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Are you a first-time student at Sacramento City College?  If so, sign up for the Freshmen Welcome taking place this Summer. 

Online registration is now open!  Scroll down to register.

Meet in front of the Student Center at 8:30 a.m. for check-in. The Freshmen Welcome begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.


So you think you can study? – Got the case of atychiphobia (fear of test taking)? Want to ACE your tests? Attend this workshop where you will gain strategies on how to conquer your fears and pass your classes through proven study habits. If you practice the tools presented, you are sure to be on the Dean’s List every semester!

Survivors – The Reality of Community College – Beyonce sang “I’m a survivor, I’m not gon’ give up, “I’m not gon’ stop, I’m gon’ work harder, I’m gon’ make it!” Community College is definitely not Grade 13 and it’s not as easy or hard as one might think. This workshop will break down behaviors and beliefs on just what it takes to survive in college!

A minute to win it – Self management – How would you manage this situation? You have an exam on Monday and a paper due first thing Tuesday morning. You still have a weekend full of activities. There has to be a way to fit it all in. Come learn proven methods to manage your personal and academic life as a first-year college student.

Are you smarter than a 5th grader? – Strategies for getting classes – Why are so many classes closed? Is it possible to create a perfect class schedule? Attend this workshop to learn about enrollment strategies, including wait lists and outreach centers.

Keeping up with the Graduates – Getting an Associate’s degree from Sacramento City College is a pretty remarkable accomplishment! But did you know that earning your AA/AS degree doesn’t mean that you have completed all requirements to transfer to a university? If your goal is to earn an AA/AS degree AND to transfer to a UC or CSU, then this workshop is for you! This may be your first semester at Sacramento City College, but it is important to learn about transfer requirements -such as major preparatory courses, general education, impacted majors, and GPA criteria – early in your college journey.

Extreme Student Makeover – Learn how to get the help that you need to succeed in college! – For many students, this is a familiar scenario… You have just sat through a math lecture that has left you dazed and confused. There is three minutes left in the class and your instructor asks: “Does anyone have any questions?” YES – YOU DO! But, before you open your mouth, your nerves get in the way and you dash out of class before asking for help! If this has happened to you (and it has for most of us!), then it’s time for an extreme student makeover! This workshop will help you to overcome your fears of seeking help when you need it. Before you know it, you’ll be sitting in the front row and raising your hand with CONFIDENCE!

Here are some tips to consider:

1.  Enroll today…like right now!  Even if you missed your enrollment date and time, it is NOT TOO LATE to enroll in classes for Summer and Fall.  But, don’t wait any longer…waiting another week – or even another day – can make a big difference with your schedule.  For example, the College Writing course that had 10 seats open this morning can easily fill up by the afternoon.

(NOTE:  If you are planning to attend SCC for Summer and Fall, enroll into courses for BOTH semesters.)

2.  When you log onto eServices, is the word “HOLD” written boldly inside of a red hexagon?  If so, that means exactly what it says…you have a “hold” that must be cleared before you can enroll into classes.  Most likely, you forgot to complete the “Supplemental Enrollment Form” which must be updated every semester.  If you have already submitted that form and you still see that darn hexagon, then you have another “hold” that must be cleared.  It could be a library fine, a financial aid hold, a dismissal, or an overdue payment.  If you need assistance, please go to the Admissions and Records Office located in Rodda North or to the eServices Lab in Business Building 153.

3.  Be flexible with your schedule.  Consider taking classes in the morning, afternoon, evening, or even the weekends.  But, only enroll into classes that you know you can attend for the next 16 weeks!  For example, if you decide to take a class at 7:00 in the morning, you must be able to make it to class on time…and then stay awake!  And, as you consider all options for creating your schedule, be aware of how often a class will meet and in the format that it will be taught.  Some classes are “hybrid” classes where there is both in-class and online learning.  In this case, you will be required to use the internet to submit some assignments.

4.  SCC’s main campus is beautiful…but don’t forget about the Davis Center and West Sacramento Center!  Both centers offer a wide range of general education courses including Math and English.  If you plan to attend both the main campus and one of the outreach centers, make sure that you give yourself plenty of travel time to get from one location to another.  As you are browsing through the class schedule, you will see the words “SCC Main,” “Davis Center,” or “West Sac” to indicate the location of the class.  Don’t get lost on the first day of the semester because you can’t find the “Davis Center” on the main campus…you will have to actually drive to the city of Davis to find it.

Want more tips…

Whether it’s your first or fourth semester in college, taking the right classes is critical to your success.

Although Sacramento City College offers a great variety of classes that would be fun to take, there are specific requirements that must be completed – especially if you are planning to earn an Associates Degree and/or transfer to a university.  This includes completing the appropriate general education pattern, major courses, and electives (if needed).

So, how do you know that you are on the right track?

Meet with a counselor!

SCC counselors are here to assist you with understanding the path you will take to reach your educational goal.  They want you to take the right classes, in the right sequence, and at the right time!

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