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I have attended SRJC in the past, do I need to complete an Application for Admission?

Do I need to have my transcripts sent from other colleges that I have attended?

Should I see a counselor?

What if I already have a BS, BA, or AA degree?

Do I need to take placement tests?

How do I register for a course when I took the prerequisite course at another college?

I was dismissed or on probation the last time I attended SRJC. Can I take classes again?


I have attended SRJC in the past, do I need to complete an application for admission?

If you have attended SRJC in the past but have not enrolled in classes for two consecutive semesters, you will need to submit a new application online.

Do I need to have my transcripts sent from other colleges that I have attended?

If you wish to use coursework from another college to meet requirements for an Associate Degree and/or requirements to transfer to a university, you should send your transcripts to SRJC Admissions. If you are taking classes for personal enrichment, or updating job skills, it may not be necessary to have them sent.

There is a formal process through the Admissions, Records and Enrollment Development Department to evaluate transcripts. You must submit an official, unopened transcript along with a Request for Evaluation of Transferred Coursework/Credit, https://www.santarosa.edu/app/admissions/forms.shtml, to have a formal evaluation completed. However, counselors can often assist you with an informal evaluation and help you determine if you need to request a formal evaluation.

Should I see a counselor?

A counselor can help you consider educational goals and requirements, review your previous work, and find classes that meet your goals. For location and hours, check the Counseling Department Web site. For an appointment, call 527-4451, Santa Rosa Campus, or call 778-3914 for the Petaluma Campus.

What if I already have a BS, BA or AA degree?

In general there is no difference in the admissions process, registration process, or fees for students who have degrees.

Do I need to take placement tests?

If you have successfully completed college English and math you will usually not need to take placement tests. If you are taking any SRJC classes that have English or math prerequisites, you will need to use the Prerequisite Equivalency Form. If it has been a long time since you took the prior classes, you may want to consider taking the placement tests as an indication of your current skill level. You might want to review the Assessment Services FAQ for other questions.

If you recently took placement tests at another college, and would like to use them for placement here, please contact the Assessment Office (527-4661).

There is a chemistry placement test for students who want to take CHEM 1A or CHEM 4A and who have not completed any college chemistry.

How do I register for a course when I took the prerequisite course at another college?

You will need to fill out a Prerequisite Equivalency Form and submit it to the Admissions Office.

You are encouraged to submit this form in advance and it is very important that you sign it. During registration, this form will be processed the same day that it is received. You can submit the form separately from your transcripts.

I was dismissed or on probation the last time I attended SRJC. Can I take classes again?

If you were on probation, there are some problems with your academic record, but you are eligible to apply and register for classes. If you were on dismissal and have not registered for classes at SRJC for one full semester, you are eligible to apply and register for classes.

With either probation or dismissal, it is important that you work with a counselor to assist you with your academic record and to consider options to help you successfully complete your classes.

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