HEAR – Higher Education Admissions Requirements  What is it? How will if affect me?
Why the confusion? <ul><li>Lack of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Misinformation </li></ul><ul><li>Newness of the Informa...
Which Requirements? District graduation requirements (vary) HEAR Admissions Requirements Private colleges & universities N...
Overview <ul><li>In 2003, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education adopted the Higher Education Admission Requirements ...
Hear Requirements <ul><li>Phase I: English 4  </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics (Algebra I level and higher) 3  </li></ul><ul>...
 
Why? (From CCHE) <ul><li>Why were the Higher Education Admission Requirements adopted? </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous studies ...
Who? <ul><li>Which public institutions in Colorado mandate the HEAR courses in order to qualify for admission? </li></ul><...
Math (4 Units) – Acceptable Courses <ul><li>Algebra I  (needs to be taken freshmen year) </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate al...
Math – Unacceptable Courses <ul><li>Examples of  unacceptable  courses are:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-algebra  </li></ul>...
English (4 Units) – Acceptable Courses <ul><li>English  </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated English (such as English and social s...
English – Unacceptable Courses <ul><li>Examples of  unacceptable  courses are:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-freshman level E...
Science – 3 Units (Acceptable) <ul><li>2 or the 3  required units must have lab work </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><...
Science - Unacceptable <ul><li>Examples of unacceptable  courses  are : </li></ul><ul><li>General science  </li></ul><ul><...
Social Science – 3 Units Acceptable Courses <ul><li>U.S. history  </li></ul><ul><li>World history  </li></ul><ul><li>World...
Social Science Unacceptable Courses <ul><li>Some examples of unacceptable courses: </li></ul><ul><li>Family living  </li><...
Academic Electives <ul><li>Acceptable Academic Electives include additional courses in English, mathematics, natural/physi...
PLUS ….. CCHE Eligibility Index <ul><li>In addition to earning the proper credits (taking the right classes), admission to...
CCHE Index Scores
CSU-P (86) CU – (103)
Where you should be now … <ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Math 5 > Pre Algebra A > Pre Algebra B > Algebra </li></ul><ul><u...
Where you should be now … <ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>English 5 > English A > English B  > Literary Analysis &...
Mrs. Jonson’s Advice <ul><li>Keep your options open </li></ul><ul><li>View your performance in school as “your job”.  </li...
Colorado Department of Higher Education <ul><li>http://highered.colorado.gov/   </li></ul>
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  1. 1. HEAR – Higher Education Admissions Requirements What is it? How will if affect me?
  2. 2. Why the confusion? <ul><li>Lack of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Misinformation </li></ul><ul><li>Newness of the Information </li></ul><ul><li>Varying requirements (high school graduation, college admission, junior college …) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Which Requirements? District graduation requirements (vary) HEAR Admissions Requirements Private colleges & universities NCAA Requirements
  4. 4. Overview <ul><li>In 2003, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education adopted the Higher Education Admission Requirements which are entry requirements for students planning to attend any of Colorado’s public four-year colleges or universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Private colleges and universities set their own admission standards, so students should contact those institutions directly for information regarding their enrollment policies. Additionally, public two-year colleges have open enrollment policies, meaning that students applying to these schools do not need to meet the following admissions requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Students planning to attend a four-year college or university in Colorado will need to complete the following classes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hear Requirements <ul><li>Phase I: English 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics (Algebra I level and higher) 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Natural/Physical Sciences (two units must be lab-based) 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences (at least one unit of U.S. or world history) 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Electives _ 2 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II: </li></ul><ul><li>English 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics (Algebra I level and higher) 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Natural/Physical Sciences (two units must be lab-based) 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences (at least one unit of U.S. or world history) 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Electives _ 2 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 17 </li></ul>
  6. 7. Why? (From CCHE) <ul><li>Why were the Higher Education Admission Requirements adopted? </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous studies have shown that students completing a rigorous set of high school courses are better prepared to undertake college-level classes and subsequently are more successful academically. Research comparing students who complete challenging coursework with those who do not has found that students who complete Higher Education Admission Requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve higher average scores on the ACT Assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a lower likelihood of needing remediation in college. </li></ul><ul><li>Are retained and persist to degree completion at higher rates. </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally, college students who complete Higher Education Admission Requirement coursework are more likely to earn a higher grade point average and complete a baccalaureate degree in a shorter period of time. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Who? <ul><li>Which public institutions in Colorado mandate the HEAR courses in order to qualify for admission? </li></ul><ul><li>Adams State College </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado School of Mines </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado State University </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado State University—Pueblo </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Lewis College </li></ul><ul><li>Mesa State College </li></ul><ul><li>Metropolitan State College of Denver (if applicant is under 20 years of age) </li></ul><ul><li>University of Colorado—Boulder </li></ul><ul><li>University of Colorado—Colorado Springs </li></ul><ul><li>University of Colorado—Denver </li></ul><ul><li>University of Northern Colorado </li></ul><ul><li>Western State College </li></ul><ul><li>Students who apply to one of Colorado’s 15 community colleges do not have to meet admissions standards associated with the four-year colleges/universities. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Math (4 Units) – Acceptable Courses <ul><li>Algebra I (needs to be taken freshmen year) </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate algebra </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra II </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-calculus </li></ul><ul><li>Trigonometry </li></ul><ul><li>Probability and Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Discrete mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated mathematics, such as “Core Plus,” which includes algebra I and geometry or higher and provides a foundation for higher level mathematics. Students are expected to complete the entire sequence whenever possible. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Math – Unacceptable Courses <ul><li>Examples of unacceptable courses are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-algebra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remedial and developmental mathematics (Algebra/Math Foundations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting (Appropriate as academic elective) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Note 1 : When algebra I content is extended beyond one year, only 1 Carnegie unit of the pre-collegiate requirements is met </li></ul>
  10. 11. English (4 Units) – Acceptable Courses <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated English (such as English and social studies) </li></ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Literature/composition (in which freshman English is a core English credit) </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Debate </li></ul><ul><li>Courses that are part of a college-preparatory sequence with comparable content and academic rigor/level as those listed </li></ul><ul><li>Honors, Advanced Placement, and/or International Baccalaureate courses </li></ul><ul><li>Any college level English course </li></ul>
  11. 12. English – Unacceptable Courses <ul><li>Examples of unacceptable courses are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-freshman level English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remedial and developmental English (foundations courses) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yearbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drama (Appropriate as academic elective) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journalism (Appropriate as academic elective) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Science – 3 Units (Acceptable) <ul><li>2 or the 3 required units must have lab work </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Earth, space, or geophysical science </li></ul><ul><li>Physical science which is a prerequisite course to higher level science courses, especially chemistry and/or physics </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated science course sequences that provide a foundation for higher level science. Students are expected to complete the entire sequence whenever possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Courses that are part of a college-preparatory sequence with comparable content and academic rigor/level as those listed </li></ul><ul><li>Honors, Advanced Placement, and/or International Baccalaureate courses </li></ul><ul><li>• Any college level natural/physical science course </li></ul>
  13. 14. Science - Unacceptable <ul><li>Examples of unacceptable courses are : </li></ul><ul><li>General science </li></ul><ul><li>Remedial and developmental science </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor education </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental studies, when not a standards-based science course </li></ul>
  14. 15. Social Science – 3 Units Acceptable Courses <ul><li>U.S. history </li></ul><ul><li>World history </li></ul><ul><li>World civilization </li></ul><ul><li>State history </li></ul><ul><li>Civics/American Government </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Courses that are part of a college-preparatory sequence with comparable content and academic rigor/level as those listed </li></ul><ul><li>Honors, Advanced Placement, and/or International Baccalaureate courses </li></ul><ul><li>Any college level social sciences course </li></ul>
  15. 16. Social Science Unacceptable Courses <ul><li>Some examples of unacceptable courses: </li></ul><ul><li>Family living </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage and family </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer education </li></ul>
  16. 17. Academic Electives <ul><li>Acceptable Academic Electives include additional courses in English, mathematics, natural/physical sciences and social sciences, foreign languages, art, music, journalism, drama, computer science, honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses. </li></ul><ul><li>(no P.E.) </li></ul>
  17. 18. PLUS ….. CCHE Eligibility Index <ul><li>In addition to earning the proper credits (taking the right classes), admission to college will also require a set score on the Eligibility Index. This is a combination score of your ACT/SAT score, your GPA, & Class Rank . These factors are nothing you can prepare for now; but should be of concern once you hit your freshmen year. </li></ul>
  18. 19. CCHE Index Scores
  19. 20. CSU-P (86) CU – (103)
  20. 21. Where you should be now … <ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Math 5 > Pre Algebra A > Pre Algebra B > Algebra </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 th grade – Math 5 or higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 th grade – Pre Algebra A or higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 th grade – Pre Algebra B or higher </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Options – catch up plans, summer work </li></ul>
  21. 22. Where you should be now … <ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>English 5 > English A > English B > Literary Analysis & Comp. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 th grade – English 5 or higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 th grade – English A or higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 th grade – English B or higher </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Mrs. Jonson’s Advice <ul><li>Keep your options open </li></ul><ul><li>View your performance in school as “your job”. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your GPA strong. This is your best “ticket” to scholarships of all kinds. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research college now! (admission requirements) </li></ul><ul><li>Set yourself apart (course choices, activities) </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your course path to make sure you are in compliance with HEAR. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be your own advocate! Ask questions (Is this a remedial level course?) </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. Colorado Department of Higher Education <ul><li>http://highered.colorado.gov/ </li></ul>

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