Special Admit Program

High school students can get a head start on college by participating in Mt. San Antonio College's Special Admit Program. The program allows students to take advanced college-level courses tuition free during Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters. To join, simply follow the steps outlined.
Summer Application is Now Available Below 

Returning Students Must complete CCCapply Application for every term. 

    • MobileStep 1 (Apply To Mt. SAC)

      Apply to Mt. SAC

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      New and Returning applicants must apply as Special Admit students to Mt. San Antonio College each term through CCCApply. You should receive your student ID and username in an email within 2 weeks.

      If you have not received the email, please contact Admissions and Records at (909) 274-4415.

      How to Apply to Mt. SAC

    • Step 2 (Special Admit Packet) 

      Special Admit Packet

      In order to participate in the program, students must complete the Special Admit Packet with their parent/guardian and high school administrator.

      Our special admit packet will be available in a fillable PDF format.  Students must have all fields completed and have three signatures in total in order for the packet to be accepted.

      Summer 2023 Packet

      Submit Your Packet Here! 

      Complete our Smart Sheet form at the link provided below. Upon entering information and completing our Smart Sheet, students must attach these documents below: 

      Upload Your Packet Here

      • Special Admit Packet
      • Transcripts (High school unofficial copy, Mt. SAC and or other colleges attended, AP scores)

      Students with incomplete paperwork or missing items will not be approved to take courses and may not part take in the approval session. NO EXCEPTIONS!

      Class Schedule

      Explore our class schedule to find the courses we will be offering this semester. Find the class that works around your schedule and helps you meet your college goals!

      Class Schedule

      Keep in mind that you can only take college level courses through this program, and there are some course restrictions to Special Admit students. Please take a look at the list below to make sure the class you wish to take is not on the list.


      Special Admit Course Restrictions

    • MobileStep 3 (Assessment Questionnaire) 

      Assessment (if applicable)

      Please visit your student portal to complete the AQ (Assessment Questionnaire) before attending the Approval session. You will need to have your high school transcript readily available during the Assessment Questionnaire.

      High school students grade 10th and under may not get proper English placement. You may get "See Counselor" as a result. You will meet with a counselor during our approval sessions.

      Be sure to write the placement result in your packet.

      Print your Assessment results out and provide them with your documents.

      Assessment Questionnaire


      Not sure if your course has a prerequisite or requires an assessment?
      Look for this on the course description.


    • MobileStep 4 (Special Admit Approval Session) 

      Special Admit Approval Session

      New Students & Returning students with complete applications must attend their mandatory special admit approval session.

      New Students can now sign up for our canvas account once they receive their student ID's to complete their online orientation. Please click on the link below to complete your orientation.

      Approval Session Zoom

      New & Returning Students call (909)274-6346 to schedule your approval session.

      Here are some things to expect during approval sessions

      • Our approval sessions are for students. Students should attend the meeting and ask questions independently. Parents may direct their questions to 
      • New student Can only take one course per term. 
      • Returning student can take up to two courses depending on how they performed last term. 
      • If you would like a face to face or zoom meeting with a counselor please contact 
      • Some courses may not be approved by counselor, please be prepared with alternative courses.
    • MobileStep 5 (Registration) 

      Register for courses!

      Students will be given their registration date and time at the Special Admit Approval session.

      You will go over the steps with a counselor during the approval session, but you can also click on the link below to find step-by-step instructions on how to register for the course.

      There are no guarantee students can register for class due to class being full or they do not meet minimum qualifications.

      How To Register

Apply to MT. SAC as a Special Admit Student (Video)

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Important Dates

Date Event
02/27/2023 Summer Applications Available
5/22/2023 Register for courses (SA students)
5/26/2023 Summer Application Deadline
Special Admit Program

8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Building 9B 2nd floor