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Whether your goal is to earn an associate degree or certificate, transition into a new career, or transfer to a four-year university, American River College is dedicated to helping you reach your goal.

Applications are processed through OpenCCC. Create an OpenCCC account to fill out the application. You can save your application and come back to it at any time. You will have a chance to review your application before you submit it.

You only need to submit one application to take classes at any college in the Los Rios district (American River College, Consumes River College, Folsom Lake College, Sacramento City College). Do not submit a separate application for each college.

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Current ARC Students

If you are currently enrolled at ARC, you are a continuing student. You must complete the Supplemental Enrollment Form prior to enrolling...

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Veterans - Requirements - How to Apply

Certifying Officials act as the link between students and the Department of Veterans Affairs. We understand that the transition from...

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Admissions and Records Forms

A photo ID and a student signature are required to process any of the following forms. Please submit all the information to the Admissions...

Admissions Tips

Get help with admissions, including application and registration. Visit the Connect Center inside the Welcome and Support Center building.