Concurrent Registration (High School + College)
Current high school students who have completed the equivalent of the eighth grade (OR who are 15 years old) may attend college courses at MiraCosta College with the permission of their high school and a parent/guardian. Students wishing to receive high school credit in addition to college credit should consult with their high school counselor.
Students must be enrolled in high school and are limited to 11.0 units (8.0 units for summer session) at MiraCosta College.
Recommendations from private high school principals will only be accepted from private schools which have filed the proper affidavit with the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Private schools not listed as active on the California Department of Education website must provide the college with proof of filing the affidavit. Home-schooled students must provide proof of filing as a private school OR may obtain sign-off from the local public high school that the student would normally be attending. The local high school must be willing to accept home schooling as valid school attendance and determine whether the pupil has completed coursework sufficient to prepare them to undertake college-level course work.
We recommend that you view our application tutorial prior to starting your application.
Apply for Admissions
Once the application has been processed, the Preregistration survey has been done by you and we have a completed Concurrent/Dual Enrollment form on file you are all set!
This form is required each semester while you are a high school student
A completed Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Permit signed by you, your parent/guardian and your high school counselor is required for each semester. For more detailed information about this step check out our Dual Reg (High School + College) page!
MiraCosta enforces all course prerequisites!
Prerequisites and corequisites are conditions of registration that students have to meet in order to register in a specific course. A prerequisite is a course that must be completed with a "C" or better prior to registration in the specific course; a corequisite is a course that is required to be taken the same semester as another course.
Register for your classes using SURF
Complete your Pre-Registration Survey (To-Do-List Item) then register for classes. Students may register online using the SURF online registration system with certain exceptions (such as challenging a prerequisite or having a time conflict).