Students’ tuition is paid by the high school or district. That adds up to big savings in college tuition after high school.
For example, during the 2016-17 academic year, students were saving $136.90 per credit for on campus classes. That’s over $2,000 saved if you complete 15 credits while in high school!
Supporting Your Student
College Now is truly a transition program for your student. Northeastern's goal is to help students learn how to navigate college while wrap around support is available from parents, high schools, and Northeastern College Now staff. As a result, the College Now team is happy to provide general information to you about resources available on our campus. Although FERPA does prevent specific student information to be shared with parents about their student, please note that our team is more than happy to talk about general options and information that are available. Records Privacy Act
Here are some common areas to help your student navigate as they take college level classes.
It can be challenging for students to balance high school, college, friends, work, family commitments, etc. all at once. Students are always encouraged to consider their commitments and prioritize their time so they can be successful in college classes.
These are college courses and students are expected to rise to the higher standards set by their instructors. Remember that Northeastern has free resources available to help, including Monahan Learning Center and our Student Success Center.
Students are expected to demonstrate a high level of maturity when taking college classes. Maturity includes advocating for themselves when they have questions or need help and demonstrating appropriate behavior in class. Students who take classes on campus will be enrolled with students of all ages and will be expected to integrate with all students appropriately.
Passing a college courses requires the student to attend. Help encourage your student attend courses regularly. Please keep college courses in mind as you plan family trips, doctor appointments, etc. In some cases, missing multiple class periods could have negative results on the student’s final grade.
In college, a deadline is a deadline. This includes registration and drop dates at the college as well as assignments deadlines within courses. Encourage your student to be aware of these important dates and to schedule appropriately to meet deadlines.
Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act-FERPA
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides students with privacy of their student record upon turning 18, or upon enrolling in college classes at any age. As a result of FERPA, colleges are not able to share information about a student’s record with anyone other than the student without a FERPA waiver on file. Students participating in College Now can utilize the learning management system, called Desire2Learn, to show others their progress in classes and grades.
After High School
The classes that students take during concurrent enrollment begin their official college transcript and may be used toward the completion of a future degree or certificate. See more information about the programs and degrees available at Northeastern Junior College. Areas of Interest
College Now students are encouraged to continue at Northeastern Junior College after high school to complete a degree or certificate, or take additional classes that will transfer to a four-year institution. Our academic advisors are available to talk with students about future class planning.