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For Parents and Guardians

Parents and Guardians often wonder what level of involvement is appropriate at the college level. First, while tough, realize that your student is a young adult and this may affect how much information an office or instructor can provide you. However, we encourage you to speak with your student about both of your expectations for communication and involvement.

Whether you are a parent, guardian, or a student curious about what to expect from your parent(s), it is important to understand the new role of a parent within the college context. These role changes generally progress from heavy, direct involvement to less frequent, more indirect involvement in the educational process.

Fast Forward at SRJC
Concurrent Enrollment Program for High School Students

Fast Forward at SRJC is a program designed to provided current high school students, who are enrolled in the 9th grade or above, the opportunity to get an early start on their college experience.

High school students may take classes at SRJC for FREE*!

*The $46-per-unit registration fees will be waived. The cost of textbooks, other course fees such as Materials fees, parking fees and the Student Health Services fee are not waived.

Now that you know SRJC course enrollment fees are waived for high school students concurrently enrolled at SRJC, look at the potential savings! Students who complete just one 3-unit class each fall and spring semester (and one 3-unit class during the summer session) starting in their Sophomore year in high school, could have a potential completion of 24.0 units representing a savings of $1,104!

Year

# Units

Fees Waived

Sophomore Year

6.0

$276

Summer

3.0

$138

Junior Year

6.0

$276

Summer

3.0

$138

Senior Year

6.0

$276

Potential Savings

24.0

$1,104

This is the equivalent of completing one full year of college classes...for free!

For more information, download the Fast Forward Information Packet.

Parental Differences Between:

High School - "Direct Involvement"

College -"Indirect Involvement"

For more information:

Understanding the Difference Between High School and College (PDF)

Fast Facts for Prospective Students (PDF)

Opportunities for Getting Information and Assistance

SRJC provides opportunities to receive assistance at many of the high schools within our District. Among the services offered, your student might have access to assistance completing Financial Aid applications, placement testing, CCCApply (Application for Admission) workshops, or presentations of general SRJC information called "Seniors Presentations". SRJC also offers College Nights (great for Parents and Guardians) at many schools throughout the District. Be sure to have your student watch for announcements about activities scheduled at their school, or check with their school Counseling Office for more information.

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