Concurrent enrollment allows outstanding junior and senior high school students to earn college credits while still enrolled in high school. Connors State College currently has two different pathways for high school students to earn college credit. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) has established very specific eligibility criteria for each program. The first is the traditional Concurrent Enrollment program where qualified students enroll in college courses such as College Algebra, English Composition, or American Federal Government. The second is part of the OSRHE’s Cooperative Alliance Project where qualified students enrolled in certain programs at one of the Indian Capital Technology Center (ICTC) campuses can earn college credit toward one of the approved Associate of Applied Science degree programs. Examples of these programs include Carpentry, Electrical Trades Technology, and Machine Tool Technology. It is important to note that these are separate and distinct programs and have very different eligibility requirements and costs.
The admissions requirements for juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses as determined by
OSRHE are as follows:
High School Seniors
• Composite ACT score of 19 or have a high school GPA of 3.0.
High School Juniors
• Composite ACT score of 21 or have a high school GPA of 3.5.
All Concurrent Students
• Signed statement from High School Principal confirming eligibility*
• Written recommendation from high school counselor*
• Written permission from parent or legal guardian* * The Connors State College Concurrent Enrollment Verification, Recommendation, and Permission Formmay be used to
The student is eligible to satisfy requirements for graduation from high school (including curricular requirements for
college admission) no later than the spring the senior year.
The combined number of high school, career tech and college courses per semester does not exceed a full time college
workload of 19 semester credit hours. For the purposes of calculating workload, one‐half high school unit is the
equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work.
The student meets the admissions and enrollment standards established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
The student has permission from parent or legal guardian to enroll concurrently at Connors State College.
Concurrent students who are receiving instruction at home or from an unaccredited high school must be 17 years of age and
meet the ACT requirements for high school seniors above or be 16 years of age and meet the ACT requirements for high
school juniors above.
Additionally, high school students who want to enroll in college‐level courses must earn a score of 19 or
higher on the ACT subject test for the area(s) in which they want to enroll. Subject tests include English,
reading, mathematics and science reasoning. An ACT subject score of 19 in reading is required for
enrollment at CSC in any subject area other than mathematics. Institutional secondary testing may not
be used for placement.
Also, concurrent students may not enroll in remedial (zero‐level) coursework offered by colleges and
universities and designed to remove high school deficiencies.
Connors State College has tuition waivers available to qualified high school juniors and seniors.
• High School Seniors ‐ In accordance to State Regents Policy, students who have completed their
junior year but who have not graduated from high school are eligible for a tuition waiver of no
more than six (6) credit hours per semester or summer term. Students are eligible for this
waiver the summer term prior to their senior year and the fall and spring terms of their senior
year. The tuition waivers do not cover fees, textbooks or other supplies that may be required for
a particular course.
• High School Juniors – Connors State College will waive up to six (6) hours of tuition per semester
for qualified students as funds allow. Students are eligible for this waiver the fall and spring
semesters of their junior year.
Transfer of Credits
One of the most common questions asked by students and parents is will this class transfer? The short
answer is yes as long as the student passed a college (1000 or 2000) level course with a C or better. The
vast majority of Concurrent students take general education classes such as English Composition I and II,
US History, College Algebra and Humanities. These classes tend to be very portable but the student
should always consult with an Academic Advisor to ensure they enroll in classes that match their
intended major at their desired university. Connors State College is also fully accredited by the Higher
Learning Commission and we have transferred students to four‐year colleges and universities around
the nation with a very high degree of success.
Cooperative AllianceHigh School Enrollment
As part of the State Regents’ Cooperative Alliance Project, Connors State College, in partnership with
Indian Capital Technology Center, has been approved to allow high school students to enroll in technical
programs and courses under separate admission standards noted below. High school students taking
courses at technology centers that are part of approved Associate in Applied Science degree programs
may take these courses for college credit if the students meet the admission requirements. It is
important to note that the concurrent enrollment admission standards below only apply to students
enrolled in an approved Cooperative Alliance Project Associate of Applied Science degree program.
Connors State College can admit 11th or 12th‐grade students enrolled in accredited high schools or
students who are at least 16 years of age and receiving high school‐level instruction at home or from
unaccredited high schools into the AAS in Applied Technology. Students must meet the following
Option 1 ‐ ACT: 19
Option 2 ‐ ACT PLAN: 15
Option 3 ‐ High School GPA: 2.5
The required ACT score is the composite score without the writing component.
In addition to meeting the requirements above, students must provide a letter of support from a high
school counselor and written permission from a parent or legal guardian. All other concurrent admission
policy requirements remain in effect for technical students, including retention standards.
OSRHE has established an $8 per credit hour Academic Service Fee for ICTC courses transcripted by
Connors State College. This fee does not apply to the general education courses required to complete
the Associate of Applied Science. The general education courses will be charged according to the current
tuition and fee schedule.
Transfer of Credits
Cooperative Alliance coursework becomes part of the student’s permanent academic record at Connors
State College and is eligible for transfer into certain Bachelors of Technology degree programs. However,
most of these programs require the student to complete the AAS degree before the technology courses
will count towards the degree.