College NOW! & Concurrent Enrollment
The College NOW! and Concurrent Enrollment Program is a special admissions program that provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in college level courses taught outside of the regular high school day, either on a local high school campus during the fall/spring semesters (College NOW!) and/or at one of the College of the Canyons campuses during the fall/spring semesters and winter/summer terms (Concurrent Enrollment) while benefitting from having enrollment fees waived.
With over Majors and Options to choose from, students can jump start their college career in many ways.
- Explore college majors and careers or gain the skills you need to be successful in college with a counseling course (COUNS 110 or COUNS 150)
- Complete coursework towards a certificate or associate degree
- Complete general education and major prep requirements for transfer to a four year college/university
To learn more about the college’s educational opportunities, including transfer programs unique to the community college system that provide priority consideration or guaranteed admission, view our Educational Opportunities handout.
We also encourage students and parents to view our selection of Advisement Videos hosted by our Academic Advisors to learn more about our educational opportunities.
Students in grades K-10 may be admitted if identified at the "genius level" through the WISC (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) test. A student identified as a genius would be a student in K-10 who has a score of 150 or higher on the most current version of the WISC test. Those students meeting this criteria should contact the Admissions & Records office for more information.
High school students in grades 11th and 12th who wish to take College of the Canyons classes must complete the Student Checklist below.
College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment students attending part-time may not enroll in more than 11.0 units per term and are exempt from paying the $46/unit enrollment fee for all units. All other mandatory college fees, including non-resident tuition fees, must be paid at the time of registration.
College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment students who want to attend College of the Canyons full-time (12 or more units) must be released from high school to do so. This means the student will be attending College of the Canyons full-time and not attending high school for the entire term. If a high school student is approved by their high school to attend full time, the student must pay the $46/unit enrollment fee for all units.
Please visit our Student Business Office for a list of current fees.
College NOW! Program
at Participating High Schools
College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment Student Checklist
Students are encouraged to complete the below steps in the order they appear. Please make sure all admission steps are completed prior to your assigned registration date/time to avoid registration errors.
WINTER 2021 – High School Registration begins Wednesday, December 2
College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment Special Admission Forms received BEFORE 5pm on Monday, November 30 will be processed in time for registration to begin on Wednesday, December 2.
College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment Special Admission Forms received AFTER 5pm on Monday, November 30 may experience a delay in processing time of 1-3 business days due to anticipated increase in volume for registration. Forms will be processed in the order they are received.
SPRING 2021 – High School Registration begins Wednesday, January 27
College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment Special Admission Forms received BEFORE 5pm on Monday, January 25 will be processed in time for registration to begin on Wednesday, January 27.
College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment Special Admission Forms received AFTER 5pm on Monday, January 25 will likely experience a delay in processing time of 1-3 business days due to anticipated increase in volume for registration. Forms will be processed in the order they are received.
- Students can begin the admission process on Monday, January 4.
- Summer class schedule will be available for viewing in March.
- High School registration appointments will be assigned beginning April 1. Students must have a summer college application submitted through CCCApply to receive a registration appointment.
- College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment Special Admission Forms should be submitted prior to the start of high school registration in May.
- High School Registration begins TBA (typically mid-May).
Submission of a college application is REQUIRED for each semester/term you plan to attend as a high school student. Submission of your application will also generate a registration appointment.
Applying is easy and FREE! Complete and submit the California Community College application using the CCCApply website.
Within 24-48 hours of submitting your application, you will receive an Admissions Acceptance email from the email@example.com with instructions on how to complete the remaining steps.
- The application is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer, not your phone.
- Utilize Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Do not use Safari.
First time applying? Here's a video to help you!
Now that you have watched the video go ahead and click on CCC APPLY to create an account. Keep your CCC Apply username and password in a safe place. After creating your CCC Apply account, you are ready to apply to College of the Canyons.
Start at the CCC Apply website by using the button below:
If you still need help creating your CCC Apply account or submitting your college application, refer to the How to Apply Guide found under Resources or connect with a COC Outreach Representative.
Once you have applied and received the college's "Admissions Acceptance" instruction email, you are ready to set up your student account in My Canyons.
How to set up your My Canyons account:
Click on the My Canyons logo at the top of this webpage then -
- Click on Students.
- Click on Create an Account/Reset your Login and Password.
- Enter the information needed on the screen. You will need your first name, last name, SSN or student ID number, date of birth, and then create a password.
- The username and password will be returned to the screen. Please print that page, write it down, or take a picture to have the information for the future.
Already have a My Canyons account, and need to reactivate it?
- If you remember your username and password, you can reactivate your account now.
- If you do not remember your username and password, select "Student", and then select "Create an Account/Reset Your Login and Password" and reset your My Canyons account.
Start creating your student My Canyons account now!
Need help creating your student My Canyons account? Refer to the How to Create a My Canyons Account found under Resources.
The Online Orientation is designed to provide you with information about college procedures, programs, support services and policies. Please give yourself about 30 minutes of quiet time to complete this step.
- This is a one- time orientation.
- The orientation is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer, not your phone.
- Utilize Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Do not use Safari.
- You must use your COC student ID number. Do not mistake this number for your CCC apply number, a confirmation number or your high school student ID number.
Start your orientation now!
Submission of a special admission form is REQUIRED for each semester/term you plan to attend as a high school student.
Consult with your high school counselor for recommendations and approval of degree-applicable COC course(s) to enroll in.
Select the appropriate special admission form for the semester/term you are applying for.
- Fall or Spring Semesters or Winter Term: College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment Form
- Summer Term: SUMMER College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment Form
Complete all fields on the form, both front and back, including signatures from student, parent/guardian, high school counselor and principal.
While campuses are closed and staff are temporarily working remotely, the college is accepting College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment forms with electronic signatures by the student, parent/guardian, high school counselor and principal.
Please reach out to your high school counselor for guidance on the process your high school has implemented for obtaining the required high school counselor and principal signatures.
Submit the College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment Form for the semester/term you are applying to by either:
- Emailing the completed form with all required signatures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to send the front and back side of the form. Please include “College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment and your name” in the subject line.
- Dropping off in the Document Drop Box located on the COC Valencia Campus in the Campus Circle (Main entrance off Rockwell Canyon Road). Please place your College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment Form in an envelope marked Admissions & Records - College NOW!/Concurrent Enrollment Program.
Registration occurs online, and may be completed on or after your assigned date and time, which can be found in your My Canyons account.
Once you have submitted a college application for the given semester/term you are planning to attend, your assigned registration date and time will be posted on your My Canyons account under 'My Registration Time' on or after:
- April 1 for Summer
- July 1 for Fall
- October 1 for Spring and Winter terms
High school registration typically takes place in:
- Late May for Summer
- Early August for Fall
- Early December for Winter
- Late January for Spring
You can register for classes using My Canyons. You will select 'Register/Add Classes' from the Registration menu.
Payment for your classes is due at the time you register. Enrollment fees are waived for high school students ($46/unit); however, mandatory college fees are not waived.
Your registration process is not complete until you have paid all fees for your classes. To view your semester statement, please select Student Bill/Reg. Statement in My Canyons.
If you were charged non-resident/international tuition fees because you were marked as a nonresident erroneously, please download the Residency Affidavit Questionnaire, complete it and email it to email@example.com.
For all WINTER & SPRING courses, it is very important that you read the instructor’s ORIENTATION LETTER for each class you register for, in order to be aware of the type of class you're in. Read your Instructor's orientation letter for information about their class, such as their required textbooks(s), instructional materials, important dates, proctored exams, or other course requirements.
You may find yourself using Canvas for the first time. Explore our Canvas Guides to learn how to navigate and be successful in your online classroom.
Visit the Online Student Support page to find a list of available student resources and software to help with the transition to online learning.
Assessment in English or Math are needed if you plan to enroll in an English or Math course, or if a course has an English or Math prerequisite.
- Assessment is currently offered online and will provide you with your course placements in math and English/ESL.
- You will first complete a short instructional training module, and then you will be provided with information on how to access and start the assessment itself.
- The entire process takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Additional resources can be found on the Assessment homepage.
Submit high school transcripts if you have taken, or currently in the process of completing the first levels of the language at your high school (i.e. Spanish 1 & 2). Transcripts can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the Document Drop Box located on the COC Valencia Campus in the Campus Circle.
If you have a disability, IEP and/or 504, you may be eligible for accommodations through our Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS) office. It is the student’s responsibility to contact DSPS prior to the start of the semester for evaluation and approval of eligible and appropriate accommodations to a college course.
Students seeking services through DSPS will need to:
- Complete and submit the DSPS Application for Services
- Submit a current IEP/Psycho Ed Report
- Schedule an appointment with DSPS counselor to review accommodations
Note: Students are required to submit a college application prior to submitting documentation to DSPS.
For more information, please visit the DSPS website.
What does it mean to Waitlist and how does it work?
Once a class meets its maximum seat capacity, the registration system will ask students if they wish to be placed on a waitlist for the class. This means that all seats in the class are taken and students on the list are “waiting” for a seat to open up. Once a student has elected to be placed on the waitlist, the registration system will issue a waitlist number. The lower the number, the better the chance you have of actually obtaining a seat in the class.
As students drop themselves, or are dropped for nonpayment, seats will become available. The College will then automatically enroll students from the waitlist into the class. As students are enrolled into the class, those remaining on the waitlist will move up toward the top of the list. Students enrolled in a class from a waitlist will be notified by email that this action has taken place. Once the student is moved into the course, the student has until midnight to pay their fees. If registration fees are not paid, the student will be dropped from the course and the next student on the waitlist will be moved in. Because this process is run daily, students are advised to check “My Canyons” daily to see if they have been moved into the class.
How do I add a class?
Open Classes: Classes that have not met their maximum seat capacity will remain open during the first week of the fall or spring semesters. Students may use online registration to enroll in these courses. Proof of enrollment must be presented to the instructor at the next class meeting.
Closed Classes: Classes that have met their maximum seat capacity and/or have students on a waitlist are considered closed and require instructor permission to enroll. The instructor will issue an add code to students allowed to enroll in the course. The add code must be processed using the online registration system. Add codes and add forms are no longer valid after the add deadline.
Can I still add a class after the add deadline?
All adds must be processed by the add deadlines which are published in the student college calendar, or obtained by the class instructor. Students who have verifiable extenuating circumstances may petition to add after the deadline by submitting a late add petition before 50% of the course is complete.
The student’s first date of attendance must be prior to the established add deadline to submit a petition along with documented evidence of extenuating circumstances (mandatory). Examples of extenuating circumstances are verified cases of accidents, illness, family, work obligations, or other circumstances beyond the control of the student.
The Admissions and Records office will notify the student with a determination in two to four days after receiving the above documents.
Late Add Petitions will not be accepted after 50% of the class has passed in the semester/term for which the student wishes to add. Please see Board Policy 5903 for more information.