The Early Decision program is offered to graduating seniors in Citrus College's district high schools (Glendora, Azusa, Gladstone, Monrovia, Duarte and Claremont). Students who are interested in participating should contact their respective school's career or college center during the fall semester for information on the program. In the event that Citrus College is invited by a high school outside of Citrus College's service area to offer the Early Decision program, then the students who complete all requirements of Early Decision program at those high schools will also be eligible. High schools outside the service area that are currently participating in the Early Decision program in fall 2020 are: Arcadia, Baldwin Park, Bonita, Charter Oak, Covina, Fairvalley, Northview, Pomona, San Dimas, Sierra Vista, and South Hills high schools.
Classroom presentations are conducted in senior classes. Citrus College Outreach staff make presentations about going to college, review the benefits of a community college education, discuss how college life is structured, what is offered at Citrus College, and describe the components of the Early Decision program.
Application workshops are conducted in the district high schools. The online application is conducted in group settings in computer labs at the high schools. Outreach staff goes through step-by-step on how to complete the admissions application.
Citrus College Outreach staff makes regular visitations to district high school campuses throughout the school year to meet with students interested in attending Citrus College and conduct individualized and group assistance as well as follow-up with students. Forms and flyers are made available to students.
Citrus College counselors and educational advisors conduct orientation. During the orientation, counselors review general education requirements, how to develop a schedule, and explain the placement test results.