WHAT IS SIMULTANEOUS ENROLLMENT?
Simultaneous Enrollment is a great opportunity for high school students to attend classes at Clatsop Community College. Students earn credit toward their high school graduation requirements and at the same time earn college credits from a regionally accredited community college. College classes you take as a high school student may or may not count toward your college degree, depending on the college you attend and the courses you take at Clatsop. Oregon University System institutions will accept college credits earned that are 100-level and above. Some private college and universities may not accept college credit that you earned while still in high school.
IS SIMULTANEOUS ENROLLMENT A GOOD PROGRAM FOR YOU?
Simultaneous Enrollment is a great opportunity for a student to get a head start on their college plans. Most high school students excel at Clatsop, but it is not for everyone. College classes offer more flexibility and independence than high school. Simultaneous Enrollment students are held to the same standards as any other college student. This may present some problems for those students who are not ready for the self discipline college requires.
DO YOU STILL ATTEND HIGH SCHOOL?
In most cases, yes. Simultaneous Enrollment students usually take one or two classes at Clatsop and continue attending high school for their other classes. Clatsop classes can be taken during regular high school hours or in the evenings, depending on your high school schedule.
HOW MUCH DOES SIMULTANEOUS ENROLLMENT COST?
Students are responsible for the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and for their own transportation to and from Clatsop. Some high schools pay for these expenses through the Expanded Options Program.
WHAT IS EXPANDED OPTIONS? WILL THE HIGH SCHOOL PAY FOR CLASSES IF I'M ELIGIBLE FOR EXPANDED OPTIONS?
In 2005, the Oregon State Legislature enacted Senate Bill 300, also known as Expanded Options. The purpose of Expanded Options is to help students in 11th and 12th grade access additional courses, continue or complete their education, earn concurrent high school and college credit, and gain early entry into post-secondary education. Courses must not be considered duplications of the offerings available at your high school. For a copy of the 2011 Oregon Revised Statues related to SB300 click here. Speak with your high school counselor or principal to see if you are eligible.
WHAT IS THE COMPASS PLACEMENT EVALUATION?
The COMPASS is a placement tool used to determine your skill level. It is not a pass/fail exam. There are three sections to the test: writing, reading, and math. The placement test scores give course recommendations to assist students in determining the appropriate level of classes to register for. Some courses do require student meet benchmark scores on the COMPASS in order to register. Speak with your high school counselor to sign up for the COMPASS test at your high school.
HOW DO GET I GET STARTED?
The process begins at your high school. Contact your guidance counselor and follow the Steps to Enrollment. Click here for a downloadable brochure about Simultaneous Enrollment.*
STEPS TO ENROLLMENT
1. Talk to your parents and high school counselor about your interest in taking courses at the college.
2. Ask if your high school participates in the Expanded Options Program. Participating high schools may be able to pay for some of your expenses through this program.
3. Complete the Simultaneous Enrollment Permission Form with parent/s and high school counselor or principal.
4. Complete the Compass at your high school or CCC.
5. Meet with your high school counselor to identify appropriate classes & learn about the registration process.
6. If applicable, make payment arrangement before the end of the first week of class to avoid a late fee.
Fall Term 2013 - September 30 – December 13
Winter Term 2014 - January 6 – March 21
Spring Term 2014- March 31- June 13
(No Simultaneous Enrollment Summer Term)
POINTS TO PONDER . . .
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