It’s Out!!  Legal Opinion 16-02 Dual Enrollment and AB 288 (CCAP)

March 17, 2016

“Assembly Bill 288 (Holden) was enacted January 1, 2016 . . .  [It] enables the governing board of a community college district to enter into a College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) partnership with the governing board of a school district.”

Legal Opinion 16-02, issued by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, addresses two key legal issues:

  • CCAP partnerships under AB 288; and
  • Districts’ ability to operate outside of the CCAP framework (that is, either develop or continue existing non-CCAP partnership agreements and other dual enrollment, non-cohort programs in general).
“This Legal Opinion represents the judgment of the Chancellor’s Office and reflects experience in audits and minimum condition reviews on the subject of dual enrollment. It also provides legal analysis and opines on areas that require statutory interpretation.”
The Chancellor’s Office has also issued Guidelines addressing apportionment eligibility for CCAP Partnership Agreements. The Guidelines include a list of required elements that should be used as a guide in preparation of these agreements/contracts.


Both documents can be found on the CCCCO’s Legal Division website.
To download the Legal Opinion, click here.
To download the Guidelines, click here.