Johnson County Community College: College Now and College Algebra (Quick Step)
College Now is a partnership with Johnson County Community College that allows students to earn college credit for classes they take at Olathe East. Students must apply and enroll separately at JCCC. All College Now-related questions should be directed to Mrs. Schmale in the counseling office.
The enrollment period for Fall and Yearlong 2019-20 College Now courses is now open. The DEADLINE to enroll and pay for College Now Fall 2019 Semester and Yearlong classes is Friday, September 13th.
Click here to see the 2019-2020 College Now Course Names, CRN's and Credit hours
Click here to see the 2019-2020 College Now Calendar and Enrollment Guide.
Click here to view the College Now Presentation from August 22, 2019.
Use the Accuplacer app to help study for the Accuplacer test.
Quick Step Plus/COLLEGE ALGEBRA
Quick Step Plus College Algebra is an independent study, self-paced course. It is not considered a College Now course, so it has different deadlines for enrollment.
Click here for the 2019-20 Quick Step Plus COLLEGE ALGEBRA Calendar and Enrollment Guide.
The student's college credit for College Algebra is determined by assessment of the course material by a JCCC professor, not the high school teacher. The deadline to enroll for the 2019-20 year-long College Algebra course is Friday, October 4th, 2019. (see more information/documents below)
College Algebra/Quick Step Documents
College Algebra is a Quick Step course modeled after JCCC's self-paced math courses. A JCCC math professor assesses the student's mastery of the course content for credit. Successful students will earn 3 credit hours of College Algebra credit.
The purpose of the ALL Fund Application is to apply for financial support for College Now and Quick Step (College Algebra) classes at JCCC. The deadline to turn this form in to your high school counselor is 9/13/19. All application for the ALL Fund must apply for the College Now Grant before applying to the OPSF for ALL Fund College Now consideration.
If a student is ONLY applying for College Algebra (Quick Step) support, then they do not need to apply for the College Now grant (above), as JCCC doesn't fund support for College Algebra.
College Now and Quick Step Seniors
All high school students are admitted as non-degree seeking, so seniors attending Johnson County Community College NEXT year (or the year following their graduation from high school) need to complete these steps to become degree-seeking and eligible for financial aid/scholarships at JCCC:
- Complete a change of major form. Most students will select Liberal Arts (code 1000) as their major as this is JCCC's general transfer degree.
- Complete a new student orientation. This can be done online or in person every hour, on the hour, in the Student Success Center, second floor of the Student Center building at Johnson County Community College.
- Apply for scholarships on the JCCC website. The priority deadline is May 1, and students are very strongly encouraged to apply by this deadline. Applications will be accepted after May 1, but will not be given the same consideration as applications received prior to May 1.
- Students applying for scholarships need to have a seventh semester transcript sent to admissions. JCCC staff will pull the student’s GPA and class rank for eligibility purposes. A final transcript showing the graduation date is needed for federal aid purposes.
- Apply for federal aid. JCCC’s institutional code is 008244. Many of the scholarships require FAFSA results. Students/parents are under no obligation to accept loans, or all of the loans they are eligible for.
- Complete any placement assessments not already completed. If JCCC already has ACT or ACCUPLACER scores on file, or if the student has already completed math and/or English, JCCC will not need these scores. Students can call 913-469-3803, or look at view their holds in MyJCCC to verify. ACT scores are required for some scholarships. Even if the student has completed the ACCUPLACER, they’ll need to submit official ACT scores to meet the criteria for those scholarships. This requirement will be listed on the description of the scholarship.
- Schedule an appointment with a JCCC counselor by calling 913-469-3809. While this is not required, it is strongly encouraged of all incoming freshmen. Students who have completed dual credit with another institution will want to bring an unofficial copy of their college transcript to their advising appointment. An official copy will be required once final grades are posted.
- Enroll in classes!
- Tuition payment, book requirements and student ID card will be discussed in orientation.
Students not enrolling at JCCC after graduation will want to have an official JCCC transcript sent to their college or university. Visit the JCCC transcript request website to initiate the request.