WHAT IS ADVANCED EDUCATION: The advanced education program allows high school students to take community college classes and earn college credit while still in high school. Advanced education students may take up to two classes during any fall, spring, or summer semester.
- Students must be at least 16 years old and/or have completed 10th grade.
- Students must have a minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA
- Must have counselor/administration approval
- Students may choose from classes NOT currently available at their high school
HOW TO APPLY: (Go directly to the college’s website):
*This program is not limited to Folsom Lake Community College but includes all Los Rios Community Colleges and Sierra College campuses. Each college has a different form and may have a different process. It is up to the student to follow the college’s process.
The following steps are specific to Folsom Lake Community College (FLC) :
Step 1: Apply to FLC and Login to eServices to Set Up An Account
Step 3: Email Your High School Counselor your Completed Application for Approval
Step 4: Course Enrollment
FHS students that wish to be registered on the earliest possible date, giving them the best chance for their requested FLC classes, will need to submit their advanced education application and unofficial transcript to their counselor via email between the acceptable dates.
Please allow at least 48 hours for counselors to review and process. Counselors are not able to submit applications over summer break. Advanced education applications for Fall 2021 that need approval after summer break will be accepted until Aug. 10th.
Students are responsible to research and select the appropriate course to take for their educational goals. Do research by looking at the course catalog and FLC class schedule.
Make sure the course is offered outside of your high school day
Check course prerequisites
ADVANCED EDUCATION COURSE CREDIT: The grades you earn in advanced education classes go on your permanent college transcript. Grades and units earned as an advanced education student do not earn high school credit and remain separate from the Folsom High School transcript. Advanced education units are required to be reported when applying to college by the student.