What is the Concurrent Enrollment Program at URI?
The Concurrent Enrollment Program at the University of Rhode Island offers students in high schools the chance to study college level courses and receive college credit for their efforts. Students benefit by the opportunity to address the challenges of college level curricula with their high school teachers in a familiar environment at fees substantially lower than on-campus courses. Interested high school teachers should contact URI Office of Special Programs about teaching a concurrent course.
Who is Eligible?
Concurrent enrollment is designed for motivated students, typically juniors and seniors, who seek to get a head start on college credit and who are looking to be challenged academically while in high school. To be eligible for enrollment in this URI/HS class, students should have a 3.0 minimum high school GPA or for an exception, the student must have the recommendation of the school counselor and/or school administrator and/or teacher.
What is the URI term for the HS class?
If the high school class begins any time between September 1 (or an August start date) until October 31 then the class is considered a FALL term class.
If the high school class begins any time between January 1 until March 31 then the class is considered a SPRING term class.
Class Begins at High School URI Term Covered by Prepare RI Student MAY start registering by Student MUST complete the non-matric form and be able to register in the class by 9/1 – 10/31 Fall Yes HS students can complete the online non-matric form beginning May 2 until June 15 and no later than by September 8, 2016. September 20, 2016. 1/1 – 3/31 Spring Yes HS students can complete the online non-matric form beginning December 1 and no later than by February 5, 2017
How Do Students Register for Courses?
In order to register for your URI/HS class you will first need to complete an online non-matriculating student form. Non-matric form.
Students will need to complete the non-matric form for each term (Fall and Spring) they enroll in a URI/HS class. This form can take up to 10 business days to complete so please submit it as soon as you know you will be taking a class for URI credit. We strongly recommend that you complete and submit this form no later than by September 8, 2016.
Once students receive an email that their non-matric form has been completed, they can activate their eCampus account to begin the registration process. Please make sure that the correct term of enrollment (Fall or Spring) is chosen. To register yourself into the correct class, your HS teacher will give you the class number and a permission number to add the URI/HS class.
Please view this webpage for further instructions on how to do this http://web.uri.edu/enrollment/registration-help/
For FALL enrollment, you must complete the registration process NO LATER THAN by TUESDAY, September 20, 2016.
Upon course completion, a grade is recorded on your official URI transcript and your high school transcript. If you need to withdraw your enrollment from a URI/HS class, you must do so before Wednesday, September 28, 2016 otherwise a “W” will be recorded on your official URI transcript.
Credits will carry over when you enroll at URI, or they may transfer to one of the many colleges or universities that accept URI credits. More information regarding course transfers among the public higher education institutions can be found at ritranfers.org.
What is the Cost?
- The concurrent enrollment course cost is $195 for a 3 credit course and $260 for a 4 credit course.
- Governor Raimondo’s Prepare RI Dual Enrollment Fund will provide funding for every qualifying public school student to take a HS college course as part of their HS requirements at no cost to the student or family. This fund does not cover the cost for any summer course enrollments and the cost of textbooks or other course materials.
- The Prepare RI Dual Enrollment Fund for the 2016-2017 school year is pending approval as part of Governor Raimondo’s proposed budget.
Contact Information:URI Concurrent Courses
Office of Special Programs
Director – Special Programs
CCE / Special Programs
What is the Concurrent Enrollment Program at URI?
The Concurrent Enrollment Program at the University of Rhode Island offers students in high schools the chance to study college level courses and receive college credit for their efforts. Students benefit by the opportunity to address the challenges of college level curricula with their high school teachers in a familiar environment at fees substantially lower than on-campus courses. Interested teachers should contact URI about teaching a concurrent course.
Who is Eligible?
This program is designed for motivated students, typically juniors and seniors, who seek to get a head start on college credit and who are looking to be challenged academically while in high school. To be eligible, students should have a 3.0 minimum GPA or recommendation of school counselor or teacher. Exceptions to the criteria must have the recommendation of the school counselor and/or school administrator and/or teacher.
What Do Teachers Need to Know and What Qualifications Do They Need?
- A specific university department/college agrees to a partnership with a Rhode Island high school to offer a course at the high school
- High School teachers deliver URI approved college course content in the high school classroom.
- High school teachers can only teach the approved college syllabus with all designated books and course materials.
- They are supervised by a URI faulty member through on site visits-at least twice a semester, observation of classes, reading student papers, checking teacher comments on student work and teaching model lessons from time to time.
- In some cases, high school teachers may be expected to attend a one day URI event to engage with faculty members and other high school teachers delivering the same course content.
The approval process takes about six weeks. For a high school teacher to be approved for teaching a URI course, the teacher must complete the follow steps:
- Submit official transcript information to the college department to verify a Master’s degree in the content area. The qualifications by course are listed on the RIDE website in the course catalog.
- Receive the approval of both the department and the college must approve the credentials of any teacher designated to teach an approved URI course.
- Ensure that the school leader or district administrator is aware of and approves the course that is desired to be taught. Contact the specified person below to begin the process of being approved.
High School teachers interested in finding out about how to connect with a specific URI department to discuss the possibility of offering an approved URI course at their high school can contact Christine P. Dolan,email@example.com, 401-277-5388.
For WRITING 104 course questions/inquiries, please contact Frank Romanelli Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org,
Current URI courses available in the Concurrent Enrollment Program
WRT 104 Writing to Inform and Explain (3)
Writing emphasizing the sharing of information. Varieties and strategies of expository writing for differing audiences and situations. Genres may include reports, proposals, letters, reviews, Web sites, academic essays.
AVS 101 Introduction to Animal Science (3)
Animal industry’s role in world and national economy; inheritance, growth, physiology, nutrition, and diseases of domestic animals and poultry; geographic distribution and marketing of animal products.
BCH 190: Issues in Biotechnology (3) Online
Introduction to modern biotechnology in medical, pharmaceutical, forensic, agricultural, marine, and environmental applications. Consideration of ethical, environmental, health, and social issues. (Online)
BUS 140: Introduction to Business (3)
Applications, concepts, and skills relevant to information technology in the context of the modern business environment. Topics include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and internet software.
BUS 110: Business Computing Applications (3)
Nature, philosophy, objectives, and scope of the American business system. Emphasis on the interrelations of the functional areas.
BUS 201: Financial Accounting (3)
Basic concepts and systems used in financial accounting for business organizations.
CSF 102: Fundamentals for Cyber Security (4)
This course provides an overview of the technical background required to provide solutions to many cyber security problems. This background includes: binary/hex number systems, operating systems concepts, file systems, OSI model, network topologies and protocols, and wireless standards and implementations. (Online)
Current participating schools:
- Barrington HS
- Bishop Hendricken HS
- Burrillville HS
- Central HS
- Classical HS
- Coventry HS
- Cranston East HS
- Cranston West HS
- Cumberland HS
- E-Cubed Academy HS
- East Greenwich HS
- East Providence HS
- Exeter-West Greenwich HS
- Johnston HS
- Middletown HS
- Mt. Hope HS
- Narragansett HS
- North Providence HS
- Pilgrim HS
- Portsmouth HS
- Shea HS
- Smithfield HS
- South Kingstown HS
- Textron Chamber HS
- Tiverton HS
- Tolman HS
- Warwick Vets HS
- Westerly HS