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High School Contract Student Information

NEW Enrollment Procedures for Special Students

(High School Contract Students)

Special Part-time Students for the Fall or Spring Semester (6 units or less) or Summer (5 units or less). Students concurrently enrolled in a public or private high school will:

  1. Meet with a high school counselor to determine if concurrent enrollment is possible.
  2. Complete and submit the online Gavilan College application. Processing of the application may take up to five (5) business days. An email will be sent with instructions on how to obtain your Gavilan ID number when processing is complete.
  3. The high school counselor will complete a High School Contract form verifying:
    1. Consent of parent or guardian.
    2. A list of Gavilan courses that the high school approves student to take.
    3. Recommendation and consent that the student is in good standing and has the ability and maturity to benefit from college-level instruction.
    4. Signature of principal indicating that no more than 5% of that high school's students are attending Gavilan College. (Ed. Code 76000.3i)
  4. If needed, register for a Gavilan Placement/Assessment test for skill assessment in English and Math. (Only required if desired course has a math or english prerequisite).
  5. Review test scores with a high school counselor to determine Gavilan course selection.
  6. If "home schooled", must provide verification that the school is registered with the school district in which it operates or an R-4 affidavit.
  7. Register for courses.  High school student MUST bring completed high school contract and registration card to Admissions & Records counter or the Hollister or Morgan Hill site to register.

Special Part-time Students Not Enrolled in Any School

Students whose age or class level is equal to 9 - 12 will:

  1. Complete and submit the online Gavilan College application. Processing of application may take up to five (5) business days. An email will be sent with instructions on how to obtain your Gavilan ID number when processing is complete.
  2. Follow instructions in email to obtain your Gavilan ID number, then register for a Gavilan Placement/Assessment test for skill assessment in English and Math if needed.
  3. Review test scores with a high school counselor to determine Gavilan course selection.
  4. Complete a High School Contract form verifying:
    1. Consent of parent or guardian.
    2. Verification of non-enrollment and release from school district in which the student resides.
    3. Provide a transcript from the last school of attendance verifying good standing and eligibility to continue.
    4. If "home schooled", provide verification that the school is registered with the school district in which it operates or an R-4 affidavit.
  5. Interview with a Gavilan College counselor. Obtain approval of the Gavilan College counselor or designee.
  6. Register only for advanced scholastic or vocational courses.

A student whose age or class level is equal to grades 9 - 12 may attend Gavilan College as either a special part-time student or a special summer session student for advanced scholastic, vocational, or physical education courses in accordance with the policy adopted by the Board of Trustees. All admitted students must meet matriculation requirements as applicable including assessment of math and English skills, and will receive college credit, and will provide their own books and instructional materials.

Special students may file an Application for Admission at any time and may register during the Open Registration period. A completed Special Student Status Contract form with all necessary signatures and a registration card is required. Students who qualify for and wish to enroll in special education services should contact the office for Disability Resource Center (DRC).

In general, Special Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00, and/or be in good standing and eligible to continue at the last school of attendance. The instructor of the course in which the student is enrolling may evaluate the student's ability to benefit from instruction when the course begins. The instructor may request the administrative withdrawal of a student if appropriate. All course prerequisites will be enforced.

All Gavilan College students are subject to the College's academic rules, regulations and codes of conduct.

For additional information regarding this policy, contact the Admissions and Records Office at (408) 848-4733 or the Counseling Office at (408) 848-4723.


The high school contract is available in PDF format for printing.


Last modified: November 5, 2014
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