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Take the next step and apply for admission to Chemeketa

How to Apply for Admission to Chemeketa

Your steps to enroll depend on the type of student you are. Select the option that best matches your situation for your application process.

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  • NEW STUDENT FIRST TIME IN COLLEGE

    High school or GED graduate (or graduating soon) with no prior college classes seeking a degree

    1. Apply for admission with no application fee
    2. Apply for financial aid
      Applying for financial aid is not required, but is encouraged. Apply as soon as possible to get the maximum amount available to you.  DACA students can find help paying for college here
    3. View the new student orientation in My Chemeketa
      Log in to your student account. Select the My Chemeketa tile. Select the Services tab, then the Advising link. Click on the New Student Orientation tile.
    4. Take the placement assessment
    5. Complete first term academic advising
    6. Register for classes. Log in to My Chemeketa to set up your Chemeketa email account and check your registration date and time.
    7. Arrange for payment
      Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee. Pay online at My ChemeketaYou can also arrange a payment plan
  • RETURNING STUDENT

    Returning to Chemeketa after being gone two years or more

    1. Update your contact information by re-applying for admission
    2. Apply for financial aid
      Applying for financial aid is not required, but is encouraged. Apply as soon as possible to get the maximum amount available to you. DACA students can find help paying for college here
    3. If necessary, meet with an advisor
      Call 503.399.5120 to discuss your transcripts and prior class credit and get information on financial aid and degree programs.
    4. Register for classes. Log in to My Chemeketa and check your registration date and time. If you don't remember your username and password, you can look it up
    5. Arrange for payment
      Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee. Pay online at My ChemeketaYou can also arrange a payment plan.
  • TRANSFER STUDENT

    Attended another college and transferring your credits to complete a degree at Chemeketa

    1. Apply for admission
      No application fee
    2. Apply for financial aid
      Applying for financial aid is not required, but is encouraged. Apply as soon as possible to get the maximum amount available to you. DACA students can find help paying for college here
    3. Transfer your credits
      Submit official transcripts and request an evaluation of your transfer credits. Evaluation of previous credits may take several weeks or longer and students who need their transfer credits to be used as a prerequisite for a course are encouraged to fill out a Prerequisite Course Form (available under "Current and Past Students" on the Student Forms page) to request an override from an advisor.
    4. Attend a new student advising session. Chemeketa Online students can attend the session online
    5. Register for classes. Log in to My Chemeketa to set up your Chemeketa email account and check your registration date and time.
    6. Arrange for payment
      Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee.. Pay online at My ChemeketaYou can also arrange a payment plan.
  • GUEST STUDENT from another college

    Enrolled at another college and wishing to take classes at Chemeketa for your degree

    • Apply for admission as a guest student
      No application fee
      1. Select your term
      2. Select "for personal enrichment" as your primary reason for attendance
      3. Select "no, just taking classes" when asked if you plan to earn a degree or certificate at Chemeketa
      4. Select associate degree, bachelor's degree or master's degree under prior college experience
    • Search our classes
    • Fix your registration holds or errors (if applicable)
    • Complete the prerequisite form (found on the Student Forms page under "Current and Past Students") if any of your courses have prerequisites. You will need: Your unofficial transcript, Chemeketa student ID# (K#), and Course(s) you want to take. Learn more about prerequisites
    • Register for classes. Log in to My Chemeketa to set up your Chemeketa email account and check your registration date and time.
    • Arrange for payment
      Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee. Pay online at My ChemeketaYou can also arrange a payment plan.
  • COLLEGE CREDIT NOW STUDENT

    Students interested in enrolling in College Credit Now (CCN) courses at their high school. 

    1. Apply for admission to College Credit Now
    2. Register for classes in My Chemeketa
    3. Arrange for payment. Take as many classes that are available at your high school for a flat fee of $25 per year. Pay your high school directly when registering for your first CCN class each year.

    Note: Current or former College Credit Now students who wish to be degree-seeking must complete the steps for "New Student First Time in College" instead.

  • STUDENTS AGES 16-17

    Underage students without a high school diploma or GED who want to enroll in college credit classes

    1. Complete the Underage Admission Application (16-17)
      Submit to:
      High School Partnerships (Salem Bldg. 50, Rm. 102)
      OR
      Chemeketa’s Yamhill Valley Campus or Polk or Woodburn Center
    2. Take the placement assessment
      Submit your scores to High School Partnerships. To take classes, you must place into at least RD 115, WR115 and MTH095.
    3. Register for classes. Once your packet and placement assessment scores have been received by the Office of High School Partnerships, you will be contacted by phone to enroll.
    4. Arrange for payment
      Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee. Pay online at My ChemeketaYou can also arrange a payment plan.
    5. Enrolling in future terms and classes:
      To re-enroll in future terms and classes, you must submit a new underage approval form to the Office of High School Partnerships. You do not need to complete a new application.
  • STUDENTS AGE 15 & UNDER

    Students ages 15 and under without a high school diploma or GED who want to enroll in college credit classes. Please note the submission deadlines for each term on the application instructions linked in Step 1.

    1. Complete an underage admission application for student 15 and younger
      Submit to –
      Admissions & Registration (Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 200)
      OR
      Yamhill Valley Campus (Bldg. 1)
    2. After the admission application is processed, you will receive your student ID number (K#) either in person or via email and an Underage Approval Packet (15 and under). Please note: Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) students in a post-secondary institution have sole ownership over their own academic record regardless of age. Students must sign all of their own documents with Chemeketa, including the Underage Application. Parent/Legal Guardian signature will be noted in the Underage Approval Packet (15 and under)
    3. Take the placement assessment
      To take classes, you must place into at least RD 115, WR115 and MTH095.
    4. Submit an underage approval packet for 15 & under
      After your admission application is processed, you will receive a student ID number (K#) and an underage approval packet.
      Complete this packet, including: Approval form, FERPA release, Parent agreement,  and your placement test scores
      Submit to:
      Executive Dean’s Office (Salem Bldg. 3, Rm. 272). 
    5. You will be notified of approval or denial by mail within 10 working days. If you’re approved, your notification letter will include the steps to register for classes.
    6. Arrange for payment
      Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee. Pay online at My Chemeketa. You can also arrange a payment plan
    7. Enrolling in future terms and classes: You must successfully complete your class(es) with a grade of C or better to continue your enrollment in Chemeketa’s college-level courses. To re-enroll in future terms and classes, you can get your underage approval form from the Executive Dean’s Office (Salem Bldg. 3, Rm. 272).
  • DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENT

    Work with advisors from Chemeketa and other universities to earn your degree.

    Meet with advisors from both colleges

    Chemeketa has partnerships with four Oregon universities to offer dual credit opportunities with –

    • Oregon Institute of Technology
    • Oregon State University
    • Portland State University
    • Western Oregon University

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Finish High School or Earn My GED

  • FINISH HIGH SCHOOL- AGES 16-20

    Finish high school through Chemeketa

    • Meet with a High School Programs staff
      There are several ways to finish high school through Chemeketa. To learn more about your options and chose the best fit for you, schedule an appointment in person or by contacting High School Partnerships at 503.399.5293.

    • Apply for admission

      E-mail highschool@chemeketa.edu the following information:

      • Student Name

      • Student Birthdate

      • Last school attended

      • Current amount of credits on transcript

  • EARN A GED - AGES 16-20

    Students ages 16-20 who want to earn a GED

    At the Salem Campus
    • Pick up an application at 

      High School Partnerships
      Bldg. 50, Rm. 102 
      4071 Winema Place, Salem, OR 97305

    • Submit completed application and high school transcript
    • Attend an orientation and take the GED placement test
    At Chemeketa's Woodburn Center

    Are you between the ages of 16-20, interested in earning your GED in Woodburn for free? The High School GED option covers subjects to prepare you for GED tests. Meet in a classroom setting, face-to-face with your instructor. Give us a call at 503.589.7650.

    At Chemeketa's Polk Center or Yamhill Valley Campus – Ages 16 & 17
    • Complete the Underage Approval Packet
    • Take GED pretests (not the college placement assessment)
    • Schedule and attend an orientation
    • Register for classes
    • Arrange for payment
  • ADULT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA - AGES 21 & OLDER

    Students ages 21 and older who want to complete high school and earn a diploma

    1. Apply for admission
      No application fee
    2. Take a placement test
    3. Submit application materials, including Placement test scores, High school transcript(s), any College transcript(s). Submit to:
      High School Partnerships
      Bldg. 50, Rm. 102
      4071 Winema Place, Salem, OR 97305
    4. Transcript evaluation
      Chemeketa’s high school completion advisor will call you to set up an advising appointment to evaluate your transcript.
    5. Arrange for payment. Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee.Pay online at My Chemeketa. You can also arrange a payment plan.
  • ADULT GED - AGES 18 & OLDER

    Students ages 18 and older who want to earn a GED

    1. Apply for admission as a GED seeker
      No application fee. Select "for personal enrichment" as your primary reason for attendance. Select "no, just taking classes" when asked if you plan to earn a degree or certificate at Chemeketa.
    2. Take GED pretests (not the college placement assessment)
    3. Schedule and attend an orientation
    4. Register and pay for classes

    For more information, contact  

    Academic Transitions
    Salem Bldg. 22, Rm. 100
    503.399.5224

Non-Credit Personal Enrichment

  • BUSINESS OWNERS & PROFESSIONALS

    Classes and specialized training for professionals

    • Call to learn more and register
      Sharon or Cherie
      Chemeketa Small Business Development Center
      503.399.5088
  • CLASSES FOR FUN

    Non-credit community education classes

    1. Apply for admission No application fee. Select "for personal enrichment" as your primary reason for attendance. Provide your email address to receive your student ID# (K#) to access My Chemeketa within 1-2 business days. 
    2. Search our classes
    3. Register for classes. Log in to My Chemeketa to set up your Chemeketa email account and check your registration date and time.
    4. Arrange for payment. Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee.

    Pay online at My Chemeketa

    OR

    Pay by phone 503.399.4949

    OR

    Pay in-person at 
    Community Education
    Salem Campus, Building 60

  • Underage Non-Credit

    Students ages 17 and under without a high school diploma or GED who want to enroll in non-credit classes

    1. Contact the Community Education Department prior to starting this process to verify
      that the course is eligible for underage enrollment . Visit Salem Bldg. 60 or call 503.399.4949
    2. Complete the Underage Approval Packet (Noncredit) and submit it to the correct office noted below at least five business days prior to the course start date
    3. If you are a current Chemeketa student you do not need to fill out the application, however you still need to complete the rest of the packet
    4. Submit the completed packet to the department offering the course. The department will submit the approved packet to Enrollment Services for processing.
    5. Once approved, Register for classes through My Chemeketa
    6. Arrange for payment. Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee. Pay online at My Chemeketa