The following FAQs should be helpful to high school seniors planning to attend Crowder College. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to call our Admissions Office, 417.455.5709 or your nearest location.
What if I don’t have grades for my last semester in high school and/or I can’t get a high school transcript because my high school is closed? You can be admitted to Crowder and enroll for summer 2020 or fall 2020 classes and a transcript hold will be placed on your account to ensure we get a transcript from your high school. The hold will initiate a request for a copy of your official high school transcript at reenrollment.
If I don’t have a high school class rank will this affect my scholarships or admission? The lack of a class rank will not impact admission. The scholarship priority deadline is March 1; therefore, most required scholarship materials requiring a class rank were submitted before moving to the online environment.
I can’t take the ACT/SAT. How will that affect my college admission and scholarships/financial aid? Crowder is an open admission institution and an ACT/SAT is not required for admission.
My GPA went down for my last semester. Will this affect my scholarships or admission? Crowder is an open admission institution and a minimum GPA is not required for admission. Crowder uses a 7th semester transcript (the transcript from the end of the fall 2019 semester) to award scholarships. The scholarship priority deadline was March 1; therefore, most scholarship materials were submitted prior to moving to the online environment.
I don’t like online courses or didn’t do well in online courses. Can I take in-person courses in the fall? If courses are moved online, how will technical courses be offered? At this time, Crowder is offering on-ground, online, and flex (combination of on-ground and online) courses for fall 2020. Technical courses will be offered in a traditional, on-ground, hands-on format. This will change if the national CDC and White House recommendations are extended into the fall semester.
Will there be any changes to the requirements to receive transfer credit for AP or CLEP exams? There are no changes to the requirements at Crowder to accept AP or CLEP exam scores. Crowder is currently accepting exam scores for AP and CLEP.
My last semester high school dual credit courses were online. Will they still count for college credit? Yes, Crowder College expects to award college credit, through dual credit, even if the spring 2020 course transitioned to online.
I was in college prep (AP, dual credit, or honors) courses my senior year before they were moved online, and we didn’t have in-person instruction. I’m not sure I am ready for college-level work now. What are my options? What services will be available to help me? Crowder College provides a wide range of course offerings and academic supports to help students at all academic levels. College advisors will help with course selection and course load. A high school student might also complete a placement test to provide additional guidance with course selection. Placement testing will not be available at Crowder until we return to normal business operations. Crowder provides free one-to-one, small group, and online tutoring, faculty have generous office hours to support students, and there is also a wide range of academic support programs students can choose to participate in, as needed.
Will there be opportunities to take summer bridge courses/orientation in person? At this time, Crowder is offering on-ground, online, and flex (combination of on-ground and online) courses for summer 2020. This will change if the national CDC and White House recommendations extended into the summer months of June and July.
Does your institution provide opportunities for early admission, or flexibility with receiving final high school grades and transcripts for admissions? Crowder College is an open admission institution and does not offer early admission/entrance. However, Crowder is flexible in receiving final high school grades and transcripts for admissions. Crowder can accept final grades and transcripts into the fall 2020 semester after a student has begun attending fall courses.
How is virtual/online high school education viewed in the admissions and financial aid processes? Is it considered equal to in-person instruction? Crowder College views online high school instruction as regular high school instruction and it does not impact admissions or financial aid processes. Crowder requires high school completion. Online or virtual high school instruction is considered equal to in-person instruction as long as it results in high school completion.
Will there be any changes to financial aid packages for the fall? Crowder does not anticipate any changes to financial aid packages for fall 2020 based on the federal financial aid guidance, at this time.