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High School Transfer Enrichment Program

Gavilan College, in conjunction with area high school districts, offers transfer level courses each fall and spring semester at the area high schools, In recent semesters this has included course offerings at Gilroy, Christopher and San Benito high schools. All courses offered in the High Step program are transfer-level courses accepted at most any university or college. This program is coordinated through the office of Outreach and Recruitment. For general information contact this office at 408-846-4993. The courses selected for offering at the high school campuses varies by semester.

The High Step program is designed for high school juniors and seniors. All students are required to take the placement assessment prior to enrolling. All concurrent enrollment documents (high school contract forms and requirements) are required. Please contact the Gavilan Assessment Office at 408-848-4992 or your high school counselor for information or a schedule of the placement assessment tests offered at the high school campuses.

There are many reasons to enroll in the High Step program which include:

  • starting college while enrolled in high school!
  • earning a maximum of 12 college units in two years.
  • courses conveniently offered at the high school.
  • meeting college and university requirements while still in high school.

The Benefits:

  • The enrollment fee, campus center use fee, health fee, and student representation fee are waived for High Step students.
  • Experience college level work.
  • Reduce four-year university expense.
  • Advance academically.
  • Be competitive in the 4-year college and university admission process.

While courses offered through this program are open to all college-aged students, High Step benefits are only included for those who apply through their area high school.

Students must purchase their own textbooks. Visit the Gavilan College bookstore website. If you are unable to afford your textbook please see your high school principal.

For more information, contact Lynda Kerr at 408-846-4993 or

Last modified: June 20, 2013
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