Last modified: February 14, 2020
Distance Education/Concurrent Enrollment
Utah Valley University Concurrent Enrollment
Utah Valley University Concurrent Enrollment is an academic program that partners with and serves high schools and communities. It provides access to, preparation for, and the experience of higher education. Our program offers a full dimension of courses to a wide variety of students.
Our goal is to offer every student the opportunity to have an authentic college experience while in high school.
- Concurrent Enrollment and Distance Education are programs designed to help students complete college credit while still in high school utilizing the courses they are enrolled in on their high school campus.
- CE teachers are adjunct faculty at UVU and are qualified to teach the college curriculum in their high school class DE instructors are university faculty teaching courses over the EDNET system broadcast to the local high schools in real time CE and DE credit is primarily for high school juniors and seniors.
- Courses are challenging and range from 3-5 on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the most difficult) Students must meet the university prerequisites to participate and have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Some courses require a prerequisite ACT, PLAN, or new student assessment Accuplacer exam score to qualify for the college credit prior to registration in the course.
- Students participate by completing 3 steps through Concurrent Enrollment
- Admissions Only Once– students submit an on-line application and pay a one-time non-refundable $35 fee. Students born out of the United States that cannot fill out the application online may complete a paper application
- Registration Every Semester – Students register for CE college courses each semester they begin a concurrent class. College credit given in a year-long high school class is register in the Fall semester
- Pay Tuition Every Semester – payment of low tuition ($5 per credit hour) is paid directly to UVU either online through Tuition Payment Plus system, by mail, or in person on campus at One Stop, located in the Browning Administration building (BA 106). Tuition is separate from the application fee.
- Sophomores who would like to participate in Concurrent Enrollment must complete the “Sophomore by Exception Application” and take the UVU new student assessment Accuplacer Exam. Other scores accepted on the application are Explorer, Plan or ACT however, MATH 1050 requires placement scores through Accuplacer or ACT only.
- The Accuplacer is an adaptive exam and consists of three sections; Reading Comprehension, Sentence skills and Math. New students must apply to UVU and have a UV ID number prior to testing (keep in mind that it can take 48 hours for UVU to assign a student number once the application and fee is submitted).
- Sophomore students may not participate in Distance Education courses
- Students who participate in Concurrent Enrollment and Distance Education must adhere to the college deadlines established by UVU each semester. NOTE: CE and DE deadlines are not the same. DE deadlines are met PRIOR to the first day of class each semester.
- ALL STUDENTS participating in Concurrent Enrollment and Distance Education are required to fill out and return the State “Concurrent Enrollment Student Participation Form” . One form is sufficient for both CE/DE registered courses, submitting the form each school year of participation.
UVU Distance Education
High School Students can take actual UVU courses through Concurrent Enrollment via Live Interactive Education!
Live Interactive or Distance Education (formerly called Distance Learning) is a great opportunity for Timpview students to earn college credit while in high school. Utah Valley Professors are on the UVU campus teaching in a special classroom designed to transmit the class throughout the state. The high-tech equipment enables students to communicate with the professor on campus in real-class time while attending their high school class at Timpview High School in the Media Center.
Distance Education courses give dual college and high school credit. For each 3-credit hour college class, students receive 1.0 high school credit. Distance Education course offerings differ from year to year however, Timpview High School tries to maintain General Education (GE) courses consistent for high school and college graduation.
Participation in this program requires students to block out the odd/even high school class time and follows the UVU schedule and calendar. UVU courses in the Fall semester may begin before high school classes start in August. UVU courses in Spring semester begins before the end of high school classes first semester in January.
- DE registration deadlines are different from the concurrent enrollment registration deadlines.
- Students in this program purchase their own textbooks and other materials that may be required by the instructor.
- For scheduling and registration in this program meet with the high school Concurrent Enrollment coordinator.
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