Community colleges, and other two-year colleges, offer outstanding opportunities for students to build a strong academic foundation while saving thousands of dollars per year.
santa rosa junior College
Our local community college is Santa Rosa Junior College, with campuses in both Santa Rosa and Petaluma. SRJC provides an excellent education for students hoping to transfer to a four-year college, as well as those on a more career-focused path. At SRJC, students can pursue their interests while working towards their degree, transferring to a four-year university or receiving high quality career training. In addition, SRJC offers many extracurricular opportunities, including access to athletics, clubs, EOC and ROTC programs. Counseling and disability services are available. Students can choose to attend classes part or full time. SRJC is open admission; all SVHS graduates may attend. Students can apply beginning mid-way through the senior year. Transcripts are not sent at the time of application and are required only after graduation. SAT and/or ACT scores are not required but are one way that students can meet placement testing requirements.
The California Community Colleges and partnering institutions created this transfer program to make it easier for students to start at a community college, transfer to a guaranteed saved spot at a participating four-year university and earn a bachelor’s degree.
SRJC Financial Aid
Financial aid is available, and students who fill out the FAFSA and add SRJC may be eligible for the SRJC FOR FREE program, which covers full tuition and fees! Additionally, simply by completing the FAFSA and listing the SRJC school code, you may be eligible for the DOYLE Scholarship. This $1200/year (each year for 2 years) scholarship is for students with a 2.0 GPA or above. Consider this:
Students who complete their first two years at a community college before transferring to a four-year school save $21,000 (and often more) in tuition.
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE PROMISE GRANT - For eligible California residents, the California Community Colleges Promise Grant permits enrollment fees to be waived. (Assistance for the purchase of books and supplies must be applied for separately.)
other area community colleges
In addition to SRJC, there are many two-year college options. Some of the community colleges that SVHS students have attended in the past:
College of Marin - campuses in Novato and Greenbrae