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Community College

The California Community Colleges will provide you with life-changing opportunities and a clear path to your goals, whether it’s transferring to a four-year college or university or seeking the job-training skills that can help you move up the career ladder.

The facts don’t lie. The California Community College system transfers nearly 80,000 students to University of California and California State University campuses each year. Nearly half who earn a University of California bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics have transferred from a California community college campus. Nearly 30% of University of California and more than half of California State University graduates started at a California community college.

Visit the following information pages to learn more about the California Community Colleges and what they offer:

Reasons to Attend a Community College

Explore Colleges: Search and Compare

Admission Requirements

enrollment info

The California Community Colleges have centralized their enrollment procedure by having all applications begin at one point.  Create your account to apply at CCCApply, see link above.  You can also search the home page of the California Community College system at Chancellor's Office website.  From this site you can search for information on any of the 100+ colleges available to you!


Mt. San Antonio College

Rio Hondo College

Fullerton College

Pasadena City College

Rio Hondo Promise Program

dual enrollment

Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to take college courses and earn college credit before they graduate. Students who participate in dual enrollment programs are taking college courses and earning college credit and high school credit at the same time.  

How do I participate in a dual enrollment program? 
Currently Wilson is offering dual enrollment course with Mt. San Antonio College.  Available class will be announced each semester.  Students must meets the class requirements, apply to MSAC, complete the Dual Enrollment packet, and follow the registration steps.

What are the benefits of dual enrollment? 
There are several reasons to consider obtaining college credit while you’re still in high school. Dual enrollment programs help you to save time and money, take classes that your high school doesn’t offer, understand the expectations of college-level courses earlier, and explore your interests before choosing a major.  

Are there any disadvantages of participating in dual enrollment? 
Dual enrollment can be an awesome opportunity for students, but you should consider a few things before jumping in. For starters, taking a college-level course can be a great resume booster when it comes to college applications. It’s also important to do your research to make sure the classes you’re taking can be transferred to the college you want to attend after you graduate high school. Also, remember that these classes are on your permanent record, so make sure you are prepared to dedicate adequate time to studying and learning the material. If you’re already overwhelmed with other obligations (sports, clubs, work, etc.), it might not be a good time to pursue dual enrollment classes.  

Concurrent enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment is a way for high school students to take college class while still in high school - even if they are not offered in the Dual Enrollment program.

Concurrent college classes are designed for enrichment and exploration and are NOT placed on the Wilson transcript.  You will list these class on college application though and they will add to your overall program of study.

See website for MSAC and Rio Hondo below for steps and more information.

2021 Mt SAC Application Workshop

Application workshop will be on Tuesday, November 15 and Friday, November 19 at 1 p.m.  Please choose which date you would like to attend.  Go to the link below:

MSAC Wilson HS, Application Interest


Connect four Step 1

Apply to msac
Claim Msac account

connect four step 2


connect four step 3

online orientation
MAP workshop

Connect four step 4

how to register
need more?

Check out the awesome Connect Four website for more videos and PDF handouts to help search for classes and tips on choosing college classes and MORE!  Don't forget that our MSAC Outreach rep is here to help you too!

Rio Hondo Steps

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