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Community College Classes

 Current SCHS students who would like to take courses at a community college, such as MiraCosta College or Palomar College, must complete the following process:

  1. Complete the online CUSD Off Campus Course Permission Request form.
  2. Complete (apply) the online application for the community college. 2 to 3 days after submission, the student will receive an email with their Surf ID number (MCC) or Student ID number (Palomar) to be used to complete enrollment.
    MiraCosta College application link                       
    Palomar College application link                            
  3. Thoroughly read and complete the specific Community College Concurrent Enrollment/Special Admissions form*.
    MiraCosta College Concurrent Enrollment permit request: For questions about this form-contact
    Palomar College Special Admission Approval form: Email the completed form to your Counselor for their signature, then email the completed forms to
  4. Register for the courses online with the community college during the specified enrollment period.
    MiraCosta: Refer to your email from MiraCosta college for further instruction. 
    How to Find your Enrollment Time at MiraCosta College
    MiraCosta College Dual Enrollment Summer Courses
  5. Students are responsible for submitting official community college transcripts to the SCHS Registrar after completion of the course in order for them to be added to their SCHS transcript. Transcripts can be ordered online from the community college at the following links:
    MiraCosta College Transcripts
    Palomar College Transcripts

*Concurrently enrolled high school students can take up to 11 credits for free through the dual or concurrent enrollment programs; students and families are required to pay the health fee, and the cost of materials, textbooks associated with the course per academic term enrolled.

off campus institution options

Approved institutions that have been confirmed by CUSD as meeting WASC accreditation, or other regional accreditation and some or all A-G course approvals. View the Carlsbad Unified School District approved list here.