Overview & Opportunities
What is College Now?
- A Western Iowa Tech program that allows high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. The program is currently serving over 25 school districts and over 2,500 high school students.
- Seniors, juniors and in some cases sophomores and freshmen. (See your high school for guidance)
- Iowa residents must follow all guidelines regarding eligibility from Iowa Senior Year Plus Legislation.
- All students are required to meet WITCC ACT/CPT requirements and any other course pre-requisite prior to registration.
- Online courses
- Face to face courses offered at a WITCC campus or at a high school
- See your counselor for a full list of course options available.
How to Register
- Students interested in College Now should contact their high school counselor to review eligibility and course options.
- Application and registration forms are completed through the high school, typically with the high school counselor.
- Earn both college and high school credit while still in high school.
- Free tutoring services and other student services at WITCC.
- Career exploration.
- No cost for tuition/fees. (Reduced tuition/fees for non-Iowa residents)
- Minimal to no cost for college textbooks.
- College Now Scholarship - Automatic $1,000 WITCC scholarship to any College Now student who graduates with a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all college coursework when they enroll full time the following semester after graduation.
- Students are responsible for knowing course add/drop deadlines. Deadlines for courses on the WITCC campus or online can be found here.
- If a student drops course(s) after they have registered, it is the responsibility of the student to meet with the high school counselor to fill out the appropriate 'withdrawal/drop' form prior to the deadline.
- Each high school has a policy for courses dropped after the deadline. It is the student's responsibility to know this policy for their high school.
- A College Now student is a WITCC student, this means the student is responsible for attendance, communication with instructor, and following the syllabus provided by the instructor.
- The student is responsible to use all WITCC provided textbooks in an appropriate manner, and return books at the end of the semester in excellent condition. If not, the student may be charged for the cost of a replacement textbook.
- It is the student's responsibility to check with the transfer institution to see if classes are transferrable.
FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) does not allow WITCC to provide information to parents regarding coursework. This is a federal law. Students may choose to waive this right.