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Picture of student smiling   STEP 1: APPLY

  • File an application online at
  • Be sure to keep your 9 digit SRJC Student Identification number (SID) and PIN in a secure place.
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How to Apply To SRJC


Picture of student smiling   STEP 2: ASSESSMENT

Assessment is one of the critical steps to help students start on a successful pathway in college. It is important that students take the classes that they are academically prepared. Placement tests are designed to help determine the appropriate levels of courses that students need to take in mathematics, English, or English as a Second Language (ESL.)  After receiving a course placement, you may enroll in that course or a lower course level. In addition, your course placement information may be helpful to you if you are interested in taking other courses at SRJC. Placement testing is offered year round.

Students may fulfill the Assessment requirement in a subject area (Mathematics, English or ESL) through one or more of the following:

a.       Completing an equivalent course at a post-secondary accredited institution (not high school) in that subject area. The equivalent course will determine placement. Note: you must submit official transcripts and complete the Prerequisite Equivalency Form in order to fulfill the Assessment requirement in this option.

c.       Taking the SRJC placement tests within three (3) years prior to initial registration

d.      Taking valid, approved placement tests at other two-year California community colleges within three (3) years prior to initial registration.

e.      Having valid Early Assessment Program (EAP) results that satisfy placement conditions determined by the District.

No placements tests are required for CSKLS 312, Introduction to Reading & Writing, and CSKLS 371, General Arithmetic.

It is highly recommended that students prepare for the placement tests. Attend a Free Jam Workshop, make an appointment, login to the Student Portal. Review Free Study Guides online at contact Student Success and Assessment Services at 707-527-4661 (Santa Rosa Campus) for more information.


Picture of student smiling   STEP 3: ORIENTATION

  • Register for COUN 270, the Introduction to College course, which is the most complete orientation for first time students and gives priority registration. COUN 270 is offered in the fall, spring and summer and you can register at




Picture of student smiling   STEP 4: EDUCATION PLAN & COUNSELING

  • After completing assessment and an orientation, go to the Counseling Department to speak with a counselor. For more information check online at
  • For counselor availability please call Santa Rosa Counseling, Bertolini Student Center (707) 527-4451 or Petaluma Counseling, Kathleen Doyle Hall (707) 778-3914.
  • To make the most of your meeting with a counselor:
    • Review the current Schedule of Classes online at and make a list of possible classes
    • Bring transcripts from other colleges
    • Bring AP test scores or EAP test results, if applicable
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Learn more about the SRJC Counseling Department


Picture of student smiling   STEP 5: Enroll

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How to login to the SRJC Student Portal


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