High School Students
Whatever your plans are for the future, UCC is the perfect place to start. You can earn college credits to transfer to a four-year university, begin a career or technical training program, or take advantage of services to get you ready for college.
What's available to you
Want to get started as a Dual Credit student?
Apply to UCC. Don't forget to select "4 - Dual Credit in High School" for Application Type.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What options are available for students wanting to earn college credit while in high school?
2. What are the benefits of earning college credit while in high school?
- Save $$: Joint enrollment classes are generally free to the student. You can save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars!
- Save time
- Be successful: Students who participate in early college programs are more successful in college and beyond.
- Have access to UCC resources: Take advantage of free academic planning, the college library, computer labs, tutoring services, and more!
3. What do I need to know before I drop or withdraw from a class?
- Please refer to pages 5 and 6 of the Dual Credit Student Guide.
4. What are important dates to remember?
- Please refer to the Academic Calendar.
5. What degrees are offered at UCC?
- College Transfer
- The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AA/OT) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees are designed to meet the first two years of academic work at a college or university. The AA/OT degree meets lower division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities and many other universities. Associate of Science (AS) degrees are specific to the receiving institution requirements. See Transfer Education.
- The Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) is a subset of the AA/OT and is designed to partially meet the General Education assignment of the Oregon public universities, totaling a minimum of 45 credits, or the first year. See Transfer Education.
- Career and Technical Education (CTE) - The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees and one-year certificate programs prepare students for entry into the workforce. There are also short-term pathways certificates available in many CTE programs. For a complete listing, please see Career Technical Education.
- Associate of General Studies (AGS)- This option uses a variety of lower division college level courses to meet degree requirements. See Transfer Education.
- College Transfer
6. How long will it take me to complete a degree at UCC?
- On average, it takes approximately a year to complete most certificates and two years to complete an associate’s degree.
7. After I graduate from high school, what do I need to do in order to attend UCC?
- Visit UCC’s Getting Started webpage. Note: Dual credit and EOP students need to update their Enrollment Information to Degree Seeking (if graduating from high school before starting classes) by filling out a new application for admission as “New First Time Freshman.”
8. How many students attend UCC?
- There are around 3,000 students enrolled in college credit classes. The average class size is 16 students, and the student-to-faculty ratio is around 22:1.
9. Are there any scholarships available to students?
- The UCC Foundation has over 100 Scholarships available to students totaling over $400,000.
10. What if I don’t know what I want to do after high school?
- That’s ok! In fact, about 80 percent of students in the US end up changing their major at least once (National Center for Education Statistics) and, on average, college students change their major at least three times over the course of their college career. You can start by working on general education requirements, and it is also important to work with your academic advisor.
11. How is the college schedule different from high school?
12. How old do you need to be to take classes at UCC?
13. Who do I contact if I want to set up a campus tour, want more information about UCC/programs at UCC, steps to become a student, or just general information?
Where are you in your path to UCC?
I want to earn college credit while still in high school.
I am interested in Community Education like drivers ed, fitness or art.
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I need help with preparing for college and how to navigate the process.
I am thinking about attending UCC. Where do I go for more information?
I am definitely attending UCC.
College Transitions Specialist