Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program

Fall Semester 2014 and Spring Semester 2015 (during the academic year only)


PURPOSE
The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program, created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1989, permits high school students to complete college course work for high school and/or college credit. Defiance College is pleased to offer the opportunity for post-secondary enrollment to high school students who wish to enrich and supplement their high school academic program. The program broadens the range of choices through which qualified students may experience course work at the college level while completing requirements for high school graduation. Any high school student admitted to a course will be expected and required to perform at the same level as the College’s regularly admitted students.

BENEFITS
The benefits for a high school student participating in this program at Defiance College include:

CHALLENGES
The challenges for a high school student participating in this program at Defiance College include:

ELIGIBILITY
There is no limit to the number of students considered for the program. The criteria for eligibility in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program of Defiance College are as follows:

YEAR CLASS RANK GPA ESSAY* COURSES
Freshman Top 10% 4.0 yes 100 level only
Sophomore Top 25% 3.75 yes 100 level only
Junior Top 35% 3.50 no 100 level or other as approved
Senior Top 35% 3.50 no 100 level or other as approved
*Essay will be written on campus, with topic given upon arrival. Essay will be graded on content, organization, and structure.
-- All freshman and sophomore applicants must interview with the Academic Dean and the program coordinator as part of the application process.
-- All junior and senior applicants must interview with the program coordinator as part of the application process.

 

In addition, students shall:

  1. have the written approval of their parent or guardian;
  2. be attending full-time at a high school in the State of Ohio.

The State of Ohio Department of Education has made effective October 1, 1999, through the amended Substitute House Bill 282, the following requirement:

There is no limit to the number of students considered for the program.

ENROLLMENT
A student participating in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program of Defiance College may enroll for two courses per semester in any fall or spring semester. Course prerequisites must be met, and enrollment is permitted on a space-available basis in regular college courses.

CREDIT
Full college credit will be awarded for all courses satisfactorily completed according to the College's established requirements and procedures. Courses completed will be applied toward degree requirements if the student enrolls at Defiance College after high school graduation.

OPTIONS
The student must select one of the two options at the time of application for admission to the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program, and the decision may not be changed once the application has been submitted to Defiance College. The student cannot combine the two options.

OPTION A: This option permits eligible students to enroll in college courses for college credit. Students electing this option will be required to pay all costs incurred, including tuition, books, materials, and fees. A cost of the prevailing tuition rate per credit hour will be charged. Tuition and special fees are due and payable in full on or before Registration Day (the first day of the semester). The school district will determine if high school credit will be awarded for the college course(s) completed under this option. Your grades will not be calculated into your high school grade point average.

OPTION B: This option permits eligible students to enroll in two college courses per semester for college and high school graduation credit. The college will furnish all textbooks associated with the course(s). The home school district will pay the college tuition, fees, books, and materials from its state basic aid allocation. Your grades will be calculated into your high school grade point average.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
The deadlines for application for admission to Defiance College to participate in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program are as follows:

APPROVAL
In accordance with Senate Bill 140, Defiance College retains the final right of approval for admission decisions of the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
To be considered for participation in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program of Defiance College, the following items must be submitted to DC's Admissions Office:

  1. Defiance College’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program application signed by student, parent/guardian and high school guidance counselor;
  2. an official high school transcript stating cumulative grade point average and class rank;
  3. a copy of the school district's "Intent to Participate in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program" form, completed by the student, parent/guardian and high school guidance counselor;
  4. DC Course Eligibility Form (page 5 of PSEO application) completed by high school guidance counselor;
  5. freshman and sophomore students must submit an essay which is to be completed on campus, with the topic given upon arrival, and interview with DC's Academic Dean and the program coordinator.

NOTIFICATION OF ADMISSION DECISION
Upon completion of the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program application procedures, the Director of Admissions will respond with the admission decision and instructions immediately by letter to the student. Copies of the letter will be sent to the parent or guardian, high school guidance counselor, and area coordinator.

Within ten days of the start of the semester, the College’s registrar will send a letter of enrollment notice to the high school guidance counselor and the superintendent of instruction for the State of Ohio. Upon the completion of the semester, the College’s registrar will send a grade report to the high school guidance counselor. The student may check grades online and/or request (at no cost) for a grade report to be sent to their home address. If an official college transcript is requested there is a $5.00 fee.

Students must have college, parental, and high school permission to register for each semester.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Office of Admissions/Post-Secondary Enrollment Coordinator
Defiance College
701 N. Clinton Street
Defiance, OH 43512
(419)783-2314 or 1-800-520-GODC (4632)
jstark@defiance.edu

The Ohio Department of Education website

 

Note: Defiance College admits students regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

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