How to take Mendocino College Classes:
- Find a class you want to take!
- Fill out an application
- Submit a Special Admission Application Form
- High School students must have their school's permission to enroll in college classes
- Two ways to submit the required form.
- 1. Electronically
- 2. Click here for a fillable PDF version.
- Must be signed by High School Principal or Counselor
- Must have parent and student signature on page 2
- Once it is signed by all parties it can be emailed, faxed, or delivered in person.
- Complete Orientation online or in person
- Complete placement questionnaire for math or English courses
- Register for classes
- Log into your MyMendo Account and register for classes. Make sure you have submitted an application and special admit form 1st or you will not be able to register for classes online.
- Find Mendocino College classes: Click here to search for classes!
- Enrollment fees are waived for high school students! That means that college classes are free for high school students to enroll in! Students/families are responsible for paying a Health and Student Representation fee ($12-14) every semester they take at least 1 class. Required books or supplies are also paid for by the student/family.
- Dual enrollment courses, fees, books, and materials are paid for by WHS.
- 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.
- Ms. Maciel is available by phone (707) 459-7700 extension 1501 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- ENG-200 College Composition
- HLH 104 Medical Terminology (formally BOT 50)
- CSC 201 Computers & Computer Applications
- SCT 164 Understanding Blueprints
- 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 & UC/CSU 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.