Concurrent Education

 Concurrent Education

 

 

Concurrent education is a program by which high school juniors and seniors may enroll in college credit courses which can be applied to KVCC programs or transferred to other colleges. Students have the support of both their high school guidance counselors and KVCC advisors, and are entitled to all privileges and services.

Kennebec Valley Community College works in collaboration with high school guidance offices for the selection of courses, and offers three options:  Dual Enrollment, Tuition Waiver, and Early College for ME.

Dual Enrollment is an off-campus program in which KVCC offers credit-bearing general education or introductory technical courses on the high school campus by faculty who are certified to teach courses during the regular school day and have met the criteria for adjunct instructors at KVCC. Students earn the same credits as if they were taking the classes on the College campus.  There are currently no charges or fees to participate in these classes. 

To participate, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Junior or senior standing
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of a B or better
  3. Have the approval of a parent or guardian
  4. Have the approval of the high school guidance counselor

Contact the Director of Continuing Education and Dual Enrollment at 207-453-3514 for more information.

Tuition Waiver is another option for high school juniors and seniors to get a "jump-start" on their education by taking introductory college-level general education courses on the KVCC campus.  Beginning their junior year, students may be enrolled in up to six credits per semester. Students work with their high school guidance office for determination of eligibility, and may choose from a variety of classes being taught by KVCC instructors, either on-line or on campus. Students will be seated in standard KVCC classes along with adults; seats are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Enrollment usually begins the first of the month following the start of our regular enrollment period.  Students are responsible for books and fees. Currently, no tuition waiver courses are available during the summer. 

To qualify, students must meet the following guidelines:

  1. Junior or senior standing
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of a B or better
  3. Have the approval of a parent or guardian
  4. Have the approval of the high school guidance counselor

Contact the Director of Continuing Education and Dual Enrollment at 207-453-3514 for more information.

Early College for ME is a high school-to-college transition program offered in 74 high schools around the state and is located on the Fairfield campus with satellite services at the Alfond campus.  Students are selected by their high schools in their junior year.  Students are eligible if they are Maine residents, associated with one of the 74 high schools, and are undecided about college, yet can succeed in college.  As juniors they are tested for college readiness by ECforME staff.  During their senior year, if approved by their high school, some students may take one or two early college courses, with course tuition, fees, and books paid for by ECforME.

All participating students have support and advising from ECforME staff through the application processes for college and federal financial aid and have the opportunity for a scholarship to any one of Maine’s seven community colleges.  Scholarships are awarded at $500 per semester for a maximum of $2,000 for a two-year program or $1,000 for a one-year program.  ECforME staff is based at the College and continues to support students who receive a scholarship for as long as they meet scholarship requirements.

Click HERE to learn more about Early College for ME, or call 207-453-5009 for more information.

 

 
 

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