High School Students

Students who are currently attending high school, and are seeking advanced scholastic or vocational work may apply for admission to San Bernardino Valley College as a specially admitted, concurrently enrolled high school student.

Each student’s application and records are reviewed individually, and not all students who apply will be admitted. Admission decisions are made based on a combination of the following factors:

  • Overall academic grade point average;
  • Performance in prior coursework of a similar nature to which the student is petitioning to take, as indicated by their grades in those courses;
  • Any and all academic tests or examinations recorded on the high school transcript;
  • The recommendation of the high school principal (or designee);
  • High school students are limited to 11 units per term, unless they are participating in the Middle College High School or CCAP program.

The over-arching concern of the admission review process is that the high school student is adequately prepared to engage in the rigors of college-level work, and has a high probability of success.

High school students wishing to attend SBVC must complete and submit the following items, at least two weeks prior to the beginning of instruction:

  • Regular application for admission to SBVC
  • Concurrent Enrollment Petition form
  • Confidential Youth Emergency Card
  • Official copy of their high school transcript

The Concurrent Enrollment Petition form requires the signature of the high school principal (or designee), certifying the student is academically qualified, and recommending the student for an advanced academic or vocational experience. All forms are available online at the Admissions and Records website. All high school students wishing to enroll in transfer-level courses (courses numbered 100-299) must be in their junior or senior year, with an academic GPA of 2.0, and have high passing grades in courses similar to those they wish to take at SBVC. The courses requested at SBVC must not duplicate courses currently available at the high school.

High school students wishing to enroll in vocational courses may be in grades 9-12, with an academic GPA of 2.0, and have passing grades in courses similar to those they wish to take at SBVC. The courses requested at SBVC must not duplicate courses currently available at the high school.

All concurrently enrolled high school students must participate in the college assessment and orientation prior to approval to enroll.