Special Admittance

Section 48800 of the California Education Code allows the governing board of any school district to determine which students would benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work. The intent of this section of the California Education Code is to provide educational enrichment opportunities for a limited number of eligible pupils, rather than reduce current course requirements of elementary and secondary schools.

  • All college coursework is governed by the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which allows the release of academic information, including grades, to the student only – regardless of age. Academic information is not released to parents or third parties without the consent of the student. 
  • Santa Rosa Junior College interprets “advanced scholastic” coursework as those courses designated as degree applicable (DA) in the SRJC Catalog https://catalog.santarosa.edu/.
  • High School students may NOT enroll in English 300 level courses regardless of assessment results.
  • Santa Rosa Junior College reserves the right to exclude or limit enrollment of special admit students into impacted programs and other programs or courses based on health, safety, instructional methodology, faculty constraints, or legal requirements.
  • Students enrolling in Kinesiology (PE) activity courses are subject to the 10% limit for each section.
  • All high school students must submit an online SRJC application every spring or summer/fall semester in order for this form to be processed. This form must be submitted with all required signatures. Incomplete forms will not be processed.
  • High School Dual Enrollment students may enroll online during priority 6 registration. Please submit your application online AND your High School Dual Enrollment Request form prior to your enrollment date. Mail, upload or bring in person your signed dual enrollment form, and proof of prerequisite completion (high school transcript) and complete the Prerequisite Equivalency form if enrolling in a course that has a prerequisite.


Dual Enrollment for Middle Schoolers.

The following steps must be completed two weeks prior to the start of each semester:

  1. Complete an Application for Admission with CCCApply:
  2. Complete a Middle School Special Enrollment Petition.
  3. Get a signed and dated letter of recommendation to support your enrollment at SRJC on official letterhead. This should be written by your school principal and/or counselor and should verify a need for a specific course number and that the student possesses exceptional intelligence/talent, motivation, and maturity commensurate with college-level standards. The letter should also specify the specific semester and course number that you wish to enroll in. You must support your request by providing verification of your ability to be successful in the class you wish to enroll in; e.g. test scores, grade reports, etc.

Dual Enrollment for Minors without a high school diploma

A student is eligible to attend SRJC if they are 18 years of age before the first day of the semester or have one of the following:

  • High school diploma
  • GED
  • High School Proficiency Certificate

Note: If the student is under 18 years of age before the first day of the semester and has a GED or High School Proficiency certificate, a copy of their GED or Proficiency Certificate and a Parent Consent form are required before they will be able to enroll. Please submit to Admissions and Records.

If the student has none of the above and is not attending high school the student must follow these procedures:

  1. Complete an SRJC Application online as a high school student at CCCApply
  2. Student must provide a letter of release to Admissions and Records on official letterhead, (signed by the principal) from the school district of residence that specifically releases the student from compulsory attendance.
  3. Complete and submit a signed Parent Consent Form.

NOTE: The student may enroll in CSKLS 731 (GED Preparation) only. All forms required must be submitted to Admissions and Records.

Dual Enrollment for Emancipated Minors

You are considered an emancipated minor if you have gone to court and have legal documentation separating you from your parents or legal guardians.

  1. Complete an SRJC Application online at CCCApply
  2. If you have or are planning to apply to Santa Rosa Junior College and you are an emancipated minor as defined above, or, if you have applied to Santa Rosa Junior College and are not an emancipated minor as defined above but applied as an emancipated minor, you must complete the Dependency Status Residency Questionnaire and provide any required documentation. A hold will be placed on your record until you have successfully submitted this documentation.