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Academic Flexibility


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5 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I love the school cause I can even walk there

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: SRJC is great with working around your schedule by offering several classes.

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4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I easily selected the class times that I wanted. It helps when you have priority registration to get all the classes and schedules but i didnt have that and still got what i wanted.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: I had to drop through a lot of hoops to get them to give me credit for the certificate program in addiction studies I already completed at College of San Mateo.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Because I don't live in Santa Rosa, it can be frustrating having to commute there 1-2 times each week for class. On another note, the Petaluma campus is my favorite because it is much closer, and I am able to schedule more events.

One frustration was not seeing enough classes at the Petaluma classes, and having to choose ones at Santa Rosa instead.


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If you see a counselor before the semester begins, you'll find that SRJC has a lot of scheduling options. Most classes have a range of available sections, which makes them flexible and adaptable to many different lifestyles. Generally, the longer you've been at SRJC, the easier it is. Scheduling order is determined by the number of units you've already taken; students with more units get priority when choosing classes.

The College makes many classes available in an array of times so that students can finish their required classes in minimal time. Many students who work part- or full-time find SRJC's night and weekend classes very convenient. The only struggle that students run in to is how fast classes get filled. Since the JC offers classes to forty thousand students per semester, it is hard to give everyone the classes of their choice. 

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
12 credits
Credit Requirements - Part Time
9 credits
Average Credits Per Course
Average Course Load - Full Time
4 course(s)
Average Course Load - Part Time
2 course(s)
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
35 hours/week
Time Investment/Workload - Part Time
15 hours/week
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Academic/Testing Requirements
Applying to SRJC is as easy as applying to any other community college. They do not have a minimum requirement to enter the school because they believe in second chances. You can test into UC transferable classes by passing the placement tests in math, English, and science.
Transferring Credits In & Out
Transferring credits to another college from SRJC, or vice versa, is as simple as filling out a form. Upon request, the school sends mid-term reports and final transcripts to any school specified.
Typical Session Length
Santa Rosa Junior College does its best to offer classes that fit into a busy schedule. The College has semester-long classes that last sixteen weeks, and it has eight-week-long classes for students who can't afford to spend time in class for long. Students love the options offered here.
Class Style & Structure
Classes at SRJC all differ, mainly because teachers all have their own way of running a lecture. What most classes have in common is that there are usually 25-30 students per class unless it is held in a lecture hall, which holds up 150 students.
Course Registration Process
Course registration is rather difficult if the student does not have top priority. Before registration time, counselors hold appointments where students can get top priority on class registration. It is best to see a counselor every semester for priority 1A.

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 164 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 124 responses

  • 44% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.
  • 5% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 11% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 38% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 2% They are not flexible at all.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 133 responses

  • 23% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.
  • 12% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 4% They only replaced electives.
  • 6% None of my credits transferred.
  • 55% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 133 responses

  • 61% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
  • 35% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 5% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 132 responses

  • 42% Yes
  • 5% No
  • 54% Non-applicable


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