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Advising Your Student

High school students are strongly encouraged to consult with their high school counselor or the Early College Program staff before enrolling in any courses. Future college application, admission, and intended fields of study should also be considered in their discussion to ensure proper course selection.

 

General Education and Elective Courses

Some ISU Objective (general education) courses are common to all majors, such as English composition, while other majors have specific requirements that fulfill both general education and a specific degree plan. Students, whenever possible, should take courses that count towards fulfillment of both their general education requirement and a program of study. Degree plans for some majors include a very limited number of elective credits. At ISU, a minimum of 120 credit hours are necessary for a bachelor's degree. For additional information please see ISU Objective Courses    

Student Responsibilities                       

  • Discuss enrollment options with parent, ECP Staff and/or high school counselor
  • Take ACT/SAT/ ALEKS placement tests if needed
  • Apply to the Early College Program and submit permission form
  • Register online through bengalWeb
  • Apply for Advanced Opportunities funding
  • Pay fees for dual credit courses not covered by Advanced Opportunities through bengalWeb by appropriate deadline NOTE: ISU does not send out bill for registration fees
  • Purchase textbooks and materials, if required.
  • Inform instructor if accommodations are needed - contact ISU Disability Services at 208-282-3599 for assistance
  • Check ISU email regularly for announcements
  • Study - It is recommended that you study 2-3 hours a week outside of class for every 1 credit hour registered

 

5 Step Registration Process:

  1. Complete an online Early College Program application at www.isu.edu/apply. There is no cost to apply as an Early College student.
  2. Submit Parent/Guardian Permission Form to the Early College Progam office. Three signatures are needed - student, parent/guardian, and a high school counselor. This form can be faxed to 208-282-3677 when complete.
  3. Obtain username and password. After being admitted as an Early College Program student you will be sent an email from the admissions office with information about getting your username and password. For additional help you can contact the Help Desk at 208-282-4357.
  4. Register for ISU courses through BengalWeb, bengalweb.isu.edu. Click on the Academic Tools Tab, Add/Drop Classes and enter the 5 digit CRN associated with the course and click submit. (An ISU representative will bring the CRN's to your high school or they can be found in the ISU online class schedule). To register for an on-campus or online course please submit an On-Campus Registration Request form.
  5. Apply for funding from advanced opportunities at https://advancedops.sde.idaho.gov/

 

Course Prerequisites

Early College Program students who wish to take a college-level English, chemistry, math, or physics course need to have completed a qualifying prerequisite test score in order to register for the course. Placement can be satisfied with either the prerequisite course or an ACT, SAT, Compass, or ALEKS (Math) test score. Passing placement scores need to be submitted to the Early College Program or the Admissions Office prior to registering for the course.

           

Course

ACT Score

SAT Score – New

Compass Score

ALEKS Score

BIOL 1101

23 (Math)

560 (Math)

 

46-60 (Math)

CHEM 1101

23 (Math)

560 (Math)

61 on Algebra

(MAPL 2)

46-60 (Math)

ENGL 1101

18-24 (English)

26-31 (Writing/Language)

68-94 (Writing)

NA

ENGL 1102

25-30 (English)

32-40 (Writing/Language)

95-99 (Writing)

NA

MATH 1153

23 (Math)

560 (Math)

61 on Algebra

(MAPL 2)

46-60 (Math)

MATH 1170

29 (Math)

680 (Math)

51 on Trigonometry

(MAPL 4)

71-100 (Math)

PHYS 1111/1113

27 (Math)

640 (Math)

51 pm College Algebra (MAPL 3)

61-75 (Math)

 

Course Deadlines 2017-2018

 

Semester High Schools

Fall 2017

ECP Registration Deadline

09/29/2017

Advanced Opportunities Request Deadline for fall/year-long courses

09/29/2017

ECP Last day to drop without W and not be assessed a fee

09/29/2017

ECP Last day to withdraw from semester long courses, no refund

11/03/2017

ECP Last day to withdraw from year-long courses, no refund

11/03/2017

Spring 2018

ECP Registration Deadline

02/09/2018

ECP Last day to drop without W and not be assessed a fee

02/09/2018

Advanced Opportunities Request Deadline for spring semester courses

02/23/2018

ECP Last day to withdraw from semester long courses, no refund

03/02/2018

Trimester High Schools

Trimester 1

ECP Registration Deadline

09/29/2017

Advanced Opportunities Request Deadline for courses beginning first trimester

09/29/2017

ECP Last day to drop without W and not be assessed a fee

09/29/2017

ECP Last day to withdraw from first trimester courses, no refund

11/03/2017

ECP Last day to withdraw from first/second trimester courses, no refund

11/03/2017

ECP Last day to withdraw from year-long courses, no refund

11/03/2017

Trimester 2

ECP Registration Deadline

12/22/2017

ECP Last day to drop without W and not be assessed a fee

12/22/2017

Advanced Opportunities Request Deadline for courses beginning second trimester

1/19/2018

ECP Last day to withdraw from second trimester courses, no refund

01/05/2018

ECP Last day to withdraw from second/third trimester courses, no refund

01/05/2018

Trimester 3

ECP Registration Deadline

03/16/2018

ECP Last day to drop without W and not be assessed a fee

03/16/2018

Advanced Opportunities Request Deadline for third trimester courses

03/30/2018

ECP Last day to withdraw from third trimester courses, no refund

04/06/2018

Summer ECP Courses

ECP Registration Deadline

06/22/2018

ECP Last day to drop without W and not be assessed a fee

06/22/2018

ECP Last day to withdraw from summer courses, no refund

07/06/2018

 

On-Campus Courses

ECP Registration Deadline - Fall Semester

08/07/2017

ECP Registration Deadline - Spring Semester

12/22/2017

ECP Registration Deadline - Summer Semester

Two weeks prior to start of course



Withdrawing from a Course

Students who have medical, academic, or personal reasons can choose to withdraw from an Early College Program course before the withdrawal deadline. Students withdraw from a course by logging into their BengalWeb account and clicking the add/drop classes link under the Academic Tools tab.  A screen will come up that list each course being taken in that semester. The student will select “withdraw” from the drop down box for the respective course, and click submit changes. When a student withdraws from a class a “W” will be placed on their transcript and will not count toward their GPA. However, there is no tuition refund for withdrawn courses and it may affect their Advanced Opportunity funding.

 

If your course is offered over a two trimester or year-long period, students must be enrolled in all trimesters or semesters in order to earn the dual credit. If they transfer out at the trimester/semester please let them know that they need to withdraw from the ISU course so they do not receive a failing grade. Please also notify students who are failing the class at mid-term of their option to withdraw from the course.   

 

Advanced Opportunities

Students in grades 7-12 attending a public school in Idaho have an allocation of $4,125 to use toward the cost of overload courses, dual credit courses, or college credit bearing exams. In order to receive funding students must create a Fast Forward account, turning an a participation form, be registered for the course with ISU, and request funding by the appropriate deadline. For additional information please visit https://advancedops.sde.idaho.gov/.  Some school districts will have the students request their funding and others will request on behalf of the student.  Please check with your counselor to see the preferred method for your school district.

 

Associate Degree

Early College Program students who meet the degree credit requirements and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.0 or higher are eligible to graduate from Idaho State University with an Associate of Arts in General Studies. To be eligible a student must:

 

  • Complete at least 36 General Education Objectives
  • Complete at least 12 additional major requirements
  • Complete at least 12 additional elective credits
  • Complete a total of at least 60 credits hours
  • Have an overall ISU cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.o
  • Submit graduation application by March 15
  • Submit Transcripts from other colleges to the Registrar’s office

 

Students should work closely with their high school counselor and the Early College Program staff to make sure all requirements are fulfilled.  Students can use Associate of Arts in General Studies advising sheetan  to keep track of courses.



Academic Integrity   

It is important to remember that Early College students are also Idaho State University students and will be held to the academic policies of the university, including academic integrity and dishonesty policies. ISU college credits and grades earned will be recorded on permanent college transcripts.       

       

Academic integrity is expected of all students. Academic dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, is unacceptable. Please see ISU's Policies and Procedures on Student Conduct for more information.

       

CHEATING is using or attempting to use materials, information or study aids that are not permitted by the instructor in examinations or other academic work.

           

PLAGIARISM is representing another person's words, ideas, data or work as one's own.

 

FERPA   

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) grants privacy rights to any student enrolled in a college-level course regardless of their age. ISU shall obtain written consent from students before disclosing any non-directory information from their educational records. Students wishing to restrict release of directory information should submit a Non-Disclosure Declaration to the university. Please refer to our Registrar's FERPA website for additional information.       

 

Transferring ISU Credits

Credits earned at Idaho State University can be transferred to other colleges and universities and may be applied toward degree completion. All Idaho institutions of higher education, as well as most accredited colleges and universities accept ISU credits. Students are encouraged to consult with the institution of their choice regarding the transferability of credits earned, prior to registering for the course. The Registrar's Office at other institutions have transfer guides available to see how ISU courses will transfer to their school. To see how your credits will transfer to other Idaho institutions visit the Transfer Equivalency Guide  When transferring to another institution, students are required to submit all transcripts, regardless of grade received.

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