Mendocino College

How to take Mendocino College Classes:

  1. Fill out an application
  2. Submit a Special Admission Application
    • Available in the WHS Counseling offices
    • Must be signed by High School Principal or Counselor
    • Must have parent and student signature on the back
  3. Complete Orientation online or in person
  4. Take placement test for math or English courses
  5. Register for classes
    • Non-dual enrollment classes are paid for by the student/parents
    • Dual enrollment classes are paid for by WHS
  6. Participate and complete the class with a grade of 'C-' or better
  7. Request Mendocino College transcript after the class ends and submit it to the WHS registrar, Rose Mehtlan, to be given high school credit.

College Classes & Future Financial Aid Eligibility:

  • Although students are encouraged to take college classes, please be aware that receiving less than a 'C-' on a college transcript could result in a student not qualifying for financial aid after high school.
    • If a student receives less than a 'C-' in a college class, they must re-take the class at another time and earn a "passing" grade in order to fix their financial aid eligibility

Concurrent Enrollment:

  • Concurrent enrollment is when a student takes a Mendocino College course during the fall or spring semester while also taking courses at Willits High School. Students may earn both high school and college credits. 1 college unit= 3.33 high school credits!

Dual Enrollment:

  • In the 2016-2017 school year, WHS began offering dual enrollment courses. Dual enrollment is when the high school offers a Mendocino College course on our campus, during our bell schedule, taught by a WHS instructor. The dual enrollment courses for this year are as follows:
    • HLH 104 Medical Terminology (formally BOT 50)
    • CSC 201 Computers & Computer Applications
    • SCT 164 Understanding Blueprints
    • THE 130A Beginning Hip Hop Dance
    • THE 130B Intermediate Hip Hop Dance
    • MTH 220 Statistics (TBD Spring 2019)
    • AGR 181 Sustainable Spring Vegetable Growing (TBD Spring 2019)

Math & English Courses at the college:

  • English: Students who wish to enroll in ENG 80 (college prep level English) or above are required to take a placement test. There is no way to bypass the English placement test.
    • ENG 85 is NOT considered college prep and will not satisfy the a-g's
    • ENG 80 and ENG 200 or above satisfy the a-g's
  • Math: Students who want to take math at Mendocino College can bypass the placement test with their WHS math grades.
    • A grade of C or better (not C-) in both semesters of Algebra I is required to go directly into MTH 77 Geometry.
    • A grade of C or better (not C-) in both semesters of Algebra II is required to go directly into MTH 220 Statistics.
  • Students in need of English and/or math credit recovery are encouraged to take: ENG 12 (5 units = 16.65 HS credits) and/or MTH 11 (3 units = 10 HS credits). A placement test is not required for either course.

Placement tests

    • Offered at the Willits campus Monday through Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm.
    • You must submit an application and complete an orientation before being allowed to take a placement test
    • You may only take the placement test one time every four years. Therefore it is very important that you take this placement test very, very seriously.
    • You can find practice placement tests here.

Languages other than English & a-g's:

  • Students looking to fulfill their Language Other Than English (LOTE) requirement for a-g eligibility are highly encouraged to take ASL 200 (American Sign Language) or SPN 200 (Spanish) during the fall or spring semester.
  • Taking one of these one semester courses fulfills the 2 year area e. LOTE requirement for a-g eligibility.
  • Please be aware these LOTE courses are NOT offered during the summer.