CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT
GRAND COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

 

WHAT IS CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

During the 1987 Utah State Legislature session, Senate Bill 228 was passed which authorized Concurrent Enrollment as a high school acceleration program.  The Concurrent Enrollment program, which is funded under an annual state appropriation, makes college courses available to high school students for both high school and college credit.  The credits earned count towards graduation (both high school and college) and becomes a part of both transcripts.  General Education and several of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses offered at Grand County High School are part of the Concurrent Enrollment system.


Concurrent Enrollment courses are taught either at the high school (face-to-face or broadcast), at Utah State University or at facilities that are appropriate for the course.  Teachers can be either regular college faculty or high school teachers who have been approved for adjunct faculty status at the college. 

 

AUGUST 2020 UPDATE: CE OFFERINGS FALL 2020

Grand County High School and USU Moab Informational Meeting

 

WHY TAKE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT COURSES

Head Start Concurrent enrollment students get a head start on college by learning college processes, developing college study habits, and earning college credit while in high school. Students also leave high school with a large amount of college credits that can shorten the time that it takes for an individual to receive a certificate or degree.

Easier Transition Students who participate in concurrent enrollment have a smoother transition to college because they are familiar with the college experience, platforms used the various colleges and procedures common to the college experience.

Save Money Concurrent enrollment classes are offered for just $5 per college credit as compared to the average in-state tuition at approximately $500 per credit.  English 1010 as a CE course will cost a student $15 as compared to $1000 at a Utah higher education facility.  You can’t pass that up!

Test the Waters For many students, a traditional college pathway is a great fit. Other students may thrive by going right into the workforce through an apprenticeship program or starting their own businesses. Either way, Concurrent Enrollment offers a wide range of options, from the traditional degree route to certifications. Concurrent Enrollment allows students to try out general education or career-technical classes to see which pathway best fits their interests.

Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Vs. Advanced Placement (AP) Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered at the high school.  At the end of the course students take an AP exam.  Students can get college credit for AP exams if they get a certain score (often 3,4 or 5) and the college that they are attending accepts those credits.  It should be noted that the AP exam is $93 for each specific discipline.  It should also be noted that the students will not get a letter grade for those credits, just a Pass/Fail by the university that is transcribing the incoming transcript even though Grand County High School will be giving a letter grade. In general, Concurrent Enrollment is a cheaper alternative, and offers credit with a letter grade as long as the student passes the course. AP courses that correlate with an passing exam are more transferable across the nation than English 1010, which will transfer easily to Utah colleges and universities.  English 1010 will transfer within Utah as a Communications Literacy credit and as an Elective credit within other states.

Double-Dipping Concurrent Enrollment courses allows a student to take courses that will satisfy both high school and college graduation requirements.  In the course catalog that is attached, it is noted the high school discipline that the course will satisfy.  In all cases in the state of Utah, if the course does not satisfy a General Education course for university, it will be counted as an elective course.

Variety is the Spice of Life Concurrent enrollment courses cover a wide-variety of disciplines and should meet the needs of all students (those going into a traditional post-secondary setting or those pursuing trade career and technical education).  Again, the course catalog that is attached will reflect that diversity. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

General Education Courses

  • Must be 11th and 12th-grade students

  • Juniors must have a 3.5 GPA and Seniors must have a 3.0 GPA; however, the high school has the prerogative to evaluate eligibility on a case by case basis

  • English 1010 requires an English ACT score of 17+ and a GPA of 3.0 and/or A in Honors English 11.  In addition, students are required to take one additional trimester of English 12

  • Math 1050 requires successful completion of Secondary Math I, II, III with a grade of C or better AND a math ACT score of 23 or higher or an ALEKS score of 46 or higher

  • Stats 1040 requires the successful completion of Secondary Math I, II, III with a grade of C or better or an ACT score of 19 or higher or an ALEKS score of 30 or higher

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

  • Must be 11th and 12th-grade students; however, exceptions can be made for 10th graders whom parents and counselor feel are prepared for CTE concurrent enrollment courses

  • Students must have a GPA of 2.0 in order to take CTE courses

 

GETTING STARTED

Getting Started – Four Easy Steps

Please note that the application process must be done in one session. In order to prepare for this session parent and the student must have their email address, the student must have his/her social security number and you must be prepared to pay with a credit card/debit card. It is highly recommended that parents and student engage in the application process together.


Step 1: Apply for Admission

* Go to concurrent.usu.edu

* Select Apply Now

* Complete the application and pay the $50 application fee. It should be noted that if you continue on to USU, you will not pay another application fee.  If you are on free or reduced lunch and/or in the Talent Search program, your application fee will be waived.

Step 2: Create Password

* Within 3 business days of applying and paying your admission fee, the students will be emailed an A-number. If not, call 435-797-8223

* Go to myid.usu.edu and create a password

* After creating a password, wait at least 15 minutes before registering for courses

Step 3: Register for Courses/Purchase Textbook

* Go to concurrent.usu.edu

* Select Register Now and follow the steps listed.

* Don’t wait; late registration is $100 per course (deadlines are view-able when selecting courses)

* At the same time, you can view your textbook information. Note that some classes will state that no course materials are needed. If there are course materials, a listed material will be available to price compare. Choose the item that is best for you and purchase your textbook

Step 4: Pay Tuition

* Go to concurrent.usu.edu

* Select Pay Tuition and follow the steps listed

* Don’t wait; late payments can incur a late fee

Important Dates: 

Registration Opens for Fall of 2020:

August 10th, 2020

 

CURRENT SCHEDULES

Broadcast Schedule 2020/2021

Career and Technical Education 2020/2021 Face to Face Schedule

(Automotive, Sewing Construction, Digital Design, Engineering, Web Development, Medical Fields)

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

General Education

Trisha Hedin

hedin@grandschools.org 

Cell (435) 260-7128

USU (435) 797-0881

High School (435) 719-4851

Shanda Thompson

Utah State University Moab Advisor

shanda.thompson@usu.edu

USU (435) 259-7432

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Stephanie Dahlstrom 

stephanie.dahlstrom@usu.edu

USU (435) 259-7432

and 

Dani Rodriguez

dani.rodriguez@usu.edu

Cell (720) 217-5129

* Please leave a voicemail or text if no answer *

 
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