Our Admissions Representatives are available to answer any questions you have and to guide you through the enrollment process.

Many students are referred to us by family or friends who are graduates themselves. You, however, may not know much about our school or what programs we offer. If this is the case, we’d love to hear from you. Our Admissions Representatives are available to answer any questions you have about our legal and medical career training programs.

After you’ve decided on a career path you’d like to follow, our Admissions Representatives can guide you through the process of enrolling. They can show you how to apply to college, help you understand the requirements for college, sign up for classes, and ultimately prepare you for graduation. We encourage students to contact our financial aid office to learn about ways we can help make education more affordable.

If you’re ready to learn more about our Orange County College, consider visiting our campus conveniently situated off West Chapman Avenue. If you’re interested in attending South Coast College so you can get the skills needed to pursue a successful career, but aren’t sure if you meet our acceptance requirements, please see the information below.

Requirements for Admission to South Coast College

To be accepted, you must:

  • Acknowledge that South Coast College is a hybrid institution and that you are required to attend certain classes on campus and that certain classes will only be conducted on campus.
  • Provide documentation of high school diploma or GED
  • Provide an official transcript before starting
  • Pay the necessary enrollment fees
  • Complete informational interview with an Admissions Representative
  • Complete a tour of the campus
  • Complete two standardized entrance exams

Additional Admissions Requirements

Foreign, Veteran, and Applicants with Disabilities have additional requirements or assistance for admission.  See Appendix A, B, and D.

An applicant to the Court Reporting, Paralegal Studies, or Medical Assistant programs must be a high school graduate, possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or a Home Study certificate and transcript from a Home Study program that is equivalent to high school level that is recognized by the student’s home state.

Applicants must provide documentation for their student files that they can perform college-level course work. Some examples of this evidence among other documentation could be a high school diploma or high school transcript (official or unofficial) or having achieved a high school equivalency through a recognized high school equivalency test. Before starting, an official high school transcript is required.

All applicants must complete the required admissions documents, and submit the necessary fee(s) stated on the Tuition and Fee Schedule. Court Reporting and Paralegal Programs will require a fee of $99 upon admission, and Medical Assistants will be charged $74.

All applicants must meet with an admissions representative for an informational interview. Parents and spouses are encouraged to be present. Applicants are also required to tour the campus at the time of their informational interview or at any time prior to enrolling in classes.

Take the required admissions tests and attain a score of 65 out of 100 points on an admissions-

standardized inventory test that consists of an admissions-standardized general knowledge test
and an English proficiency test. The test has the following sections:
(1) General knowledge 1-20 (20 points)
(2) Choosing the correct word 21-29 (9 points)
(3) Choosing the correct sound-alikes 30-46 (17 points)
(4) Attaching prefixes 47-56 (10 points)
(5) Choosing the correct spelling 57-80 (24 points)
(6) Choosing the correct word based upon the meaning 81-90 (10 points)
(7) Choosing the correct synonym 91-100 (10 points)
If the student does not satisfactorily pass the English proficiency tests, then he or she will be given
one chance to retest in the following six weeks.
Complete the required admissions documents and submit the necessary fee stated on the Tuition

and Fee Schedule (Addendum A) and in the Enrollment Agreement.

All applicants must complete an enrollment interview and enrollment documents, including the application form, enrollment agreement, and sign other required disclosure documentation.

Documentation must be signed by a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age.

All courses are taught in English. Students must be able to speak, read, and write fluently in English. English abilities will be determined through South Coast College’s admissions test, an interview, and completion of necessary documents. South Coast College does not currently instruct English as a second language courses. South Coast College does not instruct in a foreign language.

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President Jean Gonzalez
Jean Gonzalez - President, Teacher, And Friend

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