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College Access Challenge Grant College Mentor Corps Program

What is College Access Challenge?
The purpose of the College Access Challenge Grant Program (CAGCP) is to increase the direct services offered to low income students through the expansion of current college access programs to underserved populations of Tennessee. CACGP is designed to foster partnerships to significantly increase the number of low income and first generation students who enter and remain in postsecondary education. The program is designed to help students graduate from high school, be academically ready to meet college requirements and make the connections to available programs and financial aid sources to be able to enter college. 

How much does it cost?
All services are offered at NO CHARGE to program participants.

 Who can participate in the program?
Northeast State College Access Programs are designed for juniors and seniors at participating high schools. Space is limited.

Articulation

  • What are the passing grades required to earn college credit on the assessment exam?
    Technical Educational courses require a minimum "C". Health-Related Professions require a minimum score of "B".

     
  • How long is the articulated credit good for?
    The student must enroll at Northeast State within two years of graduation from high school.

     
  • When will the college credit go on student’s transcripts?
    The credit will be transcribed once the student is enrolled beyond the 14th day of the new school year.

     
  • Will other colleges accept articulated credit?
    It is always at the discretion of the receiving institution and the student should always inquire about that.

     
  • How many credit hours may I bring to Northeast State?
    Students may bring up to eight (8) hours of articulated credit with them upon enrollment at Northeast State.

     
  • May students take the same articulation exam more than once?
    Yes. If a high school student is not successful the first time they take the exam, they may take it again.

     
  • Does a student have to accept the articulation credit?
    No. it is up to the student to accept the credit. 

PC 967 (Dual Credit)

  • How is dual credit different from articulation credit?
    While both programs require an end of course assessment given by Northeast State instructors, PC 967 requires that high schools basically teach the college course at the high school. The high school instructor would be given a syllabus, weekly quizzes, homework assignments and class notes from the Northeast State instructor. PC 967 is basically a one-to-one articulation agreement. The high school student must make a minimum score of 70 on the college final in order to receive a grade for college credit.

     
  • How long is the dual credit good for?
    The student must enroll at Northeast State within two years of graduation from high school.

     
  • When will the college credit go on student’s transcripts?
    The credit will be transcribed once the student is enrolled beyond the 14th day of the new school year.

     
  • Will other colleges accept dual credit?
    In most cases the answer is yes, however, it is always at the discretion of the receiving institution and the student should always inquire about transferable credit.

     
  • What PC 967 courses are available?

    CHEM 1030, Intro. To Chemistry
    CISP 1290, Microcomputers Operating Systems
    CISP 2400, Microcomputers Hardware Control
    ENGR 1110, Engineering Graphics
    MATH 1100, Intermediate Algebra
    MATT 1110, Machine Tool Operations
    WELD 1060, General Welding

     
PARTICIPATING HIGH SCHOOLS 
LEA  School  School  School  School 
Sullivan County S. East S. Central S. North S. South
Carter County Unaka Hampton Happy Valley Cloudland
Washington Co. David Crockett Daniel Boone    
Johnson County Johnson County      
Unicoi County Unicoi County      
Kingsport City Dobyns Bennett      
Bristol City Tennessee High      
Johnson City Science Hill      
Elizabethton City Elizabethton High      
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