Earn college credit while you're still in high school!
As a high school student you can take advantage of the Dual Enrollment program at Woodland Community College to earn dual credit for college classes that your high school may also count towards graduation!
Take college classes tuition-free
Dual Enrollment college courses are tuition-free as long as you remain a part-time student (less than 12 units) at WCC.
Save time and money on your college graduation
Dual Enrollment courses allow you to count one course for both college and high school credit when you used to have to take two separate courses! When you complete high school you could have accumulated enough credits to substantially save time toward graduating from college!
How to get started
Your steps to enroll
Step 1: First, talk to your high school counselor to find out which college courses are offered at your high school campus.
Step 3: Download and complete the High School Recommendation Form (or get it from your high school counselor) and have a parent or guardian sign the permission form allowing you to take college courses.
Step 4: Turn in your completed form to your high school counselor.
Participating High Schools
Contact your counselor if you have questions about Dual Enrollment at WCC:
- Woodland High School
- Amy McCalister – (530) 662-4678
- Pioneer High School
- Jade Owens – (530) 661-4597
- Lower Lake High School
- Mari Valdez (8th-9th) – (707) 994-6471
- Kathy Parker (10-12th) – (707) 994-6471
- Middletown High School
- Mrs. Erika Galvan – (707) 987-4140
- Pierce High School
- Perla Duarte – (530) 476-2277
- Maxwell High School
- Summer Shadley, Superintendent/Principal – (530) 438-2052 Ext. 12155
- Colusa High School
- Bibiana McNeil – (530) 458-2156 Ext. 3003
- Williams Junior Senior Early College High School
- Veronica Solis – (530) 473-5369
Program Rules & Requirements
Students are subject to all rules, regulations and fees at the college.
A high school student who has completed the EIGHTH grade may be admitted on a part-time basis (taking 11 units or less at WCC) subject to the following requirements with the written recommendation of the high school administrator and the parent’s permission:
- No Physical Education/Kinesiology courses may be taken; students must have met any course prerequisite requirements;
- Students are required to fulfill the minimum day requirement at their high school, or, for charter/home-schooled students, the parent has to verify that the proposed college coursework will not interfere with the student’s basic high school course work;
- Charter or home-schooled students must present a grade equivalency certification documenting the grade level the student has achieved;
- Charter or home-schooled students must present a copy of the affidavit submitted to the State or County Office of Education to document the student’s involvement in an educational process;
- Concurrently enrolled students receive the lowest registration priority.
- Students must be certified to be eligible for advanced scholastic or vocational coursework (courses numbered 1-99). Contact the high school administrator for information concerning authorization to enroll.
Step 1: Apply to WCC
- You will first need to create an OpenCCC account and then proceed to start a new application for WCC.
- Make sure to indicate you are a current high school student.
- Once your application is processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to obtain your YCCD Student ID number and access your YCCD student email account.
Step 2: Complete the High School Recommendation Form
You must meet with your high school counselor to obtain authorization to enroll in specific courses.
- Download and complete the High School Recommendation Form (or get it from your high school counselor).
- Have a parent/guardian and your High School official sign the form allowing you to take college courses.
- Submit the form to the WCC Admissions & Records Office by sending it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org from your YCCD student email.
Step 3: Register
Priority registration for high school dual enrollment begins Monday, December 5, 2022 for Spring 2023 classes. Submit your High School Recommendation form on or after December 5 and Admissions staff will process and register you for your requested courses!
Students also have the option of submitting their High School Recommendation form during the pre-registration period. Forms submitted between Monday, November 7 through Thursday, Decembber 1 (by 5pm) will clear students for registration. However, these students will be responsible for registering themselves, online through WCC Self-Service. The pre-registration option is meant for students who prefer to register for classes on their own, online through Self-Serivce beginning 12:01am on December 5.
For questions or assistance, contact WCC Admissions & Records via email at email@example.com or by phone at (530) 661-5720.
For additional assistance, students may also request an appointment with one of our Outreach Specialists. Contact our Outreach team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (530) 668-2595. Our Outreach Team will also be hosting various Dual Enrollment Support hours through Zoom. Check out the Zoom schedule here.