HELENA – On Tuesday, August 7 Carroll College is holding offering an Early Access Open House for families interested in their tuition-free college level courses being offered for high school students this fall.
The open house is scheduled from 7-9 pm in Trinity Hall on the Carroll College campus.
Prospective students and families will have the opportunity to get more information about the program, meet the Carroll faculty and register for classes.
Carroll College president John Cech, Ph.D., said this is a great opportunity for these students to kick off their college careers is an affordable way.
“By providing the classes tuition-free, we hope to remove barriers to higher education so students can experience what it is like to attend college and get a head start on their college career while still in high school,” said Cech.
Over forty classes will be available for students to enroll in and all classes are taught by Carroll College faculty on the Carroll campus.
In order to enroll, students must maintain a 3.25 GPA minimum and receive permission from a high school official and a guardian.
Students are able to take up to two classes per semester from the approved courses which include a broad range of subjects such as Psychology and Ancient Greek.
Tuition is covered by Carroll College but students will need to pay $60 technology fee per semester and some classes may have additional fees such as labs.
Students who are enrolled will receive all the same benefits Carroll students receive such as free entry to football games and access to campus library.
Cech hopes this opportunity for the students will help to better prepare them for a higher education curriculum.
“There’s been a number of research studies done across the country that indicate high school students who are engaged in college credit before they graduate from high school typically are more likely to go to college, they have higher GPAs and they’re likely to finish college more quickly,” added Cech.
Cech also wants to thank the Helena School District for their partnership and support of this program.
To learn more about Carroll’s Early Access program, visit here.