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Sierra College

Meet with Alistair Turner, Whitney High's Sierra College Outreach Specialist
on the followingTuesdays from 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM in the College and Career Center:
September 5th & 19th; October 3rd, 17th & 31st; November 14th & 28th; December 12th
This is a time to get set up for dual enrollment, exploring options during high school and after. There are many great opportunities! Come ask your questions and set your path to success!
Sign up for a slot in the College & Career Center
Mr. Alistair Turner
Phone: (916) 660-7374
Information about Sierra College:

Information about Sierra College:

  • Sierra College Information Sessions (zoom):  Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13
    Register here

  • CTE Info Sessions:   Building Industries, Welding, Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, Automotive
    Find info dates and times


  • Seniors, if you want to go to S.C. in the fall & want the 2 years free, you need to apply for both S.C. and the FAFSA by April 2nd.
Complete your FAFSA by April 1 (if you do not, you will not be eligible for 2 years free) 
Complete your Sierra College Application
Even if you have taken Sierra College Classes before, you must apply for Fall 2024 as a "First Time College Student"
We are offering application help sessions on Tuesdays through with our Sierra College enrollment specialist biweekly in the College and Career Center. Please check the dates above.
Things a student needs to know for this application session:
Their current high school GPA
Potential major or degrees – Sierra College Degree Programs
Enrollment status – First time in college
Social security number
(IMPORTANT: If you don’t have one you can still apply )
Opt into the 2 years free/Promise Program
This is how you will get 2 years of FREE tuition if you are a full time college student. If you have taken previous classes at Sierra College and do not see the option for the Promise Program, please let Mr. Blate know when you meet with him. 
Accept the College Terms and Conditions
Once you have a MySierra account
Complete the Online
Career & Academic Planning (CAP) module
This can be found in your MySierra Account, Canvas, Canvas Online Classes and Gradebook
Transition Plan
Once you have completed all of the steps above, make an appointment with your transition counselor - Mr.Blate, to create your 1st year college course plan and qualify for Priority registration for classes! 
If you have any questions with your application, please attend an Tuesday Application Workshop in the College & Career Center or reach out to Mr. Turner at
Current high school students may take Sierra College Courses via their Academic Enrichment Program
Registration. Make sure you have completed all application steps well ahead of the registration dates for your best selection of courses.