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Early Welcome (Priority Registration) 2023

Get an Early Start on College!​

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

What is the Early Welcome (Priority Registration) Program? This exclusive program is offered only to graduating high school seniors who applied EARLY to Santiago Canyon College. Students who complete the Early Welcome steps will receive PRIORITY REGISTRATION and FREE TUITION through the SCC​ Promise Scholarship.

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

Complete an Online Application for Summer/Fall 2023 by April 30 to participate in Early Welcome/Priority Registration.

​​Step 1:After your application has been processed, you will receive the WELCOME Email (Email #1). Complete and submit the RSVP Form - click here to access the RSVP Form.
Step 2: Participate in Early Welcome (Priority Registration) held at the SCC campus on your assigned school day. Please refer to the chart below.

2023 Early Welcome Dates


High Schools

April 13
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beckman HS, Canyon HS, Tustin HS, Valencia HS
April 14
9:00 am - 1:00 pmEl Modena HS, Richland HS
April 20
9:00 am - 1:00 pmEl Dorado HS, Foothill HS, Yorba Linda HS
April 219:00 am - 1:00 pmCentennial HS (Corona), Corona HS, Orange HS, Santiago HS (Corona)
April 279:00 am - 1:00 pmEsperanza HS, Villa Park HS
April 289:00 am - 1:00 pmHillview HS, Katella HS, Orange Lutheran HS, Mater Dei HS, Parkside/EDGE, Unity MCHS
April 289:00 am - 1:​00 pmIf your high school is not listed above, please join us on April 28

Step 3: Pay for classes and fees by May 19, 2023, in Self Service - Student Finance. ​

FAQ - Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions​​

Q. Will I need to take a placement test for English and math?

A: No. Placement testing is not required if you plan to enroll in English, math and/or reading courses. High school performance and/or guided self-placement will be used to provide you with course recommendations. Visit the Assessment Services site for information on how you can obtain your English and math course recommendations.​

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 2023 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 Team - 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 2023/Spring 2024 & Fall ​​​2024/Spring 2025 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 outreach@sccolleg​ to schedule a personalized tour.​​​​ ​

Outreach Office Information
Meet with Outreach Staff

​​A-Building, 1st Floor, Room 210​

Office Hours ​
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 714-628-4808​

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