Here is why Cuesta College High Enrichment Program is right for you!

  •  California High School students are not charged the $46 per unit enrollment fee.
  • Cuesta College has 36 Associate Degrees that guarantee admission to a California State University (Cal State)
  • We offer over 1,000 courses to help you earn college credit toward a degree, certificate and/or transfer.
  • Decrease the amount of time needed to complete a four year degree after graduating from high school. 

High School Enrichment Enrollment Steps

Need Assistance?

Help is provided online and by phone. Here is how you may contact us:

  • Email at any time. 
  • Contact an Enrollment Success Specialist via Live Chat.
  • Call (805) 546-3140:  During peak times, please leave a detailed message with name, Cuesta student ID number, return phone number and we will promptly return your call. 

Enrichment Timeline

Task Date(s) Procedural Steps Processing Time
Submit Admission Application

Spring 2024: 10/01/2023-01/05/2024

Summer 2023: 04/01/2023-06/03/2023

Fall 2023: 10/01/2022-08/07/2023

Apply via CCCApply 48 Hours
Complete Permit to Enroll

Spring 2024: 10/01/2023-01/05/2024

Summer 2023: 04/01/2023-06/03/2023

Fall 2023: 10/01/2022-08/07/2023

Step 1: Student completes Permit To Enroll and submits. 

*New students complete enrichment orientation

Step 2: Parent recieves Permit to Enroll via email for authorization and digital approval.

Step 3: High School Counselor/School Administrator authorizes and digitally approves student for enrollment at Cuesta College.

*Processing time is dependent on orientation completion, Parent, and High School Counselor/Administrator digital approval. 

Allow up to 5 business days after all signatures are collected.

Once approved students will recieve email confirmation to their Cuesta student email account.

Class Schedule Available

Spring 2024: 10/27/2023

Summer 2023: 03/24/2023

Fall 2023:

Search Classes Clear prerequisites, if applicable, for designated math, English, or science courses.  
Register for Classes

Spring 2024: 12/6/2023-01/14/2024

Summer 2023: 05/02/2023-06/11/2023

Fall 2023:

Students register for courses via myCuesta student portal. 

A registration guide can be found here or view video tutorial.

Classes Begin

Spring 2024: January 16

Summer 2023: June 12

Fall 2023:
August 14

Online courses - Access courses via myCuesta student portal by selecting the Canvas portlet button.

In Person courses - Show up to the listed classroom and campus location at the time and date provided on your class schedule. 


Enrichment Program FAQs

Note for Parents

Student's Right to Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 protects the privacy of a student's education records by placing limits on whom may have access to the records, what information may be shared or disclosed, and how that information may be used. Cuesta College complies with FERPA and has strict policies and procedures in place governing student records, because students enrolled in the High School Enrichment program are considered college students (even if underage), Cuesta College does not permit access to their education records or disclose information to anyone (including parents). 

This means that if calling, emailing, or visiting Cuesta College to get any kind of student record information, the enrolled students MUST be the person of contact. We cannot give any student record information to parents or guardians, regardless of the student's age.  Students may authorize a third party access to their student records, by completing a FERPA release authorization.

How Does High School Credit Work?

High School Enrichment students take college courses. This means that Cuesta College does not make equivalencies to high school courses. Some high schools may give credit for out courses to meet high school graduation requirements, and we highly suggest you speak to your students high school counselor for more information. 

College Credit and Atmosphere

All courses attempted in the High School Enrichment program will become part of the student's permanent college record, including the corresponding credit and GPA. 

High School Enrichment students may be exposed to material you may deem unsuitable. However, Cuesta College instructors must teach based on the requirements of the course and have the academic freedom to teach in manner appropriate for the course. 

Challenge by Pupils in Grades 6-8

Students in grades 6-8 who are certified as "highly gifted" by their school district may request to attend Cuesta College concurrently.  "Highly gifted pupil" means a gifted and talented pupil who has achieved a measured intelligence quotient of 150 or more points on an assessment of intelligence administered by qualified personnel or has demonstrated extraordinary aptitude and achievement in language arts (english), mathematics, science, or other academic subjects, as evaluated and confirmed by both the pupil’s teacher and principal.

Approval of enrollment of students who have not completed 8th grade shall be made by the Director of Outreach and Enrollment Services, Aaron Borgeson.

Enrollment Steps

myCuesta Pathway Advisory:  
Dual Enrollment student are assigned a unique program/major designation of HS_ENRICHMNT that may not be changed while a Dual Enrollment student.  Use the "What if" feature.