How to take Mendocino College Classes: 

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:

  • 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!

Dual Enrollment: 

  • 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
  • Dual Enrollment Parent Orientation Video:

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:
    • English:
      • 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.
    • Math:
      • 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.