If you have a junior college system in your state, you can very likely enroll immediately. In California, I have enrolled at four different JC's. Each required only a few pages for an application. Next, you want to determine to which 4-year campus you will transfer.
Here is the gold: academic advisors are idiots. I have studied at several different campuses (lifetime learner). There are usually just one or two advisors who actually know what they are talking about. Here is how you find them:
Walk into the counseling office and take whatever appointment they give. In the appointment book, look to see who is highly requested and start there (this rule works for haircuts, too). Ask the most difficult question you can muster. Ask a question like, "I am an engineering transfer. I want to take research writing, and I believe this course can transfer as both an essay course and a science elective. Can I do that? I need it in writing, and I need you to show me where it is justified in the university system literature."
The weak advisors, who just want a government paycheck, will choke. They will immediately refer you to the strong advisor, the one who cares about the job and the students. The weak advisor will say something, like, "Oh, we better ask Betty." You are listening for this name. The answer is secondary to receiving Betty's name. For the rest of your time, you will visit Betty and check everything you want to do.