The College Now program is a partnership with Linn-Benton Community College that allows Corvallis High School students to earn both a credit from the high school and college credit from LBCC.
College Now Explained
College Now allows students to earn college credits towards a certificate, degree, or vocational program while in high school for free. Because College Now students get a head start, the program can shorten the time spent earning a certificate, degree, or vocational training and prepares students to experience a college-level course before transitioning into college. Please carefully read the following information about how the College Now program works, and consult with Beyond CHS or a counselor before making the decision to add a College Now course.
Participation in a College Now course means the beginning of a permanent college transcript. A college transcript is an official record of the courses taken, grades earned and credits awarded at a college or university. Final grades earned through College Now will be posted on the student’s LBCC transcript and will be included in the student’s cumulative GPA at LBCC, so it is recommended to only add courses where the student will earn grades of A, B, and possibly C. It is also very important to monitor unofficial transcripts after each term to be sure courses, grades and credits are posted accurately.
Financial Aid Implications
College Now credits impact some forms of grants and loans which may be available up to a certain amount of college credits. For example, Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps cover tuition at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® test graduates. Students will be eligible for Oregon Promise as long as they have not already earned 90 college credits, and College Now credits will count toward the 90 credit limit allowed by Oregon Promise. It is therefore important to ensure that courses taken are relevant to the certificate, degree, or vocational program the student plans to pursue after high school by checking with the admissions department at the future postsecondary institution.
Transferring LBCC College Now Credits
Most community colleges and four-year institutions in Oregon will accept LBCC College Now credits. Speak with an academic advisor at the college or university you are interested in attending for information on if and how LBCC College Now credits will be accepted.
Once you graduate from CHS and you can see your senior year College Now Classes on your unofficial LBCC Transcript, it is your responsibility to send your LBCC College Now transcript to the community college, college or university you plan to attend. Directions on sending your LBCC transcript can be found on LBCC’s Transcripts webpage here.
Earning LBCC College Now credit at CHS
Students may register for College Now at any time during high school and once approved, it works for the rest of your high school education. There is no fee to register. Please note that LBCC College Now credit is not retroactive. You must be registered for LBCC College Now before or during the class you would like College Now credit for.
- Students register for the LBCC High School Partnership Program (aka LBCC College Now) on the LBCC website here
- CHS College Now eligible classes change each semester, based on student registrations for the year
- To enroll or opt in for LBCC College Now credit for a CHS course, the student must 1) let their CHS College Now eligible class teacher know they would like to opt in for College Now credit for that class and 2) give their LBCC ID number to their teacher before the College Now deadline for that course.
LBCC College Now Account & Log-in Issues
CHS cannot help students with issues with their LBCC account, username, password or login information. Please visit the LBCC account troubleshooting webpage here or send an email using the information listed on that page.
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