Concurrent Enrollment Academic Advising

Concurrent Enrollment Advisors

Annette

Carlee Madsen
Phone: (801) 863-6931
Room: EE 103 ( UVU Map )
Email: Carlee.Madsen@uvu.edu
Last Name: A-K

Brittani

Brittani Pugmire
Phone: (801) 863-6713
Room: EE 102 ( UVU Map )
Email: brittani.pugmire@uvu.edu
Last Name: L-Z

 

 

Student Resources

 

UVU Student Success Resources:

Click Here to view UVU's student success resources.

 

UVU Scholarships and Financial Aid:

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New Century Scholarship Information:

The New Century Scholarship is a state-sponsored scholarship offered to high school students who complete the requirements of an Associate Degree upon graduation from high school.

Some of the requirements include:

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • 3.0 cumulative UVU Associate Degree GPA
  • 3.5 cumulative high school GPA
  • Associate Degree completed by end of high school senior year
  • Submit NCS application by February

For the most updated information about funding, requirements, and deadlines, please click here to be directed to the New Century official website.

 

UVU Tutoring:

Click Here for Tutoring.

 

Utah Futures:

Click Here to view Utah Futures.

 

ACT Prep:

Preparation for the ACT exam is highly important. A student’s high school GPA, together with their ACT composite score, will be deciding factors for both college admissions and academic scholarships. To get into your desired school, you should be taking this test seriously.

You should take the ACT at least once during your junior year. By the end of your junior year in either April or June, you should take it again. If needed, take it again in the fall of your senior year. The December ACT of your senior year is the last exam permitted for deciding admissions and scholarships at most Utah colleges and universities. Check with each college you wish to attend for both admission and scholarship deadlines, as well as their scholarship grid, which will reflect the needed high school GPA and ACT score.

The ACT exam is a timed test, so practicing and learning test-taking skills is important. For example, do not spend a lot of time on each question. Skip a question immediately if you do not know the answer. At the end of each timed section, when there is 5 minutes left, go back to each test question and fill in any missing bubbles with guesses. You are not deducted any points on the ACT for making a guess. Also, if you read a question, and you don’t know the answer, but you are able to eliminate answers right away, and you know the answer is between two choices, make a guess at that time. You have a 50-50 chance.

Here are some helpful websites with information and practice tests.

http://www.act.org/products/k-12-act-test/

https://www.number2.com

http://www.shmoop.com/

http://www.sparknotes.com/testprep/books/act/

ALSO, check with your school counselor for any ACT workshops or classes that your school might be offering.

 

Student Success Packet

Click Here to view UVU's Concurrent Enrollment Success Packet.

 

Learning Strategist:

Click Here for information about UVU's Learning Strategist.

 

CTE Brochure

Click Here to view UVU's CTE brochure. This serves as a guide to Concurrent Enrollment and Career Pathways.

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Policies and Procedures

20 Credit Hours or Over:

The State Board of Education has designated the following stipulations:

High school students enrolled in Concurrent Enrollment and Distance Education programs may take only six classes or twenty college credit hours per semester or a total of thirty college credit hours per year.

A student who chooses to take more than twenty hours per semester must receive permission from UVU "University College." To facilitate this, the student may call 801-863-8733 or submit by fax 801-863-7060 the following information for review to Jan Christensen, of University College:

* Prior to submitting your request to exceed 20 credit hours, please schedule an appointment with an academic advisor at (801) 863-6931. 

1. Student name
2. High school name
3. Student UV ID number
4. Email Address
5. Copy of high school transcript
6. Current high school class schedule
7. Current UVU class schedule (with credit hours for each course indicated)
8. Title (prefix & number), CRN number, and credit hours of courses to be added
9. Letter of support for the credit overload from a parent, guardian, advisor, or school counselor

The decision will be forwarded to the Concurrent Enrollment office and subsequently email will be forwarded to the student.

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Academic Standards:

Click Here for the PDF version of the following information.

Concurrent Enrollment and Distance Education courses are great opportunities for students to earn college credit while in high school. However, success in these college courses requires commitment and rigorous study time. Grades earned are added to both a permanent high school and college transcript. Students who perform poorly may run the risk of seriously diminishing their chance of attending any future colleges or universities of choice.

As such, students need to be aware of their own Academic Standing. Academic Standing at UVU is determined according to the grades earned by a student. If a student is not in Good Standing as explained below, a registration hold will be generated. A student will be unable to register for any future courses without first following the below solution steps. Any questions regarding Academic Standing, please contact the Academic Standards Office at (801) 863-5325.

Types of Academic Standing

  • Good Standing - Student's most recent semester GPA and the cumulative GPA are 2.00 (C grade) or higher.
  • Academic Warning - Student's most recent semester GPA is below 2.00 (C grade). A registration hold is activated. COMPLETE SOLUTION STEP 1.
  • Academic Probation - Student's cumulative and semester GPA are below 2.00 (C grade). A registration hold is activated. COMPLETE SOLUTION STEPS 2 AND 3.
  • Continued Probation - Student's second consecutive semester and cumulative GPA fall below a 2.00 (C grade). A registration hold is activated. COMPLETE SOLUTION STEPS 2, 3, AND 4.
  • Suspension - If a student's cumulative and semester GPA falls below a 2.00 (C grade) for the third semester, the student will be suspended from UVU. The student must submit a "Petition for Suspension Review" before he/she may be considered for re-admission. A copy of the petition can be found at www.uvu.edu/academicstandards .

Solution Steps

1. Complete the online Academic Warning Workshop at www.uvu.edu/academicstandards . Print and complete both the worksheet and Academic Standards Contract (which you sign). Either fax or personally deliver the documents to the Concurrent Enrollment Academic Advisor in the Extended Education Building (EE), Room 207. If you choose to fax the documents, please fax them to: (801) 863-7317.

2. Complete the online Academic Probation Workshop at www.uvu.edu/academicstandards . Or check the website for available dates and times for our on-campus workshops. Print and complete the 4 worksheets. You can ignore the 5th worksheet that deals with Financial Aid since you are still in high school.

3. After completing the worksheets from the Probation Workshop, the student must meet with the Concurrent Enrollment Advisor in the Extended Education Building (EE), Rooms 102 or 103. We encourage both the student and a parent to attend the meeting. (On a case by case basis, a phone conference may also be scheduled for students who live out of area.)

4. Provide a midterm grade report to the Academic Standards Office in the Losee Center, Room 402. If you should have any questions, please call (801) 863-5325.

*As a UVU student, you have a number of ways to get FREE help with assignments and homework. Tutors for many UVU courses are available.

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Drops/Withdrawals

UVU Concurrent Enrollment - Withdrawal and Dropping Procedures ( See Deadlines )

*The policies outlined below were established by Paul Puzey, State Office of Education Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator

*Dates given for dropping courses are based on a formula given by Luann Smith, UVU Registrar

  • Following is the policy for the assignment of grades for students who withdraw/drop from a Concurrent Enrollment class. The corresponding dates for each semester will be posted on the Concurrent Enrollment website. This information is provided for teachers, counselors, and site coordinators to advise students in selecting and changing class schedules.
  • The State Board of Education has stated that all grades earned from classes taken concurrently on any high school campus--including Concurrent Enrollment, Distance Education, and High School Center classes--will be recorded on high school schedules and transcripts. Therefore, these grades will be considered for extra-curricular activities, scholarships, academic standing, etc. If a student elects to take a college class at the college campus and subsequently pays tuition, then the student may choose whether or not to submit the grade to the high school to be recorded on the high school transcript.
  • The state will not fund a class retake. This applies to Concurrent Enrollment, Distance Education, and High School Center classes.
  • If a student withdraws properly, by the determined deadline, the student will receive a "W" on the college transcript. If this is a Distance Education or High School Center class, no grade will show on the high school transcript. The student may then retake this course concurrently at no additional tuition charge.
  • If a student does not withdraw properly, by the determined deadline, the student will receive a "UW" on the college transcript. The "UW" mark equals a 0.0 grade point. If this is a Distance Education or High School Center class, then a failing grade will show on the high school transcript. The student may not retake the class concurrently at the high school campus. The student may retake the class as an early college student at the college campus, paying full college tuition.
  • A student who is enrolled and does not meet the passing grade requirement will receive an "E" on the college transcript. An "E" grade equals a 0.0 grade point. If this is a Distance Education or High School Center class, then an "F" will show on the high school transcript. The student may not retake the class concurrently at the high school campus. The student may retake the class as an early college student at the college campus, paying full college tuition.
  • A 3.0 GPA is required for students to participate in Concurrent Enrollment; a 2.0 for CTE classes. A student must maintain a 2.0 GPA to be in good standing with UVU.
  • Extra-curricular activities, high school graduation, scholarships, financial aid, and approval for certain courses/programs may be affected by poor grades.

Marks For Dropped Semester Classes

Days of Semester = days high school is in session

1 - 20 Days of Semester

  • Considered not enrolled in class
  • Nothing shows on college transcript.

21 - 30 Days of Semester

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  • Considered an official withdrawal
  • "W" shows on college transcript.

31+ Days of Semester

  • Considered an unofficial withdrawal
  • "UW" shows on college transcript. If a Distance Education or Center class, an "F" grade shows on high school transcript. In certain circumstances, an exception may be granted by the high school district. Student must contact the appropriate district personnel to discuss waiving a "UW" grade. The district will communicate their decision with the Concurrent Enrollment office.

Marks For Dropped Year Classes

1 - 39 Days of Semester

  • Considered not enrolled in class
  • Nothing shows on college transcript.

40 - 60 Days of Semester

  • Considered an official withdrawal
  • "W" shows on college transcript.

61+ Days of Semester

  • Considered an unofficial withdrawal
  • "UW" shows on college transcript. If a Distance Education or Center class, an "F" grade shows on high school transcript. In certain circumstances, an exception may be granted by the high school district. Student must contact the appropriate district personnel to discuss waiving a "UW" grade. The district will communicate their decision with the Concurrent Enrollment office.

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Repeating a Course:

High School students are not allowed to repeat a Concurrent Enrollment course. The State will not pay for the course to be taken a second time. Courses may be retaken on-campus, but are subject to all tuition and student fees.

Note: Repeat classes do not remove the original grade from the UVU transcript. The most recent grade will be calculated for the GPA.

Grade Change or Missing Course:

Missing Grade or Grade Change:

Any student who has reason to believe that a grade assigned in a specific course was not justified has the right to appeal that grade. Students should start by contacting their instructor to discuss how the grade was determined. If an error was made, Concurrent Enrollment instructors will contact the CE office with an official grade change request. To see the complete grade change policy, Click Here

Missing Course:

Students who are missing a course on their UVU transcript have up to ONE year after their high school graduation to request their Concurrent Enrollment class be added. Requests will be evaluated on an individual basis. Requests will not be considered for students who failed to get admitted or registered on time.

To have your request reviewed, please complete the "Missing Course Petition" form and mail or fax it to the Concurrent Enrollment office.

Home School Students:

Click Here to see the state PowerPoint for Home School Students.

Student Information Release Authorization Form:

Click Here to view the Student Information Release Authorization Form.

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Student Planning

Course Listings at Your High School:

Click Here to view the Concurrent Enrollment Face to Face classes.

Click Here to view the Distance Education classes.

Sophomore Planning

As a sophomore, you should concentrate on completing high school graduation requirements, building a strong foundational knowledge, preparing for the rigor of college classes, and beginning to do some career exploration.

If you do plan on taking Concurrent Enrollment classes as a sophomore, please read through the following list.

Suggested Class Options to Take as a Sophomore if Prepared: (Students should contact the receiving institution to determine HOW credits earned will be applied.)

  • CTE courses in an area of interest
  • Foreign language
  • General Education (GE) courses available with a high school Concurrent Enrollment teacher (i.e. Advanced Photo, Geology, Astronomy, Psychology, Sociology, etc.) *We do not generally advise sophomores to take courses through Distance Education Concurrent Enrollment
  • AP classes

**These are only suggested classes. For individual advisement it is important to make an appointment with a Concurrent Enrollment advisor.

Click Here to get registered for Concurrent Enrollment courses. (Sophomores need to complete the Sophomore Exception Application.) Critical Information to Know When Planning a Career in the Health Field: Click Here to view a PDF of critical information to know if you plan on going into the health field.

Career Exploration:

Career exploration is a process that should begin during high school, if not before. It is an ongoing process that allows you to rethink and to reevaluate yourself and your career options. As you grow and develop, you will find different options that work for you. Below are some ways you can begin your career exploration.

  • Use UtahFutures to take career tests and to research different careers. Your junior high and/or high school counselors should have already introduced you to this website. Continue to take the career assessments each year as your interests change. IMPORTANT: When you take the assessments, take them seriously. Your responses can easily skew the results.
  • Informational interviews
  • Job shadowing
  • High school internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Visit UVU's Career Development Center for more help.

What is Wolverine Track and Why Should You be Using It?

Wolverine Track is a web-based tool which provides a clear and convenient method for UVU students, faculty & staff to track degree progress, prepare for registration, and plan for graduation. It is designed to aid and facilitate academic advising, but is not intended to replace face-to-face advising sessions.

Click Here to view the Wolverine Track website for FAQs, tutorials, and more.

*TIP: Wolverine Track does not work well with some internet browsers. If it doesn't work for you, try another browser.

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Junior Planning:

As a junior, you should focus on doing ACT prep, building foundational knowledge, preparing for the rigor of college classes, and delving deep into the career exploration process. If you plan on taking Concurrent Enrollment classes as a junior, please read through the following list.

Suggested Class Options to Take as a Junior if Prepared:

(Students should contact the receiving institution to determine HOW credits earned will be applied.)

  • CTE courses in an area of career interest
  • General Education (GE) courses, especially MAT 1010 or MATH 1050 (Both face to face and Distance Education Concurrent Enrollment offerings.) *Please note that ENGL 1010, ENGL 2010, and PHIL 205G are for seniors only
    • Please check your high school course listings for availability.
  • AP classes

**These are only suggested classes. For individual advisement it is important to make an appointment with a Concurrent Enrollment advisor.

Click Here to get registered for Concurrent Enrollment courses.

Critical Information to Know When Planning a Career in the Health Field:

Click Here to view a PDF of critical information to know if you plan on going into the health field.

Career Exploration:

Career exploration is a process that should begin during high school, if not before. It is an ongoing process that allows you to rethink and to reevaluate yourself and your career options. As you grow and develop, you will find different options that work for you. Below are some ways you can begin your career exploration.

  • Use UtahFutures to take career tests and to research different careers. Your junior high and/or high school counselors should have already introduced you to this website. Continue to take the career assessments each year as your interests change. IMPORTANT: When you take the assessments, take them seriously. Your responses can easily skew the results.
  • Informational interviews
  • Job shadowing
  • High school internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Visit UVU's Career Development Center for more help

What is Wolverine Track and Why Should You be Using It?

Wolverine Track is a web-based tool which provides a clear and convenient method for UVU students, faculty & staff to track degree progress, prepare for registration, and plan for graduation. It is designed to aid and facilitate academic advising, but is not intended to replace face-to-face advising sessions.

Click Here to view the Wolverine Track website for FAQs, tutorials, and more. *TIP: Wolverine Track does not work well with some internet browsers. If it doesn't work for you, try another browser.

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Senior Planning:

As a senior, you should focus on applying to schools, applying for scholarships, and taking classes that will help prepare you for the rigor of college classes. You should be delving deep into the career exploration process and looking at internships and career training. If prepared, we highly suggest to take both college level math and English your senior year. This can be done through Concurrent Enrollment.

If you plan on taking Concurrent Enrollment classes as a senior, please read through the following list.

Suggested Class Options to Take as a Senior if Prepared:

(Students should contact the receiving institution to determine HOW credits earned will be applied.)

  • CTE courses in an area of career interest
  • General Education (GE) courses. (Both face to face and Distance Education Concurrent Enrollment offerings.) *It is highly encouraged that you take ENGL 1010 and MAT 1010 or MATH 1050.
    • Please check your high school course listings for availability.
  • AP classes

**These are only suggested classes. For individual advisement it is important to make an appointment with a Concurrent Enrollment advisor.

Click Here to get registered for Concurrent Enrollment courses.

Critical Information to Know When Planning a Career in the Health Field:

Click Here to view a PDF of critical information to know if you plan on going into the health field.

Career Exploration:

Career exploration is a process that should begin during high school, if not before. It is an ongoing process that allows you to rethink and to reevaluate yourself and your career options. As you grow and develop, you will find different options that work for you. Below are some ways you can begin your career exploration.

  • Use UtahFutures to take career tests and to research different careers. Your junior high and/or high school counselors should have already introduced you to this website. Continue to take the career assessments each year as your interests change. IMPORTANT: When you take the assessments, take them seriously. Your responses can easily skew the results.
  • Informational interviews
  • Job shadowing
  • High school internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Visit UVU's Career Development Center for more help.

Click Here for the "Getting Started" checklist.

The "Getting Started" checklist is a guideline for students to follow if they are transitioning to UVU after taking Concurrent Enrollment classes.

What is Wolverine Track and Why Should You be Using It?

Wolverine Track is a web-based tool which provides a clear and convenient method for UVU students, faculty & staff to track degree progress, prepare for registration, and plan for graduation. It is designed to aid and facilitate academic advising, but is not intended to replace face-to-face advising sessions.

Click Here to view the Wolverine Track website for FAQs, tutorials, and more.

*TIP: Wolverine Track does not work well with some internet browsers. If it doesn't work for you, try another browser.

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Associate Degree Planning:

Before planning to do the associates, it is crucial that you meet with a Concurrent Enrollment Academic Advisor first. Please click here to schedule an appointment.

Completing an Associates While in High School... Great Opportunity, but is it Right for You?

High School Concurrent Enrollment courses are tuition-free and a great opportunity for many students; however, they are not a good fit for everyone. All courses completed are placed on a permanent college transcript and cannot be taken lightly. Although a sibling or neighbor was able to get an associate degree while in high school, this may not mean that it is also right for you. Understand your own abilities and limitations. Some things to consider…

1. Understand Other Factors Involved in Pursuing an Associate Degree:

  • Due to the rigorous course work and additional workload required to receive both a high school diploma and an Associate Degree, you may miss out on normal high school activities and other social functions. It may be hard to juggle high school activities, sports, a job, etc. For some, it can be a major adjustment. Free time and social time will often need to be exchanged for study time.
  • Some classes required for an Associate Degree may deal with mature and sensitive issues. They may include class discussions that are uncomfortable for you. These classes cannot be waived.
  • By graduating with an Associate Degree as a high school senior, you will enter college with the credits of a junior, possibly making not only your class schedule but also social opportunities different from your freshman friends.
  • It is important to have a clear idea of what Bachelor Degree you will pursue. The New Century Scholarship will only be of financial assistance for the equivalent of 4 semesters and unless you have taken classes applicable to your bachelor program as part of your electives, you will need more than sixty credits to finish your Bachelor Degree.
  • In order to complete the associate degree, some classes may need to be taken through other means during the school year or summer. You are responsible to pay tuition for any on-campus, Internet, or TV courses taken through UVU or any other college.

Other ways for receiving college credit other than through Concurrent Enrollment:

2. Create an Academic Plan:

You will need to meet with both your high school counselor and the High School ConcurrentEnrollment Academic Advisor. Careful planning will be required to meet both high school and college graduation requirements.

3. Understand the Importance of your High School Grade Point Average:

If your GPA starts to decline due to taking college courses, then pursuing a college degree while in high school may not be right for you. High school GPA is important for consideration in scholarships and admission purpose for most colleges.

4. Notice Prerequisites:

Some classes must be taken in sequence or require test scores. This is outlined on our website under the Student tab.

5. Keep Up-to-Date with Changes/Deadlines for New Century Scholarship:

http://www.higheredutah.org/newcenturyscholarship/

Click Here to view a PDF of the previous information.

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Degree Requirements

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