Introduction to College & Careers
CCV offers a free, non-credit Introduction to College & Careers (ICC) course for high school students each semester. ICC 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 ICC course section. The skills assessment is not required, as it will be completed during the class.
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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.
- 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.
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.
Go to http://fastforward.vsc.edu/ for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
If you are a rising Vermont high school senior, CCV’s Early College program allows you to spend your entire senior year at CCV earning college credits, finishing your high school diploma, and getting a jump on your college degree, tuition-free! (Students are responsible for all textbook costs and applicable fees.) Students in this program enroll full-time at any of CCV’s 12 academic centers.
Download our Early College Information Sheet to learn more about the program.
To become an Early College student:
- Apply for Early College admission by the following deadlines: Priority – May 1; Final – August 1. This step must be completed by all Early College applicants, including current Dual Enrollment, Intro to College & Careers, and Fast Forward students. The Early College application includes the following checklist items:
- the Educator Recommendation form, completed by your school counselor, teacher, CCV advisor, or CCV faculty who has worked with you academically and can speak to your abilities (parents/guardians/family members may not complete this form)
- the Graduation Requirements form, completed by your high school counselor, or your parent/guardian/program supervisor if you are a home study student
- the Principal Assurance form, requested by the individual completing the Graduation Requirements form and completed by your high school principal, or your parent/guardian/program supervisor if you are a home study student
- official copies of all high school transcripts (submitted to CCV directly by your school), and
- an essay uploaded to your Application Status page after application submission, using the following prompt:
Entering the Early College program at CCV involves withdrawing from your high school and taking a full-time schedule of college courses. In an essay of one to two pages, explain how you know you are ready for this challenge and how you plan to be successful if accepted into the program.
- Complete the Accuplacer assessment (or submit official score reports for SAT, ACT, or PSAT assessments meeting college benchmarks).
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 advisor to enroll full-time in college courses.
Students must apply and be ready to enroll in full-time, college-level coursework. Contact CCV Admissions (email@example.com, 802-654-0505) for more information.