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College Link: Free College Courses



Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) high school students can earn college credit by enrolling in courses offered by Fullerton College. These courses are usually taught in person on PYLUSD high school campuses, are free of charge, and include textbooks. All courses are CSU and UC-approved for transfer. Students do not need to commit to attending Fullerton College in order to take these classes and receive credit. The goal of these classes is to help students transfer to their desired 4-year college or graduate quicker.


To sign up for a College Link class, follow steps 1 - 3 on the CollegeLink flyer (page 2) for course details, special admit form, and links for registration. The course offerings are below, to complete applications please click on the flyer link and go to the second page.


Important Dates Date Information
 March 22, 2023   Sign-up's open for College Link
 May 31st, 2023   Steps 1 - 3 must be completed for enrollment
 June 9th, 2023 
  Registration deadline!
  Add code already submitted to FC account.
 June 6th, 2023   Courses begin online or in-person


**Please note that steps 1 - 3 from the CollegeLink flyer must be completed by May 31st, 2023. Registration deadline to add course codes to your Fullerton College account is Monday, June 9th, 2023.**

Summer 2023 Courses
Courses for Summer 2023 College Link dual enrollment are all being offered 100% online, except History of Rock and Roll (at Esperanza). Click here to access our Summer 2023 College Link flyer and links/QR codes to enroll (on page 2 of the flyer). 
How to officially register for selected classes with CRN code (step 4) sent from Fullerton
Click here to watch video on how to apply add code (CRN code) to your myGateway account (Fullerton profile). These codes will be sent to your personal email from a Fullerton Rep when class codes are ready to be released. 
IGETC Gen Ed Areas for College Link courses
Click here to view the IGETC fulfillments with College Link courses for Summer 2023.
Completion of the IGETC will permit a student to complete their lower division G.E. requirements to either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system. Courses on this list are approved for the academic year 2022-2023 which begins Fall Semester, 2022. This list is valid through Summer 2023. Click here for the link. 
Final grades
A few weeks after the end of your semester with College Link, it is your responsibility to check your Fullerton College account to see your final grades. These grades are reflected on your Fullerton College transcript, not VHS transcript. 
Using College Link classes to fulfill high school credit
If you are taking a College Link course to fulfill high school credits or to fill in a class, please meet with your counselor prior to enrolling. You will need counselor approval to replace high school credits with a College Link course or if you are wishing to take more than one class. 
Special Admit Form
If you are a current College Link student and took a course the semester prior to registering, click here to access the Summer 2023 special admit form. You will not need to reapply if you are a current College Link student.