High school students looking to get a head start on college can do so by taking advantage of Cameron University's concurrent enrollment program. Eligible students may even receive a tuition waiver scholarship for up to six hours per semester while concurrently enrolled. Fall classes begin on Wednesday, August 19.
"Concurrent enrollment is an excellent opportunity for high school students who want to start their college career," says Jamie Glover, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management. "Completing some general education classes while still in high school will accelerate their chosen degree program. In addition to classes at Cameron's main campus in Lawton or at CU-Duncan, online and ITV classes are available."
To be eligible for the tuition waiver, seniors must meet admission criteria set by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Seniors need a minimum composite score of 20 on the ACT (or comparable SAT score) or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a ranking in the top half of their graduating class to receive the waiver. Juniors who obtain a minimum ACT composite score of 26 (SAT score of 1170) and maintain a high school GPA of 3.0 may receive a tuition waiver as long as they maintain a 3.0 college GPA. Students are responsible for all other costs, which may include fees, books, parking permit, student ID, and any other associated costs.
Concurrent students can enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses not to exceed 19 semester hours (one high school course will be considered equal to three semester hours of college work.) Students must be able to complete all high school graduation requirements by the end of the Spring semester of their senior year, including all courses required for college entrance. To enroll in an English, math or science course, students must obtain a 19 or higher on the corresponding ACT subtest. In addition, an ACT score of 19 on the reading subtest is required to enroll in any other subject.
For more information about concurrent enrollment, contact Mandy Husak, Director of Student Placement and Concurrent Student Advisor at 580-581-2212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 4, 2009