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Counseling: Matriculation

What is Matriculation?

Matriculation is a process that assists the student in achieving his or her educational goals. It is an agreement between the college and the student who enrolls for credit. We ask that you participate in a partnership with us to ensure your educational success. All new students are required to participate.

Matriculation Components: (after applying for admission)

  1. Assessment
  2. Orientation
  3. Counseling
  4. Educational Plan


Who must participate?

New, non-exempt students must participate in the Matriculation process.

Matriculation completion will not affect the order of priority registration for Special Admittance students. (Special Admittance students may still participate in the matriculation components).


May I get an exemption from any of the steps of the Matriculation process?

Yes. If you have been awarded an associate degree or a higher-level degree you may be exempt from the assessment test. Proof of the degree must be submitted to the Counseling Office. Please check with the Counseling Office for additional information.

You may also be exempt if you are a Special Admittance student.


I am a concurrently enrolled high school student. Do I have to take the assessment test?

Yes. It is very important that counselors are able to assess your reading, writing, and math skills even if you may not be taking any English or Math courses. Many of our college courses require a good deal of reading and writing and even mathematical reasoning. Counselors need to know your skill levels before they can approve courses for you to take.


Steps to Success in Matriculation

The student must first submit an application for admission to the college.

  1. Assessment - The student takes the English, reading and math assessment tests, subsequently a counselor uses the student's profile, test results and other criteria to help the student select appropriate English, math and other courses.
  2. Orientation - The student is provided with information on a variety of academic programs, policies and procedures. The student learns about support services and receives assistance in selecting and scheduling classes.
  3. Counseling - The student receives advise in selecting courses and is provided information regarding transfers, certificates and degree programs, majors and career planning.
  4. Educational Plan - The student and counselor develop an educational plan for their course of study.