Are you ready for college?

I'm Ready to Start College!

High school students have two options to begin classes learning college-level material, get a head start on a college degree, and realize your life goals sooner by attending Coastline College, Golden West College, or Orange Coast College.

Attend College with My High School Friends
Take courses at your high school with your friends and classmates. All costs, including books and course materials, are covered. You attend for free and you earn college credit. Your high school counselor will help determine if the course is right for you and fits in your schedule.

Attend College with Other College Students
Take courses at the college campus or online. Courses are tuition free, though textbook, course materials, and some campus costs may apply. Our faculty and administration do a lot to keep these costs down. This is a great option to discuss with your high school counselor if you are looking for a challenge and a next step in your studies not available at your high school.

On-site programs are based on partnerships between your high school and a specific college. Please check out the list below for partnerships by College.

Partners with Golden West College

Huntington Beach Union High School District: Coast High School | Edison High School | Fountain Valley High School | Huntington Beach High School | Marina High School | Ocean View High School | Valley Vista High School | Westminster High School

Garden Grove Unified School District: Bolsa Grande High School | Hare Continuation High School | La Quinta High School | Los Amigos High School | Pacifica High School

Start at Golden West College here!
Partners with Coastline College

Newport-Mesa Unified School District: Corona del Mar High School | Costa Mesa High School | Early College High School | Estancia High School | Newport Harbor High School

Garden Grove Unified School District: Bolsa Grande High School | Hare Continuation High School | La Quinta High School | Los Amigos High School

Start at Coastline College here!

Not to worry. Check out these programs open to all high school students.

Orange Coast College

located in Costa Mesa offers hundreds of courses to high school students. Most recently, the College developed an E-sports Pathway for Orange County students. Orange Coast is a top transfer college to the University of California and California State University.

Coastline College

with campuses in Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, and Westminster opens a huge range of virtual and in-person courses to high school students, educating more than 1,000 every year. Coastline is known for being cutting edge.

Golden West College

located in Huntington Beach provides a stunning setting for students of all ages. The college offers multiple transfer degree options and is well known for its police academy, nursing program and other career pathways.


Explore all three Colleges before talking to your high school counselor and making your decision by clicking the links below.

Use the form below to send an email to Coastline College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College at the same time.

Click here to submit a question


Published by the Coast Community College District, January 2021