Dual Enrollment

Students listen during a biology class at the Chaffey College Fontana campus.

You can start your college journey now, even if you’re still in high school. Through Chaffey College’s dual enrollment program, you can take college courses either on your high school campus or at Chaffey College. 

We can:

  • Help you enroll
  • Walk you through dual enrollment orientation
  • Help you review your A-G requirements
  • Give you academic counseling
  • Provide information on programs of study
  • Recommend courses for you to take

 

Why should you pursue dual enrollment?

  • You can earn high school and college credit at the same time
  • You can get started on your degree requirements for Cal State and University of California schools
  • You can take classes with real college faculty
  • You can experience college life
  • You can receive specialized counseling
  • Taking dual enrollment at your high school? There's no cost for books and fees

 

Contact

Candice Brock
Administrative Assistant II
Phone: (909) 652-6154
Email: candice.brock@chaffey.edu
Nicole Ramos
Counselor
Phone: (909) 652-6156
Email: nicole.ramos@chaffey.edu
Joe Vallejo
Counselor
Phone: (909) 652-6156
Email: joe.vallejo@chaffey.edu

 

Location and Office Hours

High School Partnership Office: AD-145

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

909-652-6154

Counseling Office: AD-143

Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(909 )652-6156

 Eligibility

To be eligible for dual enrollment, students must:

 

 Document Requirements

Students who attend a public or private high school:

  • Submit an official high school transcript, either hard copy or electronically. Hard copy transcripts must be sent directly from the school and sealed in a district envelope to be considered official.  Transcripts that have been opened or sent directly from the student will not be accepted.

 

 

Students who are home-schooled:

 

All Dual Enrollment students may enroll in up to 11 units for Fall and Spring and 6 units in Summer.                             

PLEASE NOTE: Students who choose to register for 12 or more units will be responsible for payment of all fees.

 

Appeals

Students who do not meet the grade-level requirement may submit an appeal to the Appeals Committee with this appeal form

  •  Submitting an appeal does not guarantee approval
  • A separate appeal is required for each semester/term of enrollment
  • The decision of the Appeal Committee is final

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do the UC and CSU systems prefer that high school students take AP and honors courses over community college courses to gain favorable standing for admission?

A: No. The UC and CSU admissions offices weigh California Community College courses that meet A-G requirements on a 5.0 scale and are contractually required to accept courses listed at Assist.org for degree and general education requirements. The UC and CSU systems are not contractually required to accept AP and Honors courses for degree and general education requirements.

Q: How do I find out which Chaffey College courses I can take to meet high school A-G requirements for admission and application to CU and CSU institutions?

A: The UC Doorways website has a list of which Chaffey College courses meet A-G requirements. Because that list was last updated in 2014, you may find more current course options in the list of IGETC UC/CSU general education requirements at Assist.org.

Q: Which college courses will meet core graduation requirements at my high school?

A: Each K-12 district must make its own determination about which college courses they choose to allow to meet which graduation requirements. Meet with your counselor or assistant principal of instruction to learn more about which courses your K-12 district will accept for core graduation requirements.

Q: Do Chaffey College courses earn a 5.0 augmented GPA on my high school transcript?

A: The UC and CSU admission offices will weigh any community college courses taken that meet A-G requirements on a 5.0 scale. If your local high school has not provided a 5.0 scale for these courses, the UC and CSU admission offices will recalculate the GPA from your K-12 district transcript to reflect the 5.0 scale for A-G courses.

Q: What Chaffey College course should I take first?

A: While every student’s academic path is unique, we recommend Guidance 3: Career Exploration and Life Planning as a great starting point for your college career. You will have a full semester of contact with a college counselor in this class from whom you can ask questions about college pathways and who can help acclimate you to the college experience. This course also meets area G in A-G as well as a core CSU general education requirement in “Lifelong Learning and Self Development.”

Q: Can a middle school student attend Chaffey College as a dual enrollment student?

A: In rare cases, if the K-12 district and the college deem the student’s case valid for admission, a middle school student may attend Chaffey College. Middle school students and their parents must complete the same agreement form paperwork as high school students in order to take college courses. This means that a middle school principal or designee (usually a counselor) must sign to endorse the participation of the student in college courses. Additionally, the student must complete an appeal, which will include a letter from the child’s K-12 district advocating for the child’s participation in college. A Chaffey College appeal committee will make the final determination regarding the child’s participation in college.

 

Forms and Resources

 

Participating School Districts and Organizations

  • Fontana Unified School District
  • Chino Valley Unified School District
  • Chaffey Joint Union High School District
  • Upland Unified School District
  • Learn 4 Life