Get Started and Apply

The pre-enrollment process varies slightly depending on which student enrollment group you fall into. Please select from the options below for more specific information on the steps you must complete to register and enroll in classes at Folsom Lake College.

I am..

A First-Time College Student

It's easy to apply to Folsom Lake College!

All California community colleges share a common application – simply create an OpenCCC account and fill out the online application for Folsom Lake College.

A few things to know:

  • You can save your application and come back to it at any time.
  • You will have a chance to review your application before you submit it.
  • You only need to submit one application to take classes at any college in the Los Rios district – don't spend unnecessary time submitting separate applications for each college.
  • Once the application has been submitted, any changes will need to be made on campus with the appropriate department.

Submitting Your Transcripts and Test Scores to Folsom Lake College

Students can use unofficial high school transcripts and test scores for educational planning with a counselor, to meet prerequisites, and to update English and math placements.

For updated English and math placements (when you have seen an increase in your high school GPA since applying or if you have completed a higher-level math class), email your unofficial transcripts to FLC-WelcomeCenter@flc.losrios.edu and request an updated placement.

If you are enrolling in classes requiring a prerequisite that you are clearing with AP test scores, then you may submit unofficial test scores. Learn about prerequisite clearance and challenges.

Official test scores are required if you are pursuing a degree or certificate from Folsom Lake College. Official test scores should be sent to:

Folsom Lake College
Attn. Evaluations
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630

If you have questions, then contact Admissions & Records at (916) 608-6501.

Transferring From Another College

You are a transfer student if you have previously attended college outside of the Los Rios Community College District (American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, or Sacramento City College).

It's easy to apply to Folsom Lake College – simply create an OpenCCC account and fill out the online application for Folsom Lake College.

A few things to know:

  • You can save your application and come back to it at any time.
  • You will have a chance to review your application before you submit it.
  • You only need to submit one application to take classes at any college in the Los Rios district – don't spend unnecessary time submitting separate applications for each college.
  • Once the application has been submitted, any changes will need to be made on campus with the appropriate department.

Submitting Your Transcripts and Test Scores to Folsom Lake College

Unofficial transcripts from colleges and universities outside of Los Rios as well as unofficial test scores can be used for educational planning with a counselor and to meet prerequisites. Unofficial transcripts/test scores can be emailed to evaluations@flc.losrios.edu or brought to your counseling appointment.

Official test scores and transcripts from colleges and universities outside of Los Rios will be required if you are pursuing a degree or certificate from Folsom Lake College, plan to apply for financial aid, or receive veterans educational benefits.

Official transcripts/test scores should be sent to the following address:

Folsom Lake College
Attn. Evaluations
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630

Official transcripts can also be sent electronically to evaluations@flc.losrios.edu, but they must come directly from the college or university.

If you are enrolling in classes requiring a prerequisite which you completed outside of Los Rios (high school or college), unofficial transcripts/test scores are allowed. View more information about prerequisite clearance and challenges.

If you have questions, contact Admissions & Records at (916) 608-6501.

Returning to FLC or Los Rios After a Break

You are considered a returning student if you previously attended a Los Rios college (American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, or Sacramento City College), but did not attend during the previous semester.

Re-Apply
Returning students must first complete an 
application in order to be re-activated as a student. 

Update Your Educational Plan
To update your student educational plan, please contact Counseling to schedule an individual counseling appointment. Please call FLC at (916) 608-6510, EDC at (530) 642-5645, or RCC at (916) 361-6321.

Enrolling in Classes
As a returning student, you are eligible for Priority 2 registration. You will have a priority appointment date for the first date and time that you are eligible to register (and then any time after that). The priority appointment date is a random assignment and can be found online at 
eServices.

A Current FLC Student

We are so happy that you plan to continue on your path to reaching your educational goal! Students who attended Folsom Lake College or any other Los Rios college (American River, Cosumnes River, or Sacramento City College) during the previous semester are considered continuing students for the next semester. 

Update Your Records
As a continuing student, you are required to submit a Supplemental Enrollment Information form every semester/term you wish to enroll in classes. This form can be completed online at eServices, and has you review and update your contact information as well as education goal and major. Until the supplemental enrollment form is completed on eServices, you will have a hold on your account which blocks registration.

Update Your Educational Plan
To update your student educational plan, please contact Counseling to schedule an individual counseling appointment. Please call FLC at (916) 608-6510, EDC at (530) 642-5645, or RCC at (916) 361-6321.

Enrolling in Classes
As a continuing student, you are eligible for Priority 1 registration. You will have a priority appointment date for the first date and time that you are eligible to register (and then any time after that). The priority appointment date is a random assignment and can be found online at 
eServices.

A High School Student

If you are currently a high school student, then you may be eligible to take up to two college courses per semester as an advanced education student.

Advanced Education Admissions

A Veteran, Reservist, or Dependent of a Veteran

We assist veterans, reservists, and dependents of service-connected disabled or deceased veterans with their educational benefits. We have staff available to help you complete and file Veterans Affairs (VA) forms for federal and state education assistance programs.

For more information about education benefits offered by the VA through the GI Bill™, visit benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Veteran Admissions

An Undocumented Student

The term "undocumented immigrant" refers to a person residing in any given country without legal documentation. This may include people who:

  • Entered the US without inspection
  • Entered the US legally but overstayed
  • Have or previously had Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status
  • Are U Visa holders
  • Have Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Are in the process of legalizing

Undocumented Student Admissions

An International Student

International students are defined as "non-immigrant" visitors who come to the United States temporarily to take classes. A non-immigrant is someone who:

  • Applies for a non-immigrant visa to be allowed entry into the US (without a valid green card)
  • Intends to stay in the US temporarily
  • Does not have US citizenship or legal permanent resident status (a valid green card)

International Student Admissions

College Offices to Help You with the Enrollment Process:

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Admissions and Records

Admissions & Records serves as the first point of contact to the college. Students may apply online or in person at the main campus or at one of our educational centers.

Admissions & Records

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Welcome and Student Success Center

The Welcome and Student Success Center (WSSC) helps new students get started with their academic experience at Folsom Lake College.

Welcome & Student Success Center

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Outreach & Recruitment

Our dedicated Outreach & Recruitment Office visits local high schools, businesses, and community organizations to share information on what Folsom Lake College has to offer.

Outreach & Recruitment