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CORE Scholars/Dual Enrollment High School Program

CORE Scholars Mission
The mission of CORE Scholars is to create a community of learners within the high school who have decided that college coursework is an option for them.  These students actively participate in dual enrollment courses, navigate through the procedures of a JSU student, and take responsibility for their learning making them well-equipped to enter any college or university and to be successful freshmen.

CORE Scholars Admission Policies
A student is eligible to be a part of the JSU CORE Scholars program if he or she meets the following requirements:

CORE Scholars Student Workshops
Accepted students can register for a summer workshop at which they will learn how to use the JSU library for their classes, basic Blackboard information, Office 365 information and email setup, along with how to manage their MyJSU account. Click here to register.

Freshman Admission
Currently, CORE Scholars/Dual Enrollment students who are seeking admission as first time freshmen to JSU will be required to do submit a new Readmission Application in order to apply for that status. They will not need to submit a new application along with the $35 application fee.

CORE Scholars/Dual Enrollment students who do not meet admission requirements but have successfully completed JSU CORE Scholars/Dual Enrollment coursework can be admitted due to their previous JSU coursework.

Release Form
Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) a release form is required from students for information to be released to parents, counselors and teachers. 

Transcripts
CORE Scholars student will be issued credit upon completion of the course.  A transcript will be issued per student’s request. Visit Transcript Requests for more information.

Adjunct Faculty Credentials
All JSU Adjunct Faculty are held to high academic standards.  All adjuncts have been awarded a master’s degree, and they have completed at least 18 graduate hours in the field in which they teach. 

FERPA
FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, extends to JSU CORE Scholars students. Since the information contained in FERPA is vast, a link is provided to JSU’s page on FERPA. All parties are encouraged to read over the information on the webpage.

Schedule Changes
In order to drop a class before the academic penalty period, the student may go online to his or her MyJSU account to drop the course.  Check the Academic Calendar for dates to drop without academic penalty. 

REFUNDS OR CHARGE ADJUSTMENTS
Withdrawal:

Tuition will be refunded as follows for Fall and Spring Semesters:

  • 100% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from all courses from the semester occurs by the last day to register for the semester.
  • 80% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from all courses from semester occurs within one (1) week after the close of the registration period.
  • 50% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from classes occurs within three (3) weeks after the close of registration.
  • No adjustment if withdrawal occurs thereafter. Tuition will be refunded as follows for Summer semesters:
  • 100% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from the summer semester occurs by the last day to register for that semester.
  • 80% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from a summer semester occurs within one (1) day after the close of the registration period for that semester.
  • 50% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from a summer semester occurs within two (2) days after the close of registration.
  • No adjustment if withdrawal occurs thereafter.

Change of Course(s) or Drop:
Tuition will be refunded as follows for Dropped Courses during all semesters:

  • 100% of total tuition charged for the dropped course if the drop occurs by the last day to register.
  • No refund for dropping of a course after the last day to register for the semester.

Disability Support Services
CORE Scholars students with disabilities are encouraged to contact DSS with any questions they might have concerning utilizing DSS support.  Please visit the Disability Support Services webpage for more information.

Textbooks
As each participating high school handles textbooks in a different manner, contact your school for more information.  CORE Scholars students will be expected to use the same materials used by other JSU students including required and recommended resources.

Tuition
JSU offers tuition at a reduced rate, currently one-half, to CORE Scholars students.  Currently, there is no federal financial aid available for CORE Scholars Dual Enrollment students, but prepaid programs (i.e. – PACT) may be used.

There is no financial aid possible for dual enrollment students, but PACT plans may be used.  Please contact Office of Student Financial Services if using those type of plans to pay for DE courses.  Payment plans may also be set up through the Bursar’s Office prior to the payment deadline.  Visit www.jsu.edu/bursar for more information on payment plans and deadlines.

CORE Scholars offers scholarship opportunities twice yearly for fall and spring semesters. Visit Collaborative Regional Education for more information on how to apply.

Students who have a parent who has worked full-time at JSU for one year are eligible for tuition assistance for CORE Scholars classes. For more information, contact 256-782-5677.

Student Services
CORE Scholars students receive some of the same benefits as other JSU students.  They are able to have a student ID made on campus, utilize the services of the library including book checkout and copy machine services, attend tutoring sessions on campus, use the writing lab, and use the student recreational center located at Stephenson Hall.

Online Courses
CORE Scholars students are able to take online courses with the approval of the participating high school. The CORE Scholars department can help facilitate the process by introducing the learning management system (Blackboard). However, CORE Scholars must have regular access to an internet enabled computer to be enrolled in an online course. These classes, in order to count for dual enrollment credit, must be taken in lieu of, not in addition to, the regular high school course.

Advanced Placement/ACT scores
Students should have AP, IB, and ACT scores sent as soon after the testing date as possible in order to aid in placement into the appropriate coursework. A detailed listing of AP and IB score equivalency may be found at JSU Academic Regulations.

Advisement and Registration
Contact your high school counselor or JSU Coordinator of CORE Scholars at (256) 782-5141.  Students who wish to take EH 101 are required to submit scores from ACT or SAT.  Information regarding math placement can be found here.

Helpful Links
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
BURSAR'S OFFICE

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