Admission Guidelines for High School Enrichment Students
In accordance with the Education Code, Rio Hondo College will consider for enrollment students under 18 years of age. Students between the 9th and 12th grades are considered “Enrichment Students”. The enrollment and student fees are waived. Parking permits may be purchased online at time of registration.
Step 1 – Apply online
- High School Enrichment students MUST complete a new Rio Hondo College application for each semester they attend until they graduate from high school.
- Upon submission of the online application, the student will receive immediately a confirmation email that the application has been received and a second email upto 4 days later with their student ID number.
Step 2 – Log on to your AccessRio and activate your RioMail
- Go to your AccessRio Portal. Log-in instructions are provided on the log-in page. To set up your student email, click on the RioMail button under the ALL Users tab and follow the instructions. This is a FREE email account. You will receive school updates, waitlist notifications, class/schedule change notifications and instructor emails here. You can forward your RioMail to another email account that you check regularly.
Step 3 – Submit your “Petition For Concurrent Enrollment”
- Once you have your Rio Hondo College student ID number, complete the “Petition For Concurrent Enrollment” with your high school counselor. Your parent must also sign this form.
- Obtain authorization from your high school on the “Petition for Concurrent Enrollment”.
- HIGH SCHOOL ENRICHMENT STUDENTS ARE LIMITED TO 7 UNITS OR 2 NON-REMEDIAL CLASSES PER SEMESTER. YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR THE COURSES APPROVED BY YOUR HIGH SCHOOL ON THE PETITION FOR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT.
- You (the student) must submit in person your completed “Petition for Concurrent Enrollment” to the Rio Hondo College Admissions and Records Office. Only completed petitions will be accepted. You will also be required to show a valid picture ID card.
Step 4 – Take the Assessment Test
- In order to enroll in Math, English or Reading, you must take the appropriate placement tests.
- The mandatory Math Pre-test used for review should be completed before taking your Math assessment test. Bring this completed pre-test with you to the Assessment Center on the day you take your assessment test.
- To make an appointment call (562) 463-7226, or visit the Assessment Office in the Learning Resource Center, Room LR130.
Step 5 – Clear Pre-requisites
- Many courses have pre-requisites (indicated in the online catalog entry for that course). If the course for which you want to enroll has a pre-requisite, you must take a copy of your official high school transcript to a Rio Hondo College counselor for a pre-requisite clearance.
Step 6 – Register for Classes on AccessRIO
- All enrichment students register for their classes on AccessRIO during open registration.
- To register, Log in to AccessRIO, go to the “Student” tab, click “Add or Drop Classes”
- Enrichment students may only register for the approved classes on the “Petition for Concurrent Enrollment” form.
- Be sure to check the “Important Dates” on the website for add/drop dates
- If classes are full, you may be placed on a wait list. Check your RioMail for wait list notifications
- Enrollment and student fees are waived for Enrichment students. Parking permits may be purchased during the registration process.
Step 7 – Attend First Class Meeting
- In order to ensure enrollment in the course and obtain course information, you must attend the first class meeting. If you DO NOT plan on completing the course, it is your responsibility to drop the course. DO NOT assume you will be dropped for non-attendance.
- Textbook pricing and information can be found at www.rhc.bkstr.com
Enrichment Students younger than 9th grade
Students younger than 9th grade will be admitted IF they meet the exceptional student criteria (highly gifted students with an IQ score 150 or above). These students may only enroll in college level courses (degree applicable, non-remedial courses), must meet pre-requisites and must show documentation of their gifted status and proof of IQ score.