ADMISSIONS FAQ

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At Summit College you will find powerful instruction that will prepare you with the right abilities to help you launch a career in the field you choose. We offer a diverse range of programs in business, trade and technical, and allied health fields, with various schedule options as an added convenience—everything to bring your big career dreams a step closer.

If you have questions about the admissions process, here is a list of frequently asked questions to help you. In case your question is not here, you can always contact Summit College.

No. None of our programs require SAT scores or any other college entrance exam.

Yes, for those who qualify. We have financial aid programs for many of our career classes. Summit College is authorized to administer federal loans, Title IV grants, and private loans to qualified students. The best way for you to find out whether you qualify for financial aid and for which programs is to speak with one of our financial aid advisors. To make an appointment to speak with a financial aid advisor call 855-970-4151.

Yes. We offer a variety of evening classes at all campuses.

We have campuses in San Bernardino (Main), El Cajon and Santa Ana CA:
411 N Marshall, El Cajon, CA 92020;
804 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408;
1639 E Edinger, Santa Ana, CA 92705.

We offer a diverse set of programs in Healthcare, Skilled Trades, and Business. These include Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Medical Assistant Administrative & Clinical, Welding, HVAC (Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration), Electrician, and Payroll, AP/AR, & Human Resources. Note that not all programs are offered at all campuses.

For some programs, you can participate in the Crash a Class Event and experience a Summit class before enrolling. Call us at 855-970-4151 to sign up for one of our Electrician, HVAC, or Welding Crash a Class events.

​This will vary depending on several factors. For instance, do you want to enroll in a full-time or part-time program? Do you prefer day or evening classes? At Summit, you can tailor your program to your schedule. Our Admission Advisors can answer any questions you have about program length and scheduling.

Tuition varies by program. Summit College is authorized to administer federal loans, Title IV grants, and private loans to qualified students. The best way for you to find out whether you qualify for financial aid and for which programs is to speak with one of our financial aid advisors. To make an appointment to speak with a financial aid advisor call 855-970-4151.

At Summit College, our faculty and staff are proud to support military members, veterans, spouses, and dependents as they further their education. Veterans, survivors, or dependents may be eligible for benefits via the Veterans Administration, while active duty service members might be entitled to tuition assistance. Our Student Services Department is here to help you navigate the process and find the benefits to which you are entitled.

Choosing the right career is important for your quality of life and fulfillment. Summit College’s Admission Advisors are here to assist you as you make your career choice. They give you guidance based on your strengths, financial potential, academic expectations, personality, and more. Taking a holistic approach to career matching will help you feel more confident that you’ve chosen the right career.

Yes. Our placement department will assist you with your career development from start to finish. To learn what types of jobs or income you can expect when you graduate, contact us today at 855-970-4151.

The salary you can expect depends on which career program you choose. You can speak with one of our Admission Advisors to get more insight on which program best suits your skills and interests and what the corresponding salaries are.

As you decide between becoming an LVN or RN, consider your immediate financial needs and how long you want to train before working. Our LVN day program can be completed in about a year. RN programs can take up to four years to complete. If your ultimate goal is to be an RN, but you can’t afford to be out of work for as long as it takes to earn the license, there are RN programs that are designed specifically for working LVN’s, so that you could work and earn money while you’re attaining your RN license.

San Bernardino/Colton

June 1HVAC Start
June 1Accounting Start
June 8Medical Assisting Start
June 15Welding Start
June 22Nursing - Evning Start
June 22Electrical Start

El Cajon

June 8Medical Assisting Start
June 8Electrical Start
June 15HVAC Start
June 29Welding Start

Santa Ana

June 15HVAC Start
June 22Electrical Start
June 29Welding Start