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Enroll in College Connections

Congratulations on your decision to accept the challenge of taking college courses while in high school. You will experience the pace, rigor, and personal responsibility that are crucial to success in college.

College Connections courses are taught by approved high school instructors who partner with JCC faculty. We ensure that the course offered in your high school is consistent with those offered on campus. College Connections courses use the JCC curriculum, follow college assignments and testing requirements, and use college textbooks.

How to apply

It’s easy to be a College Connections student at Jamestown Community College.

  1. Check with your high school to see which courses are available. Each high school offers its own set of courses.
  2. Complete the ACCUPLACER placement test at your high school (if needed for the course you want to take). You must meet course-specific minimum requirements in order to take that course.
  3. Earn college credit once you complete your course. Your grade will be recorded on an official JCC transcript.

Additional information

Eligibility and costs

Qualified students are primarily high school juniors and seniors. You must also meet the same college standards as on-campus students and are responsible for knowing campus policies and procedures. Individual course eligibility will depend on your placement test scores and course prerequisites.

Students pay reduced tuition for College Connections courses. Students from partner high schools in New York state are eligible for a scholarship that will cover the cost of tuition. Students are responsible for paying fees for courses that require an on-campus lab.

Registration and placement testing

You’ll tell your school counselor which courses interest you. Your school counselor will go over course prerequisites and placement test requirements to determine which courses you can ultimately take. For courses that require placement testing, your school counselor will schedule online ACCUPLACER testing at your high school and tell you the test date and time. After the test, you’ll review your results with your school counselor.

Like on-campus students, you’ll have a limit of one test and one retest per academic year. College Connections placement testing takes place the spring semester prior to the upcoming academic year (for example, you’ll test in spring 2017 to take a course in the 2017-2018 academic year).

You must meet testing requirements prior to registering for courses, so make sure you complete testing before you leave for summer vacation!

As part of the course registration process, you'll need a parent or guardian's consent to enroll in any College Connections courses.

Certificate of residence

All students must complete a certificate of residence (COR) form, as required by New York state education law. The COR form must be notarized and submitted to complete registration.

Satisfactory academic progress

Satisfactory academic progress is the expectation that you will show steady progress in accumulating credits toward graduation while maintaining a satisfactory grade point average. Depending on the situation, withdrawing from a course may affect SAP. Your future financial aid opportunities may require SAP while taking JCC coursework.

Enrichment opportunities

College Connections students are welcome to participate in a variety of JCC enrichment opportunities. Check out what you can do»

Student benefits

FSA Total Fitness membership discount

College Connections students who wish to use the JCC Physical Education Complex (PHED) and its state-of-the-art exercise and fitness facilities can sign up for a special Total Fitness membership. The rate is $40 per semester with proof of current participation in the College Connections program. Students can apply and pay for the membership at the PHED Complex front desk. Parents of College Connections students may also receive a complimentary 5-visit pass to access the Total Fitness facilities.

Transferring credits

As a College Connections student, you can continue your education at JCC or transfer your credits to another institution. College Connections students transfer thousands of JCC credits to other institutions each year. Past surveys show that less than 1% of students experienced difficulty in transferring credits.

Transcripts

A transcript is a written record of your grades. Once enrolled in a College Connections course, an official college transcript will be generated and every course and grade that is earned will be recorded. Transcripts are updated at the completion of every semester. However, it may take up to 10 days for a course to appear on a transcript.

Complete a transcript request to authorize the registrar’s office to send your transcript directly to another college or to a prospective employer. Unofficial transcripts may be picked up in the registrar’s office.

Course withdrawal

Students may drop a course in the first couple weeks before being formally registered in the class. After registration takes place, you may withdraw from a course and receive a “W” grade on your transcript. You should always consult with your school counselor if you’re considering dropping or withdrawing from a course. To formally withdraw from any course, notify your instructor or school counselor.

You may withdraw from a single course up to and through 66% of individual class meetings for the fall and spring semesters and receive a “W” grade. Withdrawing from a course may affect a your future Satisfactory Academic Progress at JCC. If you withdraw after 66% of class meetings, you must withdraw from all JCC courses, including any courses on campus or online. You must also withdraw if you no longer attend class, quit school, or move out of the school district.

All program teachers and school counselors are aware of the withdrawal dates. Failure to properly withdraw from a course will result in your receiving the grade you earned in the course.

FERPA

College Connections students are included in JCC’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy. Under the FERPA policy, students have a right to expect that information in their education records will be kept confidential and will be disclosed only with their permission or under provisions of the law. For purposes of FERPA, JCC considers all students independent (regardless of their age). Education records (including course grades) will not be provided to parents without the prior written consent of the student.

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