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2 Admission  Admission into NC State’s College Credit Plus program will require the student to demonstrate college readiness in reading comprehension. This equates roughly to an 11 th grade reading level.  ACT Reading: 18 or above  ACT COMPASS Reading: 80 or above

3 Admission – further explanation  At NC State, a student who scores between 14-17 on ACT Reading or 60-79 on COMPASS Reading is placed into developmental reading.  Note an ACT Reading score of 14 equates roughly to a 7 th grade reading level.  CCP students DO NOT have the opportunity to take developmental reading. Consequently, admission has been set at the higher cut-off score.

4 Placement or Prerequisites  While any student meeting the Reading cut-off scores can be admitted to the program, certain courses may also require additional evidence of college readiness.  These are assessed by ACT or COMPASS scores in Writing/English and Math.  Other courses may be part of a sequence that requires completion of a prerequisite course. Sometimes the student can avoid prerequisites by higher ACT/COMPASS.

5 Placement Prep  Prevention is the best cure. Encourage preparation.  Encourage students to become familiar with the expectations of the tests, topics and format before taking them. We have a one-page primer to help.  There are online preparation resources, as well as walk-in or scheduled preparation assistance on the NC State campus.

6 Placement – Math and English  Placement scores for College Composition:  ACT Writing 18 or COMPASS 69.  Cut-off scores for Math and Statistics:  Business Math, Variable Relationships, Tech Math I, Introduction to Statistics: ACT Math 21, COMPASS Algebra 31.  College Algebra, Probability & Statistics: ACT Math 22, COMPASS Algebra 65.  Tech Math II, Trigonometry: ACT Math 26, COMPASS College Algebra 46.  Calculus I: ACT Math 28, COMPASS Trigonometry 46.

7 Placement  Other popular courses with placement standards:  Introduction to Chemistry: ACT Math 21, COMPASS Algebra 31  Introduction to Business: ACT Reading 18, COMPASS Reading 80  Microeconomics, Macroeconomics: ACT Math 21, COMPASS Algebra 31  Human Anatomy & Physiology I: ACT Math 21/COMPASS Algebra 31; ACT Reading 18/COMPASS Reading 80; ACT Writing 18/COMPASS 69; Chemistry pre-requisite  Introductory Physics: ACT Math 21, COMPASS Algebra 31

8 Secondary Evidence of College Readiness  Draft CCP rules state “institutions shall also review…students’ high school GPA, end-of-course examination scores, a writing assessment, previous college work, secondary teacher recommendations and other data as applicable.”  NC State will not prescribe any single secondary course placement method, but will be open to suggestions from high school counselors.

9 Secondary Placement  Advising the student/parent is key. What may be legal may not be in the best interest of the student especially given the permanent transcript record.  Should NC State provide a bank of syllabi or sample textbooks to help students/parents make informed decisions?

10 Pathway Guides  We have provided six sample “pathway” guides called Tier 1 and 2 since they don’t always add up to 15 credits:  General Transfer  Psychology  Registered Nursing  Mechanical Engineering Technology  Business Administration  Early Childhood Education (P-3)

11 Pathway Guides  Pathway guides include:  Transferable coursework except when noted  Application to NC State degree  Prerequisite or placement requirements  Availability of the course at the high school (to be customized)  Availability of the course via distance

12 Transferable Course Inventories  Provided a primer and course inventory. Three transfer categories:  Ohio Transfer Module (General Education, applies to any degree)  Transfer Assurance Guides (Technical, applies to major area)  Can be stacked together and potentially equate to around 60 credits  Individual transfer agreements between NC State and universities. For example, NC State has some agreements applying three years of credit at the community college price.  Also included columns for placement/prerequisite, availability at high school and via distance coursework.

13 Transferable Courses – Ohio Transfer Module  Currently 23 courses at NC State have OTM label.  Broken into five disciplines: English, Mathematics/Statistics, Arts/Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences.  Students can earn up to 40 hours between the categories.  While general transfer, still very important to advise to ensure proper course selection amongst disciplines.

14 Transferable Courses – Transfer Assurance Guides  Currently 48 courses, including a dually marked with OTM.  Can apply to 19 specific transfer majors.  Some represent at least a semester’s worth of courses toward a major.  Those with the most TAG credits have been highlighted in the sample pathways.

15 Distance coursework  Provided an inventory of all courses offered via distance in the past year – nearly 90 courses.  Most are fully online and asynchronous.  Some are hybrid synchronous/asynchronous. Live meetings may be on campus or done through an online virtual classroom.  Inventory includes both NC State degree application, as well as any OTM or TAG label.

16 Distance coursework  Distance courses can be more intensive than a traditional class. In particular, they require you to have good time management, reading, writing, computer and study skills.  The college generally requires students to pass a basic computer literacy assessment.  Requires advising of the pros/cons of this method. Students are encouraged to take an advisory self- assessment to ensure a good fit.

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