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1 Advanced Placement and College Now Fall 2014

2 College Trig/Algebra Math Class  Not part of the College Now program. Called Quick Step Plus.  Teachers can answer questions.  Deadline to enroll is October 10. (firm deadline)  Must have appropriate ACT math score or pass COMPASS placement test at JCCC to take class for credit.

3 Advanced Placement Testing  Cost per test: $89 (last year’s cost) payable to Counseling Office before Spring Break  Testing will take place in two-week window in May

4 Advanced Placement Testing Score reports available online in July. Scores scaled from 1-5, with 5 being the best. Colleges each have policy about how they award credit with each score – check college websites. Just google AP Policy.

5 Advanced Placement Testing Advantages: Student retains AP designation on transcript. Credits more widely accepted than College Now, especially at selective colleges. Less expensive. Students who meet criteria do not have to take the 2nd semester final if they take the AP test.

6 Advanced Placement Testing Things to consider: Student need to do some of their own preparation outside of class to be ready for AP test. Many teachers have review sessions. Student has one chance to perform well on day of testing.

7 AP English Language Test  Juniors who took the AP English Language Test last spring & received a 4 or 5 (and maybe a 3) may already have earned credit at their college choice. Check colleges’ AP policies before enrolling in Composition 1 this fall.  Juniors in Eng 11 AP – can take AP test, but this is not a College Now class.

8 AP Website  t/testing/ap/about.html t/testing/ap/about.html  m/apcreditpolicy/index.jsp m/apcreditpolicy/index.jsp (for information on each colleges’ AP policy for granting credit)

9 Types of College Enrollment 1. College Now (Concurrent or Dual credit enrollment) – When a high school student takes an approved SMS class from an approved high school teacher and receives both high school and college credit. There is no limit on the amount of credit a student may earn (CHANGE – used to be 24 cr limit). 2. Quick Step – When a high school student takes a college class on a college campus. There is no limit on the number of credits. A senior may be able to get release time to do this.

10 Who is eligible for either program? According to the Kansas Board of Regents, any freshman (with a gifted IEP), sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school can take classes for college credit.

11 Benefits of College Now  Quality Instruction – All CN instructors are qualified high school teachers that have similar experiences of JCCC faculty on campus.  Low Cost – Significantly lower than area public and private colleges and universities.  Schedule flexibility in college – Students complete general education courses while still in high school.  TEXTBOOKS ARE PROVIDED $$$  JCCC Campus Access – Students have access to all resources that are offered to other JCCC college students, such as the Math Resource Center, the Writing Center, library, and computer labs.  May allow a student to graduate from college early, graduate on time, do study abroad without additional semesters, double major, add a minor, etc.

12 How do these classes transfer? JCCC classes have excellent transferability to colleges or universities in the state of Kansas. You can check the websites for transferability or contact the school directly. Even though the classes will transfer to most colleges and universities, how it transfers to each individual school and major may be different. Always contact college personnel when in question. Ask if the classes are figured into that school’s GPA or just transfer as credit. It would also be wise to research potential majors to see what class requirements a student may need. This will help you better determine which classes you should take now while in high school.

13 Transfer Equivalency Guides Emporia State University Kansas State University Pittsburg State University University of Kansas

14 College Now Program  Steps to enroll: DEADLINE - Aug 29th 1.High School Authorization form – return to Counseling Office or deliever/send to JCCC on your own. 2. JCCC application – complete online (these two steps only have to be completed only once while in high school)

15 College Now Program 3. Submit test scores if needed JCCC ClassSMS ClassTest Score Needed ENGL 121 Composition 1 English 12 AP 19 on ACT English and 19 on ACT Reading MATH 241 Calculus 1 AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC 28 on ACT Math MATH 181 Statistics AP Statistics26 on ACT Math MATH 173 Precalculus Precalculus H26 on ACT Math CHEM 124 General Chemistry 1 AP Chemistry 226 on ACT Math PHYS 130 College Physics AP Physics 126 on ACT Math

16 Sending ACT test scores Some JCCC classes need an ACT score. Some ACT sub scores can be used in place of taking the Compass test at JCCC for prerequisites. Visit with the teacher or see your counselor for assistance with these questions.

17 COMPASS Testing at JCCC Option to get the needed test score if student has not taken ACT or does not have qualifying score. Look at JCCC website for hours, study guides, and what to bring to testing. (Very important to follow their rules)

18 College Now Program  Steps to enroll: Deadline - Sept 12th 4. Enroll in courses and pay on the same day. Can enroll online, by phone, or in person. Some Saturday and evening hours available.

19 Ready to enroll? Students should enroll in all of their College Now classes at one time. Students who piecemeal their enrollment – enroll for a class today and another tomorrow, etc., may find themselves with a registration- preventing Unpaid Balance (UT) hold. Students should wait until test scores are loaded before enrolling – and then enroll in every class they want.

20 College Now Program Cost is $88 per credit hour. All courses are 3, 4, or 5 credits ($264, $352, $440) There is a grant program for students on free or reduced lunch. See Mr. Mesh for application. Reasonable price for college credit KU 1 credit = $318 / KSU 1 credit = $274 Textbook is provided in the College Now program

21 College Now Program Keep in mind: 24 credit limit has been lifted in the College Now Program Check to see if college of choice will accept the credit and how they accept the credit Parents and students must do some research to make sure this is a good investment

22 Foreign Language & College Now  Students are advised to check with colleges they may want to attend to find out their policies. Our teachers can give some additional advice.  If students want to continue studying the language, it may be wise to take a placement test in college to determine placement.

23 2 nd Semester Courses Some classes will need to enroll again 2 nd semester if you want the additional hours. (Examples – US History AP, English 12 AP, etc)

24 College Now Program MEET THE DEADLINES!!! August 29 – Application, High School Authorization Form, and ACT scores DUE September 12 – COMPASS testing, enrollment, payment DUE

25 Helpful College Now Website JCCC Admissions - JCCC College Now - JCCC Placement Testing - JCCC Quick Step -


27 Can a student do both? Yes, a student can take College Now and also take the AP exam. You will need to check with colleges to see how they handle a student who has both AP and college credit. Most students choose to do one or the other. Many students optimize their college credits with a combination of AP and College Now. Consider the financial cost of doing both.

28 Questions about College Now?  Contacts at JCCC:  Erin Elmore, Recruiter at JCCC, 913-469-3967  Success Center at JCCC, 913- 463-3803

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