SLCC Concurrent Enrollment Program
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why Take Concurrent Enrollment?
- Who is eligible to take SLCC Concurrent Enrollment?
- How much does it cost?
- How Difficult are Concurrent Enrollment Classes?
- What SLCC Concurrent Enrollment Classes are Offered at My High School?
- Who Teaches Concurrent Enrollment at the high schools?
- Which colleges and universities accept SLCC Concurrent Enrollment credit?
- What Is FERPA and How Does It Apply to My Concurrent Enrollment Student?
- What’s the difference between Concurrent Enrollment and Advanced Placement?
- What’s the difference between Concurrent Enrollment and Early Enrollment?
- What is CE@SLCC?
Why Take Concurrent Enrollment?
- Students get a head start on college courses.
- Duplication of classes is reduced, shortening the time necessary to earn a college degree.
- One class can fill both college and high school requirements.
- Students can develop study habits and critical thinking skills essential to college success.
- Courses facilitate transition from high school to college.
- Parents and students save money.
- Concurrent classes add rigor and challenges to a student’s junior and senior years.
- Undecided students can determine if college is right for them.
- Concurrent classes can help students explore careers and make decisions about their future.
Who is eligible to take SLCC Concurrent Enrollment?
High school juniors and seniors who have successfully completed the prerequisite high school course work and SLCC placement testing are eligible to register for concurrent enrollment courses. Sophomores must be preapproved to take a CE course. Our experience suggests that a student with a minimum of a “B” grade point average and the motivation to work hard can succeed in SLCC course work. This program is designed to meet the needs of most college-bound students who are seeking an academically challenging course of study.
How much does it cost?
The state legislature allocates concurrent enrollment funds so that CE classes at high schools and a few selected summer and evening classes on the college campus are offered to students at a cost of $5 per credit hour ($15 for a 3 credit hour class and $20 for a 4 credit hour class). Concurrent enrollment students also pay a one-time admission application fee.
Students who choose to come to the SLCC campus as Early Enrollment students must pay full tuition and fees. (A standard 3-credit hour class, for a Utah resident, such as English would cost approximately $431 at SLCC plus textbooks). Full tuition is required because the College must support all on-campus costs for instruction and facilities.
How Difficult are Concurrent Enrollment Classes?
The standards are equivalent to those of the same course taught on campus. Compared to high school classes, concurrent enrollment classes will go into greater depth, require more work and offer greater challenge. They may make considerable demands on a student’s ability to conceptualize, understand hidden meanings and draw conclusions from reading and research. These are the same challenges that a student accepts when enrolling in a college or university. Students taking these courses should be prepared for rigorous academic work. Students could experience more stringent grading standards than those to which they may be accustomed.
What SLCC Concurrent Enrollment Classes are Offered at My High School?
Concurrent enrollment offerings vary from school to school. Take that first step and check the Course Offerings by High School page to see what classes are offered at your high school.
Who Teaches Concurrent Enrollment at the high schools?
High school teachers who meet SLCC hiring requirements for adjunct faculty teach the concurrent enrollment courses. College faculty and full-time liaisons closely supervise and work with CE high school adjunct teachers. Concurrent enrollment courses are a part of the high school adjunct teacher’s normal teaching load. The courses taught at high schools are the same as the courses taught on SLCC campuses. Course curriculum, text books, assignments, exams and grading requirements are the same.
Which colleges and universities accept SLCC Concurrent Enrollment credit?
All concurrent enrollment courses will count toward a degree at Salt Lake Community College as major, general education or elective credit. Colleges and universities in the Utah System of Higher Education, BYU, the University of Phoenix and Westminster College also accept Concurrent Enrollment credit as if the classes were taken on campus. The university determines the application of transfer credit. There is no guarantee that CE classes will satisfy general education or major requirements at other institutions. It is recommended that students transferring SLCC credit seek academic advising at the college or university they plan to attend. Students who complete an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Arts (AA) degree at SLCC may transfer that degree to any college or university. An associate degree satisfies the basic lower division general education requirements of a bachelor’s degree. Students entering a university after completing an associate degree may be required to take specific prerequisite courses before registering for upper division classes in their majors.
What Is FERPA and How Does It Apply to My Concurrent Enrollment Student?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. This means a high school student taking college (Concurrent Enrollment) courses is the only person with rights to their college records. A parent does not have rights to their child's college records because the rights have transferred to the student.
What’s the difference between Concurrent Enrollment and Advanced Placement?
Concurrent Enrollment students are admitted as college students and registered for classes at SLCC. They earn their grades by completing assignments and taking tests during the course. Grades are recorded on a permanent SLCC transcript. There is a one-time admission application fee, and then students may take up to 12 Concurrent Enrollment credit hours per semester. Concurrent Enrollment courses apply to degrees at SLCC. Application of the courses at other institutions is determined by the other institutions.
Advanced Placement students must obtain qualifying scores on the AP test at the end of the year to get college credit. Each AP test costs approximately $80. AP test scores may be sent to multiple colleges and universities. Each college or university determines the number of credit hours awarded for each AP test, and which scores qualify for college credit.
What’s the difference between Concurrent Enrollment and Early Enrollment?
Concurrent Enrollment classes are funded by the state, so students pay a reduced tuition of $5 per credit hour ($15 for a 3 credit hour class and $20 for a 4 credit hour class). Students who are admitted as Concurrent Enrollment students are eligible to take only courses that are designated as Concurrent Enrollment classes. Traditional Concurrent Enrollment classes are taught by high school teachers in the high schools. A few Concurrent Enrollment classes are offered on the college campus or over the internet.
Juniors and Seniors who wish to take a wider variety of classes than those offered through Concurrent Enrollment must be admitted through the Early Enrollment admission process. Early Enrollment students take classes on the college campus and pay tuition, fees, and the cost of books. Credit earned through Early Enrollment may count for both college and high school credit; however, students must meet with their high school counselor regarding acceptance of these credits toward high school graduation. Once students are admitted as Early Enrollment students, they are still eligible to take Concurrent Enrollment classes.
What is CE@SLCC?
Salt Lake Community College provides an opportunity for a limited number of high school students to take Concurrent Enrollment classes. CE@SLCC enables students to take reduced-tuition classes during the school year in the evenings and during the summer. Students receive credit toward high school graduation and a college degree at the same time. Students must demonstrate college readiness with appropriate placement test scores.
Salt Lake Community College
Concurrent Enrollment (HTC)
3491 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT 84088
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