Tonight’s information is subject to change College Credit Plus Recommendations have been released by the Ohio Board of Regents These recommendations are under consideration by the state Legislature We are describing the PSEO program as it exists today.
What is PSEO? Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is an opportunity for qualified high school students to take college classes before graduation There are two options: Option A – the student receives college credit and the family pays all costs Option B – the student receives both high school and college credit, and the school district pays tuition and books
Why Would I do Option A? Option A is the only option available during the summer Option A students may not want to have college classes on the high school transcript
What Does Option B Cover? Option B students will have costs paid by the school district. This includes: Tuition Books (student may be required to return at the end of the term) Fees Option B does not include: Optional Fees (parking, gym membership) Transportation
What are the benefits of PSEO? Free college credit Opportunity to enroll in classes not available at high school Exposure to college faculty/ college expectations College credit may transfer easily (especially between public institutions within Ohio)
What Are the Risks of PSEO? College coursework is more rigorous than high school Pace is much faster – students will cover the same content as a year-long AP class in a 15 week semester College Faculty expect more work to be done outside of the classroom Financial Risk PSEOP legislation states the school districts may require families to re-pay the cost of tuition and books for students who fail or withdraw
What Are the Risks of PSEO? Participation in college classes may take time away from other activities Student may need to limit involvement in sports and other extra-curricular activities or jobs Transportation is not provided Students taking classes on a college campus need to factor in time needed to drive to campus, find parking, etc. Course credit may not transfer to private or out-of- state colleges
Who can participate in PSEO? Students must be in grades 9 – 12 Students must have an open period in the school day (not counting lunch) 1 HS Carnegie Unit (year long course) = 5 semester hours A student with one open period may take 5 semester hours during the entire school year Students must file letter of intent with HS counselor by March 30 Students must meet the admission criteria set by the college
Who Should Participate in PSEO? Students who are motivated and mature Students who are strong students Students who have interests beyond what is available in the high school Students who have the time to devote to college classes
Michele C. Brown Senior Assistant Director Undergraduate Admissions (614) 688-4468 Brown.email@example.com http://undergrad.osu.edu/academy The Ohio State University
The Ohio State Academy Admission Criteria Students must have a grade point average of 3.7 (4.0 scale) and Student must have standardized test scores ACT composite 26 or higher or SAT combined Math and Critical Reading 1180 or higher or PSAT combined Math and Critical Reading 118 or higher or Plan composite 26 or higher Application Deadline Autumn semester – May 1 Spring Semester – November 1
The OSU Academy – Additional Requirements Students must complete the college prep curriculum Students wishing to take: Must complete these high school courses… English4 units of college prep English MathThe highest level of math available at high school Natural Science3 units of science with a lab Social Science2 units of social science Foreign Language2 units of foreign language Visual or Performing Arts1 unit of visual or performing art
OSU Academy - Timeline March 30 – letter of intent to participate in PSEO due to high school May 1 – Deadline to apply for Autumn semester Rolling – notification of admission into the Academy Mid-June – invitation to on-campus orientation mailed to students Late July/early August – on-campus orientation/ class scheduling August 20 – first day Autumn Semester
Jackie Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org Columbus State Community College PSEO
Columbus State Community College Timeline Timeline is as follows: Public/Charter schools and Homeschools Private schools PSEO A Summer 2014 – May 1, 2014 Autumn 2014 – July 1, 2014 Spring 2015 – November 1, 2014 PSEO B Autumn 2014 – July 1, 2014Autumn 2014 – May 1, 2014 Spring 2015 – November 1, 2014Spring 2015 – May 1, 2014
Columbus State Community College Requirements ACCUMULATIVE UNWEIGHTED HIGH SCHOOL GRADE POINT AVERAGE (on a 4.0 Scale) ONE of the following STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES (minimums listed, completed within the last two years) 3.0 (or higher) for Seniors (Class of 2014) ACT: Composite - 22 3.0 (or higher) for Juniors (Class of 2015) ORPLAN: Composite - 20 3.0 (or higher) for Sophomores (Class of 2016) SAT: Writing - 430 AND Critical Reading - 450 AND Math - 520 3.0 (or higher) for Freshmen (Class of 2017) PSAT: Writing - 50 AND Critical Reading - 50 AND Math Score - 50
STEP 1.COMPLETE THE COLUMBUS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION. CSCC Steps for PSEO Enrollment
STEP 3.COMPLETE AN ONLINE PSEO ORIENTATION ONLY AFTER RECEIVING AN EMAIL THAT YOU MAY PROCEED. Step 3
STEP 4.(PRIVATE/08 SCHOOL PSEO B APPLICANTS ONLY). SUBMIT AN OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION APPLICATION FOR NONPUBLIC STUDENT PARTICIPATION BY JUNE 1ST. Step 4
Things to Remember We will communicate to you and your guidance counselor along the way. Please use an e-mail address that you check often. That is our means of communication to you. Call us with questions….. The CSCC website is a great resource.
JACKIE STEWART JCSTWAR@CSCC.EDU MICHELE BROWN BROWN.1112@OSU.EDU Questions
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