Admissions and Records

Welcome to Fullerton College

Special Admit Students

The Special Admit program at Fullerton College allows eligible students to enroll in college courses while attending high school and simultaneously earn college credit. Participating students not only get a “taste” of college but also get a head start on their college career. Students may select from hundreds of classes and most importantly, counselors, faculty, and staff who are ready to support you all year round! Best of all, tuition is free for California residents.

We encourage you to learn more about Fullerton College and the exciting possibilities available to you. Through quality higher education, you will excel in ways you never dreamed possible.

Fullerton College is excited to welcome you to the Hornet family!

  • Spring 2024: Processing time can take up to 10 business days to complete once it has been received by the Fullerton College Admissions & Records office.
    • Completed forms submitted to A&R by January 8, 2024, will be processed by your registration appointment date and time.
    • Forms submitted after January 8, 2024, will be completed in 10-15 business days.
    • Once your forms are processed, you will receive an email confirmation.

Steps to Enroll

Special Admit Form

Below you can find useful information about Fullerton College, our support programs, & services that can assist you with your academic and personal goals.

How do I enroll?
  1. Complete a Fullerton College Application for admission.
  2. Complete the special admit form. A new Special Admit form must be submitted each semester.
  3. Once your form is processed you will receive an email confirmation.

Individuals who are not enrolled in public school (home school students, private school students, and persons under 18 years of age who are not enrolled in school) may be eligible to enroll. Such students must complete section VII with Course Title and Course number and submit the form to and we will obtain the College President’s Signature.


Your application may take up to 7 business days to process. You will receive an email with your student/banner ID number once your application has been processed.

Fall 2023 term starts in late August 2023 with registration beginning in July 2023.

Winter 2024 term (Part of the Spring Term) starts December 18, 2023, through January 24, 2024, with registration beginning in November 2023.

Spring 2024 term starts Monday, January 29, 2024, with registration beginning in November 2023.

Students can view their registration appointment time on myGateway.  Log onto myGateway, go to Registration Tools, click Check Registration Appointment (CC/FC).

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Important Dates
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How many courses can I take?

Special Admit Students may enroll in up to 11 units per semester as a part-time student or enroll into 12 or more units as a full-time student.

Students wishing to enroll in more than 11 units need to sign the Special Admit full time form, that can be obtained at the Fullerton College Admissions and Records office and would be responsible for all enrollment fees.

Class Schedule & College Catalog

When the class schedule and catalog are published, it will be available on the college website at

Campus Map

For a downloadable campus map, directions to campus, and information about campus tours please visit


If you have previously attended Cypress and/or Fullerton College it is highly recommended that you check myGateway for any outstanding holds on your record.  Holds will affect your ability to register for classes on your scheduled registration date.  Log onto myGateway, go to Registration Tools, click Check for Holds to view any outstanding holds. 

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Promise, Pledge, & Partnership Programs

Provides free tuition and health fees for the first year for eligible students.

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Prerequisites are specific courses or levels of preparation that you must complete before you can enroll in a new course. In order to register for a course with prerequisites, you need to satisfy these requirements by successfully completing a course or in some cases by taking an assessment test.
If you have satisfied the prerequisite by taking the course at Fullerton or Cypress College, it will automatically be cleared. But, if you have taken the requirement elsewhere, you need to clear the prerequisite with the counseling office.

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What is myGateway?

Fullerton & Cypress College uses myGateway as our online student portal which contains all of the tools necessary for registration, financial aid, and fee payments.  The portal is available at

Student/Banner ID

Each student is assigned an 8-digit student identification number (student ID/banner ID) when you are admitted to Fullerton or Cypress College.

You will receive an email with your student/banner ID number once your application has been processed.

If you lose or forget your student ID number, go to myGateway and click forgot username.  You will enter your preferred email address (preferred email address set in MyGateway) and your date of birth.  You will receive an email with your student/banner ID.

FERPA & Privacy

Student records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). No one (including parents and high school officials) may access confidential information without a student’s written permission.

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Parking permits are required in all campus parking lots at all times. Students may purchase semester parking permits at any time through myGateway.

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Campus ID
Campus ID Card production is located at the Student Center in the College Center (Building 200) on the first level in Room 214 (next to Cadena Transfer Center). A student ID card is necessary for access to the library, computer labs, and other support services. You must be enrolled in at least one course to obtain a student ID card.

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All Special Admit Students are responsible for all college fees, including lab, health, and parking fees, as well as the purchase of required textbooks for each course. Enrollment fees are waived for California resident Special Admit Students in grades K-12.

All students who enroll in classes through Fullerton College are required to pay a $21 Health Fee per semester ($18 for the Summer term). This Health Fee entitles students to a variety of health services.

Course fees are noted in the class schedule.

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California Residency

The Office of Admissions & Records determines the residency status of all new and returning students based on the information provided on the submitted application.

This classification is important because non-resident students pay an additional amount per unit each semester.

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F1 & F2 Students

F1 & F2 students are eligible to enroll as a Special Admit student but will be required to pay non-resident tuition.

Adult School Special Admit Students

The Adult School Special Admit Program (ASSAP) allows students who are currently enrolled in an adult school like NOCE to take college credits. To be eligible for the program, you need to be attending a high school diploma or equivalency program. You will not have to pay college tuition, but you will need to pay for parking, books, and other expenses. All interested students must meet the admissions requirements and complete the necessary steps to participate in the program.

Admissions Requirements:

  • You must be enrolled in an adult school
  • You must be pursuing a high school diploma or equivalency (e.g. HiSET/GED Prep classes)

Please email to get the process started!

Welcome to Support Programs & Services

Your success as a student and person is important to us! Learn about various programs and departments below that Fullerton College offers to our diverse students and take advantage of the many resources available to you!

Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides free services to ALL Fullerton College students and staff to help them achieve academic success. The Center is comprised of three related areas: the Skills Center, the Tutoring Center, and the Writing Center.

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Offering all of the materials needed for Fullerton College students to succeed in their education, the Bookstore is located in the Student Services Building (2000) facing Chapman Avenue.

A complete selection of the textbooks and course materials required or recommended by faculty is arranged in easy-to-locate fashion by department, course numbers and CRN.

In addition, extensive classroom and office supplies, study aids, college clothing, giftware, small electronics, books, and snacks are available in the store.

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The Fullerton College Counseling Department provides student-centered counseling services to support the achievement and growth of our diverse student population with the intent of helping students develop their highest potential, fulfill their goals and promote life-long success.

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Financial Aid

The mission of the Financial Aid Department is to provide information and financial aid support to all eligible students attending Fullerton College.

Whatever the student’s major or career goal, Financial Aid helps the students know more about Financial Aid and the application process at Fullerton College.

Their motto is “Financial Aid and You: Working Together for Student Success.”

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Food Bank

The mission of the FC Chris Lamm & Toni DuBois-Walker Memorial Food Bank is to foster a healthy college community by providing nutritious food to students and their families who are in need. We hope to alleviate hungry and provide access to quality and nutritious food.

The FC Food Bank all Fullerton College students in need, but must be enrolled in at least 3 units. Student are require to show a student ID or State Issued ID with a recent “Class Schedule/Bill”.

Located in room 1955.

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Foster Youth

The Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) Program is committed to supporting ambitious, college-bound students exiting the foster care system. Fullerton College created a support network for our current and former foster youth that includes many of our student support services and programs on campus and that extends to local agencies in the community that deliver services and aid to foster youth students.

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Health Center

The Fullerton College Student Health Services is designed to assist students in maintaining and improving their physical and mental health. The Health Center, located in Room 1204, adjacent to the Men’s Gym, provides a variety of health services. Currently enrolled full and part time Fullerton College students are eligible to use these services.

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High School Outreach

This office coordinates Fullerton College’s outreach efforts to surrounding high schools. Our team collaborates with these high schools to create awareness of student resources and provide information about Fullerton College through campus visits and presentations to students, parents and high school staff.

We provide information about assessments, enrollment, financial aid, enrichment & support services, and the many leadership & social opportunities available to students!

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International Student Center

The International Student Center (ISC) provides services for international students who are studying or would like to study on the F-1 and F-2 visa.

We enroll approximately 300 students who come from over 40 different countries. International students at Fullerton College enjoy their own on-campus center and a full-time staff dedicated to their academic success and personal needs. While providing F-1/F-2 visa advising, academic counseling, support services, and student activities, the ISC offers insight to students on how to succeed, adjust, and make the most of the their time in southern California.

The goal of the program is to provide educational opportunities for international students and to promote cross cultural experiences on campus and within the local community.

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The mission of the library is to assist students, faculty, and staff in attaining their educational and informational goals in a supportive library environment by offering a combination of innovative and traditional library services.

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Online & Hybrid Courses

The mission of the Distance Education Department is to support the success of Fullerton College students who use educational technology in face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.

Fullerton College use Canvas to facilitate online and hybrid courses.

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