Early College FAQ

Our Frequently Asked Questions section offers answers to a variety of the most common questions.

When are the deadlines?

It is advantageous to submit applications as soon as possible in order to have the best possibility to get into a class, as well as to allow time to resolve any issues. Any student wishing to enroll in a class that has already started must first get an Instructor Approval Code before registering online prior to the census date. Click here for a list of dates and deadlines.

How early can I turn in an application?

We will begin to accept Concurrent Enrollment Petitions and applications as soon as the schedule for the desired semester of enrollment has been published online. Please click here to see the most current schedule. Please submit all paperwork to your site contacts.

My high school GPA is lower than 2.0, can I still participate?

Unfortunately no. Our Early College program requires a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA to participate.

I am undocumented, can I participate in Early College?

Yes. If you are currently enrolled in a California high school, then you may apply to the Early College program.

Where do I submit the High School Concurrent Enrollment Application form?

Please submit your applications to your high school Early College program site contacts. They will then give our office your application, where we will review your information for completeness. To find out who your high school Early College program site contact is, please contact our office.

What kind of high school transcript do I need for my application?

We require official transcripts for the Early College Program. Transcripts must be current, show all high school coursework, and come directly from the school. If a student has attended multiple high schools, then all official transcripts are required. We will not accept printouts from student portals or report cards.

What if I need special accommodations?

San Bernardino Valley College offers services to students with disabilities through our Disabled Student Programs and Services Office (DSPS). Students should contact them directly to get more information. Please click here for their web page.

When will I find out if I have been admitted to the program?

Once we have reviewed your application packet and determined everything is in order, you will be notified by your site contact or receive an email telling you for which courses you were approved. Generally speaking, students are admitted to the Early College Program, but not necessarily to the specific courses you want.

Can I take any class I want?

You may enroll in any courses for which you are eligible and approved. These classes must be listed on your High School Concurrent Enrollment application form.

When can I enroll in classes?

Because of state law restrictions, concurrent enrollment students will be assigned an enrollment appointment on the last day of our enrollment priority cycle, after other SBVC students have enrolled. As a result, some courses may be full. If you are unable to enroll in a specific class, you may go to the first day of class and ask the instructor if he/she can give you an "Instructor Authorization Code" to add the class. Please review our Class Schedule for more information.

How do I enroll in a class?

You will enroll via our online student portal, WebAdvisor. Please review our Class Schedule for more information.

Do I have to take the assessment test every time I enroll?

No. You only need to take it once to determine your placement. Results are valid for two years.

How do I get high school credit?

Many high schools offer credit for our courses. Please see your high school counselor for specific details.

How does my high school get my SBVC transcript?

Once semester grades are posted, SBVC will send out official transcripts to your high school site contact, high school registrar, or district registrar.