Junior/Senior Concurrent Program
Accredited high schools: in order to be eligible to enroll in concurrent classes, you must either have a 3.0 unweighted GPA, ACT Composite or Pre-ACT of 19; or SAT or PSAT of 990. The ACT/Pre-ACT Composite of 19; or SAT/PSAT of 990; or the 3.0 will get you admitted, but you must also meet the sub-scores for the courses you are planning to take at the college. Sub-scores can be met through official ACT scores, PLAN scores, Pre-SAT, SAT or taking college placement tests.
Homeschooled/unaccredited high schools: Students must provide an ACT Composite of 19 or SAT 990 score for admission.
**If you have not taken the ACT we will use your high school GPA for admission and course placement for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring semesters only.
- You must be admitted and must enter your OCCC ID and OCCC e-mail address to upload. If you do not have your Student ID number, you may enter seven zeros: 000000
- You must include your birthdate on the form
- Both pages of the form must be completed and scanned. Before submitting your form, ensure that the following areas are completed: name, current high school, semester, Junior or Senior status, number of classes taken at the high school, counselor signature, and student and parent initials/signatures.
- If your counselor is unable to sign the form, they can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. They must be sure to include the following information: your name, your DOB, the semester in which you are planning to enroll, i.e., and how many classes you are taking at the high school.
- The Concurrent Approval form is required every semester while you are taking concurrent courses. Even though classes are taught in 8-week terms, the forms are still submitted once for each semester: Summer, Fall, and Spring.
Students are responsible for the textbooks of all courses in which they enroll at OCCC. To view or search for course material, you can go to our bookstore.
Terms to know:
- Open Source- All coursework is available for free via your classroom professor or within Moodle (the online learning environment).
- OCCC Day One Access- This is a service provided for students that makes your course materials available to you digitally, within your class on Moodle, on the first day of class. There is a charge for the eTextbooks and/or Courseware. This price is extremely competitive and even cheaper than purchasing directly from the publisher. The charge varies slightly from book to book and is automatically added to your OCCC student account.
What classes can I take?
After you have been admitted and have sent in your Concurrent Approval form, it is time to select your classes. Below is a list of the most common courses concurrently enrolled students have taken. Students are not limited to the classes on the list. Students need to meet requirements for only one column on the chart below:
(English Composition 1)
|English 19 Reading 19||OR||Reading-Writing|
(Music Appreciation)ART 1053
CPM 3-minimum 10
|CS 1103 (Intro. to Computers|
|Math 19 for all Math listed||OR||Math 510 for all Math listed||OR||CPM 3 test-|
for all Math listed
**Due to Covid-19 and disruptions in ACT/SAT/Accuplacer testing, students will be able to use an unweighted 3.0 GPA to take the courses listed above for the Spring 2021 semester only.
Returning Concurrent Students
Concurrent students must maintain a minimum 2.0 college GPA in order to continue enrollment as a high school student. If a concurrent student is deemed ineligible while in high school, he or she may resume classes upon high school graduation after submitting an official and final high school transcript. Concurrent students must meet with an Admissions Outreach Advisor each semester for enrollment and are required to provide a new Concurrent Enrollment Form with all required signatures each semester and an updated high school transcript in order to enroll.