Course Catalog 2017-2018

Accelerated Learning

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to Rochester College's Accelerated Learning program must be 21 years of age or older, or must have at least three years of work experience, or must have completed an academic program at a host institution (Macomb Community College, Oakland Community College, Mott Community College, or Specs Howard School of Media Arts). Unconditional admission is granted to transfer students who have earned a minimum of a 2.25 cumulative GPA from regionally accredited colleges or universities. Students without college experience may be granted unconditional admission with a 2.25 high school GPA or an earned GED. Students who do not meet these criteria may be granted conditional acceptance by appealing in writing to the director of accelerated learning. The minimum GED score prior to 2002 is 50. Beginning in 2002, the requirement is a minimum total score of 2,250 with no single test score below 410.

Prospective students who do not meet the regular GPA admission requirements may submit a written petition to the director of accelerated learning for provisional admission (academic alert). The written petition must include a rationale for why the applicant believes s/he will succeed in a challenging, accelerated program. Students who are approved to be provisionally admitted on academic alert are limited to 13 credit hours the first semester.

Provisionally admitted students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at Rochester College with a GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to be taken off of academic alert and returned to good standing academic status.

Policy for Concurrent Enrollment in Traditional and Accelerated Programs

Traditional students may take any accelerated learning course, provided the students have met the pre-requisites of the course or program. The traditional tuition rate will still be charged.

Accelerated learning students may take any traditional course, provided the students have met the pre-requisites of the course or program. The traditional tuition rate will be charged for that course.

Crossover enrollment between the accelerated learning and traditional programs is permitted on a space available basis. Traditional students taking accelerated learning courses may not displace Accelerated learning students and vice versa. Determination regarding available space will be made no later than the day preceding the start of the course(s) in question.