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Concurrent Enrollment

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Concurrent enrollment allows you to take university courses while you are still in high school. If you’re a high school student interested in concurrent enrollment at SWOSU, you will need to meet admission requirements and complete the application.

Here are the easy steps to follow, and the requirements you need to meet to enroll.
Step 1 Complete the Undergraduate Application for Admission.
You are considered an undergraduate because you are working on your first college degree.  Be sure to mark “Concurrent” as your application type as you select your responses on the form.
Step 2

Complete and sign the Concurrent Enrollment Signature Form. Be sure and gather all required signatures.

Submit this form to your high school counselor. They will email the completed, signed form – along with a copy of your high school transcripts and a copy of your ACT scores (if needed) to concurrent@swosu.edu.

Step 3 If you take the ACT or SAT multiple times and improve your scores, ask your high school counselor to email new copies to transcripts@swosu.edu.
Step 4 Be sure to provide SWOSU with ACT or SAT scores and score updates.

What Concurrent Classes Can I Take?

You must demonstrate college readiness in a particular subject area to be eligible to enroll in that college-level course.

Tuition Waivers for High School Seniors

In March of 2006 the State Regents approved a permanent policy for the tuition scholarship for concurrently enrolled high school seniors. It defines a “high school senior” as a student who has completed their junior year but has not yet graduated. This tuition waiver may cover a total of 18 hours of college credit. Students may begin using the waiver for courses take the summer before their senior year in high school. There are no family income limits or restrictions to qualify for the waiver. The waiver does not cover other mandatory fees (activity fees, facility fees, library fees, technology fees, etc.) or the cost of books.

Course Load

Concurrently enrolled students are limited to a combined number of high school and college courses per semester, not to exceed 19 semester credit hours. For example, a core high school class such as Geometry, English, U.S. History, or Oklahoma History count as 3 hours each. Non-academic high school units classes (Athletics, Band, Choir, etc.) are excluded from the workload calculation. To calculate the hours of a university course, look at the last digit of the course number (MATH 1513 College Algebra is a 3-hour credit; BIOL 1004 Biology is a 4-hour credit).

Concurrent students may enroll in a maximum of 9 semester hours during any summer term.

Example

You are enrolled in 5 high school classes for the semester. 5 x 3 = 15; 19 - 15 = 4 
Your maximum college course load is 4 semester hours.

 

"Continuing" Concurrent Students

High school students concurrently enrolled in college courses may continue concurrent enrollment in subsequent semesters if they achieve a college cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

If you are currently enrolled as a concurrent student at SWOSU and wish to continue your concurrent enrollment for the next semester you must submit a new  Concurrent Enrollment Signature Form. It is necessary to verify your new high school semester schedule and receive permission from parents/guardians for you to enroll. You should also submit a new transcript and update ACT/SAT tests scores. You are not required to submit a new Application for Admission.

"Summer" Enrollment

If you are applying for an initial enrollment in a summer term you are required to submit the documents listed below. The  Concurrent Enrollment Signature Form is required, with the exception of the high school schedule.