CURRENT, DUAL OR JUMP START ENROLLMENT

What is the right choice for you?

Interested in getting an early start on your college career? NWCCD –Sheridan College, Gillette College, Johnson County Center – provides opportunities for students to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school. Options include Concurrent, Dual and Jump Start enrollment.

Concurrent Enrollment
The College has articulated agreements with high schools within the service area that enable students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit. Separate College registration is required and the student will have separate transcripts at the high school and College. Participation is limited to high school Juniors and Seniors and there is no cost to the student. Signatures are required from the high school counselor or principal and the student. The student must complete a drop form with the College if s/he chooses to drop the registered class or risk having a failing grade on the College transcript. All College placement and prerequisite requirements apply.

Dual Enrollment
A high school student may enroll in College classes on campus that will be transferred back to the high school to count toward graduation. Classes are selected through a discussion between the student and high school counselor and participation is limited to high school Juniors and Seniors. Students my complete a special registration form and signatures are required by the high school counselor or principal, a parent or guardian and the student. Students must also complete a tuition and fee grant form, requiring a signature from the College Financial Aid Office. Credit hour limits are in place. All College placement and prerequisite requirements apply.

Jump Start
A third option for high school students is to enroll in a College class with no intention of transferring the credits back to the high school. Classes are selected through a discussion between the student and a College academic advisor. A College registration form is required and students must be at least 16 years-of-age. High school Seniors may apply for a Jump Start Tuition Grant that allows for reimbursement for students earning a grade of “C” or better. Credit hour limits are in place. All College placement and prerequisite requirements apply.

Think carefully before making a decision to enroll in a college class while still in high school. It’s important not to assume too much responsibility and stress that may result in lower grades. Remember, these classes will be part of your College transcript and permanent college academic record. Please contact your high school counselor or a College academic advisor with any questions about the right choice for you.