Explore Your Options
CCV helps you
- get a jump-start on earning college credit
- take a course not offered at your high school
- try out a college class
Vermont’s Dual Enrollment Program
Vermont’s Dual Enrollment program offers Vermont high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn up to six college credits at CCV. That means your credits help you finish high school and start college, all at the same time!
Talk with your high school guidance counselor about applying your college credits toward your high school credit requirement. Students under the age of 16 need special permission to enroll at CCV. Contact your local CCV academic center for information.
After you apply for admission, we will review your application and contact you to explain your specific next steps. In the meantime, we recommend you do the following:
- Apply for a Vermont dual enrollment voucher at http://www.vtdualenrollment.org.
- Schedule a New Student Appointment with an academic advisor to discuss your goals and specific steps for enrolling. Contact your preferred CCV academic center to schedule this meeting.
- Complete your skills assessment. This assessment is used to help you select the classes most appropriate to your academic skills and is offered, by appointment, at all CCV locations. Official SAT or ACT scores that are less than three years old may be submitted for review instead.
- Browse our course schedule for classes you are interested in taking. You should discuss your possible choices with your high school guidance counselor to see if you can earn high school credits for your college class.
Introduction to College Studies
CCV offers a free, non-credit Introduction to College Studies (ICS) course for high school students each semester. ICS prepares you for college by helping you set goals, problem-solve, manage time and stress, improve communication skills, take better notes, reduce test anxiety, and plan financially. To enroll in this class as a new CCV student, apply online and select a specific ICS course section. The skills assessment is not required, as it will be completed during the class.
Want more information about ICS? Visit gotocollegevt.org.
Fast Forward Program for Technical Center Students
The Fast Forward program helps students in technical center programs earn college credit while they are still in high school and prepares them to enroll in college degree programs. Students earn credit toward their technical center program and college credit at the same time. The courses are taught at the tech center, and students must meet enrollment requirements for specific courses.
The credits earned in these courses are accepted by CCV toward degree requirements in program areas like Allied Health, Business, Early Childhood Education, Graphic Design, and Information Technology.
To become a Fast Forward Student:
- Apply for admission.
- If you have not already completed the skills assessment, contact your tech center counselor to take it as soon as possible.
- Contact your tech center counselor to sign up for a Fast Forward course.
As a Vermont high school senior, CCV’s Early College Program allows you to spend your senior year at CCV earning college credits that help you graduate and get a jump on your college degree, tuition free. Students in this program enroll fulltime at any of CCV’s 12 locations by taking 4 – 5 college level classes during the fall and spring of their senior year for a total of 8 – 10 classes (24+ credits).
Here’s how to apply to the Early College program:
- If you have never attended CCV, apply for admission first. You do not need to complete this step if you are a current CCV dual enrollment student. Unsure? Contact Jennifer Barrett (firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-654-0557).
- Complete the Accuplacer assessment in Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra at your nearest CCV location. Official SAT or ACT scores may be submitted for review instead.
- Gather and send the following application materials to Jennifer Barrett, Admissions Specialist, CCV-Winooski, 1 Abenaki Way, Winooski, VT 05404 by August 1, 2016:
- the Early College Application Form,
- the Early College assurance form signed by your high school principal,
- a letter of reference from a school counselor or teacher regarding your readiness for fulltime college coursework,
- unopened official copies of all of your high school transcripts, and
- an essay using the following prompt: Entering the Early College program at CCV involves withdrawing from your high school and taking a fulltime schedule of college courses. In an essay of no more than two pages, explain how you know you are ready for this challenge and how you plan to be successful if accepted into the program.
Soon after your completed application is received, you will be contacted regarding your status in the Early College program. If accepted, you will then work with your school counselor and CCV to enroll in four to five fall semester courses that will also meet your high school graduation requirements. You must complete this step before you will be able to register at CCV.
Students must apply and be ready to enroll in full-time, college-level coursework. Contact Jennifer Barret (Jennifer.Barrett@ccv.edu), 802-654-0557) for more information.
Early College Assurances Web Links
Curriculum Standards: http://catalog.ccv.edu
Faculty Standards: http://ccv.edu/learn-about-ccv/employment
Student Standards: http://ccv.edu/learn-about-ccv/policies-procedures/