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Community Colleges

A community college is a tax-payer supported two-year institution of higher education.  These schools offer a level of accessibility—in terms of time, finances, and geography—that cannot be found at most liberal arts colleges and private universities.

California community colleges are required to admit any California resident or nonresident possessing a high school diploma or the equivalent. Additionally, California community colleges may admit anyone over the age of 18 without a high school diploma or equivalent with the approval of the judgment board. However, community colleges may also admit minors that do not have high school diploma as special part-time or special full-time students for credit courses.

Admission Requirements

To learn more about California Community Colleges and the cost of attendance along with financial aid information, visit Also, visit our FAFSA and California DREAM Act pages to learn more about the financial aid that you can receive.

For further information on how to find the community college that is right for you, visit