Jumpstart your college education by enrolling at Cabrillo College while you are still in high school for free, as an Individual Dual Enrollment student.

Register for a Cabrillo course today!

5 Easy Steps

Get started with dual enrollment!

Check out the courses recommended for high school students. Cabrillo's academic counselors can help you choose classes based on your goals. Check with your high school counselor to choose classes that will also meet your high school requirements. If you plan to take a Math or English course, complete the self-paced placement process. 

Dual enrollment students must apply to Cabrillo for each semester in which they intend to take courses. Check out the step-by-step application guide or contact the Welcome Center for help!

Once you receive your Cabrillo ID, login to your MyCabrillo portal to complete the Dual Enrollment eForm. Select that you are 'A high school student taking a Cabrillo course on my own' and complete the form following a few easy steps. 

Before submitting, share your course choices with your high school counselor and parents by printing the form or reviewing it with them online. Have both sign the signature page provided on the eForm to approve your participation in dual enrollment. Submit the Dual Enrollment eForm after uploading the completed a signature page. 

Once your form has been processed, register for classes at your assigned registration time in MyCabrillo. You can confirm your registration time using the What's My Registration Date eform.

The start date of your course(s) will be listed in the schedule. Also be sure to look at key dates on Cabrillo's Academic Calendar. 

The Dual Enrollment Handbook will give you lots of information to support you as a dual enrollment student. Once you are registered:

  1. Know when your class starts! Your course day and time is listed in the course schedule. If you have any questions, check in with your instructor. 
  2. Check your email. Throughout the semester, but especially at the beginning of the term, you may receive emails with important information. 
  3. If you have an IEP or 504 plan at your high school, make an appointment with the Accessibility Support Center (ASC) to discuss accommodations.
Review of Dual Enrollment Policies & Guidelines

As a Cabrillo student, you are responsible for registering for classes approved on your dual enrollment eForm through MyCabrillo on or after your assigned registration day and time.

Work with a Cabrillo academic counselor to identify appropriate courses that will help you meet your academic goals. You are required to meet all course prerequisites prior to registering for a course.

Discuss your plan for dual enrollment with your high school counselor. Your high school district can tell you which courses will count toward your high school graduation requirements.  

As a dual enrollment student, you are eligible to take up to 11 units each term. Tuition and fees are waived for up to 11 units. When enrolling in more than 11 units, tuition will charged for all units. You are responsible for purchasing required textbooks or supplies for each course.

As a dual enrollment student, you are a college student. You must: 

  1. Follow Cabrillo's academic regulations (listed in Student's Rights and Responsibilities Handbook) and deadlines in the Academic Calendar. You are expected to meet all deadlines such as submitting class assignments on time and dropping classes by established dates.
  2. Go to your classes! Read Attendance Policy in Cabrillo's Academic Policies and Procedures.
  3. Communicate! You are responsible for communicating with your instructors especially if you need to be excused from class.

Cabrillo College is required to follow the rules regarding the privacy of student records outlined in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which apply to all students regardless of age. Cabrillo employees, including instructors, can only release information directly to the student. If you require access to your information (e.g. grades, transcripts, class schedule), you must request the information or put a written consent on file to allow someone else to access your information.

All courses will become a part of your official college record. Poor grades can affect your academic future in such areas as admission to colleges/universities, eligibility for financial aid, eligibility for athletics, and academic probation. 

If you do not wish to continue in a class, you are responsible for withdrawing from (dropping) the course in MyCabrillo by the dates listed in the Academic Calendar. There are two withdrawal periods you should look for: 

  1. In the early part of class, you may withdraw without it appearing on your transcript. 
  2. Last day to withdraw from a full-term section with a 'W,' after which you cannot drop.

After these dates have passed, you will receive a grade on your transcript. 

When your course is complete go to MyCabrillo to view your final grade(s) and request your official Cabrillo College transcript to be sent to your school. Your high school must receive a copy of your Cabrillo transcript to give you credit for Cabrillo courses toward high school graduation. This is not an automatic process.

Cabrillo's Accessibility Support Center (ASC) provides services, accommodations, and academic support for students with disabilities and learning differences at Cabrillo College. If you have an IEP or 504 plan, contact the ASC by email asc@cabrillo.edu or call (831) 479-­6379 to discuss accommodations. Your accommodations in college may differ from those provided by your high school and your IEP or 504 does not automatically transfer.

Make an appointment and share a copy of your IEP or 504 as soon as you decide to register for classes.

There are many resources to help you choose what courses to take! Whether you want to explore something new, complete courses that may fulfill high school graduation requirements, or you want to pursue a degree or certificate at Cabrillo, help is available: 

  1. Check out the list of courses recommended for high school students
  2. Meet with a Cabrillo academic counselor to identify appropriate courses. Cabrillo Academic Counselors can help you make a plan to reach goals like completing a certificate or degree at Cabrillo and/or transferring to a four year program to continue your education. 
  3. Talk to your high school counselor to identify courses that will meet high school requirements. Your high school district can tell you which courses will count toward your high school graduation requirements.
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Dual Enrollment Office Hours
Get your questions answered!

What: Have questions about how dual enrollment works? Drop in time to learn more about Cabrillo's dual enrollment program and get your questions answered!

When: 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Join the Zoom: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93889123212

Can't make it? Email Mallory Stevens at masteven@cabrillo.edu to request an individual appointment.

Questions about the dual enrollment form or application process? Get help quickly by emailing dualenrollment@cabrillo.edu.