Presentation on theme: "Topics: Running Start benefits & possible issues Plan Plan Plan (begin with the end in mind) HS requirements Clark degree requirements Credits Choosing."— Presentation transcript:
Topics: Running Start benefits & possible issues Plan Plan Plan (begin with the end in mind) HS requirements Clark degree requirements Credits Choosing classes (see Selecting Your First Quarter Classes) Forms Running Start Contract Enrollment Verification Form Final thoughts Whos Responsible? Struggling? Next steps Q & A
Program Benefits: High School/College Dual Credit Program Students can earn college credit that will transfer to all public 4-year colleges in Washington. Students get an opportunity to do college course work without having to leave home
Possible Issues: Some students earn lower grades that can hurt their chances for college admission Some students jeopardize their high school graduation status by failing required classes Credit Transferability: You may need to check on transferring particular courses to some independent colleges in Washington Contact the college if you plan to attend an out-of- state college to see if they will accept the credit
Running Start Possible Issues (cont): High school semester vs. Clark quarter High school semester vs. Clark quarter Note: Most school vacations DO NOT match up with Clarks Winter and Spring breaks Look at college calendar on the web (click onQuick Links, then Calendar) Look at college calendar on the web (click onQuick Links, then Calendar) Cost Cost Fees Fees Transportation Transportation
PARENTS SHOULD REMEMBER They do not have access to student records (nor does the high school) Clark is a college and is an adult environment No special allowances are made because of the students age Instructors arent required to monitor attendance
Is Running Start right for me? Consider: 1. You will miss some or all of your high school experience and time with your friends 2. You will need to be more responsible: 1. Instructors different than HS teachers 1.No contact with parents 2.Less lenient 2. Homework doesnt always have deadlines 3. It is more difficult to keep up with what is happening at the high school– dates/times/events… 0
Begin with the End in mind What is your purpose in taking classes at Clark? AA/AS Degree or ? College admission/transfer ? Complete high school courses ? All the above?
What classes do I start with? PLAN *PLAN *PLAN High school graduation requirements Clark degree requirements
TYPES OF DEGREES AA or AS - transfer Transfer agreement Freshman and sophomore level Applied/ technical-professional Vocational training/job ready Not considered a transfer degree See degree information on web page & talk to Clark CLARK COLLEGE
WEB PAGE Running Start Handbook Catalog Quarterly Schedule on web Schedule Planner Web Registration Kiosk Info (grades, transcripts) Bookstore Information Clark College Resources
RUNNING START OFFICE Help with advising & class information Help with advising & class information Furnish transfer & degree information Furnish transfer & degree information Explain policies & procedures Explain policies & procedures Suggest campus resources Suggest campus resources Answer questions (RS Handbook) Answer questions (RS Handbook) Located in Gaiser Hall, room 128 Located in Gaiser Hall, room 128
How Do Credits Work? 1.The number of hours you go to school per week is basically the number of credits (for a 5-credit class, you attend every day for an hour or 2 days a week for 2 1/2 hours…) 2.Every 5 credits at Clark College is equal to 1 (full year of) credit at the high school
How Many Classes/Credits Should I Take? For Full-Time Running Start Students: * credits is considered a full load * 15 credits is the maximum for full-time Running Start attendance without paying for tuition.
How Many Classes/Credits Should I Take? For a part-time student, if you are taking: Classes at high schoolMax Credits at Clark College (per quarter)
Clark College Credit High School Credit You will substitute Clark classes for classes at the your high school, approved by your high school counselor
Start cautiously - read course description Courses must be numbered 100 or higher & sign is not an error, but indicates a course which has a common course number at all WA community colleges Note any prerequisites (Compass scores/class?) Take foreign language test Courses at WSUV (CCW), CTC or online (ARR) High school semester vs. Clark Quarter CHOOSING CLASSES
See your high school counselor to get an Enrollment Verification form signed Use Select upcoming quarter Forecast Deadline (Date in May) Please turn in your form prior to the deadline Dont wait until deadline Running Start Office, Gaiser Hall, room 128 FORECASTING
For the Enrollment Verification Form, click on the following link: 11/B047-11AttachB.pdf FORECASTING
KEEP IN MIND: TRAVEL TIME PARKING CTC AND CCW LOCATIONS TRANSPORTATION
THE STUDENT Meets deadlines Meets deadlines Reads and understands the catalog and handbook & Reads and understands the catalog and handbook & Seeks help from instructors and Running Start advisor Seeks help from instructors and Running Start advisor Pays any fees before deadline Pays any fees before deadline THE HIGH SCHOOL Explains equivalencies to meet high school graduation requirements Explains equivalencies to meet high school graduation requirements Explains core pattern requirements for university entrance Explains core pattern requirements for university entrance Completes forecast form with student each quarter Completes forecast form with student each quarter THE COLLEGE Tests student Tests student Provides Clark College advising/registration assistance Provides Clark College advising/registration assistance Sends grades to high school Sends grades to high school Running Start WHOS RESPONSIBLE?
STRUGGLING? Talk to your instructor Seek tutoring See Running Start Advisor immediately! Drop class(es) by using a Change of Registration form and take toRegistration Office. (College deadlines are listed in the class schedule.) If you dont withdraw from the course, your GPA will suffer Probation/Suspension policy in handbook
Students Next Steps: Apply to Clark & Take Compass Exams April 9 th Priority Deadline for Fall 2012 Get these scores and information into the Running Start Office by this date! Return signed Running Start Contract to your Counselor Get Enrollment Verification signed by high school counselor Return Enrollment verification to Running Start office