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ESPERANZA HIGH SCHOOL: External Course Application Process  

EXTERNAL COURSE CREDIT: A maximum of 20 credits of coursework will be accepted from external institutions. Courses may be used for acceleration, advancement, or elective credit, but cannot be used for original credit core courses required for a high school diploma.


BEFORE enrolling in the course, student must turn in application & all required documentation for approval. These courses are fee-based and generally cost $200-$400 per semester. PYLUSD is not responsible for any part of those fees.

Step 1: Finding an Institution

  • Go to: & select an accredited institution of your choice
  • Once you’ve chosen an institution, click on their link & print the following 2 documents:
    • Page 1 showing institution details, including UC/CSU approval
    • The page that lists the course you are taking


Step 2: NCAA Eligibility *Only complete this section if you’re taking the course to meet NCAA eligibility requirements

  • Go to: → High School Administrators → List of NCAA Courses
  • Enter the CEEB/ACT Code for the institution you chose
  • Print & attach the following 2 documents:
    • The page showing that the institution meets NCAA nontraditional core-course legislation
    • The page that lists the course you are taking


Step 3: Application

  • Print & complete “External Course Application” attached below

Step 4: Approval & Registration

  • Turn in application & all documentation to Mrs. Eastman in the College & Career Center for approval
  • Once approved, register with provider you chose & pay any applicable fees
  • After completing the course, have provider send official transcripts to: EHS - Attn: Abbey Eastman