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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.

One way LTCC’s partnership with South Tahoe High School is fundamentally supporting student success is through a program called Dual Enrollment Accelerated Learning. 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 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 the Dual Enrollment program, contact Elizabeth Loudon at loudon@ltcc.edu or call (530) 541-4660 x 153.

We've already seen success from the Dual Enrollment program 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.

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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


Steps to Enrollment
Apply to Lake Tahoe Community College using a California Community Colleges OpenCCC account. The information in your account is kept private and secure.

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.

Please bring:

1. A copy of your high school transcript

2. A completed 9-12 College Placement Form signed by your high school counselor

Registration for high school students can be completed in-person or via the Self-Service portal.

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 at LTCC's Self-Service portal.


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(530) 541-4660 x 211