What is Concurrent Enrollment?

The College Connection Concurrent Enrollment Program allows students to enroll in Cañada College courses while they are still in high school. It is designed to provide current high school students, who have completed the 8th grade or higher at the time of entering a course, the opportunity to get an “early start” on their college experience.

How to Apply  Info Sessions   

Start Earning College Credits as a High School Student

Students who are concurrently enrolled have the opportunity to start earning CSU and UC transferrable credits, explore careers, and adapt to college-level courses while still in high school without having to pay tuition costs!

How to Apply

Apply online (You will be notified of admission by email or postal mail after submitting the application).

Meet with your high school counselor for course recommendations and to review our current course offerings. You can also discuss which courses are eligible for credit towards high school graduation and receive your counselor’s approval.

Complete a College Connection Form in your mySMCCD Student Portal. Click on the Student Success Link. Once in the Student Success Link, click on “My Forms” tab to access the form.

To fill out the form, you’ll need the following information:

  • The Course Number (CRN) for the classes you plan to take.
  • Your parent/guardian’s email address – we’ll send them a separate email to approve your ability to take college classes while you’re still in high school.
  • Your high school counselor’s email address – we’ll send them a separate email to confirm your school’s approval to take college courses while you’re still in high school.

Many college courses have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Students who wish to enroll in an English or mathematics course or any course that has an English or a math prerequisite should email an unofficial copy of their high school transcript to canadaplacement@smccd.edu. Students who wish to take an English as a Second Language course should call the Welcome Center at (650) 306-3452 to schedule an ESL assessment. All other prerequisites will need to challenged directly with the professor of the course.

Once you submit your College Connection Form and we have received approvals from your high school counselor and parent/guardian, you will receive an email containing information regarding the registration process and when to register for classes. You can also view your registration date on your WebSMART account.

After students register for classes, a my.smccd.edu email account will be assigned which provides access to student email where ALL college electronic communications will be sent.

Students with documented disabilities who would like academic accommodations for their college classes should contact the Disability Resource Center (650-306-3259).


Deadline to Submit Form

  • Spring 2024: January 6, 2024
  • Summer 2024: TBD


2023 Concurrent Enrollment Presentation

Steps to Concurrent Enrollment


Enrollment fees and non-resident tuition are waived for students enrolled in California high schools if they are registered in fewer than 11 units. Student body fees are optional for California high school students.


Information Sessions

Date Time Registration Link
November 27, 2023 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register Here
December 18, 2023 5:00-6:00 p.m. Register Here