Carroll College will host Early Access Open House - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana

Carroll College will host Early Access Open House

Posted: Aug 06, 2018 6:46 PM Updated:

On Tuesday, August 7, Carroll College will hold an Early Access Open House for families interested in tuition-free college level courses offered to high school students this fall.

The open house is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. in Trinity Hall on the Carroll College campus.

Prospective students and families will have the opportunity to get more information about the program, meet the Carroll faculty, and register for classes.

Carroll College president John Cech, Ph.D., said this is a great opportunity for students to kick off their college careers is an affordable way.

“By providing the classes tuition-free, we hope to remove barriers to higher education so students can experience what it is like to attend college and get a head start on their college career while still in high school,” said Cech.

Over 40 classes will be available for students to enroll in and all classes are taught by Carroll College faculty on the campus.

In order to enroll, students must maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA and receive permission from a high school official and a guardian.

Students are able to take up to two classes per semester from the approved courses, which include a broad range of subjects such as psychology and ancient Greek.

Tuition is covered by Carroll College, but students must pay a $60 technology fee per semester. Some classes may also have additional fees such as labs.

Enrolled students will receive the same benefits as Carroll students such as free entry to football games and access to the campus library.

Cech hopes the opportunity will help better prepare students for a higher education curriculum.

“There’s been a number of research studies done across the country that indicate high school students who are engaged in college credit before they graduate from high school typically are more likely to go to college, they have higher GPAs, and they’re likely to finish college more quickly,” added Cech.

Cech also wants to thank the Helena School District for their partnership and support of this program.

Click here to learn more about Carroll’s Early Access program.

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