1 COLLEGE CREDIT ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT & PARENT GUIDE
3 ABOUT COLLEGE CREDIT NOW College Credit Now allows high school students to gain a head start on college prior to high school graduation. Students may opt to earn college credit by enrolling in select College Credit Now courses that are offered by their high school, delivered at their high school site as part of their normal school day, and are taught by college approved high school teachers. The College Credit Now program offers over 40 courses in 18 different content areas in 27 local school districts, with over 4,000 students enrolled annually. College Credit Now course offerings may differ from high school to high school. ADVANTAGES OF COLLEGE CREDIT NOW? College Credit Now students are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll in college, earn a higher grade point average, and complete their college degree at a higher rate than students who do not participate in college level coursework while still in high school. College Credit Now courses bear the same quality and quantity of credits are courses offered on campus, but are free! College Credit Now students receive grades and feedback through the course, thus eliminating high-stakes end of the year testing. College Credit Now courses may fulfill college degree requirements, serve as electives or fulfill pre-requisite requirements, allowing for earlier college graduation. College Credit Now courses show colleges that you are a motivated students who has pursued challenging opportunities. College Credit Now courses help students explore careers. Students who are undecided in their career interests can benefit by the additional research and rigor provided in College Credit Now courses. TAKING THE NEXT STEP There are factors to consider prior to registering for an Onondaga College Credit Now course. Since it is a college level course through Onondaga you are beginning a college transcript and the class will become part of your permanent academic record. Before you take the next steps we suggest the following: Discuss the option with your parent or guardian. Deadlines and workload should be considered. Research how the course(s) will fit into your college plans and intended major. Your counselor can help and you can review degree program requirements on the Onondaga website under Academics. Talk it out to ensure taking a college level course is right for you. The grade you earn will be a part of your official college transcript and could affect your academic standing and financial aid eligibility in the future. REGISTRATION INFORMATION In order to receive Onondaga credit for your College Credit Now course you must register for the course during the open registration period. The registration period dates are listed on the College Credit Now website at CollegeCreditNow. Registration is conducted online in a simple easy to follow process with step by step directions included in this guide. Your teacher will let you know when registration is open and you will have to register before the deadline. Late registrations are not accepted. Onondaga course pre-requisites apply. TUITION & FEES Onondaga College Credit Now courses are free to students living in Onondaga County. Students who reside outside of Onondaga County must submit a Certificate of Residency from their home county to have tuition for College Credit Now courses waived. (See College Policies section for more information) GRADES & TRANSCRIPTS Your teacher uses Onondaga s guidelines to determine your final grade. Some courses require an additional project or exam and in this case, your final high school grade might be different than your Onondaga grade. At the end of your course you can log into your student account via Web Access to view your grades. This course will also be a part of your official Onondaga transcript. Transcripts of a student s academic record will be issued when the student submits a transcript request via Web Access. Official transcripts may be mailed directly to educational institutions and prospective employers. A fee of $10 is charged for each transcript. Checks are made payable to Onondaga Community College. For official directions to request a transcript please visit students.sunyocc.edu. Direct all questions regarding transcripts to Student Central at
4 TRANSFER OF CREDITS TO OTHER COLLEGES The College Credit Now program is nationally accredited by the National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. This means that the program at Onondaga meets the highest standards and therefore, Onondaga credits transfer to most SUNY institutions and many private colleges and universities. You must request official transcripts to be sent with your admissions packet for the college of your choice. Early planning maximizes the ability to meet the requirements set forth by these transfer institutions, and is at the discretion of each college. Please call the college you will be attending in advance of College Credit Now registration if you have a concern. COLLEGE POLICIES AFFECTING COLLEGE CREDIT NOW ENROLLMENT ATTENDANCE Experience demonstrates that regular attendance enhances academic success. Students are expected to attend each meeting of their registered courses, whether taught online or in the traditional classroom setting. Participation in classroom activities such as lectures, films, guest speakers, class discussions, labs, group activities, and online work contributes to student success in college level coursework. Attendance in an online course requires the student to demonstrate an active and continued presence in the course through participation in assigned activities such as discussion posts, submissions, written assignment and tests. WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE The high school teacher or guidance counselor must notify the Onondaga Office of Secondary School Outreach to withdraw a student from a College Credit Now course. CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCY Required at the time of registration from any student who has been a New York State resident for one year prior to registration, but has not been a resident of Onondaga County for the previous six months. The application for Certificate of Residence must be completed by the student, notarized, and taken to the Treasurer s Office at the county of legal residence. COURSE PRE-REQUISITES Admission to a particular course may be denied to students without the background and/or pre-requisites deemed necessary by the College. The College reserves the right to evaluate students for their readiness for a particular course and to require appropriate documentation of the students readiness. Students that enroll in courses that require Accuplacer Placement Exams for on-campus students must also meet this pre-requisite requirement. Accuplacer is a computer-based exam that will be administered by Onondaga Community College policies and procedures. GRADING At the beginning of a course, the instructor informs the students of the criteria to be used in determining the final grade. Numerical or letter grades may be used during a course, but the final grade must be submitted in letter form. The instructor determines the appropriate final grade. A student whose achievement through mid-semester is C- or below may be given formal warning at the discretion of the instructor. A quality-point system will be used to determine academic standing: A = 4.0 A-= 3.7 B+ = 3.3 B = 3.0 B-= 2.7 C+ = 2.3 C = 2.0 C-= 1.7 D+ = 1.3 D = 1.0 D-= 0.7 F = 0.0 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Students enrolled in Onondaga Community College courses are expected to adhere to the values of intellectual and academic honesty and integrity. Violations of academic honesty will not be tolerated. Policies and penalties for violations of academic honesty are established by each academic department. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating and plagiarism. Examples are available in the academic rules available online at students.sunyocc.edu. STUDENT RECORDS - REVIEW AND RELEASE In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, Onondaga Community College gives students the right to inspect and review their educational records and to challenge the contents of these records. In addition, the college will not release personally identifiable records of students to any individual, agency, or organization without the prior written consent of the student, except as allowed by law.
5 COLLEGE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO COLLEGE CREDIT NOW STUDENTS COLLEGE ID CARDS College Credit Now students are eligible to obtain college ID cards. Students must go to the main campus, Gordon Student Center, for the cards. Cards are used for entrance to labs, bookstore, and identification at college functions. It may also be used to check out library books. CAMPUS LIBRARY The Sidney G. Coulter Library is a major learning resource of the College and the community. The library has acquired a large collection of materials in all curricula to support the teaching and learning of faculty and students. This entire collection of print and non-print materials is accessible through the library s Online Public Access Catalog. A myriad of electronic resources are also available through the library s web page at library.sunyocc.edu. STUDENT accounts are available to all students enrolled at Onondaga including College Credit Now students. Students must have a current student ID number and must be enrolled in at least one credit-bearing class. You may obtain by contacting the Helpdesk at To review additional services available to College Credit Now students, please visit students.sunyocc.edu REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS Please follow these step by step directions for online registration. If after following these directions you are still unable to log in and or register for your course please call the helpdesk at (315) for additional assistance. 1. Go to: and click on Students & Parents, then click Register Now 2. Click See if you already have a User ID to see if you have an Onondaga Community College account already. 3. Enter your Last Name and Social Security Number and click SUBMIT. 4a. If you have a User ID with Onondaga Community College already, you will see your User Name and College ID on the results screen. For future reference write these down in the space provided on page 3. Click on the What s My Password? link to go to the Central Authentication Service to look up your password. Click on the Forgot Password? link and follow the steps as directed.
6 4b. If you do not have a User ID already, you will receive an error message. Click back to the Register Now screen and select Create a User ID. Follow the prompts and enter your biographical information as requested. On the General Registration Info screen select NM- Non-Matriculated for your student status and click SUBMIT. On the next screen you will be given your Web Access username & password. For furture reference write down your username and password in the space provided below. Click Login Now to log into Web Access. WEB ACCESS ACCOUNT INFORMATION: Record your account information below for future reference. College ID # Web Access Username Web Access Password 5. Using your username and password log into Web Access. (If you see a Login Successful screen after hitting login, go back to the Register Now screen and click on Launch Web Access.) 6. Click on Current Students and then on Address and Phone Number Change Request. 7. Review & update your contact information as indicated below, click SUBMIT. 8. Back on the Current Students menu click on the College Credit Now (High School) Registration link under Registration. 9. Select the Term and Location (select the High School you attend) on the search screen, click SUBMIT.
7 10. On the Section Selection Results screen, click the section(s) you will be enrolling in and click SUBMIT. Be sure to look at the Comments for the time your class is being offered to ensure you enroll in the appropriate section. 11. On the Register and Drop Sections screen you must select Register from the drop down box next to the section listing for each section you want to register for and click SUBMIT. (Students wishing to audit the course for NO academic credit must select Audit) 12. The Registration Results screen will show the section(s) you just registered for and all sections on your schedule with Onondaga Community College. Click OK after reviewing all of the information and ensuring that it is correct. NOTE: If you live outside of Onondaga County and have not submitted a Certificate of Residency to the college the Registration Results screen that appears for you will include a balance at the top showing the tuition that you will owe to the college should you not submit a Certificate of Residency on time. All students living outside of Onondaga County MUST submit a Certificate of Residency form to avoid tuition charges. For more information please visit, students.sunyocc.edu/central.aspx?id= To view the classes you have registered for, you can visit My Class Schedule under Academic Profile: 14. Enter the Term and click SUBMIT. 15. The Schedule screen will show all sections you are currently registered for through Onondaga Community College. To return to the Main Student Menu click OK.
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