Earning College Credit Now!
Overview of Academic Partnerships Programs.
High school students can earn college credits while in high school. The College Now Program at Umpqua Community College offers dual credit opportunities through a partnership with Douglas County High Schools. This program offers the high school student an opportunity to earn college credits for coursework done in their high schools, during their regular school day. There is a one-time admissions fee of $25.00 making the cost for the college credits almost free!
The Academic Partnerships Program provides lower division academic and entry level professional technical course credits to high school students. The Program supports the concept of assisting high school students as they begin planning and carrying out a learning continuum that begins in high school and extends through the college experience to a degree or a professional certificate.
Students successfully completing instruction in designated Academic Partnerships courses while in high school, will be awarded Umpqua Community College credit . Academic Partnerships professional technical courses are offered to meet the needs of Douglas County high school students as they begin training to pursue careers in professional technical areas
High school students in Douglas
County have the opportunity to take
Umpqua Community College credit
classes and receive both high school
credit and college credit.
Students may take a mixture of
traditional “on campus” courses and
distance education courses during
the school year.
The student’s school district covers
the cost of tuition, fees and books.
This program is a great introduction
to college while students are in high
Who is eligible for the
Douglas County high school juniors and
seniors who are:
• in good standing
• sixteen years of age or older
• not yet graduated from high school;
• are college-ready and able to
benefit from participation in a
college-level learning environment.
How do I sign up?
• Discuss your interest with your
high school counselor and
develop an educational plan.
• Take the college placement test
to see if you are ready for
college level work.
• Complete the application
• Review the UCC class schedule
to select appropriate classes
that interest you.
• Register during the UCC
registration period and start
earning your degree!
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