Students who are 14 years of age or older and those who have completed the eighth grade or higher are eligible for concurrent enrollment as 'special admit' students, provided they have (1) obtained written parental consent, obtained a written recommendation of the principal, or have an affidavit of home schooling, (2) demonstrated adequate preparation in the discipline to be studied, and (3) availed themselves of all opportunities to enroll in equivalent courses through their school of attendance. Registration must be completed in person beginning on designated enrollment dates
You must present the following documents in person to the Admissions and Records Office each time you register for a new term.
Complete the online Application for Admissions (not required of continuing high school students who were enrolled at LMC in the past 2 semesters). Application for Admission can be completed prior to enrollment at the college. Once the application has been uploaded, you will receive an email with information about your student ID. Please be sure to enter your social security number and a valid email address on the application.
Completed Special Admit Enrollment Form signed by the high school principal or designee and parent/guardian listing the specific course(s) approved.
If you are are under 16 years of age, you must complete the Age Unit Waiver, complete the LMC High School Student Online Orientation, print out the certificate and bring it to the Admissions & Records Office for signature by the director. Special Admit Approval Form at the time you register for your class.
If you wish to appeal the unit limit (7 units for fall/spring; 5 units for summer), you must complete the Unit Limit Waiver, complete the LMC High School Student Online Orientation, print out the certificate and bring it to the Admissions & Records Office for signature from the director with your Special Admit Approval Form.
Copy of the Affidavit for Home Schooling filed with the California Department of Education if you are a home school student.
High School Transcript or Report Card showing prerequisite completion if you are enrolling in a class requiring the completion of a prerequisite (including middle school transcripts if needed).
Special Admit students must bring documentation to verify prerequisites (if required) at the time of registration (see ‘Course Prerequisite’ information). Note that enrollment in English and some Math classes requires completion of the LMC assessment test prior to registration. Students must have an appointment to take an assessment test. Information can be found at the assessment page.
Concurrently enrolled special admit students who are enrolled in less than 12 units do not pay California Enrollment Fees. If the student is approved to take 12 or more units, students will pay enrollment fees for all units. All students pay the student union fee of $1.00 per unit to a maximum of $10.00 per academic year. This fee should be paid at the time of registration.
The Student Activity Fee allows the Los Medanos College Associated Students (student government) to provide scholarships, leadership opportunities, cultural programs and other co-curricular programs for the college. It also funds programs such as the textbook on reserve program that allows students to check out course textbooks for use in the library. Â Students may request a refund of the fee by submitting the Student Activity Fee Refund Request Form before the refund deadline.
In line with State law, Special Admit enrollments are limited to 10% of the class maximum in PE (Physical Education) classes. This allows about 2 – 3 special admit students to enroll in each PE section every term. Unfortunately we do not know the course has reached the 10% limit until the student attempts to enroll.
(1) By giving consent on the LMC Special Admit Recommendation form, parents or guardians of concurrently enrolled students agree that they understand the college is an adult learning environment and students are expected to behave accordingly. Parents or guardians further understand that classes will be taught at the college level and the curriculum or college procedures will not be modified nor will other accommodations be made.
(2) By signing the LMC Special Admit Recommendation form, the principal confirms that (1) the student will benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work (2) the student has demonstrated adequate preparation in the discipline to be studied, (3) the student has availed himself or herself of all opportunities to enroll in an equivalent course at his or her high school of attendance, and (4) no more than five percent of the students at any one grade level at his or her school is concurrently enrolled.