Earn College and High School Credits at the Same Time
Union students have the opportunity to academically challenging courses through Tulsa Community College while still in Union High School’s supportive. Not only do students earn college credit, but their college courses also count toward high school graduation requirements!
In order to be eligible for concurrent enrollment classes, students must:
College-level course rigor requires disciplined study habits, research, independent study, and group work.
Attendance and eligibility are monitored as required by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA).
Grades placed on the transcript are used for Grade Point Average and class ranking calculations and are assigned a 4.0 weight on the Union weighted grading scale. College course grades are monitored and used for determining OSSAA eligibility on a weekly basis.
The TCC courses meet on the Union High School campus on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the school day. Students also have access to free tutoring for Freshman Composition and College Algebra directed by a certified UHS teacher on Wednesdays and Fridays during the hour they have concurrent classes.
Concurrent enrollment courses are offered tuition-free for students, up to six credit hours per semester. Union Public Schools provides the textbooks. Students are only responsible for paying TCC’s student fee of $12.75 per course.
How to Enroll
Contact your school counselor for more information and to sign up for a concurrent enrollment course. There are many factors to consider when selecting courses, so speak with your guidance counselor about whether you plan to attend college in state or out of state, which state school you plan to attend, and whether you have taken and passed any AP exams.
What students are saying
“It’s an easy way to get your basics done, especially if you have several more years of school to look forward to.”
“It’s nice because I only have class three days a week, so some days I get to sleep in; some days I get to leave early.”
“There are freedoms that you have that aren’t there in just high school, but the reality is that you’re in college too. It’s a wonderful thing when students persist.”
“I think it’s a cheaper, easier way to get it done and get hours of college under your belt. It’s an easier transition and really beneficial.”
“Classes fill up really fast for concurrent in the morning because it’s free and it’s a good deal, so everyone signs up as fast as they can.”
From a parent whose daughter is in two of the courses….“Not only is she thriving, she absolutely loves the professors, the content, and having Mondays and Friday’s off. That is all she ever talks about. It makes us relax a bit about sending her off to OU next fall. She is so ready to go!