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Simultaneous Enrollment

Simultaneous Enrollment is a great opportunity for high school students to attend classes at Clatsop Community College. Students simultaneously earn credit toward high school graduation requirements and college credits from a regionally accredited community college.

College classes taken as a high school student may or may not count toward your college degree. Oregon University System institutions will accept college credits earned that are 100-level and above. Some private colleges and universities may not accept college credit that you earned while still in high school.

Simultaneous Enrollment is an outstanding 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 classes. Simultaneous Enrollment students are held to the same standards as any other college student. This may present some challenges for those students who are not ready for the self discipline that college requires.

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.

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.

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!

The ACCUPLACER 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 ACCUPLACER in order to register. Speak with your high school counselor to sign up for the ACCUPLACER test at your high school.

The process begins at your high school. Contact your guidance counselor and follow the 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 ACCUPLACER at your high school or Clatsop Community College.
  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.

  • You must provide your own transportation. If getting to and from Clatsop Community College in a timely manner will be a problem, Simultaneous Enrollment is not a viable option for you.
  • Class participation is an integral part of college. Most instructors require students to participate in discussions.
  • The students in your classes will range in age from 16 – 86, so you should expect a variety of opinions and adult discussion topics.
  • You must meet deadlines. Even though you may be academically ready, the independence and speed of college classes can be overwhelming for some students.
  • Grades earned at Clatsop Community College become part of your permanent college transcript.
  • College classes typically demand at least two hours of homework outside of class for each hour in class.
  • The College faculty may or may not take attendance. It is your responsibility to be prepared for class and to meet all deadlines.
  • Some of the art classes at Clatsop use undraped models as a part of the learning experience.
  • College classes may conflict with high school classes or some extracurricular activities, such as sports.
  • The College operates on a quarter system. Most high schools operate on a semester system. Holiday and vacation periods may be different. You will be expected to attend classes at the college even though your high school is not in session. It is important to plan carefully to avoid conflicts between college classes, family, and activities.
  • The high school is the final authority on what is required for high school graduation. You must work closely with your high school counselor to ensure that you meet your graduation requirements.
  • You will be responsible for keeping informed about high school deadlines and activities.

Contact the Office of Admissions

503-338-2417
admissions@clatsopcc.edu

Running Start

Approved by the Washington State Legislature in 1990, Running Start allows eligible Washington high school juniors and seniors to attend college part-time or fulltime and receive both high school and college credit. Students do not pay tuition, but are responsible for textbooks and material fees. The college courses must meet the high school’s graduation requirements, and must be courses numbered 100 or above. Washington high school students are eligible to attend Clatsop Community College as Running Start students.

Running Start is a great opportunity for students to get a head start on their four-year college plans and save on college costs.  Most of the Running Start students have excelled at Clatsop, however, Running Start is not for everyone. College life and classes offer much more flexibility and independence than high school. RS students are held to the same standards as any other college student. This may present problems for those students who are not quite ready for the college experience.

  • You must be considered a junior or senior at Illwaco or Naselle High School. Home school student may register with their local high school to access Running Start.  
  • You must be a resident of Washington State. 
  • You must have a 2.5 high school GPA 
  • You must be making satisfactory progress toward high school graduation as determined by your high school. 
  • You must place into college level writing and reading on the ACCUPLACER placement evaluation.   The ACCUPLACER  is available at your high school or CCC.

Students are responsible for college fees, textbooks, and transportation. Students eligible to receive free or reduced priced lunch may be eligible for a "non-consumable" fee waiver.  Click here for information about fees and the waiver process. (.pdf, 30KB)

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!

The ACCUPLACER 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 ACCUPLACER in order to register. Speak with your high school counselor to sign up for the ACCUPLACER test at your high school.

The process starts at your high school. Students should contact their high school counselor and discuss how Running Start might work for them. After agreement that Running Start is the way to go, there are a number of forms that need to be submitted to the high school and then to the Clatsop Recruitment Coordinator. After eligibility for the program has been established, there will be a forecasting session before each college quarter. College and high school staff will work with students to put together the best schedule for you. Referral Form (.pdf, 211KB)

At Clatsop Community College, we want each of our students to have a positive and enriching educational experience. We will do everything we can to ensure that Running Start students succeed. We offer counseling and advising and we communicate regularly with high school counselors and Clatsop instructors as we monitor the progress of each Running Start student.

Important Dates
Spring Term 2019
April 1-June 14
Summer Term 2019
(No Running Start Summer Term)
Fall Term 2019
September 23–December 6
Winter Term 2020
January 6–March 20

Click here for more information on Running Start from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

You must provide your own transportation. If getting to and from Clatsop Community College in a timely manner will be a problem for you, Running Start is not a viable option for you. 

  • Class participation is an integral part of college. Most instructors require students to participate in discussions. 
  • The students in your classes will range in age from 16 – 86 so you should expect a variety of opinions and adult topics. 
  • You must meet deadlines. Even though you may be academically ready, the independence and speed of college classes can be overwhelming. 
  • Grades earned at Clatsop Community College become part of your permanent college transcript. 
  • College classes typically demand an average of at least two hours of homework outside of class for each hour in class. 
  • The College faculty may or may not take attendance. It is your responsibility to be prepared for class and to meet all deadlines. 
  • Some of the art classes at Clatsop use undraped models as a part of the learning experience. 
  • College classes may conflict with high school classes or some extracurricular activities, such as sports. 
  • The College operates on a quarter system. Most high schools operate on a semester system. Holiday and vacation periods may be different. You will be expected to attend classes at the college even though your high school is not in session. It is important to plan carefully to avoid conflicts between college classes, family, and activities. 
  • The high school is the final authority on what is required for high school graduation. You must work closely with your high school counselor to ensure that you meet your graduation requirements. You will be responsible for keeping informed about high school deadlines and activities. 
  • You and your parents will sign a Release of Information form so that your grades and progress can be shared with your high school and your parents.

Questions? 

Lisa Nyberg 
503-338-2480 
lnyberg@clatsopcc.edu

College Now

Save time and money by starting your college career!

This program allows students to earn Clatsop Community College credits for completing competencies mastered in certain selected local High School courses, Tongue Point Job Corp Center programs  or United States Coast Guard training programs.  Through an agreement between Clatsop Community College and regional schools and training facilities, students can earn both secondary school or training center credits, as well as college credits upon satisfactorily completing identified competencies mastered in their classes or training. 

 

College Now credit is available for course work in Accounting, Business, Fire Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Technologies, Maritime Science, Microcomputer Applications, Office Administration and Welding.

Students should: 

  • Contact your counselor and/or teacher about what high school classes or training programs are offered at your high school  for training facility that have been approved for articulation of college credit. 
  • Register and attend the class(es) or training.  Obtain the knowledge needed to pass the competencies. 
  • Complete each competency with an acceptable rating for achievement - meeting 90 percent of the competencies, or earn a grade of "B" or better. 
  • Complete the necessary registration forms.

 

Students will be able to: 

 

  • Initiate studies on a program or related programs of study at Clatsop Community College while enrolled in high school or attending a designated training center. 
  • Reduce the amount of time need to earn a designated certificate and/or an Associate degree; 
  • Avoid duplicating courses already completed in high school or at the training center; 
  • Save tuition on post-secondary education; and 
  • Receive specialized, professional-technical education to better prepare for entry-level employment and career achievement.

Coastal Commitment / Dual Credit

Dual Credit and Coastal Commitment are programs allowing students to take college level academic coursework while enrolled in high school with instruction taking place at the high school.  Through an agreement between Clatsop Community College and regional schools in Clatsop and Columbia counties, students are enrolled in their high school classes that is approved by CCC for college credit. 

 

A high school teacher qualified for college instruction teaches the college course as part of his or her high school employment. Student attend as part of his or her high school class schedule. The high school course follows the college course outline and outcomes, including applicable assessments. All instructional costs are paid by the high school as part of its regular operations. 

 

The student must complete a ACCUPLACER placement test and/or meet prerequisites, if required.  They enroll as a college student and pay a transcript fee.   In some cases, students may also need to purchase a text and/or materials for the class.  Students are responsible to follow college procedures for registration including drop procedures.  Upon completion of the course the student may receive high school and college credit. 

 

Students interested in the program should contact their high school counselor to check the availability of this program and classes in their high school.

TRIO Pre-College

TRIO is a nationwide series of educational opportunity programs designed to help low income, first generation, and/or disabled Americans enter and graduate from college. TRIO programs are operated by hundreds of colleges, universities and community organizations, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. There are both pre-college and college level TRIO programs. The various TRIO programs serve students ranging from 6th graders to those pursuing advanced degrees. Currently, over 2,700 TRIO programs serve nearly 873,000 students. 

 

TRIO programs provide advising and academic support to help students overcome barriers to higher education. TRIO is committed to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.