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How to Apply for Admission to Chemeketa

Your steps to enroll depend on the type of student you are. Select the option that best matches your situation for your application process.

Take College-Level Classes


    Students interested in enrolling in College Credit Now (CCN) courses at their high school. 

    1. Apply for admission to College Credit Now by following the steps on the College Credit Now page
    2. Register for classes in My Chemeketa
    3. Arrange for payment. Take as many classes that are available at your high school for a flat fee of $25 per year. Pay your high school directly when registering for your first CCN class each year.

    Note: Current or former College Credit Now students who wish to be degree-seeking must complete the steps for "New Student First Time in College" instead.


    Underage students without a high school diploma or GED who want to enroll in college credit classes

    1. Complete the Underage Admission Application (16-17)
      Submit the application:
      High School Partnerships email -
    2. Register for classes. Once your packet has been received you will be contacted by email to enroll with placement assessment information and further instructions. You must place into minimum Reading 115, Writing 115 and Math 095 to be accepted.
    3. Arrange for payment
      Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee. Pay online at My ChemeketaYou can also arrange a payment plan.
    4. Enrolling in future terms and classes:
      To re-enroll in future terms and classes, you must submit a new underage approval form to You do not need to complete a new application.

    Students ages 15 and under without a high school diploma or GED who want to enroll in college credit classes. Please note the submission deadlines for each term on the application instructions linked in Step 1.

    Step 1: Submit Application

    Complete an Underage Admission Application - 15 & Under and submit your high school transcript to our Office of High School Partnerships at or drop off at 4061 Winema Pl. Building 49, Room 102 in Salem.  We are open Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30-1pm).

    Step 2: Follow Instructions in Welcome Email

    Once your application has been processed you will receive a Welcome Email to the email address you provided on your application, please allow 1-2 business days for processing. This email will include your Chemeketa K number and a link to the Placement Assessment Google form.

    In order to qualify, you must meet the minimum requirement of Reading and Writing 115, and Math 95 in order to take any class at the college.

    Step 3: Contact Your Advisor

    After you completed your placement assessment, please contact Jessica Hilfiker for a parent/guardian and student official enrollment and advising meeting.

    Step 4: Arrange Payment

    Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee. Pay online at My Chemeketa. You can also arrange a payment plan.

    Please note: You must successfully complete your class(es) with a grade of C or better to continue your enrollment in Chemeketa’s college-level courses. To re-enroll in future terms and classes, please send the “Underage Approval Form 15 and under” only to


    Note: This is for students dual-enrolling at Chemeketa and another university. If you are still enrolled in high school, please visit our Dual Credit Opportunities page.

    Work with advisors from Chemeketa and other universities to earn your degree.

    Meet with advisors from both colleges

    Chemeketa has partnerships with four Oregon universities to offer dual credit opportunities with –

    • Oregon Institute of Technology
    • Oregon State University
    • Portland State University
    • Western Oregon University

Learn English in the United States

  • English Language Learners

    Learn English at Chemeketa

    • Visit the ESOL Program office (Salem Bldg. 22, Rm. 100) for –
      • Program information
      • Orientation
      • Classes
      • Placement testing

Finish High School or Earn My GED


    Roberts at Chemeketa is a partnership with the Salem-Keizer School District. Please click on this flyer for more information. The program is open to both Salem-Keizer students and high school students in the Chemeketa service district. 

  • EARN A GED - AGES 16-20

    Students ages 16-20 who want to earn a GED

    At the Salem Campus
    • Email and submit a transcript
    • Submit completed application and high school transcript
    • Attend an orientation and wait for acceptance via sponsorship
    At Chemeketa's Woodburn Center

    Are you between the ages of 16-20, interested in earning your GED in Woodburn for free? The High School GED option covers subjects to prepare you for GED tests. Meet in a classroom setting, face-to-face with your instructor. Give us a call at 503.589.7650.

    At Chemeketa's Polk Center or Yamhill Valley Campus – Ages 16 & 17

    Students ages 18 and older who want to earn a GED

    1. Apply for admission as a GED seeker
      No application fee. Select "for personal enrichment" as your primary reason for attendance. Select "no, just taking classes" when asked if you plan to earn a degree or certificate at Chemeketa.
    2. Take GED pretests (not the college placement assessment)
    3. Schedule and attend an orientation
    4. Register and pay for classes

    For more information, contact  

    Academic Transitions
    Salem Bldg. 22, Rm. 100

Non-Credit Personal Enrichment


    Classes and specialized training for professionals

    • Call to learn more and register
      Sharon or Cherie
      Chemeketa Small Business Development Center

    Non-credit community education classes. For students wishing to use our 65+ Audit Tuition waiver, please follow the steps for Non-Degree Seeking Students above.

    1. Apply for admission No application fee.
      • Select "I just want to take classes" as your educational goal and select "Taking community education courses (non-credit)" from "What best describes you". Provide your email address to receive your student ID# (K#) to access My Chemeketa within 5-10 business days. 
    2. Search our classes
    3. Register for classes. Log in to My Chemeketa to set up your Chemeketa email account and check your registration date and time.
    4. Arrange for payment. Payment is due before the first day of the term or within 10 days of registration (whichever is later) to avoid a $25 late fee.

    Pay online at My Chemeketa


  • Underage Non-Credit

    Students ages 17 and under without a high school diploma or GED who want to enroll in non-credit classes must follow the same process as credit-seeking underage students above.

    Please note that certain requiremens may be waived for non-credit enrollment, such as high school approval and placement assesment. Contact High School Programs at 503.399.5293 or email for more information.