High School Students
Special Admission was designed in coordination with the local high school to serve the needs of students within South Lake Tahoe and nearby areas. Students enrolled in grades 9-12 must be recommended by their principal or high school counselor to take advanced scholastic and/or vocational coursework. The recommendation is subject to approval by LTCC's counselors. Consent by a parent or guardian is also required. Some courses may have restrictions based on age, grade level, or assessment standards. As a general rule, no students below grade 9 will be allowed to enroll in college courses.
Depending on residency status and the number of units a student wishes to enroll in, high school student tuition fees may be waived. For more information about registration fees for high school students, please visit our Fees page.
Four Steps to Enrollment
Meet with your high school counselor for course recommendations, to discuss which courses are eligible for credit towards high school graduation, and to receive your counselor’s approval. Most courses are available to high school students.
Download the 9-12 College Placement Form for your high school counselor's approval.
Contact the One-Stop Office in Room A100 to meet with a counselor for approval of your Special Admission form.
1. A copy of your high school transcript
2. A completed 9-12 College Placement Form signed by your high school counselor
In-person: Students may register in-person during Open Registration after completing steps 1-3.
Online: If the student meets with a counselor at least 2 business days in advance, registration may be completed online via Passport.
Dual Enrollment Program (DEAL)
It takes an entire community to create a vibrant community college. Over its history, LTCC has built a variety of community partnerships to encourage local youth to make higher education a priority, and to help LTCC build smart pathways and programs that meet our community’s needs. One of the most important partnerships we have is with the Lake Tahoe Unified School District and specifically South Tahoe High School. Graduates from STHS fill LTCC’s classrooms, and faculty, staff, and administrators at both institutions continually work to keep the door wide open for students who want to attend college here at home.
So What’s the DEAL?
One way LTCC’s partnership with STHS is fundamentally supporting student success is through a new program called Dual Enrollment Accelerated Learning, or DEAL. This free program offers local high school students an opportunity to earn college and high school credits simultaneously. All LTUSD students are welcome to participate in the DEAL program, which begins by taking College and Career Planning: The 10-Year Plan during 9th grade. Through the program, students are encouraged to state and develop their goals over time, creating a personalized education plan that encourages continuing education and gives high school students a chance to experience a college environment, explore career options, and get a head start on a college degree. For more information about DEAL, contact Katie Bongard at email@example.com or call (530) 541-4660 x 779.
We've already seen success from the DEAL and ongoing TRiO program partnerships between LTCC and LTUSD, and LTCC is committed to seeking more opportunities for us to work together to support the educational goals and needs of local youth.