Gavilan College High Step Program
Hello and welcome to Gavilan College website! You are in the right place if you are looking for ways high school students can earn college credit while in high school (including dual enrollment). Earning credit while in high school helps you start your pathway onto a college and/or your career. Congratulations on taking this important first-step! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!
Gavilan College, in conjunction with area high school districts, offers transfer level courses on select high school campuses each fall and spring semester. In recent semesters this has included course offerings at Gilroy, Christopher, San Benito high schools and more. All courses offered in the High Step program are transfer-level courses accepted at most universities or colleges. This program is coordinated through the office of Outreach and Recruitment (408) 852-2840 and Career Education (408) 848-4816.
The courses offered at partner high school campuses varies by semester, and are coordinated between the college and high school, including Career-Technical courses.
The High Step program is designed for high school students. All concurrent documents are required, and the Outreach office can facilitate the process with high school staff.
There are many reasons to enroll in the High Step program which include:
- starting college while enrolled in high school!
- earning a maximum of 12 college units in two years.
- courses conveniently offered at the high school.
- meeting college and university requirements while still in high school.
- The enrollment fee, campus center use fee, health fee, and student representation fee are waived for High Step students.
- Experience college level work.
- Reduce four-year university expense.
- Advance academically.
- Be competitive in the 4-year college and university admission process.
Who Can Participate?
- High school students grades 9 -12. (Courses offered at high school locations are open to any college-age student.)
- Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
- Score at the appropriate level in reading, writing, and math.
- Ability to benefit from advanced scholastic work.
High Step Program Documents:
How to Register:
- These are the steps you need to take:
- For more information about registration, call the Admissions and Records Office at 408- 848-4735.
While courses offered through this program are open to all college-aged students, High Step benefits are only included for those who apply through their area high school.
The High School Districts will pay for textbooks and other related materials fees. Districts should plan ahead to secure funds for textbooks and other related materials. Visit the Gavilan College bookstore website. If you are unable to afford your textbook please see your high school counselor or principal.