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Steps to Success

Want to start your college career at Folsom Lake College? Complete the steps below in order to register for classes:

Step 1 - Apply

Get started on your path to college by filling out our free online application. You will be automatically accepted if you have a high school diploma (or equivalent) or are at least 18 years old. Once you are accepted, we will email you a student ID number and instructions for next steps.

  • The application period for spring 2019 is now open!
  • The application period for summer and fall 2019 opens November 1, 2018.

Step 2 - Get Financial Help

With the new Los Rios Promise, all first-time students who complete a FAFSA (or California Dream Act application) and enroll full time (minimum of 12 units) are eligible for free tuition.

In addition to the Los Rios Promise, there are several other ways to get financial assistance if you need help paying for college. You may qualify for thousands of dollars in aid from federal, state, and private resources. Types of financial aid include fee waivers, grants, scholarships, and loans.

Step 3 - Complete Orientation

Orientation gives you important information to help you succeed at the Los Rios colleges. All new students must complete orientation online or in person.

Step 4 - Place into the Right Classes

The purpose of placement/assessment is to help students succeed by placing them in English and math classes that match their skill level.

Step 5 - Make an Educational Plan

After you have your placement results, meet with a counselor and make a first semester educational plan. Your educational plan will outline which courses you should take to meet your educational goal. Planning sessions are for students only - not for parents.

Make your educational plan by April 1 (for summer or fall semester) or November 1 (for spring semester) to qualify for priority enrollment. Priority enrollment lets you enroll earlier than other students, so you can get into classes you want before they fill up.

Step 6 - Enroll in Classes

You can enroll for classes online or in person. You will be assigned an enrollment appointment date and time, which is the earliest date and time you can register for classes. You can find your enrollment appointment time in eServices.

Tip: You can put your desired courses in your enrollment shopping cart in eServices before your actual enrollment appointment.