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 application. Applicants 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):

Gender Identity:

Citizenship Status:

I plan to or have already applied for the following service(s)/program(s):


I am a high school graduate.

I have a GED or Equivalency/California Proficiency.

I have not graduated from high school.

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

What was the name of the course and what grade did you get or do you anticipate getting in each of the following last completed high school courses? 

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

What is the highest level of education completed by your parent(s) or guardian(s)?


What best describes you educational goal?


Do you plan to work while you are a full-time student in the RISE program?


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

If not, please note you MUST submit one of these application to be admitted to the RISE Program. Your application will NOT be considered until your FAFSA or Dream Act Application is submitted.Visit www.sierracollege.edu/financialaid to submit your financial aid application.  


If you are selected to join the RISE Program, you will be part of a learning community cohort experience. Students in each of these cohorts will participate in activities, events, field trips, and learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Please select the learning community cohort(s) you may be interested in joining. You will finalize your choice at a later date.

How did you first hear about the RISE Program at Sierra College?




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.