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What is articulation?

What is articulation?

Articulation provides an opportunity that will prepare your teen for a job in a technical career. Articulated programs encourage students to complete four years of high school study and continue their education at a community college leading to an associate degree or certificate. Through articulated programs, students can earn FREE college credit while still in high school.

How does a student enroll in articulation?

How does a student enroll in articulation?

High school counselors and teachers initially help students to explore career paths, which can lead to articulated classes. Staff members from the OTC are also available to visit with your teen concerning articulation agreements and credit.

What are articulation agreements?

What are articulation agreements?

These are cooperative agreements between two or more schools that make a smooth transition from high school to higher levels of education. While your student is in a articulated program, he/she will be earning high school AND college credits under this agreement.

How do high school students receive college credit?

How do high school students receive college credit?

Once enrolled in an articulated program, the student must complete all of their articulated courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, which means they must earn an A or B grade and maintain a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must enroll at OTC within two years after graduation. The student must fill out and submit an articulated credit application with their advisor in order to receive FREE college credits after completion of one semester. OTC must have an official high school transcript on file before it will apply credits.

Can articulated credits be used at other community colleges?

Can articulated credits be used at other community colleges?

There is no specific agreement with other community colleges; however, community colleges generally transfer credits from institution to institution. The student should check with the individual college for further information.

How is the college notified regarding current students?

How is the college notified regarding current students?

High school students enroll in articulated high school classes through their instructors/counselors, then receive a certificate of course completion each year. This information is forwarded to OTC where it prepares the certificates and mails them to the high school student after they complete the requirements.

What happens to the articulated credits if a student decides to transfer to a four-year college?

What happens to the articulated credits if a student decides to transfer to a four-year college?

OTC applies credits students earn in articulated programs to the student’s transcript after admission and registration at OTC. Later transfer to four-year colleges will be in accordance with the particular four-year colleges transfer standards of admission.

Do students have to maintain a certain grade point average to be given credit in an articulated program?

Do students have to maintain a certain grade point average to be given credit in an articulated program?

Program requirements for students are to maintain an overall high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher and a 3.0 GPA or higher in class(es) wanting to articulate, which means they must earn an A or B grade. High school instructors must recommend the student for credit by their high school instructor. After attending OTC for one semester, the student will receive a “P” for passing, which will not affect their overall college GPA.

How do students receive information about articulation?

How do students receive information about articulation?

Students may get more information about articulated programs by contacting their school guidance counselor or the Coordinator of Technical Education Programs based in the community college that serves. Individuals can also find information at this web site or by calling 417-447-8121.

How do dual credit and articulated credit differ?

How do dual credit and articulated credit differ?

Students earn articulated credits by taking courses in high school that are similar to college courses. Therefore, these credits eliminate the need to repeat high school courses in college. Articulated courses are FREE credits. Earned credits are posted to the student’s transcript after meeting all program requirements and upon enrollment at OTC.

Dual credit provides opportunities for qualified high school juniors and seniors to take college courses in their local schools. Students can earn these credits during the regular school day. Students can earn simultaneous OTC and high school credit for these college courses, often at a reduced tuition rate.

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