University description (as per official university website)
Brief History of Santiago Canyon College
In 1980, the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) purchased 30 acres from The Irvine Company to build a college campus in East Orange that would meet the educational needs of this growing community. Five years later in the fall of 1985, the Orange Campus began its first semester, offering a variety of general education, transfer and vocational education courses to more than 2,500 students.
By 1996, enrollment at the Orange Campus had more than doubled. In May 1996, the RSCCD Board of Trustees continued its vision to develop a separate college to serve the residents of East Orange and voted to become a multi-college district; in July 1997 the Board voted unanimously to change the name of the Orange Campus to Santiago Canyon College. In January 2000, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges awarded Santiago Canyon College full, independent accreditation.
Thanks to the donation of 11.9-acre parcel from The Irvine Company in fall 2000, SCC’s campus grew from 52 to 64 acres.
In November 2002, voters in the college district voted to approve Measure E, a $337 million bond measure to provide renovation and new construction at both Santiago Canyon and Santa Ana colleges. Completed Measure E-funded projects include the purchase of 18.77 acres at the corner of Jamboree and Chapman (bringing the campus to 82 acres), the Student Services and Instruction (“E”) building, Library, softball complex and the Orange Education Center located on Batavia Street. During the 2007-2008 school year, we began construction of a new science center, maintenance and operations facilities and a concession stand for athletic events. The three facilities are expected to be completed by the summer of 2009. Classes will be scheduled for science center beginning with the Spring semester of 2010.
Future projects already designed include a gymnasium and humanities building. These projects are expected to start construction in 2010.
Upon completion of its facilities master plan, Santiago Canyon College will serve the educational needs of a projected 17,500 students.
1. Be a U.S. citizen, or an eligible non-citizen.
2. Have a high-school diploma (for California Students who graduated 2006 and after must have passed the CSHSEE exam), or GED, or Pass a High School Proficiency Exam (the CA Certificate of Completion is not eligible), or have an AA or AS Degree, or have completed 6 units of college coursework which is acceptable towards a degree or certificate, or pass the Ability to Benefit examination.
3. Have a valid Social Security number.
4. Be enrolled in an eligible program of study leading to an AA/AS degree, a certificate or a transfer program.
5. May not be in default on any federal student loan or owe a refund on any federal grant.
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6. Male students must be registered with the Selective Service for federal aid programs.
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7. File a FAFSA application providing all income criteria; be processed through Federal Methodology, and submit all requested documents to complete a file. Correct any information not reported correctly.
8. Use financial aid funds for educational purposes.
9. Students who have convictions for the sale or possession of illegal drugs, while receiving federal student aid, may not be eligible for financial aid, depending on when the conviction occurred. Eligibility can be reinstated.
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10. Meet Satisfactory Academic Policy requirements to remain eligible for financial aid.
11. Students who will receive a Cal grant, an ACG Grant, Student Loans, or will be going through the "over 90 unit appeal process" are required to submit official transcripts from prior colleges, both US and Foreign countries, to the Admissions Office before your file will be processed.
It is also recommended that all students have their transcripts on file with the Admissions Office. (As needed to transfer)