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Early Welcome Program

Get​ an Early Start on College!
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Graduating high school seniors are encouraged to participate in SCC's Early Welcome Program. Students who complete all of the steps of the Early Welcome program will receive priority registration for one year at SCC and also be eligible to receive the SCC College Promise Scholarship​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 
To participate in Early Welcome, students must complete the following three steps:

1. Complete an Online Application for Fall 2021
Application is now open for Fall. You can click here to get started on​ your Fall 2021 application​. Need step-by-step help in applying? Watch the video below.

2. Submit Entrance Form and Complete Online New Student Orientation (begins April 2021) 
Once you have completed the application, you will receive an email from SCC with the subject line "Early Welcome Orientation Information". This email will contain you student ID number and a link to our Entrance Form. It is important that you complete the entrance form so that you can be scheduled for a new student orientation. 

Our counselors have prepared an online orientation that provides valuable information to your success at SCC. Online orientation will begin April 2021 and will be available after submitting the Entrance form. If you have not received the entrance form after applying, please email or contacting your assigned SCC Outreach Representative. 

3. Submit Exit Form and Create Online Education Plan with your Counselor. Then access your Fall 2021 priority registration! ​​​

After completing your online orientation and submitting the exit form, you will be contacted by Counseling Support Staff (email and phone call) with your assigned 15-minute Friday virtual counseling appointment through Cranium Cafe. Our counselors will help you develop your first-semester education plan based on your academic goals using the Academic Planning Guide.​ If you wish to submit passing AP or SBAC scores please follow the steps for online course prerequisite clearance by clicking here​. ​

Once you and your counselor have created your first semester education plan, you can then access your priority registration! You will have until the following Tuesday 11:59pm PST to register for classes with priority. After your priority registration period ends, you cannot make changes to your schedule until your next registration period (see your WebAdvisor for your next registration period). 

If you need help adding classes during registration please watch the video below. 


Below is a list of materials you should have ready for your Counseling Appointment:

- Copy of Academic Planning Guide (to download click here)
- Upload your HS Unofficial Transcript here​ (Upload your transcript at least two days before your counseling appointment)
- Passing AP exam scores or SBAC scores, if appicable (Please complete Course Prerequisite Clearance form as well)

4. (Bonus Step) Sign up and attend Summer Advantage Academy to access a second year of priority registration.  Also, be sure to apply for the Promise Scholarship that provides 2 years of free tuition, regardless of family income!​​

Summer Advantage is an exciting one-day program that helps you get comfortable with the campus, meet our awesome faculty, refresh your skills with some core academic material, and meet other new students! As an added bonus of participating in Summer Advantage, you will receive a second year of priority registration! To learn more about the program please click here


The Promise Scholarship offers up to 2 years of free tuition, peer mentoring and access to specialized academic and career planning with related support services for first-time college students.  Sign up for the Promise Scholarship by clicking here​. All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


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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