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High School Enrichment Program

The Madera Community College High School Enrichment (HSE) Program is designed to provide potential high school students in the 11th and 12th grades an opportunity for advanced scholastic college-level coursework.

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Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Application Deadlines

Online applications and High School Enrichment packets can be submitted during the following time periods. Please be aware that SCCCD offices will be closed for winter break December 26, 2022 – January 2, 2023. Applications must be reviewed and approved by a counselor before being sent to Admissions and Records for registration. Applications submitted after the deadlines cannot be guaranteed to be processed in time before the class/semester begins.

Term Application Opens HSE Packets Accepted Registration Begins HSE Packets Deadline
Spring 2023 October 1, 2022 October 18, 2022 November 4, 2022 December 14, 2022 by 5:00 PM
Summer 2023 April 1, 2023 April 14, 2023 April 28, 2023 2 weeks prior to first day of class
Fall 2023 April 1, 2023 April 25, 2023 May 9, 2023 July 24, 2023 by 5:00 PM

Enrollment Guide

The steps below are for current high school students who wish to take classes through the High School Enrichment (HSE) Program. Be sure to review the Program Eligibility Requirements before moving on to Step 1: Apply to MCC.

To participate, students must attend high school in the State Center Community College District service area and meet the following requirements:

  • Completed the 9th grade or equivalent prior to the beginning of the semester or term the student plans to participate in the program. Students just completing 9th grade will not be approved until they provide proof of final grades for 9th grade coursework.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for 11-12th grade students, 3.0 GPA for 10th grade students.
  • Have not received a “D,” “F,” “Incomplete,” or “NP” grade in any former State Center Community College District (SCCCD) enrichment or dual enrollment course.

Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements above will have to include letters of recommendation with their packet from their high school counselor, principal, and a parent. These packets will then be sent to the Vice President of Instruction for Special Admittance review. The VP of Instruction reviews special admittance packets when the student is in 10th grade or lower, is below the minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement or student has received a “D”, “F”, “Incomplete”, or “NP” in a prior enrichment course.

Complete the MCC admission application.

  1. You will first create an OpenCCC account to begin an application.
  2. While logged in to your OpenCCC account, click Start A New Application to apply to Madera Community College.
    1. Under the “Term Applying For,” you must select the “High School Enrichment/Dual” option.

If you have any issues completing/submitting the application, you can contact our helpdesk at 1.844.887.2223.

Madera Community College is part of the State Center Community College District (SCCCD). Within 24-48 hours, look for an email from “SCCCD Admissions and Records” with your Student ID Number. The email will be sent to the email address you used when creating your account. If you have not received an email after 48 hours, check your spam/junk folder.

Complete the High School Enrichment Packet (make sure to open the packet in Adobe, not your internet browser)

  1. Once you receive your student ID number, you can work with your high school counselor to select the courses you wish to take and complete the HSE packet. To see which classes are available, visit the Schedule of Classes webpage to view the open class list for the Madera or Oakhurst campus. The packet includes fillable forms and digital signatures (make sure to open the packet in Adobe, not your internet browser). If you are unable to access the digital signature option, a scanned copy of the application with physical signatures is acceptable.
    1. NOTE: The HSE packet requires signatures from your parents, high school counselor, high school principal, and an attached current copy of your high school transcript.
    2. Homeschool students must provide a copy of their current Private School Affidavit issued by the California Department of Education.
  2. Email your completed HSE packet to dualenrollment@maderacollege.edu and in the subject line of the email include: HSE Application, Your First & Last Name.

For questions regarding the application packet, please call 559.675.4160.

After you have submitted the online application and HSE packet, a counselor will review your application. If your application is approved, it will be forwarded to the Admissions & Records Office for registration. You will be sent an email by the Admissions & Records office to your college email upon being successfully registered into your class or if you were put on a waitlist (see “Waitlisted Classes” under the Frequently Asked Questions section below for more information about waitlists). If your application is not approved, a dual enrollment counselor will contact you by phone or email to schedule an appointment to discuss why it was not approved.

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements and you have submitted the additional documentation (see program eligibility requirements above), the application will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction for review.

HSE students cannot register for, add, or drop classes online through Self-Service. You must contact us to do this for you. MCC Admissions and Record staff will notify you by phone or email if/when you are registered for your class(es).

Once your application has been reviewed, approved, and you are registered for your class, you are considered a college student. It will be your responsibility to attend your class on the first day of instruction or contact us at dualenrollment@maderacollege.edu to drop a class if you no longer plan to take the class. In addition, please keep the following things in mind:

  • You should always meet with your high school counselor to determine eligibility for a particular college class first.
  • You must complete the High School Enrichment program application process before attending any Madera Community College class on the first day of instruction.
  • You will need to complete a new High School Enrichment (HSE) packet every semester in which you plan to take a class.
  • You are only allowed to take up to 11 college units per semester while you are still in high school.
  • Any incomplete HSE packet submitted will not be processed and will be returned to you.
  • Having your application approved does not guarantee that you will be registered into the class you want to take. Being registered for a class depends on if there is space available in the class at the time your application is reviewed and processed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I take an online class if I'm not from the Madera area?

Currently, High School Enrichment classes are only available to students who attend school/reside in the State Center Community College District service area. If you are unsure whether you fall in this area, please give us a call at 559.675.4160 for clarification.

Am I required to complete the online orientation?

High School Enrichment students do not need to complete the online orientation. If you complete the online orientation, it will not count towards the orientation required of all high school graduates who are enrolling at MCC as a regular student.

I am a high school senior and already applied to the college with my high school. Do I need to fill out another application?

Yes, the High School Enrichment/Dual Enrollment application is different than the application seniors fill out for regular admission after graduation. If you want to take classes during your senior year as well as classes after you graduate high school, you will need to fill out both online applications using the same CCCApply account. The regular application can be found on the Local High School Students webpage.

Why do I get an error message on Self-Service when I try to register for a class?

High School Enrichment students cannot register online, including adding or dropping a class. Once you submit your online application and your High School Enrichment Packet, you will be notified by phone or email by MCC Admissions and Records when/if you are registered for your selected class(es). If you need to add or drop a class, follow the instructions in the section below.

How do I add or drop a class?

High School Enrichment students are not allowed to add or drop a class online through Self-Service. If you want to add or a drop a class, you must contact our Admissions and Records office at 559.675.4848 so we can add or drop the class for you.

What do I do if I want to take a different class than the one I put in my High School Enrichment packet?

If you end up wanting to take a different class than the original one you selected, you must email dualenrollment@maderacollege.edu and provide us with the new class information. A counselor will then review your HSE packet and transcripts again in order to make sure you are eligible to take this new class. If the class is approved, your HSE packet will then be forwarded to the Admissions & Records Office for registration. If the class is not approved, a counselor will contact you by phone or email to schedule an appointment to discuss why it was not approved.

What happens if I forget to drop a class or just stop attending the class?

Failing to notify the MCC Admissions and Records office to drop a class may result in you receiving a “W” or “F” letter grade on your transcripts and becoming ineligible to participate in the High School Enrichment program. It is your responsibility to notify the MCC Admissions and Records office if you decide to not take a class after you were successfully registered for the class. Credit classes will remain on your permanent record even if the secondary school uses the coursework for high school credit. All coursework taken will appear on your SCCCD transcript and may affect your financial aid or academic status at any SCCCD college or center if enroll after high school. Visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy webpage or Satisfactory Progress, Probation, and Dismissal webpage for financial aid and probation policies.

What are waitlists?

A waitlist is a list that students can join and wait for seats to open in a class. If a student in the class drops, a seat opens up and is filled by a student on the waitlist. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee you a seat in the class. However, it does give you priority making it more likely you will get a seat in the class.

Waitlists will be active from the first day of registration through the Thursday prior to the start of the term. For short-term classes, the waitlist will close 7 days prior to the start of the class.

How do I register into a class from a waitlist?

If a seat becomes available for you in your waitlisted class, you will receive an "Add Authorization Granted" email. The email notification will only be sent to your college email account. Once "Add Authorization" is granted, you have four days (including weekends) to contact our Admissions and Records office to enroll you in the class. Remember, HSE students cannot register themselves. If you do not contact our Admissions and Records office to enroll you in the class during the four day “Add Authorization” period, you will be removed from the active waitlist and the next student on the list will be notified.

If you receive an "Add Authorization Granted” email notification, call our Admissions and Records office at 559.675.4848 so we can process your registration.

You can also check the status of your waitlisted class(es) in Self-Service by clicking Academics, then Register for Classes/View My Schedule.

What if I forget to check my email?

It is your responsibility to check your email and/or your waitlist status. The time allowed for enrollment will not be extended. Our office is not open on Saturday or Sunday, but your “Add Authorization” can expire on the weekend if the email notification was sent to you on a Wednesday or Thursday. You should check your college email or Self-Service daily to allow yourself the maximum amount of time to enroll.

What if I'm waitlisted for an online class?

If you do not receive an "Add Authorization Granted” email notification before the online class begins, you will need to email the instructor on the first day of the semester to ask if there is room in the class for you to enroll. If there is, the instructor will email you an “Add Authorization” to enroll in the class. Once you receive an “Add Authorization” contact our Admissions and Records office at 559.675.4848 so we can process your registration.

What if I’m still on the waitlist when the semester starts?

If you are on a waitlist when the semester begins, you must attend the first class meeting and/or email the instructor to see if there is space available to add the class. If you do not attend or email the instructor the first day of class, you may lose your place on the waitlist and another student may be added instead. If there is space in the class, the instructor will provide you with an “Add Authorization” to enroll in the class. Once you receive an “Add Authorization” contact our Admissions and Records office so we can enroll you in the class.

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