RISE Program: 916-660-7542                            RISE@sierracollege.edu                                          www.sierracollege.edu/RISE
Before you complete this application, you must apply to Sierra College at www.sierracollege.edu/admissions as you will need your Sierra College Student ID and email for this applicationApplicants will be notified via their Sierra College student email if they’ve been selected for the RISE Program.  Please check your email regularly.

Student Information

Ethnic Background (Check all that apply):

Citizenship Status:

Educational History 

I am a high school graduate.

I am currently a high school student.

I have a GED or equivalent.

Have you attended any college or university?  Note: RISE only accepts first-time college students.

Do/did you have a 504 or IEP in high school?


Have you submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act Application yet?

If not, please note you MUST submit a FAFSA or Dream Act application for your RISE program application to be considered. Visit www.sierracollege.edu/financialaid to submit your financial aid application.  



I understand that if I am accepted into the RISE program, the staff may include my name and/or picture in publications and on theSierra College website. The website highlights student accomplishments and participation in campus and RISE program activities. Iunderstand that I will receive no monetary payment now nor in the future for the reproduction of these photographs.  


Students will be notified by a RISE staff member via Sierra College email if they’ve been selected for the program.
Submission of an incomplete application and/or falsification will result in your application being denied or withdrawn.  

Thank you for your interest in the Sierra College RISE Program! We will contact you via your Sierra College email, so please make sure you are checking it regularly. You can access your Sierra College email through MySierra.
If you have any questions, please email RISE@sierracollege.edu or call (916) 660-7542.