Special Admit Program

The Special Admit Program is intended for K–12 students who wish to enroll part time in advanced scholastic or vocational classes while concurrently enrolled at another school.

To be eligible for the Special Admit Program during the Summer session, Fall or Spring semesters, students must complete the Special Admit Form obtaining required recommendations and signature from the principal with parental or guardian permission and approval from a Cypress College counselor. In certain circumstances the signature of a division dean and the college president is required.

Special Admit students are required to meet all college admission requirements, attend assessment/orientation and meet course prerequisites. Special approval is required for full-time enrollment, persons under age eighteen who are/are not enrolled in school, and home school students. Enrollment into specific courses where content is deemed not appropriate for minors by the department may also require special approval. Students on F-1 or F-2 visas are not eligible to enroll as Special Admit students.

Enrollment fees are waived for California resident Special Admit students in grades 9–12 who are enrolled in .5–11 units. Per Education Code 76300 Special Admit students registered in more than eleven units per semester are required to pay enrollment fees for all enrolled units. Special Admit students who are in grades K–8 are required to pay the enrollment fees for all enrolled units. Students who do not pay the required fees may be dropped from courses for non-payment. All Special Admit students are responsible for all other college fees including lab, health, parking, books, materials and other required fees.

To change enrollment status at the college, Special Admit students graduating from high school prior to the next college semester must bring to the Admissions and Records Office their diploma or high school transcript indicating their graduation date.

Courses taken by a Special Admit student are recorded on the student’s permanent record as college credit in the same manner as regularly enrolled college students. Credit may be given at the high school and may meet a graduation requirement; however, students should first consult with the high school counselor. Special Admit students must adhere to all college policies on admission, registration, course requirements, attendance, Student Code of Conduct, and all other applicable policies and procedures.

Students wishing to enroll under the Special Admit Program can download the Special Admit Recommendation Form from the college website or obtain it from the Admissions and Records Office. The Special Admit Recommendation Form is valid for the current semester only. A new Special Admit Form must be submitted for enrollment in subsequent semesters. Students must also file the online College Application for Admission by accessing the college website and applying on CCCApply.

All student records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. No one (including parents and high school officials) can access confidential information without the student’s written consent.