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Concurrent High School Students
To apply for concurrent enrollment, please contact the and complete a .
Please note, if a concurrent student wishes to take classes for multiple semesters as a high school student, they must resubmit the last page of the application for each semester. This page requires the signatures of their High School Principal, Counselor and Parent/Guardian each time. Students will be unable to enroll for following semesters until this paperwork has been received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. This process assures OSU that the student has been released from the High School for the purpose of concurrent enrollment.
High school students who meet specific admissions requirements may enroll concurrently through their local high school and OSU.
Concurrent high school students are assigned to the University College Concurrently Enrolled Student Services office in an effort to foster communication with the high schools and avoid academic problems sometimes associated with high school students' lack of connection with the University. Students are invited to contact that office anytime to chat or address concerns.
Advisement & Enrollment: For your convenience, academic advisement for concurrently enrolled students is coordinated by University College Concurrently Enrolled Student Services. Upon acceptance to OSU you will receive an admissions letter with instructions to contact New Student Orientation for an enrollment appointment.
As a concurrently enrolled high school student, you are limited in the number of college credit hours you are allowed to enroll in per semester. The maximum number of hours is based on the number of high school courses you will be enrolled in during the semester of concurrent enrollment and will be determined after reviewing your Application for Concurrent Enrollment.
: To help ensure that you possess the skills necessary to be successful in college, you must attain a 19 ACT subject subscore in English, Mathematics, and/or Science Reasoning to enroll in coursework in each respective subject area. Additionally, you must score at least a 19 in Reading to enroll in any other collegiate course outside the subjects of English, Mathematics, and Science.
: Once you are concurrently enrolled at OSU, you may continue your enrollment provided that during your concurrent enrollment period you have achieved a college grade point average of 2.0 or above (C average). You must reapply each semester that you are concurrently enrolled.
: All students planning to continue at OSU after high school graduation must submit a new application for full admission to the university. Upon graduation from high school, you must meet both the performance and curricular requirements for admission for your college of choice.
Have you considered your high school schedule and the times you are available to take OSU classes?
Generally students are limited on the times they may take OSU classes due to their high school schedules and travel time. Think about your available times for classes in advance to assist your advisor in suggesting classes. Most OSU classes are held on the following schedule:
What classes should you take? And how should you decide?
Common General Education courses are best. American History (HIST 1103) and Government (POLS 1113) are specifically required by almost all colleges and universities, as are humanities (e.g. Theater, Music, Literature, Art Appreciation, World History, Philosophy, etc.) and Social Sciences (e.g., Sociology, Psychology, Cultural Geography) or Mathematics and English. Don't overload yourself in too much English or Math if you are enrolled in high school courses in that area. If you are taking AP classes, it would be best to wait and see your results from the College Board Exam before enrolling in those classes.
What if you are undecided about your major?
No problem. Your first year in college will consist of general education courses which all students take. Your advisor will help you select the best courses to take to explore your interests and abilities.
Who pays for the course?
High school juniors pay the full cost for their courses, including tuition and fees. Students can use the Tuition Estimator on the Bursar's website.
High school seniors may take up to 6 hours tuition-free the summer, fall, and spring of their senior year of high school. For their first class, OSU will also pay the student fees. Seniors are responsible for fees for any additional classes and tuition for any courses beyond 6 hours each semester.
What if you are not doing well?
Concurrently enrolled students may take advantage of free tutoring through the LASSO Center. If you have questions or concerns about your schedule, you should meet with Brett Rowh, the Coordinator of Concurrent Student Academic Services, as soon as possible. The deadline to drop with a non-punitive W is the Friday of the 12th week of each regular semester.
What are some issues that could arise as a result of concurrent enrollment?
You could become too busy with your high school classes and activities and not put the time and commitment into your college work necessary to be successful. This could have a serious effect resulting in an unsatisfactory grade. This, more than likely, will be the first grade on your college transcript. Any grade less than a C may put you on probation and perhaps affect your admission to your desired college and scholarship opportunities. In addition, if your GPA is less than a 2.0, you would not be able to enroll as a concurrent high school student at OSU in the future.
This does not happen very often, but every semester there are five or so students who fall on probation, lose future scholarships, and limit their future enrollment, so please take this decision very, very seriously. We need your commitment in this very important step in your academic future.
Where will you park your car when you begin your classes?
You can purchase a permit to student lots from OSU Parking Services, 1006 W Hall of Fame or online through their website, or you may pay an hourly rate to park in a parking garage. If you are enrolled in an evening class, contact Parking Services to determine if you need to purchase a permit. Another option is to check out the OSU Transit Bus schedules.