Early College

What is Early College?

Early College is a way for currently enrolled high school students to start college. High school students may earn both college and high school credit while attending classes taught at the college level. Classes are offered at the San Bernardino Valley College campus, online, or at participating high schools. Ask your high school counselor, College & Career Readiness teacher, or contact us for more information today!

What are the benefits of Early College?

  • Explore various careers and major options before entering college.
  • Learn to make decisions about your college major and career.
  • Address skill gaps and improve study skills and academic knowledge before becoming full-time college students.
  • Ease your transition to college and enhance your chances of success.
  • Complete high school and college credits at the same time.
  • Save time and money.
  • Start college at a higher-grade level/

Eligibility

Must be a current high school student with a 2.0 total weighted GPA or higher.

Program Fees

All course fees are waived for all resident students physically attending high school in California. Students may be responsible for all other fees (course materials, books, health fees, etc.) depending on their school district.

Applying to the Program

Contact your high school counselor or site contact for forms and deadlines. To find out who your site contact is, please contact our office for more information.

Once the paperwork is complete and processed by Admissions and Records, all approved students will register themselves online and should do so at least 2 months before the first date of the SBVC class. Submitting paperwork does not guarantee entrance into the Early Program.

Application Process

The application process can vary a little bit depending on the type of student you are. There are three main types of students:   

Early college

  • First time students – students who have never attended  SBVC before
  • Returning students – students who have previously taken classes at SBVC but did not take class the semester (either Fall or spring) immediately before the semester that they are applying for concurrent Enrollment.
  • Continuing student – students who were registered in courses during the semester immediately preceding the semester for which they are applying for concurrent enrollment.

Application and Enrollment Steps:

Based on the type of student you are, the steps to apply and enroll are described below.

For First Time Students

(Students who have never attended SBVC before.)

  1. Create OpenCCC.net account
  2. Apply to SBVC online
  3. Wait for SBVC ID# via email
  4. Complete Concurrent Enrollment Packet
  5. Submit Concurrent Enrollment Packet to site contact
  6. Wait for a reply from your site contact or in student email
  7. Complete orientation
  8. Complete Assessment
  9. Register for the approved SBVC course via WebAdvisor
     

For Returning Students

(Students who have previously taken classes  at SBVC, but not the semester (Fall or Spring) immediately before the semester in which they are applying.)

  1. Apply to SBVC online
  2. Complete Concurrent Enrollment Packet
  3. Submit Concurrent Enrollment Packet to site contact
  4. Wait for a reply from your site contact or in student email
  5. Register for the approved SBVC course via WebAdvisor
     

For Continuing Students

(Students who have taken classes the semester (Fall or Spring) immediately before the semester in which they are applying.)

  1. Complete Concurrent Enrollment Packet
  2. Submit Concurrent Enrollment Packet to site contact
  3. Wait for a reply from your site contact or in student email
  4. Register for the approved SBVC course via WebAdvisor