Spring 2021 Update

  • College of San Mateo - Skyline College - Canada College
    Summer & Fall 2021 - Concurrent Enrollment

    Please keep the following deadlines in mind:

    Summer 2021

    • March 22 - April 30:
    • April 5 - Submit Concurrent Enrollment forms to the College of San Mateo, Skyline College, or Caňada College (it may take up to 5 days to process)
    • April 19 - Registration begins for Summer Classes

    Fall 2021

    • March 22 - April 30:
    • May 1 - Submit your Concurrent Enrollment forms to the College of San Mateo, Skyline College, or Caňada College (it may take up to 5 days to process)
    • May 18 - Begin Registration of Fall Classes

    Plan ahead

    SMCCD has announced that they will remain teaching courses online and through distance learning modalities (read the official press release). Many of their staff continue to work remotely as a result some processes may take a bit longer than expected.

    SMUHSD staff is committed to helping students continue to take challenging courses and access courses that will expand their knowledge. It is critical that students and families plan ahead and consult with their school counselors to determine if a community college course is an appropriate action or if they should explore other alternatives. It is not recommended that students take more than one community college per semester. Again please consult and develop a plan with your school counselor.  Please be aware that some courses require prerequisites or corequisites which can delay or prevent the enrollment of certain classes. We recommend that you consider the following before enrolling in a community college course:

    • Speak to your school counselor and develop an educational plan that outlines how the community college courses will complement your educational goals
    • Make sure you understand the limitations that could possibly exist - i.e. Is this an appropriate course? Does the course require the student to have a certain knowledge of the material? Is the course being taught in a learning modality that is beneficial to the student?

    Personal Enrichment vs. Advancement

    It is important to remember that when a student enrolls in any community college course, the student is building an academic transcript that will follow them for the rest of their academic life. If a student has the unfortunate situation where they fail or withdraw from a class, that failing grade will need to be reported when they apply to college as a senior and/or to any post-secondary institution. These are college courses as a result the instructors do expect a certain level of maturity and student responsibility. Community College Faculty operate under different guidelines and are not required to discuss a student’s progress with a parent.

    While some students may decide to take a community college course for personal enrichment, other students may want to take a course so that they can advance in a particular subject area (i.e. in order to take an Advanced Placement course), while SMUHSD offers open enrollment, the school also has to prioritize access to students; seniors are generally given priority to classes as that will be the last academic year that they will have an opportunity to take a course. Please keep in mind that while SMUHSD will attempt to accommodate each student, there are finite resources available.

    College of San Mateo

    Home page: www.collegeofsanmateo.edu

    This process is only valid for the College of San Mateo.

    1. Meet with your High School Counselor
    2. Complete your schools Pre-Approval Form (form to be provided by your School Counselor)
    3. If this is your FIRST community college course then please do the following
      1. Apply to Admissions to College of San Mateo (HOW TO VIDEO # 1 and #2)
      2. Complete the NEW STUDENT CONCURRENT FORM
      3. If you need a copy of your student transcript CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS
    4. If you have taken a community college course in the past year (Fall 2020, Spring 2021)
      1. Complete the CONTINUING SMUHSD FORM
      2. If you need a copy of your transcript CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS
    5. Once you have submitted your form you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for your classes

    Course Offerings: https://webschedule.smccd.edu/  

    Application Workshops

    Skyline College

    Home Page: http://skylinecollege.edu/index.php 

    Admissions Page: https://skylinecollege.edu/ce  

    • This page will provide you with links to the application process and additional steps required for enrollment

    Course Offerings: https://webschedule.smccd.edu/ 


    Caňada College

    Home Page: https://canadacollege.edu/ 

    Admissions Page: https://canadacollege.edu/ce  

    • This page will provide you with links to the application process and additional steps required for enrollment
    • Canada College will be offering Information Sessions on the following dates:
      • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 
      • Thursday, May 20, 2021
      • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 
      • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 
      • Thursday, August 5, 2021 
      • All times: 5 - 6 p.m.
      • RSVP: www.canadacollege.edu/concurrent

    Course Offerings: https://webschedule.smccd.edu/ 

     

    Definitions

    SMUHSD Pre-Approval Form: a required SMUHSD form to be completed by the student and the family in order to receive permission in order to enroll in a community college course. This form is an internal form used by each school site. This form must be completed prior to submitting a concurrent enrollment form. This form will inform the family and student if a community college course will be listed on a student’s transcript.

    SMCCD Concurrent Enrollment Forma required SMCCD form that requires a student’s information/signature, parent/guardian signature, and school officials signature that authorizes the student to enroll in a community college course.  This form will be uploaded to the student’s “Websmart” account will need to be processed by the admissions office and may take up to five business days to be processed.

    Priority Registration: This designation is generally given to full-time community college students who have an educational plan on file and have good academic standing. Concurrent Enrollment students do not typically have priority registration and have to wait to register during the “open registration” period begins.

    Online / Distance Learning: Course will be delivered in a virtual learning environment. Students will have an opportunity to enroll in either an asynchronous or synchronous format.

    Asynchronous Course: Online courses that do not require the student to log-in to a “zoom” session and attend a traditional lecture. The course is generally completed in an independent format, the student will still be required to complete assignments, tests, group projects within a certain time frame. 

    Synchronous Course: Online courses that follow a traditional course but delivered virtually. The course usually requires students to log-in to a Zoom session and attend a lecture.

    Concurrent Enrollment: A student who is enrolled in two different educational systems. In this case, a student who is enrolled in a traditional high school and a community college. Generally, students concurrently enrolled students complete one course at the community college.

    Dual Enrollment: Generally a community college course that is offered at a high school. Students enrolled earned high school and college credits simultaneously. Enrollment of these courses is 100% high school students. These courses generally are offered during the traditional academic year.

     

Enrolling in College Courses

  • Completing college can be a daunting and often expensive undertaking. While SMUHSD graduates earn college degrees at rates higher than national averages, the District supports its students to realize this success by offering dual enrollment in college courses for our current high school students.

    Students who take advantage of dual enrollment have the option of taking college courses on one of our high school campuses through the College of San Mateo, or Skyline College.

    Students enrolled in college courses while in high school benefit by:

    • Receiving high school AND college credit that is transferable to UCs and CSUs!
    • Exploring potential college majors and career opportunities!
    • Saving money! All college courses taken through this program are FREE!

    If you are not interested in enrolling in the courses offered through CSM and Skyline on our high school campuses, visit their websites to learn more about additional classes they offer.

    Learn more about our college programs on the College of San Mateo campus, e-College and Middle College

     

     

     

Contact

  • If you have questions please contact:

    Fabian Morales
    Dual Enrollment Coordinator
    fmorales@smuhsd.org