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Special Admit Students

Special Admit Students

High School Students @ Columbia

Special Admit Students / (209) 588-5231

Columbia College may admit students who are 14 years of age or older who would benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work according to Education Code 48800, 48800-5, and 76000 and Board Policy 5010. To be eligible for admission, a student must be in good standing with the school in which he/she is enrolled and may not enroll in more than 11.5 units in any term. All applicants must submit a:

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Fee Waiver Application
High School Petition for Advanced Admissions.
Health Services consent for treatment of minors for medical and personal  counseling service form.

Students must satisfy all course prerequisites as defined in the current catalog and complete the College assessment prior to enrollment in math and/or English courses. The schedule of assessment tests is available here Credit for courses completed shall be at the level determined to be appropriate by the school district and the community college governing board. Eligible students may apply on the college website. Students may register during open registration for appropriate classes providing that the admissions paperwork is on file in the Admissions and Records office. The required documents are available online following the links above or on the left under Resources.

No special arrangements for additional supervision of underage students are available at Columbia College. It is the responsibility of the parent/parents to assure that their student is able to handle the college environment, as well as the content of the courses in which the student enrolls. Beginning Summer term of 2007, the Yosemite Community College Board of Trustees has waived the enrollment unit fee for special admit students. However, all students must have the Fee Waiver Application (BOGW) on file and will be responsible for all other fees. Contact the College Admissions and Records Office at (209) 588-5231 for further college policies and procedures.

Middle College

Middle College / Courtney Castle (209) 588-5133

Middle College, a partnership between Columbia College and Sonora High School, offers juniors and seniors in high school the opportunity to begin their college careers before graduation. Students are able to work toward an Associate's Degree, explore possible careers, or gain advanced technical training. Students from all area high schools who have demonstrated their ability to succeed academically are encouraged to apply. If accepted, the students will take two periods of choice at Sonora High School. They will fulfill the rest of their requirements and electives with college courses at Columbia College.

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Interested in Middle College at Columbia College?
Contact Courtney Castle at Columbia College, (209) 588-5133 castlec@yosemite.edu