Special Admit Students Special Admit Students

High School Students at Columbia

Special Admit Students / Admissions and Records  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 the following forms:

Columbia College Admissions Application
California College Promise Grant
High School Petition for Advanced Admissions
Health Consent for Treatment of Minors                                                            

Students must satisfy all course prerequisites as defined in the current catalog and meet with a Counselor for advisement and course placement into math and English.  Please call the Counseling Desk to schedule your appointment by calling 209-588-5109.

Columbia College requires a copy of your Official High School Transcript. Please contact your high school Registrar to obtain a copy.  Students will be able to register for classes when ALL admissions paperwork is on file in the Admissions and Records office. The required documents are available online following the links above.

No special arrangements for additional supervision of underage students are available at Columbia College. It is the responsibility of the parent(s) 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. The Yosemite Community College Board of Trustees waives the enrollment unit fee for special admit students. However, all students must have the BOG Fee Waiver Application on file annually 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.

Sonora High - Middle College 

Middle College Program Contact: Courtney Castle 
209.532.5511 Ext 119   cccastle@sonorahs.k12.ca.us

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 their choice at Sonora High School. They will fulfill the rest of their requirements and electives with college courses at Columbia College.

Summerville High - Early College

Early College Program Contact: Dan Atkins
209.928.4228 Ext 229   datkins@summbears.net

The Early College Program is a partnership between Summerville High School and Columbia College which allows juniors and seniors to take college classes concurrently with their high school classes. Summerville High School Grade Level Coordinators will work with students to help adjust their high school schedule to best adapt to their college course schedule.

College and Career Access Pathway (CCAP)

The CCAP program is a partnership between Columbia College and local participating high schools. This program was made possible by Assembly Bill 288 and authorizes California Community Colleges to enter into formal partnership agreements with local school districts to expand access to college courses for high school students. The goals for offering college courses on high school campuses during the regular school day also include: accelerated learning, building career pathways, and promoting accountability for student learning. Students who wish to participate in the CCAP program must gain approval from their parents as well as their high school. 

High School Contacts:
Sonora High:  Courtney Castle 209.532.5511 Ext 119  cccastle@sonorahs.k12.ca.us
Summerville High: Dan Atkins 209.928.4228 Ext 229  datkins@summbears.net
Bret Harte High: Heath Lane 209.736.2507 Ext. 1317 hlane@bhuhsd.k12.ca.us
Calaveras High: Terri Tanner 209.754.1811 Ext 5313 ttanner@calaveras.k12.ca.us

Columbia College Contacts: 
Michelle Walker, Program Specialist, 209.588.5045 walkerm@yosemite.edu
Brandon Price, Dean of Student Services, 209.588.5079  priceb@yosemite.edu
Kirsten Miller, Counselor, 209.588.2155 millerk@yosemite.edu
Kelsey Halstead, A&R, 209.588.5231 halsteadke@yosemite.edu

Required forms:  
Columbia College Admissions Application
CCAP/Middle College Petition for Advanced Admissions
Health Consent for Treatment of Minors
2019-2020 California College Promise Grant (formerly BOG)
CCAP Contract

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