Dual Enrollment applies to students in Grades 9-12 concurrently enrolling at Cuesta College while in high school.  As of Fall 2015, Cuesta College offers two Dual Enrollment programs for high school students:  Enrichment Program and CCAP Program.  Dual Enrollment students may participate in both the Enrichment and CCAP Programs in a term.

Enrichment Program

The Enrichment Program is available to any high school student, who in the opinion of their school principal, would benefit from "advanced scholastic" or "vocational" college coursework offered at any Cuesta campus published in the online Class Finder schedule, which are open to the public and adult learners.  Qualified students on their own accord, apply and register under the Enrichment Program.   (Brochure)

Challenge by Pupils in Grades 6-8
Students in grades 6-8 who are certified as "highly gifted" by their school district may request to attend Cuesta College concurrently.   "Highly gifted pupil" means a gifted and talented pupil who has achieved a measured intelligence quotient of 150 or more points on an assessment of intelligence administered by qualified personnel.  Contact the Office of the Vice President Student Services for more information.

College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Program - Restricted

Cuesta has partnered with school districts in San Luis Obispo County, under formal agreements, to schedule Cuesta courses on high school campuses during the regular school day. Established by Assembly Bill 288, Section 76004 of the Education Code, CCAP Track courses have additional enrollment and reporting requirements.  Classes are closed to the public and only available to students who attend the high school.  The admission and registration process for CCAP courses is administered by Cuesta staff in coordination with the high school school district.


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Requirements for both Enrichment and CCAP Programs:
Restrictions for both Enrichment and CCAP Programs:
  • Enrollment in Kinesiology (physical education) Activity courses is not allowed.
  • Maximum credits up to 11.999 for spring/fall terms and 9.0 credits for summer.
  • Not eligible for early priority to register.
  • Designated courses are restricted by age as of the start of the term.
    • Student may seek approval via a Petition for Enrollment of Age-Restricted Courses.
  • Not eligible for financial aid.
Enrichment Program
CCAP Agreement Program
  • Student applies online, required each term and 
    prior to submitting Permit to Enroll.
  • Student submits approved Permit to Enroll,
    with Cuesta student ID number and signatures of 
    approval. For Math/English courses, please also submit
    proof of completion of Enrichment Student Orientation:
  • Summer restriction: No more than 5% who
    completed prior grade level may be recommended
    by Principal.
  • Enrollment fee, Non-Resident*, and Student Representation
    fee are waived.  Student pays the following fees, if applicable:
    • Course material fee(s) - posted in Class Finder
    Student Center fee - SLO Campus only
    Health Center fee - SLO or NCC campuses
    Parking permit - required for vehicles/motorcycles
    on SLO/NCC campuses
    Cuesta College Student ID Card (optional)
  • Open enrollment to Cuesta courses published in
    online Class Finder
  • Student registers online via myCuesta portal
  • Student responsible to drop within deadlines
    published in online Class Finder, Student Planning
    Calendar, and student's myCuesta Class Schedule.
  • Course meetings and holidays follow Cuesta's Board
    Approved Calendar
  • Textbook(s) and course supplies purchased by

For more information, contact a Registration Center.

  • Student applies online each term at high school
    with assistance by Cuesta staff.
  • Approved CCAP Agreement Petition submitted by
    school district
  • CCAP courses not offered summer session.
  • *All registration fees are waived.
  • Course(s) closed to public and scheduled on
    high school campus during regular school days.
  • Registration processed by Cuesta staff
  • Course drop deadlines vary by high school -
    student refers to instructor of course for
    drop deadlines
  • Course meetings and holidays follow the high
    school district's calendar
  • Textbook(s) and course supplies provided by
    high school.







For more information contact Sabrina Robertson
CTE Grants and Dual Enrollment.

*Foreign Exchange Students with an F1/M1 Visa are not eligible for nonresident tuition waiver.


myCuesta Pathway Advisory:  Dual Enrollment student are assigned a unique program/major designation of HS_ENRICHMNT that may not be changed while a Dual Enrollment student.  Use the "What if" feature.