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The first three requirements of the Student Success and Support Program can be easily accomplished by following the linked steps below:

1. Take the English and Math Placement Tests.  All Associate degree and transfer programs require English and Math. Even if your academic goal does not require English or Math, the placement test results are very helpful when it comes to selecting courses and ensuring that you will successfully pass the courses. Once you take the placement tests you will be scheduled for a new student orientation and advisement session. To schedule an English and Math Placement Test appointment go to:

2.  Attend a New Student Orientation and Advisement Session to receive valuable information to help you select and reach your academic goal, and learn about the many programs, certificates, degree pathways and student support services offered at Santa Ana College.

3. Create an Abbreviated Education Plan during the orientation and advisement session. An Abbreviated Educational Plan states your academic goal and the first courses you need to reach your goal.

If you have completed a prerequisite course at another college, or if you took placement testing at another college, bring your transcripts and/or your English and Math placement results to the Counseling Center to determine if you are exempt from testing, and to develop your Abbreviated Education Plan.  You may be referred to our online orientation or other alternate core services at that time to complete the 3SP requirements. The Counseling Center is located in the Administration (S) Building, or call 714-564-6100.

4. To complete the final Student Success and Support Program requirement for entering students, you must also declare a major course of study, and receive advisement towards the development of a Comprehensive Education Plan. This can be accomplished by enrolling in a counseling course, attending an educational planning workshop, or by scheduling an appointment with a counselor. Completing one of the following courses will provide you with a Comprehensive Education Plan:

CNSL 100 (2 units) Lifelong Understanding and Self Development
CNSL 103 (0.5 units) Educational Planning
CNSL 104 (1 unit) Personal and Goal Development for Educational Planning
CNSL 107 (3 units) The Freshman Experience
CNSL 114 (1 unit) Careers in Teaching
CNSL 116 (3 units) Career/Life Planning
CNSL 128 (3 units) Introduction to Community Activism

Other resources to help you declare a course of study can be found in the Santa Ana College Career Development/Career Technical Education (CTE) Student Success Center located on the second floor of the Library Building, L-225. This Center is open to all Santa Ana College Students and offers the following services:

• Undecided Majors Workshops
• Workshops describing Degree and Certificate Programs
• Interview, Job Search and Resume Writing Workshops

Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: