Photo of the exterior brick entrance of the Elk Grove Center.The EXCELerate Program guarantees you will receive a degree and be transfer-ready in just two years and a summer. Apply for fall 2015 cohort.

What are the benefits of the EXCELerate Program?Students studying in the Elk Grove Center lobby.

  • Take classes with others in your major (cohort model)
  • Study groups
  • Pre-selected classes in your major
  • New state-of- the-art facility
  • Smaller learning environment
  • Support staff & counseling dedicated to your success

Degrees offering:


  • Complete the Online Application
  • Assess into transfer level Math & English
  • Attend orientation on Thursday, June 4th at 1:00pm

Join the EXCELerate program earn a degree and be ready to transfer to a University of California or a California State University in 2 years and a summer! Commit to a full-time afternoon schedule and enroll in pre-selected classes at the Elk Grove Center and get it done!

How do I begin?

  1. Complete the CRC steps to success, click here for link
  2. Apply to the EXCELerate Program.
  3. Receive notification via email of acceptance or denial.

When will I know if I am accepted?

A notification email will be sent within 5-7 business days of application submission.

It is recommended that students have a Student Educational Plan and register for classes if applications are submitted after April 24th.

The EXCELerate Program requires students to sign a Participation Agreement before beginning the program. If accepted, candidates must agree to register for the classes outlined in the program, attend classes regularly, meet with support staff and the counselor at least once per semester. Also, all accepted students must attend a specialized orientation, which will provide full program details on Thursday, June 4th at 1:00pm at the Elk Grove Center.

Additional Notes:

  • Program open until filled
  • Additional courses may be needed depending on major
  • Most classes will be offered at the Elk Grove Center

For more information on the EXCELerate Program call (916) 525-4300.

Apply to EXCELerate