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Counselor: Concurrent Enrollment

Admission Requirements for Concurrent Enrollment, 2013-2014
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Regulations

Earn college credit while still in high school!

A twelfth-grade student enrolled in an accredited high school may be admitted provisionally to a college or university in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education as a special student.  An eleventh grade student enrolled in an accredited high school may be admitted provisionally to a college or university in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education as a special student.  
To be eligible, high school seniors and juniors must meet the following requirements for admission:

Concurrent Enrollment of High School Students
Minimum High School Performance Standards
  Option 1:
Option 2:
GPA and Class Rank
High School Seniors
University of Oklahoma 24 ACT or 1090 SAT
and 3.0 GPA or Top 50%
3.0 GPA
and Top 30% Class Rank
Oklahoma State University 24 ACT
or 1090 SAT
3.0 GPA
and Top 33% Class Rank
Regional Universities* 20 ACT
or 940 SAT
3.0 GPA
and Top 50% Class Rank
Two-Year Colleges 19 ACT
or 900 SAT
3.0 GPA
High School Juniors
University of Oklahoma 25 ACT
or 1130 SAT
3.5 GPA
Oklahoma State University 25 ACT
or 1130 SAT
3.5 GPA
Regional Universities 23 ACT
or 1050 SAT
3.5 GPA
Two-Year Colleges 21 ACT
or 980 SAT
3.5 GPA
* University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma: 24 ACT or 1090 SAT or 3.0 GPA and top 33% class rank.

(The ACT and SAT scores are set by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and are revised annually if needed.  After qualifying for admission, students must have a 19 ACT subject area score to enroll in a college course in the corresponding subject area.)

Students must have a signed statement from the high school principal stating they are eligible to satisfy requirements for graduation from high school (including curricular requirements for college admission) no later than the spring of the senior year.  Students must also provide a letter of recommendation from their counselor and written permission from their parents or legal guardian.

Concurrent enrollment must include opportunities for high school students to achieve college credit through a collegiate experience.  The collegiate experience is evidenced by the rigor of the course, the qualifications of the personnel delivering the course, and the student's readiness for college as defined by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education policy.

A high school student 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.  A student may enroll in a maximum of nine semester-credit-hours during a summer session or term at a Oklahoma State System of Higher Education college or university without the necessity of being concurrently enrolled in high school classes during the summer term.  For purposes of calculating workload, one-half high school unit shall be equivalent to three semester-credit-hours of college work.  Students wishing to exceed these limits may petition the selected higher education institution.  The appropriate institutional officials will evaluate the student's academic performance and potential for success in determining the student's load, which may not exceed the number of semester-credit-hours 50% greater than the number of weeks in the applicable semester/term.  The college should provide appropriate academic advising prior to and continuing throughout the student's enrollment.   

The completion of the high school curricular requirements shall not be required of concurrently enrolled high school students for purposes of admission.  However, students may only enroll in curricular areas where they have met the assessment requirements for college placement.  Concurrently admitted high school students will not be allowed to enroll in any zero-level courses offered by colleges and universities designed to remove high school deficiencies.

A high school student concurrently enrolled in college courses may continue concurrent enrollment in subsequent semesters if he/she achieves a college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.  Following high school graduation, a student who has been concurrently enrolled as a high school student may be admitted to the original institution of concurrent enrollment or another institution in the State System if the student meets the entrance requirements of the receiving institution, including the high school curriculum requirements, and subject to the State Regents' retention standards.

All other students not qualified by grade level might be considered for full enrollment or concurrent enrollment under the State Regents' Opportunity Admission Category.

Each high school senior who meets the eligibility requirements shall be entitled to receive a tuition waiver equivalent to the amount of resident tuition for a maximum of six (6) credit hours per semester. Tuition waivers shall be granted without any limitation on the number of waivers granted in any year other than the amount of funds available for the program and the number of eligible applicants. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education shall establish an application process and criteria for prioritizing applicants on the basis of need, timeliness of application, or other factors as determined by the State Regents (Senate Bill 982). (Contact the local college or university for information on the application process.)

To meet minimum graduation requirements, local school district options may include courses taken by concurrent enrollment, as per House Bill 2728.

When a student earns college credit through concurrent enrollment, school districts shall provide academic credit for any concurrently enrolled higher education courses that are correlated with the academic credit awarded by the institution of higher education.  Academic credit shall only be transcripted as elective credit if there is no correlation between the concurrent enrollment higher education course and a course provided by the school district (70 O.S. § 628.13).

A school district may receive full average daily attendance on a high school student who is participating in concurrent enrollment.  In determining a legal school day for a student who is concurrently enrolled, the district can use a combination of local school enrollment, college enrollment, and travel time.

No independent school district shall prohibit any student who meets the requirements for concurrent enrollment from participating in the program.

Every independent school district shall disseminate materials explaining the requirements, features, and opportunities of concurrent enrollment to all high school students prior to enrollment each year.  It is recommended that each district designate a person or persons who may be contacted for detailed information.