Eligibility Requirements for the College Transfer Pathway

The College Transfer Pathway is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin earning college credits towards a baccalaureate degree.  This pathway is a structured set of general education courses leading to the completion of an Associate in Science (AS) degree.  The pathway allows for the completion of approximately 30 semester hours of college transfer courses including English and mathematics.CCP pointing student

To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must:

  1. Be a junior or senior;
  2. Be enrolled in at least one high school course;
  3. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0, or higher, on high school courses;
  4. Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics on an assessment test(s) (PLAN, PSAT, SAT, or ACT); and
  5. Meet all college course pre-requisites.

College Readiness

To enroll in a College Transfer Pathway, students must demonstrate  college readiness in English, reading, and mathematics on approved assessment tests. College readiness may be demonstrated by scores on one or more assessment tests; for example, a student may combine a math score from the PLAN test with writing and reading scores from the PSAT test.

Maintaining College Transfer Eligibility for continued enrollment - a student must:

  1. Continue to make progress towards high school graduation and
  2. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.

Other Requirements

A student who completes a College Transfer Pathway, while still enrolled in high school, may continue to earn college transfer credits leading to the completion of the Associate of Science Degree with the approval of the high school principal and the college administrator.

A student may enroll in both a College Transfer Pathway and a Career and Technical Education Pathway. Courses in one program of study may not be substituted for courses in another program.

College Readiness Benchmark Scores on Assessment Tests for College Transfer

Test PLAN PSAT 2014 PSAT 2015 & LATER   ACT & PRE-ACT Accuplacer NCDAP
English 15 45 26 500 18 86 Sentence Skills Composite Score 151 or higher
Reading 18 47 26 500 22 80 Reading Composite Score 151 or higher
Mathematics 19 47 24.5 500 22 75 Elem. Algebra & 55 Arithmetic 7 on each assessment for DMA 010-060


College Readiness Benchmarks Scores on Assessment Tests for CTE

Students enrolling in these CTE Pathways (Cosmetology, EMS, Early Childhood, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technology, or Nurse Aide) should demonstrate a minimum of one of the following scores:

Test PLAN PSAT & 2014 PSAT 2015 SAT ACT & PRE-ACT Accuplacer NCDAP
English/ Reading/ Verbal 15 45 25 450 19 64 PLACE IN DRE 098


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Eligibility Requirements for Career and Technical Education [CTE] Pathways:

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways lead to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must:

  1. Be a junior or senior;
  2. Be enrolled in at least one high school course;
  3. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the principal’s recommendation for a weighted GPA between a 2.0 and 2.99;
  4. Have taken an assessment test (PLAN, PSAT, SAT, or ACT); and
  5. Meet the prerequisites for the courses in the career pathway.

CTE courses may be used to provide partial or full fulfillment of a four unit career cluster in high school.

Maintaining CTE Eligibility for continued enrollment - a student must:

  1. Continue to make progress towards high school graduation and
  2. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.

A student must enroll in one CTE program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another program.

College Transfer Provisional Status

Students who do not qualify for the College Transfer Pathway but meet the following requirements can enroll as a College Transfer Provisional Student. To be eligible, a high school student must:

  1. Be a junior or senior;
  2. Be enrolled in at least one high school course;
  3. Have a weighted GPA of 3.5 on high school courses;
  4. Have completed 2 years of high school English with a grade of "C" or higher;
  5. Have completed high school Algebra II (Math III) or higher with a grade of "C" or higher;
  6. Obtain written approval from the high school principal and JCC President/Vice President of Curriculum Instruction.

A provisional status student may register only for college math (MAT 171) and college English (ENG 111) courses within the chosen pathway.  To be eligible to register for other courses in the pathway, the student must complete the math and English courses with a grade of "C" or higher.