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A Smart Start to college while you are in high school.

Options for Taking Classes

At your High School
At a JWCC Center
Online
A Combination of All Three

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.

How do JWCC classes transfer?

Collage of Various University Icons

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.

Courses & Registration by High School

High school students can search for course offerings by high school to see what is available. Students can download a copy of the registration form for their specific school. Please remember to have your High School Guidance Counselor and parent/guardian sign the form.

Once the registration form is completed, please submit using one of the following ways:

  • School Counselor
  • Scan and email to smartstart@jwcc.edu
  • Fax the form to 217.221.0778
  • Drop off or mail to JWCC Admissions Office, 1301 South 48th Street, Quincy, IL 62305

Once received, the registration will be processed and the bill, schedule, and BlazerNet login information will be sent to the home address.

  • ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I (JWCC) (Online)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II (JWCC) (Online)
  • EDU 101 Intro to Education (QHS)
  • EDU 201 Education Psychology (JWCC) (Online)
  • EDU 204 Intro to Technology in EDU (QHS)
  • EDU 290 Clinical Experience in EDU (QHS)
  • GER 101 German I (QHS)
  • GER 102 German II (QHS)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (JWCC) (Online)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (JWCC) (Online)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (JWCC) (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (JWCC) (Online)
  • SPN 101 Spanish I (QHS)
  • SPN 102 Spanish II (QHS)
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I (JWCC) (Online)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric and Composition II (JWCC) (Online)
  • HIS 101 Western Civilization I (Online)
  • HIS 102 Western Civilization II (Online)
  • HIS 121 US History I (Online)
  • HIS 122 US History II (Online)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (Online)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (Online)
  • MUS 102 Introduction to Music (Online)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religions (Online)
  • PSC 101 American Government (Online)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • SOC 111 Social Problems (Online)
  • BUS 131 Principles of Marketing (Online)
  • HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities (Online)
  • OFT 281 Medical Terminology (Online)
  • SCI 105 Weather & Climate (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • LEN 101 Law Enforcement I (Online)
  • BIO 101 General Biology (High School)
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I (High School)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II (High School)
  • CMN 101 Intro to Speech (High School)
  • HIS 101 Western Civilization I (Online)
  • HIS 102 Western Civilization II (Online)
  • HIS 121 US History I (Online)
  • HIS 122 US History II (Online)
  • HUM 101 Intro to Humanities (Online)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 114 Trigonometry (Online – ALEKS)
  • NUA 101 Basic Nurse Assisting (High School)
  • NUA 103 Nursing Assistant Practicum (High School)
  • OFT 281 Medical Terminology (Online)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religions (Online)
  • PSC 101 American Government (Online)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • SCI 100 Environmental Geology (High School)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I (Online)
  • SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II (Online)
  • AST 101 Elementary Astronomy (Online)
  • ART 120 Art Survey/Appreciation II (Online)
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I (Online)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II (Online)
  • EDU 100 Intro to Education (Online)
  • HIS 121 US History I (Online)
  • HIS 122 US History II (Online)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (Online)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (Online)
  • MUS 102 Music Appreciation (Online)
  • NUA 101 Basic Nurse Assisting (High School)
  • NUA 103 Nursing Assistant Practicum (High School)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religions (Online)
  • PSC 101 American Government (Online)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • SCI 105 Weather & Climate (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • SOC 111 Social Problems (Online)
  • SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I (High School)
  • SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II (High School)
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I (High School)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II (High School)
  • HIS 101 Western Civilization I (Online)
  • HIS 102 Western Civilization II (Online)
  • HIS 121 US History I (Online)
  • HIS 122 US History II (Online)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 114 Trigonometry (Online – ALEKS)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I (Online)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II (Online)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 114 Trigonometry (Online – ALEKS)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religions (Online)
  • PSC 101 American Government (Online)
  • PSY 101 Intro to Psychology (Online)
  • SOC 101 Intro to Sociology (Online)
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I (High School)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II (High School)
  • HIS 101 Western Civilization I (High School)
  • HIS 102 Western Civilization II (High School)
  • LEN 101 Law Enforcement I (Online)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (High School)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (High School)
  • MAT 220 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (High School)
  • NUA 101 Basic Nurse Assisting (Southeast Education Center)
  • NUA 103 Nursing Assistant Practicum (Southeast Education Center)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religions (Online)
  • PSC 101 American Government (Online)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • Welding Certificate Program – 17 credit hours (High School)
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I (High School)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric and Composition II (High School)
  • HIS 101 Western Civilization I (Online)
  • HIS 102 Western Civilization II (Online)
  • HIS 121 US History I (Online)
  • HIS 122 US History II (Online)
  • LEN 101 Law Enforcement I (Online)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 114 Trigonometry (Online – ALEKS)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religions (Online)
  • PSC 101 American Government (Online)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I (Online)
  • SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II (Online)
  • AST 101 Elementary Astronomy (Online)
  • ART 120 Art Survey/Appreciation II (Online)
  • BIO 101 General Biology (High School)
  • BUS 101 Introduction to Business (Online)
  • EDU 100 Foundations of Education (High School)
  • EDU 290 Field Experience in Education (High School)
  • ECO 101 Principles of Economics I (Online)
  • ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Online)
  • FSC 180 Fire Science & The Law (Online)
  • HIS 122 US History II (High School)
  • LEN 101 Law Enforcement I – Overview (Online)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (High School)
  • NUA 101 Basic Nurse Assisting (Southeast Education Center)
  • NUA 103 Nursing Assistant Practicum (Southeast Education Center)
  • OFT 281 Medical Terminology (Online)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religion (Online)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • PSY 233 Developmental Psychology (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I (Online)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II (Online)
  • HIS 101 Western Civilization I (Online)
  • HIS 102 Western Civilization II (Online)
  • HIS 121 US History I (Online)
  • HIS 122 US History II (Online)
  • LEN 101 Law Enforcement I (Online)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (Online – ALEKS)
  • NUA 101 Basic Nurse Assisting (Southeast Education Center)
  • NUA 103 Nursing Assistant Practicum (Southeast Education Center)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religions (Online)
  • PSC 101 American Government (Online)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I (Online)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II (Online)
  • HIS 101 Western Civilization I (Online)
  • HIS 102 Western Civilization II (Online)
  • HIS 121 US History I (Online)
  • HIS 122 US History II (Online)
  • LEN 101 Law Enforcement I (Online)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (Online – ALEKS)
  • MUS 102 Introduction to Music (Online)
  • OFT 281 Medical Terminology (Online)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religions (Online)
  • PSC 101 American Government (Online)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I (Online)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric and Composition II (Online)
  • HIS 101 Western Civilization I (Online)
  • HIS 102 Western Civilization II (Online)
  • HIS 121 US History I (Online)
  • HIS 122 US History II (Online)
  • LEN 101 Law Enforcement I (Online)
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 114 Trigonometry (Online – ALEKS)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religion (Online)
  • PSC 101 American Government (Online)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I (Online)
  • SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II (Online)
  • PHL 121 Ethics (High School)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religion (High School)
  • SOC 101 Intro to Sociology (High School)
  • SOC 111 Social Problems (High School)
  • ECO 101 Principles of Economics I (Online)
  • ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I (Online)
  • ENG 102 Rhetoric & Composition II (Online)
  • HIS 101 Western Civilization I (Online)
  • HIS 102 Western Civilization II (Online)
  • HIS 121 US History I (Online)
  • HIS 122 US History II (Online)
  • HUM 101 Intro to Humanities (Online)
  • LEN 101 Law Enforcement I (Online
  • MAT 109 Elementary Statistics (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 113 College Algebra (Online – ALEKS)
  • MAT 114 Trigonometry (Online – ALEKS)
  • PHL 201 Major World Religions (Online)
  • PSC 101 American Government (Online)
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Online)
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (Online)
  • SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I (Online)
  • SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II (Online)

Cost & Payment

Lecture Based

Original cost per credit hour is $163, but the Smart Start Scholarship decreases the cost to $122.25

$163 now $122.25

 

 

 

A three-credit hour lecture-based course will cost $366.75.

Online Classes

Online classes carry an additional fee. $152.25 per credit hour.

Cost is $152.25 for Online

 

 

 

A three-credit hour online course will cost $456.75.

In most cases, books are not included. A list of required text per course can be found and available for purchase on the Bookstore webpage.

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 2020-21 rates and subjected to change without notice based on board approval.

Smart Start 2x2 Online Program

Complete two years of a college degree online before you graduate high school!

 

Selected students may begin the program as a junior and take two online classes every 8 weeks.

Timeline

  • Apply 2nd semester of sophomore year starting January 1.
  • Applications submitted January–August.
  • Schedule interview with JWCC and high school counselor.
  • Candidate will be selected and registration appointments scheduled.
  • Register for summer classes by May 31; fall by August 1.
Student with two diplomas

Smart Start 2×2
Sample Schedule

YEAR 1
FALL SEMESTER
1st 8 WeeksAug-OctFYE - First Year Experience (1 hr); Intro to Computers (3 hrs)
2nd 8 WeeksOct-DecRhetoric and Composition I (3 hrs); Elementary Statistics (3 hrs)
SPRING SEMESTER
1st 8 WeeksJan-MarRhetoric and Composition II (3 hrs); Your Choice Major Elective (3 hrs)
2nd 8 WeeksMar-MayIntro to Psychology or Sociology (3 hrs); Weather and Climate (4 hours)
SUMMER
Intersession 4 or 8 WeeksMay-JulySpeech (3 hrs); American Government or Economics (3 hrs); Your Choice Major Elective (3 hrs)
YEAR 2Similar schedule, classes differ based on chosen degree

FAQs

Q: Who is eligible to enroll?

A: Any student of 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 $160. Cost per credit hour for an online course is $190. High school students are awarded 25% reduction on original tuition and universal fees (estimated cost after reduction: structured–$122.25 per credit hour; online–$152.25 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 2X2 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 junior status taking two 8-week courses every 8 weeks for two years, the student would complete the 64 credit hour requirement for an Associate Degree.

Q: I would like more information about the program, who should I talk to?

A: Brittany McKeown, Coordinator of High School Relations: 217.641.4339 or by email.

Registered: Next Steps

Contact

Brittany McKeownBrittany McKeown

Coordinator of Concurrent Enrollment
217.641.4339
Email Brittany