Transfer Student Admission and Enrollment Steps
You are considered 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). If you took college classes while in high school, then you are considered a first-time college student.
Not a Transfer Student?
If you are not a transfer student, then you may need to follow different steps. Find out what type of student you are and get the correct steps for you!
Apply to Folsom Lake College
If you have never taken classes at Los Rios, or if it has been more than one semester since you have taken a class at any Los Rios college, then you will need to submit a new application through CCCApply. All California Community Colleges have an open enrollment policy, which means you can apply year-round. However, it's best to apply early to improve your priority registration date and get the best choices for classes.
Students who submit an application without a social security number (SSN), work authorization SSN, or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) will need to fill out a Student ID Help Form to process their application and receive their student ID number.
Selecting a Major/Goal
If you're unsure what you want to study, explore careers with PathwayU – a free tool for students to explore where their interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences intersect with career fields and programs of study available at Folsom Lake College. Start by completing the simple PathwayU assessments and see where the results take you!
Students who select "undecided" as their major/goal are not eligible for financial aid. We encourage you to select what you are most interested in right now.
Students Must Reside in California
Students who are not physically located in California may not enroll in online courses offered by Folsom Lake College. Folsom Lake College is not authorized to provide education outside the boundaries of the State of California.
Save Money – Apply for Financial Aid
Financial aid is any source of funds that help you pay for college. We recommend that you submit a financial aid application to see what you qualify for!
Folsom Lake College's federal school code is 038713.
The FAFSA is the gateway to most federal and state financial aid opportunities for US citizens, permanent residents, and eligible non-citizens, including:
- State and federal grants and fee waivers
- Promise programs
- Assistance from EOPS, CARE, NextUp, or CalWORKs
Learn More About Financial Aid
Set Up eServices and Los Rios Gmail
eServices is Los Rios' online student portal where students manage their information, records, classes, and more.
After your application is processed, you will receive an email with your Los Rios student ID number (also known as a "W" number or "wID"). This is a seven-digit number with a preceding "W"; for example, W0000001.
You will use your Los Rios ID and password to log in to multiple services, including Canvas, eServices, Los Rios Gmail, and instructional lab computers.
Get Technology Help
New student orientation gives you important information to help you succeed in college.
You'll receive guidance with the enrollment process and connect with your success coach, who is your go-to person at Folsom Lake College. You will also learn how to choose classes and meet with a counselor.
Submit Your Transcripts
If you attended a college outside of Los Rios, then you can provide college transcripts to help with the enrollment process.
Math and English Prerequisite Clearance
Prerequisites for all 300-level mathematics courses (MATH and STAT) and English courses (ENGWR, ENGED, and ENGCW) must be cleared prior to enrollment.
If you completed the equivalent prerequisite course with a grade of "C" or better at a college or university that is on the Los Rios Math Prerequisite Clearance List or English Prerequisite Clearance List then do the following:
- Submit unofficial or official college transcripts or AP test scores (unless already on file with FLC Admissions & Records) along with Math Prerequisite Clearance Form or English Prerequisite Clearance Form to email@example.com. Please Note: In-progress coursework cannot be used (there must be a posted grade on your transcript).
If you did not find your course on the prerequisite clearance list but believe you have the knowledge or ability to succeed in an English or math course through other college/university coursework (or other credentials), then you may challenge the prerequisite via the challenge process. Follow the guidelines set forth and submit your form to the English or math department. If approved, then the department will clear you to enroll.
Challenge a Prerequisite or Corequisite (Other Than English and Math Courses)
If you have not completed the prerequisite or corequisite of a course at a Los Rios college but believe you qualify to enroll in the course because of other coursework or knowledge, then you may challenge a prerequisite or corequisite through the instructional department. You may submit the Prerequisite Challenge Form and unofficial transcripts as evidence.
Foreign Transcript Evaluation
Students who want to use coursework from a foreign college or university need to have their transcript(s) evaluated. We do not give credit for coursework that is from high school, remedial, or post-baccalaureate in nature.
When to Submit Official Transcripts
Folsom Lake College requires official transcripts and test scores from colleges and universities outside of Los Rios if your goal is to petition for a degree or certificate from FLC. Official transcripts are also required if you apply for financial aid or veterans' educational benefits.
Meet With a Counselor
Make an appointment with a counselor to create or update an educational plan and pick classes.
Enroll in Classes
You can enroll in classes online via eServices during or after your enrollment appointment window.
You will be assigned an enrollment appointment, which is the earliest date and time you can enroll in classes. You can find your enrollment appointment in eServices.
You can enroll in classes at multiple Los Rios colleges. To do this, log in to eServices and follow these steps:
- Click Manage Classes.
- Click Add Another College.
- Follow the instructions to add the college where you want to take classes for the selected term.
Pay Your Fees
Pay your fees soon after you enroll to avoid being dropped.
Your tuition and fees are due soon after you enroll in classes. You may be dropped if your fees are not paid by the fee payment deadline. This is true even if you enroll in a class that starts later in the semester.
You can see how much you owe in eServices. From your dashboard, click Financial Account, then Account Balance.
Need help enrolling in your classes? Contact Admissions and Records or the Welcome and Student Success Center.
Students must use a personal email, not a high school email, to complete their application. Free email accounts are available from many sources:
Note: While all of the providers listed above have millions of users and are widely trusted to be reliable and secure, OpenCCC and the CCC Chancellor's Office do not endorse any particular email providers, and will have no liability should any issues arise with a particular email provider.
You only need to submit one CCCApply application to take classes at any college in the Los Rios district – don't spend unnecessary time submitting separate applications for each college.
After your application is processed, we will email you a student ID number and instructions for next steps.
Students who have created a CCCApply account must log in using the account they created; they should not create a new account. Students who forgot their username/password can use the "Forgot" icon on the CCCApply site.
Students who use this function and still cannot find their username/password can call the OpenCCC helpline. If they don’t have their username or password and aren’t able to answer security questions to retrieve that information, then the student will have to contact CCCApply directly.
Folsom Lake College does not have access to CCCApply account information.