Handbook for Center for College Readiness and Pre-College Programs

General Information

Top

Ferris State Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships

Top

Contact Information

For information about: Contact Name Phone Number Email
Center for College Readiness Programs Angie Buys, College Readiness Specialist (231) 591-5986 angelabuys@ferris.edu
Pre-College Programs Leah Melichar, Pre-College Specialist (231) 591-5980 leahmelichar@ferris.edu
BlackBoard Instructor Access and Online Course Management Jackie Hughes, Coordinator for Instructional Technology (231) 591-5439 jackiehughes@ferris.edu
Access to MyFSU and Ferris State email Ferris State Technology Assistance Center (231) 591-4822 tac@ferris.edu
Creating a college course for your high school CARE, UNIV 101, developmental and Woodbridge Promise courses
Angie Buys, College Readiness Specialist
(231) 491-5986 angelabuys@ferris.edu
Concurrent and dual enrollment courses
Leah Melichar, Pre-College Specialist

(231) 591-5980

leahmelichar@ferris.edu 

Assistance with registering, dropping, or withdrawing students CARE, UNIV 101, developmental and Woodbridge Promise courses
Angie Buys, College Readiness Specialist
(231) 491-5986 angelabuys@ferris.edu
Concurrent and dual enrollment courses
Leah Melichar, Pre-College Specialist
(231) 591-5980 leahmelichar@ferris.edu

Top

College Readiness and Pre-College Program Benefits

Click here to learn more about the Pre-College and Center for College Readiness program benefits for secondary schools, high school instructors, and high school students.

Top

Important Dates

Click here to view the important dates for Ferris State's College Readiness, Concurrent Enrollment, Dual Enrollment and Woodbridge Promise Programs. Information on the Important Dates page includes the following:

  • Course offering form deadlines
  • Course roster and syllabus submission dates
  • Drop/Withdraw dates
  • Midterm and final grade due dates
  • Semester start and end dates
  • Student registration deadlines

Top

Curriculum Standards

Concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment and Center for College Readiness courses have the same departmental designations, course descriptions, numbers, titles and credits as courses offered on Ferris’ campus. Courses reflect the pedagogical, theoretical and philosophical orientation of the sponsoring college/university departments.

Site visits to ensure that courses offered through Ferris State's pre-college and Center for College Readiness programs are the same as courses offered on campus. Site visits are conducted by program faculty or designee.

Top

Tuition Rates

Pre-College and Center for College Readiness tuition rates are established by the Ferris State University Board of Trustees and are a percentage of the traditional tuition. Tuition rates are subject to change.

Students enrolling in concurrent enrollment, dual enrollment, and Center for College Readiness courses are not eligible for financial aid.

Click here to view the current tuition rates for the Center for College Readiness and Pre-College programs.

Top

Textbooks and Course Materials

It is the high school and career and technical education center's responsibility to provide textbook and course material information to the students. Ferris State is not responsible for purchasing textbooks and other required course materials.

Top

Program Evaluation Standards

Ferris State University adheres to the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) standards when offering courses to high school students in a high school or career and technical education center.

Detailed information about the NACEP standards are available on the NACEP Standards webpage.

Ferris State’s pre-college and Center for College Readiness programs conduct student surveys as well as surveys of high school administrators, teachers, and counselors to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of concurrent enrollment courses.

Top

Partner Expectations and Responsibilities

Top

Instructor Information

Top

Creating an FSU course at a High School and/or Career Tech Center

The FSU Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships must be notified at least three months in advance of the anticipated start date of any concurrent enrollment or Center for College Readiness course a school will be offering. The secondary instructor/administrator should complete the online Course Offerings Form for each course section that will be offered. Click here to access the form.

Once the Course Offerings Form has been submitted to the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships, the course will be assigned a Course Reference Number (CRN) in the Ferris State course management system. This will allow students to be registered for the class. Concurrent enrollment courses may follow a modified Ferris calendar for semester offerings or classes may be held within a trimester. Courses must meet the appropriate minutes per credit hour.

Additionally, the secondary institution should consult with the appropriate FSU faculty contact to ensure that course prerequisites, sequencing, and contact hours are being met.

Top

Student Information

Students must be held to the same standards of achievement as those expected of students on Ferris State’s campus. Students’ performances should be assessed using the same methods as students taking college courses on campus (papers, portfolios, quizzes, labs, etc.).

Students are officially registered as Ferris State students. Courses are recorded on an official university transcript. Students enrolling in concurrent enrollment courses for college credit must meet the same course pre-requisites as students on campus and meet dual enrollment guidelines.

Disclaimers:

  1. Secondary administrators, instructors and students enrolling in concurrent enrollment, CARE 102, CARE 201, CARE 203, READ 106, READ 176, UNIV 101, and Woodbridge Promise classes should be aware that course content, instruction, academic expectations, and supporting materials have been developed for adult students typically age 18 or older. 
  2. Participation in Pre-College and College Readiness Programs does not guarantee admission to FSU following a student’s high school graduation. Students must meet the FSU admissions criteria. 

Top

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Top

Academic Integrity

Top