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American River College

Sacramento, CA 2-Year Public

American River Admissions

It is not competitive to get into American River College.

Reach out to American River College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

American River College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of American River College's admissions stats.

American River College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist Yes

American River College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for American River College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to American River College?

American River College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to American River?

It is not competitive to get into American River. American River has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2022, American River **accepted .

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like American River, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to nursing, respiratory therapy programs is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to American River College

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to American River College

American River College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into American River College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out. What does American River College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with American River College for more information on admission factors.

American River College Application Requirements

To apply to American River College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with American River College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Test Scores
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into American River College?

American River College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

American River College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to American River College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to American River College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

American River College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to American River College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to American River College.

Does American River College accept transfer credits?

✅ American River College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. American River College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to American River College?

✅ American River College is not test optional.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at American River College?

❌ American River College does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About American River College?

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American River Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission



American River Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to American River is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to American River is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

American River SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

American River GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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