Community College Information
Seniors planning on attending a Community College in the fall need to contact that particular school for application and admission requirement information. Community colleges conduct English and Math assessments to gather information, which along with the student’s transcript, goals, intended major and other pertinent information enable the colleges’ counselors to make appropriate placement for the student. It is IMPORTANT that students planning on attending a community college inquire about placement assessment, which usually occurs around March.
Cypress City College – 9200 Valley View, Cypress 714-826-2220
Fullerton College – 321 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton 714-992-7000
Golden West College – 15744 Golden West, Huntington Beach 714-892-7711
Irvine Valley College – 5500 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine 949-451-5100
Long Beach City College – 4901 E. Carson, Long Beach 562-938-4111
Mt. San Antonio College – 1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut 909-594-5611
Orange Coast College – 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa 714-564-4108
Saddleback College – 28000 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo 949-582-4555
Santa Ana College – 1530 West 17th St., Santa Ana 714-564–6005
Santa Monica College – 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 310-434-4000
Santiago Canyon College – 8045 E. Chapman Ave., Orange 714-628-4900
Many students find that enrollment at a community college for the first two years of a four-year program and then transferring as a junior to a four-year school is often the best way to go. Among the advantages are the fact that in financial terms, it is much easier on the budget, gives students who are undecided on a major some more time to make a decision, offers students smaller classes and better teacher/student ratio, gives students who are rejected by a four-year university a chance to reapply later and be accepted as transfer students, and allows those students with poor high school records to have a fresh start.