WHAT IS MATRICULATION
Matriculation is a process that assists students in meeting their educational goals.
Participation in each step of the matriculation process will assist you in identifying, planning, and achieving your educational and career goals.
The purpose of Matriculation is to assist you in finding the campus resources, support services and college programs which are available to help you make better, more informed educational choices.
Matriculation is an agreement established between the college and the student.
The College Agrees to Provide:
- ADMISSIONS - A multilingual student staff in the Student Assistance Center will assist you in completing your admissions application and provide general campus information with confidential support and referrals (AD 105). You can complete your application online.
- ASSESSMENT- You will take a basic skills assessment in reading, writing, language usage, and mathematics to help you select appropriate courses that are appropriate for you. You can schedule an assessment appointment online or in person at the Assessment/Matriculation Office (AD103).
- ORIENTATION - Introduces you to campus resources, support services and college programs that are available to help you make better educational and career choices as well as more informed decisions about your academic career. You can schedule an appointment for an orientation session online or in person at the Assessment/Matriculation Office (AD 103).
- COUNSELING - All matriculating students should attend an advisement session conducted by a counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP). This plan outlines exactly what courses are needed to meet an educational goal. The counselors also provide referrals to appropriate student services and career planning. Undecided students are encouraged to register for a counseling class (Personal Development 40 or 20) taught by a counselor. You can schedule a counseling appointment online or in person at the Assessment/Matriculation Office (AD 103).
- FOLLOW-UP - After enrolling for the first semester, students will continue to receive follow-up services through the Counseling Department, Career/Transfer Center, and Early Alert program. These services will assist students in regular evaluation of their progress by helping them to plan programs for each semester and preparation for transfer/earn an Associate degree. In addition, the Early Alert program helps identify students who begin encountering academic difficulty early in the semester through the Early Alert program and group counseling sessions.
The Student Agrees to:
- Express at least a broad educational intent upon admission.
- Declare a specific educational goal after completion of 15 semester units at the college.
- Meet with a College Counselor to establish a Student Educational Plan within one semester after declaring an educational goal and to review the Educational Plan at least once each semester.
- Attend classes regularly and complete assigned course work.
- Maintain satisfactory progress toward an educational goal according to standards established by the Los Angeles Community College District and the State of California.
- Be familiar with the information in the college catalog and schedule of classes, and know and observe all policies and procedures related to the program of study being pursued.
As a student, you may be exempted from matriculation if you meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Have obtained an AA, BA or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
- Have completed 30 units or more including English 28 or 101 and Mathematics 115 or equivalent courses.
- Are enrolling for personal enrichment or recreational purposes without plans of taking more than 15 units of credit classes.
Even if you are not exempted from matriculation you may be exempted from assessment if you meet any of the following criteria:
- Have a record of completing English 101 and Mathematics 125 or equivalent courses at a previously attended accredited institution.
- Have been assessed with the same or equivalent testing instruments at another accredited institution, and have a record of these test results.
If you are not exempt from matriculation but choose not to participate in the process, a waiver is available in the Assessment/Matriculation Office (AD 103) or the Student Assistance Center (AD 105).
Matriculation is a campus-wide effort of faculty, administrators, staff and students. However, if for any reason you feel that matriculation interferes with your rights as a student there are forms for appeal that are available in the Office of the Vice President of Student Services, AD 207.