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College Planning

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Enrolling and Attending College just doesn’t happen, it takes planning, collaboration, and discipline. If you are interested in planning your 4 year stay at MHS, please download the 4 year Plan link found below.

4 Year Plan:   

Santa Rosa Junior College            

Many students are able to access SRJC while they are still attending high school.  These students are referred to as Concurrent Enrollment Students.  Concurrent Enrollment Students DO NOT have to pay any tuition while taking courses at SRJC (books and fees are not included in waiver). 

If a student thinks they may like to take a JC course, they start with looking online on the SRJC course catalog: Once a course of interest is found, please check to make sure the course does not have a prerequisite stated.  If it does not, then please check in with your counselor during “drop in” hours, they will guide you from there.

SRJC offers something for everyone.  Our students can access courses while still in high school, (though remember this is a college course and thus the students in the course will be adults and most with a high school education and some with a college degree), as well as attend SRJC full time upon graduation. 

There are SRJC "STEPS TO SUCCESS" that are required for seniors planning to attend college after high school. The complete list of these steps are found here:

SRJC Doyle Scholarship Program:  The Doyle Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to qualified local high school graduates who attend Santa Rosa Junior College during the 2017-18 academic year to complete an Associate’s Degree, certificate program, and/or units necessary to transfer to a four-year institution. Funds for these scholarships are provided through the Frank P. Doyle and Polly O’Meara Doyle Trust. 

The Doyle Scholarship paired with the rigor and relevance of the courses, often makes SRJC the BEST choice for many people furthering their education. 

Four Year University      

Admissions:  Four Year Universities admit eligible first year college students as well as Transfer students from Community/Junior Colleges. The process to apply to college is intense, stressful, and time consuming, yet rewarding.  Students looking to be A-G eligible and thus able to apply and be eligible to a four year college directly from MHS, must fulfill certain criteria.  The criteria includes taking either the SAT   ( or the ACT ( as well as successfully completing all core requirements while earning a C or higher.

Below is the link for the University Eligibility:

When choosing a college for your future, do not forget there are many colleges outside of the state of CA.  Some of these campus’ allow students to pay instate tuition fees so they are financially compatible with in state public universities.                      

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

  • Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.
  • The WUE reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible candidates. Many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so apply early!
  • WICHE members include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

For more Information on the WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange