Current High School Students

What is concurrent enrollment?

Concurrent Enrollment is the ultimate opportunity for high school students who are looking to get ahead and excel academically. With the Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District, students can enroll in college courses at Cuyamaca College while still in high school, paving the way to a bright future. 

Why take college courses in high school?

By taking college courses while in high school, students can save money on tuition, earn college credit, and prepare for the transition to higher education.

Practically Free College Credit

With all enrollment fees waived for California resident high school students, it's practically free to take these college courses. 

Double the Credit

The college credits earned can count towards both high school diploma and college certificate or degree requirements, ensuring a seamless educational journey.

Early Graduation and Cost Savings

Because you can take college courses throughout all four years of high school, you have the ability to graduate from college much earlier, saving you quite a substantial amount of money on tuition in the long run. In some instances, students can even earn enough college credit that they graduate from high school having earned an associate degree!

Expanded Academic Opportunities

Concurrent Enrollment offers the opportunity to take classes that may not be available at the high school, broadening academic horizons and improving chances of getting into the college or university of your choice.

Preparation for Higher Education

Beyond the academic benefits, taking college courses gives students the chance to get comfortable with the setting, rigor, and expectations of higher education, paving the way for an easier transition out of high school.

Who is Eligible?

Concurrent enrollment is available for 9th to 12th grade students who have the potential to benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school. 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th graders are welcome.
  • Must be determined by the high school principal or counselor to have the ability to benefit from "advanced scholastic or vocational work."
  • Must have written parental/ guardian approval (per the high school authorization form) prior to registering for classes.

Steps to Enroll

Ready to Take the Next Step? Follow Our Simple Enrollment Guide to Get Started! It's best to plan ahead and start the process for concurrent enrollment as early as possible.

View Concurrent Enrollment Guide

Choosing Your Classes

Choosing the right classes can be a daunting task. Don't worry - we're here to help! Check out our guide on how to select the right classes for you, including important considerations and prerequisites.

Find the right classes for you

Continuing Your Concurrent Enrollment

Before registering for classes each term, you will need permission from your high school administrator and parental approval.

After High School

If you enrolled in the concurrent enrollment program, or applied to the college while in high school, you are eligible to continue your enrollment at Cuyamaca College once you graduate. Please notify the Admissions and Records Office of your graduation so that your records can be updated. 

  • Our system will require proof of graduation before you will be able to register as a first time college student. If you are 18 years of age prior to the first day of the semester, a High School Change of Status Form is all that is required. If under 18 prior to the first day of the semester, a High School Change of Status Form along with proof of graduation, or impending graduation, is required. 
  • As a minor, the college is required to verify graduation status as well. Sufficient proof to fulfill this criteria would include: the counselor's signature on the bottom of the Change of Status Form, a copy of the High School Diploma, or a high school transcript with a graduation date listed. For more information regarding this policy, please feel free to contact our office.


Due to state and federal regulations, high school students taking concurrent enrollment courses with Cuyamaca College are treated like all other college students.  All college information is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which allows the release of academic information, including grades, to the student only - regardless of age.  Therefore, parents will not have the right to access or discuss educational records without the student present or without written consent or court order. For more information about FERPA in higher education, please visit here.

Dual Enrollment 

For more information about dual enrollment courses-which are specifically college courses being taught on your high school campus- please reach out to