Concurrent Enrollment

Updated May 2021

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Concurrent Enrollment, also known as Dual Enrollment, allows high school students to access a limited number of community college courses for free. Some classes (English, math, certain science classes) require approval; many classes have textbook/homework account subscription fees. Some classes can satisfy both high school graduation and college degree requirements!


You can take up to 11.5 units for free, though you are responsible for all required texts, materials, and subscriptions at the San Mateo Community College District this summer. Classes run from June 14-late July.


The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is taking applications for the Summer Quarter, but registration won't begin until next month. You can take up to 6 units for free, though you are responsible for all required texts, materials, and subscriptions. Classes will begin on June 28 or early July and end in early August.

Step 2: Apply to the campus

Step 3: Complete English, Math, or Economics Assessment (if applicable)

If you would like to take English 100, a math class, Economics 100, or Economics 102, you need approval.


Canada College: Call 650-306-3542 or email canadawelcomecenter@smccd.edu with your name, G#, desired class, and cell #.


CSM: Complete Placement Form and attach your WHS transcript


Skyline: Complete Placement Form and attach your WHS transcript

Step 4: Complete the Concurrent Enrollment Course Request Form

How to Complete the Concurrent Enrollment Form
How to Upload the Concurrent Enrollment Course Request Form

Step 7: Sign in to your SMCCD Email

Communication about your classes will be sent to this email address.

Step 8: Rent/buy your required materials

You are responsible for the cost of required materials (textbooks or online subscription accounts). Check the college bookstore website to find out what you need. You can shop around for textbooks as long as you use the exact same ISBN.

Foothill-De Anza College District (Quarter System)

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Many community college courses offer transferrable credit to the UC/CSU systems (check Assist.org to confirm).


If you need more assistance with the application process, feel free to reach out to us.