The Los Rios Steps to Success


On behalf of the Los Rios Community College District – American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges – we would like to welcome you to one of the nation's most respected learning institutions.

Our four college campuses and six regional education centers comprise California's second-largest community college district. We are where you are! And we are dedicated to making your educational goals our priority. Our faculty and staff are here to help guide you every step of the way.

In order for us to most effectively help you FIND YOUR SUCCESS, all new students must plan ahead and complete the following Steps to Success:

Step 1 - Apply

Complete your application online. Fill out and submit your application starting February 1st (for summer/fall terms) or starting September 10th (for spring term). You will then receive a "welcome" email that includes your personalized student ID number, which you will need in order to access all of our services.

Step 2 - Complete Orientation

Orientation is offered in an online format. Complete the online orientation and quizzes the day after you receive your student ID number.

Step 3 - Complete Assessment/Placement

Assessment of your skills in mathematics and English will help you succeed in college by placing you in classes appropriate to your skill level. ESL (English as a Second Language) students are also required to take the ESL assessment.

Step 4 - Create an Education Plan

Choose your first-semester classes.

Step 5 - Register for Classes

Register for your classes online through eServices. Click here for eServices.

NOTE: You only have to complete the Application, Orientation, Assessment and Education Plan steps once - regardless of whether you are attending more than one college - to ensure highest priority for class registration.