Prior knowledge of computer science (programming, coding, etc.) is not required

Application Period for Fall 2023

We will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2023 term on a rolling basis starting Monday, August 29, 2022 through Spring 2023 or until the program reaches capacity, whichever comes first.

Applicants must be current Monterey County high school seniors or college students with less than 30 college units earned who are or will be eligible to enroll in MAT 3A Analytic Geometry & Calculus I and ENG 1A College Composition & Reading  their first semester in the program.

Eligibility Requirements

Please review the eligibility requirements below. If you have any follow-up questions about the eligibility requirements below please contact Mindy Sanchez-Ryan

  1. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in high school
    • Exceptions can be made for students with a GPA of 2.6-2.99
    • Students with less than a 2.6 may be considered if they submit a one-page written explanation for the lower GPA and their plan for maintaining a higher GPA if admitted and if they can meet the eligibility requirements for ENG 1A and MAT 3A.
  2. Be eligible to take MAT 3A and ENG 1A the first semester in the program
    • All of our students are required to participate in and successfully complete our online math preparation modules during the summer before the program begins.
    • Students must have an overall high school GPA of 2.6 or better to place into ENG 1A
    • Students can place into MAT 3A one of two ways:
      • Have an overall high school GPA of 2.6 or better and earn a ‘C’ or better in one of the following high school math courses: Math Analysis, Pre-Calculus, Calculus
      • Earn a ‘C’ or better in MAT 24 and MAT 25 or MAT 27 at Hartnell.

At minimum students must be eligible to take MAT 27 or MAT 24 & MAT 25 the summer before the program beings to be able to continue with the program.

Students can determine their placement through Hartnell College’s Math & English Placement Web Tool.

Strong preference will be given to graduating seniors from Monterey County high schools and Hartnell College or Monterey Peninsula College students with less than 30 completed units completed.

Applicants who already have a bachelor’s degree or more than 30 college general education credits completed will not be considered.