McMinnville High School has a partnership with Chemeketa Community College, Clackamas Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, Mt. Hood Community College, Portland Community College, and Western Oregon University in which students can earn both high school credit and college credit for the same class. When forecasting for new classes, students are encouraged to consider the dual-credit courses that are marked CCN.
Upon completion of the class, students will have the option to register for college credit. Once registered, students will begin their official college transcript. After the successful completion of each additional course, students can choose to add them to their transcript. Once the student graduates, they can either attend the community college to complete more courses OR they can request a transfer of credits to a four-year university of their choice. There is no obligation to attend the community college in which the credits are earned and there is no requirement to register for College Credit Now even if enrolled in a CCN: course. Families are encouraged to take advantage of the CCN program even if the student is uncertain about his/her future plans for college.
Will College Credit Now credits transfer to a University?
College Credit Now courses transfer to universities just like any other college course. Students are encouraged to contact interested universities to confirm that CCN courses will be accepted for transfer credit and how applied.
Is College Credit Now different than AP?
The cost of College Credit Now through Chemeketa Community College is currently at $30 per year, per student, for un-limited qualifying CCN courses. Fees for College Credit Now courses through other partnerships vary. The CCN credit is based on classroom learning outcomes (activities and tests). Any students registered in a CCN course may receive college credit for that course as long as required coursework is satisfactorily completed and students receive a course grade of C- or above. Advanced Placement (AP) fees are approximately $92 per exam for each class. The AP credit is based on a grade students receive on the national exam(s) for the course(s). Students must receive a 3 – 5 on the AP exam in order for colleges to consider them eligible to receive college credit.
How do students receive CCN credit and when do they register?
Students can receive credit for a CCN course once their teachers have notified them that they qualify and have met the requirements, and have paid the CCN fee. Registration is done internally through each high school CCN class and occurs Winter Term (January/February) and Spring Term (April). Grades are posted through the community college on a quarter system. Therefore, students can check the college’s website after fall, winter, spring or summer terms for their CCN grade.
How do students find their grades at the college?
Students can check their grades online at the appropriate college website. Note: Students will need to remember their college ID number, username, and password. The college notifies the students of their ID number and username. Should students register for CCN if they don’t plan on attending a community college?
Students should absolutely take advantage of CCN while they are in high school. Even if they do not consider community college as an option after high school, they will want to transfer credits to another college. It is a great and very affordable investment.
CCN Courses for the current school year
McMinnville High School works closely with local community colleges to get the CCN classes approved each year. The community colleges have final approval of each CCN course which could change the list of CCN classes each year.
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McMinnville High School is continually pursuing post-high school opportunities around CCN:. More classes could be approved throughout the school year in both core content and career pathway courses.