Dual Enrollment Program

Dual Enrollment

Welcome to the College of the Canyons Dual Enrollment Program.  The Dual Enrollment Program helps high school students to get a jump start on college by earning college and high school credit at no cost. In addition to saving time and money, dual enrollment courses help prepare students for the rigors of college level studies. 

What is Dual Enrollment?

Through our partnership with the William S. Hart Union High School District, College of the Canyons offers courses at participating high schools that allow qualified students to earn college and high school credit while meeting high school graduation requirements.  Dual enrollment courses are offered during the regular high school day, currently during period 1 or period 7 and are restricted to high school juniors and seniors, with the exception of Castaic High School's iCAN Academy (Board Policy 5010). Dual enrollment students may not enroll in more than 15.0 units per semester. 

  • ​Earn college credit toward a degree, certificate and/or transfer credit to a four-year college/university while attending high school.
  • Explore career fields and pathways prior to college.
  • Build self confidence in college level rigor and eases the transition from high school to college.
  • Save money and tuition on textbooks - this program is completely FREE!

Student Benefits

  • Earn college credit toward a degree, certificate and/or transfer credit to a four-year college/university while attending high school.

Dual Enrollment Student Checklist

We recommend dual enrollment students complete the below steps by the listed completion dates for spring 2021 enrollment. 

Admission Process Recommended Completion Date

Step 1A: Create CCCApply Account
Step 1B: Submit COC Spring Application

Friday, November 6

Step 2: Create My Canyons Student Account

Tuesday, November 10

Step 3: Online Orientation

Tuesday, November 10

Step 4A: Submit Dual Enrollment Student Contact Questionnaire 
Step 4B: Complete and Sign Dual Enrollment Special Admission Form

Friday, November 13

Dual Enrollment courses begin on Tuesday, January 19.

  • 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 earlycollege@canyons.edu with instructions on how to complete the remaining steps.

    Important Information:

    • 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 -  

    1. Click on Students.
    2. Click on Create an Account/Reset your Login and Password.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

    Here's a video to help you!

    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!

    My Canyons

    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.

    Important Information:

    • 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!

    Online Orientation

  • Before proceeding with this step, make sure to complete Steps 1 – Step 3 of the admission process.

    Start by completing the Dual Enrollment Student Contact Questionnaire using the below link. 

    This form will confirm you have completed the above admission steps and gather contact information for you and a parent/guardian needed to launch the electronic Dual Enrollment Special Admission Form. 

    Dual Enrollment Student Contact Questionnaire – opens Monday, October 26

    Then, complete and sign the Dual Enrollment Special Admission Form via email.

    You will receive a separate email from Enrollment Services <echosign@echosign.com> to the email address you provided on the Student Contact Questionnaire. The email will have a subject line of “Signature requested on DE – High School Name – Course Name”. Please complete the required fields and digitally sign the form.

    The form will automatically forward to your parent/guardian’s email address you provided on the Student Contact Questionnaire to obtain their signature. The form will be forwarded to your high school for signatures from a counselor and principal (or designee).

    All signers will receive a completed copy of the Dual Enrollment Special Admission Form after ALL signatures have been obtained.

    The College will then proceed with processing your form.  

  • The Early College Program will register you into the dual enrollment course upon completion of the admission process and confirmation by your high school.

    We expect to complete all dual enrollment registration the week of December 11.

    During the week of December 14, you will receive an enrollment confirmation email from earlycollege@canyons.edu. This email will contain your course meeting information, instructor contact information and link to their orientation letter, information about the textbook (if required), and available student support services and resources designed to help you succeed.

    If your dual enrollment course requires a textbook and/or materials provided by the college, we will provide instructions in the enrollment confirmation email on how to check out your textbook/material from your high school library during the week of January 11.


    For all SPRING 2021 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.

  • 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.

Dual Enrollment Program at Participating
Hart District High Schools

Enrollment Requirement - Must be a student at the participating high school to enroll in
a designated dual enrollment course.

DE Class Schedule
Dual Enrollment Castaic



Dual Enrollment Handbook