Courses offered in partnership with area high schools are considered dual credit. These courses are offered during the regular school day and often taught or monitored by high school teachers. Credit is issued from the high school and the college.
JWCC also offers courses that students can enroll in outside of the normal high school schedule. These courses are taught at a JWCC campus location or online. College credit will be issued once the course is successfully completed. Credits can be transferred to another academic institution or used when the student seeks a degree from JWCC.
Courses are available during the summer as well. This allows students to earn college credit and fulfill general education requirements for a college degree.
Final course registration is contingent upon parent/guardian, guidance counselor, and JWCC approval.
JWCC credits transfer nationwide!
Discuss the transfer of courses to your chosen institution with a JWCC advisor and see how credits transfer from JWCC to other colleges at Transferology.com
Once coursework is completed, email JWCC advising to have an official copy of their transcript sent to the selected college or university. No fee is charged for transcripts.
High school students can search for course offerings by high school to see what is available. Students can now register online through the online registration form below. A copy of the registration form can be downloaded; however, the preferred method of registration is through the online form. Please remember to include the name of your High School Guidance Counselor and complete with a parent/guardian signature at the end of the form.
Once the registration form is completed, please request high school transcript be sent via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If completed via hard copy, please submit using one of the following ways:
Once all documents are received, the registration will be processed and the bill and schedule will be sent to the home address. Please provide a reliable email address on the registration form, as BlazerNet login information and additional communication will be sent via email.
In most cases, books are not included. A list of required texts per course can be found via the JWCC Bookstore.
Bills will be sent in July for fall courses and November for spring courses. Payment is expected ten days prior to the start of class.
Additional scholarship opportunities through the JWCC Foundation Office are listed per high school above.
*Tuition rates and fees are based on 2022-23 rates and subjected to change without notice based on board approval.
Selected students may begin the program as a junior and take on average 12-15 credit hours each semester. Students can choose from 16-, 12-, 8-week course formats. Varies by course availabilities.
|1st 8 Weeks||Aug-Oct||FYE - First Year Experience (1 hr); Intro to Computers (3 hrs)|
|2nd 8 Weeks||Oct-Dec||Rhetoric and Composition I (3 hrs); Elementary Statistics (3 hrs)|
|1st 8 Weeks||Jan-Mar||Rhetoric and Composition II (3 hrs); Your Choice Major Elective (3 hrs)|
|2nd 8 Weeks||Mar-May||Intro to Psychology or Sociology (3 hrs); Weather and Climate (4 hours)|
|Intersession 4 or 8 Weeks||May-July||Speech (3 hrs); American Government or Economics (3 hrs); Your Choice Major Elective (3 hrs)|
|YEAR 2||Similar schedule, classes differ based on chosen degree|
Q: Who is eligible to enroll?
A: Any student of sophomore or junior status can enroll. Acceptance into the program will be based on a recommendation from the high school guidance counselor or principal, parent/guardian approval, and GPA and entrance scores on Accuplacer or ACT/SAT exams.
Q: How do I apply?
A: High school students will work with their high school guidance counselor and John Wood liaison to complete the application and make sure all requirements have been met.
Q: What is the cost?
A: Cost per credit hour for a course at the high school or on John Wood’s campus is $170. Cost per credit hour for an online course is $200. High school students are awarded 25% reduction on original tuition and universal fees (estimated cost after reduction: structured–$129.25 per credit hour; online–$159.25 per credit hour). No reduction on additional lab or misc. fees.
Q: What will the student be required to pay?
A: The student will be responsible for tuition, fees (depending on course), and books not already provided by high school.
Q: Are there scholarships available?
A: Yes, scholarships are available based upon the high school the student is attending.
Q: I have taken AP courses while in high school, can I receive college credit for those courses?
A: AP credit will be awarded after the student has completed six credit hours within the Smart Start ACE Pathway program. The student must score a 3 or higher on the final AP exam.
Q: When I graduate high school, will I have an Associate Degree?
A: If the student was of sophomore or junior status taking 12-15 credit hours each semester, completing the 64 credit hour requirement for an Associate Degree, the student would then be able to recieve an AS Degree upon high school graduation. Pending Registrar review of course completion toward degree of interest.
Q: I would like more information about the program, who should I talk to?
A: Brittany McKeown, Coordinator of Concurrent Enrollment: 217.641.4339 or by email.
Coordinator of Concurrent Enrollment