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Barbara Crofchek
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Posted on March 26, 2010

Portal opens doors to high school honor students

High school honor students can learn how to earn college credits online at a virtual open house for the Cal U Pre-College Honors Portal (PCHP). The new, Internet-based PCHP program is designed to give high-achieving high school juniors and seniors a taste of college-level academics. Webinars will introduce the Pre-College Honors Portal and explain the program's benefits. Video clips will allow students and their families to meet program director Barbara Crofchek and Cal U professors.

Webinar dates are:

·      March 31

·      April 27

·      May 15

The Pre-College Honors Portal is open to any high school student with an SAT score of 1100 or higher and a grade-point average of A- or better. The online program gives students the flexibility to complete their assignments at any time, from anywhere. Cal U faculty will teach the courses. Each class or cohort will consist of high school students only, and discussion boards will allow students to interact with others in the class.

Students who complete a PCHP course earn Cal U credits with an honors designation. Because the University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, those credits generally are accepted at other colleges and universities, as well.

Tuition for the Pre-College Honors Portal is based on the per-credit cost set by the State System of Higher Education, one of the commonwealth's most affordable four-year higher education options. Families may be able to utilize a 529 Tuition Savings Plan to pay for PCHP credits.

The PCHP program gets under way June 7 with two, three-credit courses:

Introduction to Music, taught by Dr. Yugo Ikatch, and Introduction to Forensic Science, taught by Dr. Raymond Hsieh.

More information about the webinars and the Pre-College Honors Program is online at