a. What are Pre University Programs?
b. What are the academic requirements for students who wish to be admitted to CSU’s Pre University Programs?
i. 3.4 GPA and
ii. 22 PLAN/ACT (each section) or
iii. 52 PSAT/ 520 SAT (each section)
iv. Other application requirements include a non-refundable, $30 application fee and an official high school transcript (faxes are not acceptable)
c. CSU school codes to have test scores automatically submitted (Recommended for all students planning to apply for PUP or as an undergraduate):
i. ACT/PLAN: 3270
ii. SAT/PSAT: 1221
d. What services PUP is prepared and committed to provide to high school counselors?
i. Phone calls and e-mails returned within two business days
ii. Student schedules completed before the end of the school year if the student’s application is completely handed in (and the student is accepted to CSU) before May 1st. (Students must attend orientation to schedule for classes.)
iii. Schedules mailed to counselors one week prior to the start of the semester.
iv. Transcripts mailed to counselors three weeks after the last day of finals [top]
e. What does CSU offer in terms of the ability to complete graduation requirements?
i. CSU offers a variety of courses in our six colleges that can be applied to any high school graduation requirement.
ii. Common course requests include College Writing I-II (ENG 101-102), American Government (PSC 111), and Personal Health (HED 210)
iii. Students are permitted to take courses in any college.
f. How does CSU handle students’ AP credits?
i. Students’ AP credit can be used to qualify them to take an upper-level course.
ii. PLEASE NOTE: No institution will grant official AP credit to high school students while they are in high school. Students must apply as undergraduates, be accepted, and take a course for a semester to have their AP credits registered on their CSU transcript.
g. What does CSU expect from high school counselors in terms of application information and communication?
i. Applications and transcripts should be submitted by the due dates on the PUP application in order to ensure timely processing by CSU.
ii. Communication about student issues that may affect their success at CSU. [top]
h. Can a CSU representative come and speak at your PSEOP information session?
i. Please contact the PSEOP Admissions Representative to attend and/or present at your PSEOP information session.
ii. CSU annually visits Tri-C and the high schools in Brooklyn, Cleveland Heights, Richmond Heights, Westlake, and others. [top]
i. How can a CSU course be taught at your high school?
i. Why have a CSU course taught at your high school?
a. The high school can use the relationship to promote the idea of the importance of a college education.
ii. What is the process for a course to be offered on a high school’s campus?
a. If a high school teacher will be teaching the course, the teacher must be hired by CSU, submitting a vita and all other required materials to teach as a part-time instructor.
i. If the high school teacher is teaching as part of her/his teaching load, the department pays the school district for the cost of a part-time instructor, and the instructor is classified as an affiliate
ii. If the teacher is teaching the course outside of her/his teaching load, the teacher is paid, and is classified as a part-time instructor.
b. If a faculty member is teaching the course, CSU should be reimbursed for the cost of the instructor.
iii. Who takes the course?
a. If the course is an advanced course, it is required that students meet all prerequisites for the course.
i. Students’ AP credit can be used to qualify them to take the course.
ii. AP credit is not officially granted by CSU to high school students while they are in high school. Students must apply as undergraduates, be accepted, and take a course for a semester to have their AP credits registered on their CSU transcript.
b. Students from other high schools will ask the CSU PSEOP Coordinator to take a course at that high school. High schools are encouraged to permit a student from another school to take that course on the high school’s campus. (For another student’s schedule to actually fit the high school’s schedule is extremely rare.) [top]
a. Students apply with the same application that all PSEOP/Viking Bridge students use.
b. If a student is NOT accepted to CSU but still wishes to take the course on the high school’s campus, that student is permitted to take the course to receive high school credit, but will not receive CSU credit for the course.
iv. What are the qualifications for the high school teacher to teach the course at the high school?
a. A master’s degree in the discipline is a common requirement.
b. Instructors have been permitted to have a master’s degree in education, but that is left to the discretion of the department.
a. The PSEOP Coordinator and department of the course will guide the instructor through the process.[top]