How to take Mendocino College Classes:
- Fill out an application
- Submit a Special Admission Application Form
- Complete Orientation online or in person
- Complete placement questionnaire for math or English courses
- Register for classes
- Participate in and complete the class with a grade of 'C-' or better
- Request Mendocino College transcript after the class ends and submit it to the WHS registrar, Amanda Maciel , to be given high school credit.
College Classes & Future Financial Aid Eligibility:
- Although students are encouraged to take college classes, please be aware that receiving less than a 'C-' on a college transcript could result in a student not qualifying for financial aid after high school.
- If a student receives less than a 'C-' in a college class, they must re-take the class at another time and earn a "passing" grade in order to fix their financial aid eligibility
- Concurrent enrollment is when a student takes a Mendocino College course during the fall or spring semester while also taking courses at Willits High School. Students may earn both high school and college credits. 1 college unit= 3.33 high school credits!
- In the 2016-2017 school year, WHS began offering dual enrollment courses. Dual enrollment is when the high school offers a Mendocino College course on our campus, during our bell schedule, taught by a WHS instructor. Current dual enrollment courses offerings are:
- HLH 104 Medical Terminology (formally BOT 50)
- CSC 201 Computers & Computer Applications
- SCT 164 Understanding Blueprints
- THE 130A Beginning Hip Hop Dance
- THE 130B Intermediate Hip Hop Dance
- MTH 220 Statistics
Math & English Courses at the College:
- Beginning in Fall 2019, Mendocino College will use a variety of information to help determine appropriate placement in Math and English classes including high school transcripts and grade point averages (GPA's).
- Things to be aware of:
- ENG 85 or below is NOT considered college preparatory and will not satisfy the UC/CSU a-g requirement.
- ENG 200 or above is considered college level and satisfies the UC/CSU a-g requirement.
- A grade of C or better (not C-) in WHS Algebra IA and Algebra IB is required to go directly into MTH 77 Geometry.
- A grade of C or better (not C-) in WHS Algebra IIA and Algebra IIB is required to go directly into MTH 220 Statistics.
Languages other than English & a-g's:
- Students looking to fulfill their area e. Language Other Than English (LOTE) requirement for UC/CSU a-g eligibility are highly encouraged to take ASL 200 (American Sign Language) or SPN 200 (Spanish) during the fall or spring semester.
- Taking either one of these semester long courses fulfills the full 2-year requirement for UC/CSU a-g eligibility.
- Please be aware these LOTE courses are NOT usually offered during the summer.