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, please review Returning & Transfer Students.

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    If you are a new or returning student to Los Rios, you must complete and submit an application before registering for classes. You only need to submit an application for one college to be able to enroll in classes at any of the four campuses in the district.

    Apply to the College

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    Online 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. It will provide you with important information to help you succeed 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.

    Participate in Online Orientation

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    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. Please note that Assessment Center Office Hours and Testing Schedules are not the same.

    Complete Assessment

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    Education Plan

    After completing Orientation and Assessment, you will participate in a New Student Workshop (NSW). You’ll get an overview of how to use your eServices account. Counselors will explain the counseling services and how to planning your academic classes towards your education goal. They will also 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, you’ll develop a first semester Individual Student Educational Plan (iSEP). 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.

    Develop an Education Plan

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    To be sure to get the classes you want, register for classes during your enrollment appointment. You are able to register for classes online or in person on campus.

    Register for Classes