DSPS services. The registration process is found online at
  • It is the responsibility of the student to provide documentation which verifies that the student's condition meets the definition of a disability as defined by applicable laws (i.e., Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008).
  • Federal Law requires that requests for services for students with disabilities be considered on an individual, case-by-case basis.

What is 2+2 Articulation?

The 2+2 Articulation program starts at the high school. Students must first successfully complete an eligible high school/ROP course. Students will receive high school credit upon successful completion of the course. College credit is earned upon successful completion of any three-unit course at Sierra College. Note: The Sierra College course does not have to be in the same discipline as the high school course.

Who is eligible for 2+2?

Students in specific high school courses that have an articulated agreement with Sierra College.

How do I get started?

  1. Meet with your high school counselor to see if your school offers this option
  2. Complete the high school course

What do I do next?

  1. Once the final grade posts, request a copy of your official high school transcript
  2. Enroll and complete any three-unit class at Sierra College
  3. Email to request 2+2 petition. We will contact you to review your course information in case additional documents are needed
  4. Follow the instructions on the petition to complete the process, which will include submitting the petition and your high school transcript

Contact Admissions and Records

Rocklin Campus A 101
Phone: (916) 660-7340

Fall and Spring Hours
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F: 8:00am – 5:00pm