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Community College Classes

 Community College Options 

Attending Community College after high school is a great way to obtain your college degree and gain valuable career experience. Many community colleges provide free or low-cost tuition and offer transfer opportunities to competitive four-year universities.  MiraCosta College and Palomar College are two great local colleges with a wide variety of degrees to choose from. Visit California Community Colleges to learn about the 110+ community colleges in California and find the right one for you! - Provides course transfer information for students planning to transfer from a California Community College to a CSU or UC.



Current CVA students who would like to take courses at a community college; such as MiraCosta College or Palomar College must complete the following process:

  1. Complete the online CUSD Off Campus Course Permission Request form.
  2. Complete (apply) the online application for the community college. 2 to 3 days after submission the student will receive an email with their Surf ID number (MCC) or Student ID number (Palomar) to be used to complete enrollment.
  3. Thoroughly read and complete the specific Community College Concurrent Enrollment/Special Admissions form*.
  4. Register for the courses online with the community college during the specified enrollment period.
  5. Students are responsible for submitting official community college transcripts to the SCHS Registrar after completion of the course in order for it to be added to their SCHS transcript. Transcripts can be ordered online from the community college at the following links:


*Concurrently enrolled high school students can take up to 11 credits for free through the dual or concurrent enrollment programs; students and families are required to pay the health fee and the cost of materials, textbooks associated with the course per academic term enrolled.



Approved institutions that have been confirmed by CUSD as meeting WASC accreditation, or other regional accreditation and some or all A-G course approvals. View the Carlsbad Unified School District approved list here.


CUSD Off-Campus Course Request Information


Community Colleges

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MiraCosta College


Palomar College, Learning for Success


San Diego Community College District

Take classes at MiraMar, Mesa, or City College