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CollegeLink: Free College Courses


Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) high school students can earn college credit by enrolling in courses offered by Fullerton College. These courses are usually taught in person on PYLUSD high school campuses, are free of charge, and include textbooks. All courses are CSU and UC-approved for transfer. Students do not need to commit to attending Fullerton College in order to take these classes and receive credit. The goal of these classes is to help students transfer to their desired 4-year college or graduate quicker.

To sign up for a CollegeLink class, follow steps 1 - 3 on the CollegeLink flyer (page 3) for course details, special admit form, and links for registration.

Important Dates Date Information
 March 17, 2023   Sign-up's open for CollegeLink
 May 31, 2023   Steps 1 - 3 must be completed for enrollment
 June 9, 2023 
  Registration deadline!
  Add code already sent by FC rep 
  Student submitted code to FC account.
 June 26, 2023   Courses begin online or in-person

**Please note that steps 1 - 3 from the CollegeLink flyer must be completed by May 31, 2023. Registration deadline to add course codes to your Fullerton College account is Friday, June 9, 2023.**

Summer 2023 Courses
Courses for Spring 2022 CollegeLink dual enrollment are all being offered 100% online, with the exception of one course being offered in person, at Esperanza. Click here to access our Summer 2023 CollegeLink flyer and links/QR codes to enroll (on page 3 of the flyer). 
How to officially register for selected classes with CRN code (step 4) sent from Fullerton
Click here to watch video on how to apply add code (CRN code) to your myGateway account (Fullerton profile). These codes will be sent to your personal email from a Fullerton Rep when class codes are ready to be released. 
IGETC Gen Ed Areas for CollegeLink courses
Click here to view the IGETC sample fulfillments with CollegeLink, with courses for Spring 2023.
Completion of the IGETC will permit a student to complete their lower division G.E. requirements to either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system. Courses on this list are approved for the academic year 2022-2023 which begins Fall Semester, 2022. This list is valid through Summer 2023. Click here for the link. 
Final grades
A few weeks after the end of your semester with CollegeLink, it is your responsibility to check your Fullerton College account to see your final grades. These grades are reflected on your Fullerton College transcript, not EHS transcript. 
Using CollegeLink classes to fulfill high school credit
If you are taking a CollegeLink course to fulfill high school credits or to fill in a class, please meet with your counselor prior to enrolling. You will need counselor approval to replace high school credits with a CollegeLink course or if you are wishing to take more than one class. 
Special Admit Form
If you are a current CollegeLink student and took a course the semester prior to registering, click here to access the Summer 2023 Special Admit Form. You will not need to reapply if you are a current CollegeLink student. New students taking a CollegeLink course for the first time, or previously took a course (but not currently) will need to reapply. 
How to apply or re-apply for Fullerton College for CollegeLink
If you need to update your current status with Fullerton College to be a enrolled in the current semester for CollegeLink, click here
Contact information for our Fullerton College Liasion
Ashley Fragoso is our Fullerton College Liaison. Feel free to reach her for additional support by clicking here for contact information. You may also reach Bryce Hamamoto at [email protected]The best way to troubleshoot any errors or concerns you may come across during the enrollment process or re-signing up is by stopping by the College and Career Center during the break or lunch for support.