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5 Ways to Be Eligible to Attend a California Community College

  1. Be a California high school graduate or equivalent.

  2. Be eighteen years old.

  3. Gain admission as a high school junior or senior to take transfer-level college courses and pass English or reading placement tests.

  4. Gain admission as a high school junior or senior to take occupationally-oriented or activity courses.

  5. Gain special admission as a “gifted” 10th grader (or earlier at some schools) in an enrichment program not offered in your school’s curriculum. Check with your school counselor.