High School Programs

Due to the stay at home order, Outreach is providing presentations from our counselor and transfer coordinator along with their contact information. We invite you to reach out with any questions you have. Thank you for your interest in our transfer programs.

Express Transfer Workshop Presentations

Demystifying the Transfer Process
Email Alexandra Magallanes-Rivera, Counselor

How the Transfer and Career Center Helps Students
Email Transfer and Career Center Coordinator

Other Resources


Note: If you have already taken a COM class, you do not need to attend another orientation session.

High school students can enroll in college classes and pay no enrollment fee* for up to 11 units—a savings of $506 per semester! This saves not only money but also time, by meeting both high school credit requirements and earning transferable college credit at the same time. Take advantage of this valuable offer to explore areas of interest, build college confidence, and earn transferable credits.

How to Sign Up

  1. Apply online. Soon after submitting your application, you will receive a Welcome Email with your student ID number (M00#), username, password, and instructions on how to set up your MyCOM Student Portal.
  2. Complete the College Credit Program (CCP) application (login with your MyCOM username and password). 
  3. Attend a mandatory group Jumpstart Orientation* listed below. Sign up for an orientation here.
    Note: We will forward the Zoom link to your personal email the morning of the orientation. As an alternative to the group orientation, you may schedule an individual Counseling appointment via your MyCOM portal. 
  4. Please allow 2-5 days for the processing of your CCP webform. We will email a confirmation that your CCP application has been processed and you are clear to register in your portal.
  5. Register online for your classes using your MyCOM Portal.

* You are responsible for student fees:

  • Required Health fee (provides you access to our Student Health Center)
  • Required Transportation (provides free bus pass on Marin Transit)
  • Optional Technology fee (provides a credit for GoPrint copying) and Student representation and activities fee which may be waived by submitting the waiver form.
  • Any course material fees and textbooks.  Textbooks are available for short-term use in the COM Library. You can also filter for class sections that participate in the Zero Textbook Cost Program.

​Jumpstart Orientations

Led by COM Counselors covering the important differences between high school and college courses, student responsibilities, and benefits. Please have your completed CCP form handy for reference and if you are interested in a class that has a prerequisite, please have access to your HS transcript (through Aeries or eSchool) during the session so you can discuss with the Counselor.

  • Tuesday, October 27, 4 pm
  • Monday, November 2, 4 pm
  • Thursday, November 5, 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 10, 4 pm
  • Wednesday, November 18, 5 pm
  • Monday, November 23, 3 pm
  • Tuesday, December 1, 4 pm
  • Tuesday, December 8, 4 pm
  • Wednesday, December 16, 3:30 pm

Have Questions?

Call (415) 457.8811 ext. 7860

Career Education Courses

No prerequisites! Courses align with high school schedules.

Students earn college credit and all classes are free (cost of books or materials may apply). Click here to see a list of recommended career classes for high school students.


COMPASS (College of Marin Promoting and Supporting Success) is COM’s primary tool in its efforts to end educational inequity in Marin County and is the result of two years of planning with the Marin County Office of Education, every high school in the county, and several community-based partners. It is a partnership between students, families, high schools, and College of Marin, which begins in the 9th grade. The 2015-16 academic year saw the initial launch of the COMPASS program in both Terra Linda and San Marin high schools with additional cohorts added at San Rafael, Novato, and Tamalpais sites.

Participating students agree to fulfill certain responsibilities:

  • Enrollment in COUN 115/125 in 9th Grade
  • Participation in supplemental activities
  • Enrollment in specific high school courses based on assessments and the creation of tailored high school and college educational plans
  • Financial planning and college application process
  • Enrollment in additional COM courses throughout the high school career

Visit COMPASS website to learn more.

COM Summer Bridge


The Summer Bridge program is an intensive three-week college preparatory program for recent high school graduates offering a combined focus on math and English skill building, college success skills, and group bonding. These classes run from Monday—Thursday, 9 am to 1:30 pm with two sessions, one in June and one in July.

During the program students will:

  • Earn one transferable unit
  • Learn about college
  • Find out how to transfer to a four-year institution
  • Meet other new students
  • Have fun!

Have Questions?

Email: outreach@marin.edu

For Counselors

Please let us know how we can support your students, whether at your campus or ours. We’ll work with you to develop a tailored approach to complement your efforts, and provide materials for use in your office.

Anna Pilloton, Director of School and Community Partnerships
(415) 485-9663