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C.H.A.P.S. Program (Concurrent Enrollment)

Earn college credit while still in high school.

The College Hours At Participating Schools (C.H.A.P.S.) program, also known as concurrent enrollment, provides high school juniors and seniors in Oklahoma the opportunity to take college-level courses and earn college credit while still in high school. Students may take courses at Eastern’s campuses, online or through ITV courses at participating high schools. C.H.A.P.S. provides a great opportunity to get an early start on your college career while still in high school.

Am I eligible to participate?

Concurrent high school students must be eligible to satisfy the high school curricular requirements for college no later than the spring of their senior year. A high school student may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester, not to exceed a full-time college workload of 19 semester credit hours. For purposes of calculating workload, one-half high school credit course shall be equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work.

A high school student must meet the following requirements for admission:
  • The student must participate in the ACT:
A high school senior must have an ACT composite score of 19 with a score of 19 in the appropriate subject area (English, Reading, Math, Science). Seniors may also qualify for enrollment with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a 19 or above ACT score in the subject area of enrollment.

A high school junior must have an ACT composite score of 21 with a score of 19 in the appropriate subject area (English, Reading, Math, Science). Juniors may also qualify for enrollment with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a 19 or above ACT score in the subject area of enrollment.
  • Residual ACT tests may be used for admission; however a student may only use the first residual ACT test taken during the National ACT testing year (Nov. 1 to Oct. 31) for enrollment. Any subsequent tests will not be considered for enrollment purposes.
     
  • The student cannot enroll in zero-level or remedial courses.
     
  • The student cannot take the COMPASS test.
     
  • A copy of the student’s high school transcript, ACT scores, current high school class schedule and concurrent enrollment form must accompany the Admission Application.
     
  • A Concurrent Enrollment Form must be completed and signed by the high school principal, high school counselor, parent/guardian and student.
     
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA on college course is requires for continued enrollment.

How many courses can I take?

High school students may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester not to exceed a full-time college workload of 19 credits per semester.

Petitions to Take More Than 19 Hours: High school seniors may petition to take more than 19 hours each semester if they meet the following criteria: 3.5 high school GPA and 23 ACT. Letters for petitions must be submitted to the VPAA who will then make a decision on a case-by-case basis. High school juniors are not eligible for petitions.

Are all EOSC classes open to concurrent enrollment?

Most of the classes offered through the C.H.A.P.S. program are general education courses that are applicable to any degree a student chooses upon entering a college or university.

Will my credits transfer?

Credits are transferable to most other accredited colleges and universities in Oklahoma and across the nation. An EOSC enrollment advisor can provide additional information about specific courses.

How much does it cost?

Oklahoma high school seniors will receive a tuition waiver for up to six credit hours per semester, including the summer term after their junior year as well as the fall and spring semesters of their senior year (a maximum of 18 credit hours overall). Students are responsible for fees and books. High school juniors are not eligible for tuition waivers and will be responsible for tuition, fees and books.

How do I get started?

All concurrent students are required to go through the Registrar’s office before the student may enroll in classes, each semester as long as the student is a high school student.

Concurrent High School Students must provide the following documents for application to the program:
  1. Completed EOSC Application for Admission
  2. Concurrent Enrollment Form (submitted new each semester) 
  3. Permission to Disclose Records Form
  4. Official High School Transcript  
  5. Current High School Class Schedule (submitted new each semester) 
  6. Official ACT Scores
Return all information to:

Eastern Oklahoma State College
Jennifer Labor, Registrar
1301 West Main
Wilburton OK 74578

Phone: 918.465.1828
Fax: 918.465.4435
E-Mail: jlabor@eosc.edu

Need more information?

Wilburton:
Tina Ray, 918.465.1810 or
Sandra Robertson, 918.465.1751

McAlester:
Anne Brooks, 918.302.3603

Antlers:
Nicole Faber, 580.271.0471

Idabel:
Preston Wheeler, 580.376.5223