Dual Enrollment applies to students in Grades 9-12 concurrently enrolling at Cuesta College while in high school.  As of Fall 2015, Cuesta College offers two Dual Enrollment programs for high school students:  Enrichment Program and CCAP Program.  Dual Enrollment students may participate in both the Enrichment and CCAP Programs in a term.

High School Enrichment Program

The Enrichment Program is available to any high school student, who in the opinion of their school principal, would benefit from "advanced scholastic" or "vocational" college coursework offered at any Cuesta campus published in the online Class Finder schedule, which are open to the public and adult learners.  Qualified students on their own accord, apply and register under the Enrichment Program. 

Visit the High School Enrichment Program webpage for more detailed information and enrollment steps. 

College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Program - Restricted

Cuesta has partnered with school districts in San Luis Obispo County, under formal agreements, to schedule Cuesta courses on high school campuses during the regular school day. Established by Assembly Bill 288, Section 76004 of the Education Code, CCAP Track courses have additional enrollment and reporting requirements.  Classes are closed to the public and only available to students who attend the high school.  The admission and registration process for CCAP courses is administered by Cuesta staff in coordination with the high school school district.

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.

Enrollment Steps

For information on Challenge by Pupils in Grades 6-8, contact Jeffery Alexander, Director of Outreach and Enrollment Services:

    • Phone:  (805)592-9399


 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.