Frequently asked questions
What is The Academy at Miracosta?
We are a dual (college and high school) credit program. A student in our program will take classes both at the college and the high school.
How old do I have to be to join?
As of now, students have to be 16 years or older at the start of the program to enroll.
Is there a minimum period of study?
The Academy is really a program for most students. Whether you are looking for a semester abroad, transferring to a 4 year university or something in between, we likely can accommodate. We also can assist with adult students interested in English language only or direct to college (no high school).
What are the benefits of joining this program?
There are many but the main benefit is that students earn college credits while still in high school. By doing this, you have the potential to save a lot of time and money. When you start college, you will already have earned college credits from a regionally accredited institution. Additionally, you will have experience with college level education.
How many high school and college credits can I earn in a semester?
This will vary from student to student depending on your English and grade level. Every class you take with the college will earn you both high school and college credits. For students that need a little more English, you will be taking more high school only courses. No matter what situation you are in, you will continue to finish your high school.
Will I take classes with high school or college students?
Both! The international students will take some high school classes together (or individually) and with American students at the college.
I am a very good student but feel my English is low. Where would I fit?
We can help! We offer virtual English classes before coming to school, classes during your program and even small group or one to one support for those that need the extra support. Our goal is to prepare you but also make sure you don’t fall behind in school. No matter what level you are, our team is on campus throughout your education to support.
I want to go to a 4 year university. How can you help?
One of the biggest draws is that MiraCosta has guaranteed pathways to six University of California schools. This is a great opportunity for international students to save money, time but get into great schools. Additionally, we have other partner schools that are in California, in other states, public and private. Our counselors will work with you the entire way through your program.
Do you have scholarships?
Yes, we do have several scholarships available.
When can I start?
Our main start dates are in August and January (Fall and Spring semesters) that falls in line with the college. We have additional start dates in April and June. If, for any reason, you have a special circumstance and need to start at a different time please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there an age limit?
Yes, you should be 16 years of age to start the program.