Matriculation

MiraCosta College wants you to achieve your educational goals. The matriculation process starts you on the right path and keeps you going with the information you need to arrive at your educational destination. Matriculation includes three components:

Matriculate: Who me? Yes, you!

Students new to college who plan to transfer, earn an associate degree, earn a vocational certificate, improve basic skills, or are undecided on a goal need to matriculate. Matriculation is also helpful for students who are returning from a long absence. All matriculation services are free of charge and open to all.

Why should I?

Matriculation gives students information and tools to make informed decisions about achieving their educational goals.  Assessment or an approved alternative is required to register in math and English classes.  Matriculated students benefit because they are assigned priority enrollment privileges and can thus choose from a wider selection of classes.

When should I matriculate?

Matriculate after submitting an application to attend MiraCosta College and before registering for classes for the first time.  If you cannot complete the process before registration, you may still register for classes for which you meet the prerequisites, but do plan to complete matriculation before you register for your next semester.

Where do I go?

MiraCosta College offers matriculation services (assessment, orientation and academic advisement) at both college locations.

Assessment Information

Please visit the main Testing Department web page to view information about the assessments.

Orientation & Advisement Information

Please see the Counseling Office web page to view information about completing orientation and advisement.

Exemption From the Matriculation Process *

To be exempt from the matriculation process at MiraCosta College, a student must meet one of the following conditions:

* Exemption from matriculation does not allow you to have priority enrollment privileges. Exempted students may choose to participate in the assessment and/or matriculation process.

Exemption From Assessment Only *

To be exempt from the assessment component of matriculation, a student must meet one of the following conditions:

* Exemption from matriculation does not allow you to have priority enrollment privileges. Exempted students may choose to participate in the assessment and/or matriculation process.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

You have the right to challenge or appeal any step in the matriculation process by contacting the Dean of Counseling and Special Services at 760.795.6892. To challenge a course prerequisite or corequisite, contact the Admissions and Records Office on either campus. Furthermore, you may refuse to participate in any matriculation service. Refusal, however, will not entitle you to early enrollment privileges or waive course prerequisites or corequisites.

You are responsible for expressing broad educational intent upon admission and for declaring a specific educational goal by the time you have completed 15 semester units. You are also responsible for attending class, completing assignments, arranging counseling appointments, and maintaining progress toward your educational goal.

How to Matriculate