San Joaquin Delta College




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Section I


Admission Regulations

San Joaquin Delta College is a public, two-year community college whose credits may be transferred to four-year colleges and universities. An Associate in Arts Degree and an Associate in Science Degree, vocational curriculum, and occupational certificates are offered.

The following persons are welcome to attend San Joaquin Delta College:

Admission Requirements

Completion of admission requirements does not constitute registration. Students applying to Delta College are require to:

1. File a completed application for admission which may be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office, San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95207, (209) 954-5151.
2. Request official transcripts from any college previously attended. Transcripts should be forwarded by that institution to the Evaluations Office.
3. Mandatory Skills Assessment-All new Delta College students enrolling in college for the first time will be required to participate in skills assessment prior to registration. Assessment will include English composition, reading and math skills. Students will be provided with their assessment results.

4. Placement Requirements-All students are subject to the following placement requirements in reading and ESL:
  • a. Reading-Students who score Level I in reading may enroll in any course designated as exempt from assessment. Students who score Level I in reading and wish to enroll in a course with a prerequisite of reading Level II must reach Level II before they will be allowed to enroll.
  • b. ESL students who have a United States of America high school diploma may either use the ESL assessment or the reading section of the academic assessment and the following reading requirements:

Students who score Level I in reading may enroll in any course designated as exempt from assessment. Students who score Level I in reading and wish to enroll in a course with a prerequisite of reading Level II must reach Level II before they will be allowed to enroll.


5. Admitted Student- An admitted student is defined as one who has:
  • a. filed a completed application for admission and has been admitted to the College; and,
  • b. has been assessed, submitted equivalent scores, or qualified for an assessment waiver.
6. Matriculated Student- A matriculated student is defined as one who has:
  • a. filed a completed application for admission and has been admitted to the College;
  • b. declared a goal of AA/AS, transfer, or certificate;
  • c. been assessed, submitted equivalent scores, or qualified for an assessment waiver;
  • d. been admitted to a specific program where required, i.e. nursing, police academy;
  • e. met or is meeting the Level II reading standard; and,
  • f. continually remained under the declared AA/AS, transfer, or certificate goal.
  • g. Responsibility for satisfying requirements-Each student must assume complete responsibility for:
    • compliance with the instructions and regulations set forth in the College Catalog;
    • selecting all the courses which will permit achievement of individual educational objectives; and,
    • satisfying prerequisites for any course which the student plans to take.

The College, likewise, assumes no responsibility for misinterpretation by students of policies and procedures as presented in the College Catalog.

Counselors and advisors are available and willing to assist students in planning their programs.

Any questions concerning information contained in this section of the College Catalog should be referred to the office of the Vice President of Student Services.


Remedial Course Limitations - San Joaquin Delta College provides remedial coursework (precollegiate basic skills classes) designed to prepare student to succeed in degree credit courses Per Title 5, Section 55756.5, Delta College limits units a student may earn in remedial courses to 30 semester units. Pre-Collegiate Basic Skills courses are defined in Title 5 of the California Administrative Code, Section 55502, as courses in Reading, Writing, Computation, Learning Skills, Study Skills, and English as a Second Language, which are designated by a Community College District as non-degree credit courses pursuant to Section 55002(b); however, all remedial courses taken by students enrolled in English as a Second Language course and students identified by the District for learning disabled programs are exempted.


The district permits waivers of the 30-unit limit on basic skill courses. The procedure is part of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines. A Financial Aid Appeal may be made in the Financial Aid office.


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