Steps to Success

Thank you for choosing Sacramento City College!  If you are a new student and have never attended college, you must complete Orientation, Assessment, and Counseling/Educational Planning in order to enroll in classes!

NOTE:  If you are a returning student or a student transferring to Sacramento City College from another college/university, click here.

1. Application

To be officially admitted to the college, you must first apply.

2. Orientation

You may begin the online orientation the day after you receive your Los Rios student ID number. This orientation is required for all new students and will provide you with important information to help you succeed and excel as a student at Sacramento City College.  The Orientation provides you with an explanation of how to choose classes that best fit your educational goals; knowledge about support services and resources on campus, and how to enroll in your courses.

3. Assessment

Assessment of your skills in Mathematics, English, and/or English as a Second Language helps you achieve your goals in college by placing you into classes appropriate to your skill level. Take your assessment test at least one week before your scheduled counseling workshop or appointment to be sure you have all of your test results available for your first semester course planning session. For more information, visit the Assessment Center website and refer to the Testing Schedules on the left hand side for dates/times/test.  Please note that Assessment Center Office Hours and Testing Schedules are not the same.

4. Counseling and Individual Student Education Plan (ISEP)

After completing Orientation and Assessment, you will be required to participate in a New Student Counseling Workshop (NSCW). During the NSCW, Sacramento City College staff will provide an overview of how to use your eServices account and Counselors will explain the counseling services and basic information regarding the planning of your academic classes towards your education goal. Counselors will make course recommendations for a one-semester education plan that fits with your educational goal(s) and your assessment results. During this initial contact with a counselor, students will develop a first semester Individual Student Educational Plan (iSEP). All students should also plan to meet with a counselor each semester to ensure their iSEP remains up to date. The best time to schedule these appointments are in October, March and July.

For more information, visit our New Student Counselor Workshop page.