Concurrent Enrollment

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is making college classes available to advanced high school students. This means that students will have an opportunity:

  1. For a head start in college in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, where all approved classes will transfer to all other public colleges and universities in Oklahoma.
  2. To simultaneously earn high school and university credit.
  3. To save money by earning university credit with no extra charges for room and board.

The classes will be held in a college environment on USAO's campus and concurrent students will compete with older students, all of whom have earned a high school diploma or the equivalent. USAO's regular and adjunct faculty will teach them. The university will monitor class quality.

REQUIREMENTS

  • High school seniors may enroll, who have a minimal ACT composite score of 24 (SAT combined critical reading and mathematical score of 1090) or a GPA of at least 3.0 and a ranking in the top 25% of their class.
  • High school juniors may enroll, who have a minimal ACT composite of 24 (SAT combined critical reading and mathematical score of 1090) or a GPA of at least 3.5.
  • Home-schooled students may enroll if they meet the requirements listed above and are at least 16 years of age.

There are minimum ACT sub score requirements for certain classes as listed below:

  • 19 ACT in English to take an English class
  • 19 ACT in math to take a math class
  • 19 ACT in science to take a science class
  • 19 ACT in reading to take history and social science classes, or any other collegiate course (outside of English, math and science).

COSTS

High school seniors are eligible for a waiver of tuition for up to 6 credit hours each trimester. High school juniors are not eligible for a waiver of tuition. All students are responsible for the cost of fees and books. To determine the current cost for tuition and fees visit the cost of attendance page. The balance of the costs is due on the first day of the trimester. Payment plans are available from the USAO Business Office.

ACT TESTS

Students must participate in ACT testing for college course placement. Students may take the national ACT at USAO or elsewhere on any of the national testing dates. USAO also offers additional days on which students may take the residual ACT. USAO grades the residual ACT test and gives students their scores on the same day. The residual ACT taken at USAO may only be used at USAO and may only be taken once in an annual cycle (Oct. 1 through Sept. 30).

WORKLOAD

A high school student admitted under the provisions above may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester not to exceed a full-time college workload of 19 semester-credit-hours. For purposes of calculating workload, one high school course shall be equivalent to three semester-credit-hours of college work.

For example; 3 high school courses equal 9 college credit hours. A student may enroll in a maximum of 9 semester-credit-hours during a summer session or term at USAO without the necessity of being concurrently enrolled in high school classes during the summer term.

APPLICATION AND PRE-ENROLLMENT

Students must complete the Application for Concurrent Enrollment and submit it along with official high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores to the Registrar's Office (Troutt Hall, room 204) for admission and pre-enrollment.

Note: For a more detailed description of concurrent enrollment requirements and procedures, visit the USAO catalog, page 13-14.

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