Columbia Adult School Transition (CAST) Program Columbia Adult School Transition (CAST) Program

Program Information

Earn college credits while completing your high school Diploma/GED/high school equivalency! In accordance with SB554 the CAST program allows adult education learners who are earning their high school diploma, GED or high school equivalency to take Columbia College classes tuition free similar to a high school dual enrollment student. 

Eligibility Requirements:  

  • Must be 18 years old and currently enrolled in an approved adult school program and working towards completing your Diploma/GED/high school equivalency every semester you are in the program.
    • For information on GED programs available in our area, click here.
  • Students may take no more than 11 units per semester and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in their enrolled courses.

Services Include:

  • Application Assistance
  • Enrollment Assistance
  • Free Textbooks*
  • Free Tutoring
  • Loaner Laptops and Hotspots*
  • Free Workshops
    • Financial Literacy
    • Study Habits
    • Special Programs
    • Career Services
  • First Time Freshman Transition Assistance
    • Application
    • FAFSA and Financial Aid
    • Promise Scholarship**

*While supplies last
**When applicable

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Register Today!
To apply, fill out the CAST registration form, and email your completed applications to 
If you need assistance with filling out the application, call 209.588.5244 to schedule an appointment.

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