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Early Welcome / Priority Registration

Get​ a​n Early Start on College!

Graduating high school seniors are encouraged to participate in SCC's Early Welcome Program.

What is the Early Welcome (AKA Priority Registration) Program? This exclusive program is offered only to graduating high school seniors who applied EARLY to Santiago Canyon College. Students who complete all of the Early Welcome steps will receive priority registration and Free​ Tuition through SCC's Promise Scholarship.

To participate in Early Welcome, students must first apply to SCC. 

  • Complete an​​ Online Application for Fall 2022​​
  • After your application has been processed, you will receive an email from the High School Outreach team, providing you with the next steps. 
  • Please note: Due to COVID-19, the details of the Fall 2022 Early Welcome Program are still to be confirmed. We will provide you with the New Student Orientation details and additional information by January 2022.​ ​
FAQ - Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions​​

Q. I am a dual enrollment student, do I have to reapply to SCC?

A: Yes, dual enrollment students have to submit a new application for Fall 2022 as first-year college students. ​

Q: Who do I contact if I have applied to SCC but have not received an email?
A: Please contact our Outreach Representatives - email​ - phone (714)628-4808.

Q. I’ll be attending SCC next year, but I’m unsure of my major and/or what career I want to work toward. Can I get help before I begin at SCC?

A: Yes! SCC has a designated counselor who can help you begin to think about what major/career path is a good fit for you. Our counselor, Macey Lachman, offers workshops and one-on-one appointments. It’s never too early to begin thinking about your major/career path. Sign up for a workshop or book an appointment here.​ 

​​Q: What is the Promise Scholarship, and how can I sign up for it?

A: ​The SCC Promise Scholarship provides free tuition for all first-time, full-time students for two academic years (Fall 2022/Spring 2023 & Fall ​​​2023/Spring 2024 semesters), regardless of family income and no HS GPA requirement. Fill out the Promise Scholarship Application today.​ 

Q: Can I schedule a campus tour?

A: The SCC campus is open, and we would be happy to show you around our beautiful campus. Please email us at to schedule a personalized tour. 

Outreach Office Information
Meet with Outreach Staff

​​A-Building, 1st Floor, Room 105​

Office Hours (by Appointment): ​
Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Email us for appointment​

Phone: 714-628-4808​

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