TWIN FALLS, Idaho – High school students who would like to be part of a pilot program at the College of Southern Idaho may apply through mid-May.

The program: CSI’s new Dual Credit General Education Academy.

Twenty-five students in the academy will take selected classes each spring, summer and fall semester, earning 40 college credits over the course of two years in the program and fulfilling their academic core and STEM-based requirements.

Applicants need to have a 3.0 or higher grade point average and be entering grade 11 at the start of the fall 2017 semester.

The students will take college courses at CSI’s Twin Falls campus in the mornings and return to their high schools in the afternoons during the two years. Students will apply for funding through the Fast Forward Program from the Idaho State Department of Education.

The program provides students $75 per credit for the on-campus courses and the CSI Foundation will provide scholarships for the remaining tuition cost. Students will be required to pay only for their digital textbooks and supplies.

Applications will be received through May 19, according to the college. Students selected must attend orientation on June 1 and be ready to begin coursework on June 5.

For more information, visit this CSI webpage or call Advanced Opportunities Coordinator Jarred Aslett at 933-2321.

Source: College of Southern Idaho

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