Dual Registration (High School + College)
Current high school students who have completed the equivalent of the eighth grade (OR who are 15 years old) may attend college courses at MiraCosta College with the permission of their high school and a parent/guardian. Students wishing to receive high school credit in addition to college credit should consult with their high school counselor.
Students must be enrolled in high school and are limited to 11.0 units (8.0 units for summer session) at MiraCosta College.
Recommendations from private high school principals will only be accepted from private
schools which have filed the proper affidavit with the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Private schools not listed as active on the California Department of Education website
must provide the college with proof of filing the affidavit. Home-schooled students
must provide proof of filing as a private school OR may obtain sign-off from the local
public high school that the student would normally be attending. The local high school
must be willing to accept home schooling as valid school attendance and determine
whether the pupil has completed coursework sufficient to prepare them to undertake
college-level course work.
We recommend that you view our application tutorial prior to starting your application.
Apply for Admissions
Complete an online application. Allow 24 - 48 hours for the application to be processed. Once your application is processed we will send you a welcome email with your student ID number (we call it a SURF ID).
This form is required each semester while you are a high school student
A completed Concurrent/Dual Registration Permit signed by you, your parent/guardian and your high school counselor is required for each semester. For more detailed information about this step check out our Dual Reg (High School + College) page!
Prior to your registration date make sure your SURF account is ready to go!
We will send you your SURF ID# (student ID) via email after your application is processed. With this you can log into your account. You can check to see if you have any holds on your account and you can complete your Preregistration Survey. There are lots of things you can do in your SURF account so look around! For more information visit our Dual Reg (High School + College) page!
MiraCosta enforces all course prerequisites!
If you have taken the prerequisite for your course(s) at a school other than MiraCosta College you can ask for your prerequisite to be cleared by submitting our Prerequisite/Priority Registration form and attaching the transcripts to the form (unofficial transcripts are fine). Clearing your prerequisite takes up to 5 business days so please plan ahead!
Register for your class(es) using SURF
High School students have a later registration date which is required by regulation. To register, you will log into your SURF account and click the 'Manage Classes' tile to begin.