Admissions and Records

High School Students

High School Student Checklist

Step 1     APPLY ONLINE    

  1. Complete a CCCApply Admission Application online. Click on "Apply to NVC Online!" It pays to Declare Your$elf, so please make sure to provide us your biographical/demographic information under section 2 of the application. 

Step 2     COMPLETE THE PLACEMENT PROCESS

Complete the Placement Process by taking an English or Math placement test in the Testing and Tutoring Center, Room 1764 in Building 1700, to determine the course placement for English and Math classes. No appointment is necessary. Call office or check website for drop-in hours.

Step 3     COMPLETE AN ORIENTATION

Complete an Orientation either in person or online. In-person orientations can be scheduled through the General Counseling Center.

Step 4     COMPLETE THE HIGH SCHOOL PERMIT TO ATTEND 

Complete the High School Permit to Attend Form, available online. Make sure all signatures are included: Student, Parent, and High School Counselor and Principal and bring it in person to the Admissions and Records Office. If any signatures are missing, you will not be able to register for classes.

  • A High School Permit to Attend Form is needed each term you wish to enroll in college courses while you are in high school.
  • You may only register or add courses that are listed on your Permit to Attend Form.  If you wish to add a class not listed on the Permit to Attend Form, you must complete another form.
  • If you are enrolling in a PE course, you must obtain an add card from the instructor on the first day of class, along with a signature from the Dean of Physical Education.

Step 5     COMPLETE PREREQUISITE EQUIVALENCY PETITION

Enrolling in a course that has a prerequisite:

  • If you have taken the NVC prerequisite required for the course while you were in High School, fill out the Prerequisite Equivalency Petition available online. You will need to attach a copy of your High School Transcript and bring it to the Admissions and Records Office   

                                                                              OR

  • If you have not taken the NVC prerequisite required for the course you wish to enroll in, you will need to bring a copy of your High School Transcript and meet with a Counselor to complete a Prerequisite Challenge Petition.

Step 6     COUNSELING/ADVISING

If you have any questions about Napa Valley College courses or programs including transfer to the University of your choice, please consult a Napa Valley College Counselor after you have completed the application, placement process and orientation. Please be aware of all deadline dates by checking the Admissions & Records Calendar and adhere to all college rules and regulations. NVC Student Services staff and faculty intend to serve you, so do not hesitate to ask for help.

Note: Students who are 15 years of age or in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades may attend Napa Valley College with approval. Students may also take up to 11 units of college credit per semester pursuant to California Education Code 76001(d).