Have Enrollment Questions?
Hey there, High School Concurrent Enrollment (HSCE) students! We're glad you're interested in taking college credit courses with us. We have a few important things to keep in mind:
- Course Selection: You can take most of our college credit courses as an HSCE student, as long as you
meet the program requirements and any course prerequisites. Just make sure not to
sign up for Kinesiology courses; those are off-limits.
- How to Sign Up: To participate in the HSCE program, follow the steps outlined in Apply/Starting Steps.
- Course Equivalency: It's essential to understand that our college courses are different from high school
classes. The equivalency and credit transfer to high school are determined by your
high school. So, be sure to discuss this with your school counselor.
- College Record: The courses you take with us become a part of your permanent college record, including the credit and GPA. You can't audit or forfeit them in any way.
We're here to help you succeed, so don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need guidance. Good luck with your concurrent enrollment journey! 🎓📚
- BIOL 3
COM ST 35
We also offer many Career Technical Education and noncredit courses that may interest you and get you started on a career path.
Starting with Winter 2024, concurrent enrollment students may enroll in:
- Up to 11 units for Fall and Spring semesters
- Up to 8 units for Summer and Winter sessions
Many SMC courses have specific prerequisites or advisories, which are noted on the schedule of classes. All students must meet prerequisites before they enroll. Some courses have a course "advisory." This means students are expected to have skills at the level of the advisory.
Students must complete the English and math self-guided placement via the Placement tab in their Corsair Connect if the intended course has an English or math prerequisite. Placing one level above a prerequisite course will fulfill that prerequisite. Eligibility to take a prerequisite course does NOT satisfy the prerequisite.
If a student has college-level English or math coursework from another institution or has taken English or math AP exams receiving a 3 or higher can meet with a counselor at the SMC Welcome Center in order to receive a prerequisite waiver. When visiting the Welcome Center, be sure to call ahead to ensure a counselor is available. Bring a photo ID, know your SMC ID number, and have a copy of your other coursework or test results. Be sure to tell the office that you are there simply to get a math or English waiver.
Alternatively, the student may email their transcripts/test scores to firstname.lastname@example.org from their SMC student email to request a waiver.
Corsair Connect is the student portal from which a student enrolls in classes, checks dates, accesses their email, pays fees, and much more. After logging in for the first time you will update your password to something more secure. You will not be able to enroll in a class until your assigned enrollment date, and not until you have been prescribed a class after turning in the HSCE program application to the Admissions Office.
A Corsair Connect Guide is available to guide on all enrollment-related transactions.
Often times courses fill up. Do not despair, there are several chances to still enroll in the course. Other students often change their schedules and seats open up. In Corsair Connect, students can wait for such availability by joining an open seat notification list or wait list. After joining a list, you and other students on the list will receive a notification in the instance that a seat opens up. The first student to enroll will be granted that seat. Once a class starts there is no longer a list, you must "crash" the course.
After a class has started, professors will have Instructor Approval Codes, commonly known as "add codes." A code is required anytime a student wants to either enroll in a course that has already started or enroll in a course that is full. Read "Crashing" classes above on how to obtain a code.
Instructor names can be found in the class schedule and instructor contact email addresses can be found in the online Employee Directory of college personnel. It is recommended to use your SMC student email account for all correspondence.