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Early College Programs

Early College Programs provide eligible junior high and high school students the opportunity to enroll in noncredit and/or credit college courses. Junior high school students are eligible to enroll in noncredit college courses and high school students are eligible to enroll in both, noncredit and credit college courses.


Types of Early College Opportunities

  • The Dual Enrollment Program provides junior high students in grades 7th and 8th and high school students in grades 9th - 12th the opportunity to enroll in College of the Canyons courses taught during the regular high school day by college faculty at participating junior high and high schools.

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  • The Concurrent Enrollment Program provides junior high school students in grades 7th and 8th and high school students in grades 11th and 12th the opportunity to enroll in College of the Canyons courses taught outside of the regular school day by college faculty during fall/spring semesters and/or winter/summer terms.

    The College NOW! Program provides high school students in grades 11th & 12th the opportunity to enroll in College of the Canyons courses taught after the regular school day by college faculty on their high school campus during fall and spring semesters.

    Note: The College NOW! Program is not currently scheduled on the high school campuses. Students are encouraged to participate in the Dual Enrollment and/or Concurrent Enrollment Programs.

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  • An articulated high school course is one in which determination has been made between College and High School faculty that a course offered at the High School level is comparable to a specific community college course. College of the Canyons and the William S. Hart Union High School District have a number of articulated courses. 

    For a list of current articulated courses between College of the Canyons and William S. Hart Union High School District, please click here.

    To receive credit for your articulated course(s), please download the Petition for High School Articulation form. 

    Complete all fields on the form and the items listed under the Articulation Checklist section before submitting.

    Submit the Petition for High School Articulation form by either: 

    • EMAIL (RECOMMENDED): Email your completed form and official transcripts to admissions@canyons.edu.
    • IN-PERSON: Submit your form to Admissions & Records in-person on the Valencia or Canyon Country campus.

    For questions or support in completing the form, please contact Early College Programs.


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CANYONS PROMISE PROGRAM

First time students can receive their first two years of college tuition free with the Canyons Promise Program. Click here to learn more!