The Accelerated High School program allows qualified high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. Students must have completed the 10th grade and may not enroll in developmental courses (courses below 100 level), physical education courses, or audit courses.
Accelerated students must complete the high school prerequisites for the courses in which the student wants to enroll. For example: a student may not take English Composition until all required high school English courses have been completed. Accelerated high school students must also meet all course prerequisites prior to registration. Prerequisites may be met by achieving required minimum scores on the placement test or ACT Test.
Tuition & Fees
Registration is not complete until tuition and fees are paid in full. High school students enrolled in the accelerated program must pay normal tuition as required by the institution according to the Tuition and Fees schedule. Financial aid is not available to high school students. Students who participate in the PACT program may use PACT funds to pay for accelerated high school courses. In order to utilize PACT, students must contact PACT directly and activate their PACT account early. PACT students are also required to submit the PACT Authorization Form each semester.
High school students must meet the following criteria to be admitted into the program.
- 3.0 cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale
- Student must have completed the 10th grade
- Student must have completed all prerequisite courses in which the student wants to enroll
- Approval from high school indicated on the Signature Page
Admission Application Process
- Complete a printed Accelerated High School Application
- Submit official high school transcript(s)
- Provide copy of a State issued unexpired identification document, such as a driver’s license
- Provide ACT or ACCUPLACER test scores only if prerequisites have not been met. (See placement testing for additional ACCUPLACER information)
High school students must meet the following criteria to eligible to continue in the program.
- Earn a “C” or better in all Accelerated courses
- Students who earn a D, F, or who withdraw (W) from a course are suspended from Accelerated courses for one term, not to include the summer term
- Students may reapply following the one term suspension
- Accelerated students are required to resubmit the Signature Page portion of an Accelerated application if they intend to continue courses in successive terms.
For Additional Information
- Contact your high school counselor
- Or email Jefferson State at firstname.lastname@example.org