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College tuition is expensive . . . Here’s a way to save some money . . .
Can you be in two places at once? With TECH PREP you can!! • Earn high school credit and college credit without ever leaving your high school • Take certain classes in your high school • Receive college credits that are the same as if you were in a college classroom
What are the benefits of TECH PREP? • Financial – saving $$ • No Distinction on Transcript • Jump Start • Resume Building • Military – pay grade advancement • Exploration!!
“I don’t know where I want go to college …” • Tech Prep credit MAY be TRANSFERABLE • Transferability is determined by 4-year institutions on a CASE BY CASE basis • Save your transcripts and syllabi • Meet IN PERSON with your • academic advisor • You are your own best advocate!
What would you do with an extra $1,500 dollars? Many Whatcom County Tech Prep students earn 10-20 college credits during high school at a tuition savings of $930 - $1,800 *$93 per credit average for WA State Community or Technical College programs
How does TECH PREP work? • Enroll in a TECH PREP class at your high school – in fact you may already be enrolled in one today! • Check list of classes at your high school & register today at www.whatcomtechprep.org • Pay one time $25 fee (WCC) or earn FREE credits at BTC • Work hard and get a ‘B’ grade or better!
Is there a CTE class at my school that qualifies for Tech Prep dual credit? • Go to Tech Prep website to check for existing program articulations: www.whatcomtechprep.org
What have you got to lose? • TECH PREP helps you: • Save time and money • Prepares you for college level courses • Strengthens your resume and college applications
Enroll now … let’s get started! Go to www.whatcomtechprep.org - Click on Tech Prep Registration - Choose Students Click Here • If you have registered for Tech Prep in the past (before 2009-2010), you will need your Tech Prep ID number. • if registered during the 2009-2010 school year or after, you will need to know your user id & password. If you can’t remember them, enter your email address & it will be emailed to you.
Registration If you’re a new student select Create An Account at the Tech Prep/SERS home page - fill in all required information on the Create Student Account page It is important that you give us a valid mailing address – college will mail you transcript confirmation at the end of the year.
Registration A valid email address is essential as well. This is how you can retrieve your user id and password. Social Security # is optional -- however, it’s helpful for college to link with your transcript. HOME HIGH SCHOOL = where you regularly attend school
Registration Once you’ve entered all your information into the profile page, select submit. Then choose Register for Classes Make sure you only choose: • High School where Tech Prep class is taught • Teacher (s) you now have Select Go Search and scroll down. A list of class(es) will be available for you to choose. Click on the class you are in & want college credit for.
Registration - Select Register, look over classes you’ve chosen and then select Save & Register Print two copies of your two-page registration form. - Keep ONE for your records. • Before June 12, 2011, submit registration form to Whatcom Tech Prep office (attach $25 check for WCC only) or give to your teacher for mailing. • No college credit granted after June 30. Deadlines are important!!
Registration What happens next? At the end of September, a letter confirming your credit will be mailed to your home from the college that awarded you the credit. Please check the Tech Prep website under Student FAQs for more information on how to order college transcripts. You will need your COLLEGE ID # to access your transcript.
Tech Prep students know it’s a good deal to earn college credit while in high school!
REGISTER TODAY! Enroll now at www.whatcomtechprep.org Need help? Contact the career center specialist at your high school!