Get a Head Start with College Credit Now
Earn Chemeketa Community College credits while taking classes in the comfort of your own high school.
Why College Credit Now is a Good Idea
College Credit Now provides high school students with an opportunity to earn Chemeketa Community College credits while still in high school. Courses are taught at the high school by qualified instructors, and you can enroll in as many College Credit Now courses as you want for $25 per year.
For more information about the courses available through your high school contact your high school counselor.
In 2016-2017, the CCN program registered 3,558 students who earned 27,180 Chemeketa college credits. This was a savings to the students and their families of $2,466,045.
For more detailed information please see our Annual Report 2016-17.
Signing up for a CCN course is a two–step process. All College Credit Now students must complete these steps, even if a student has already completed a non college credit now Chemeketa course.
Step 1 – Admission application
All CCN students must be admitted through the online CCN admission application. By doing so, you will be given a program code that will allow you to register for a CCN course. If you have already completed the CCN admission application, go directly to Step 2 – Registration.
Step 2 - Registration
You will need to request the CRN number and term code from your teacher to use when registering for a College Credit Now course. Registration and drop deadlines are listed in the CCN 2017-18 Student Calendar. If you are still not clear, please contact your teacher.
Click here to login to My Chemeketa to complete your registration.
Student and Parent Information
College Credit Now allows you to earn college credits while you are still in high school, for a drastically reduced rate. Allowing you to get a jumpstart on your future, whatever your dreams may be.
Here are a Few of the Benefits
The credits you receive from the College Credit Now classes you take in high school are transferable to most community colleges and four-year universities. It is always a good idea to contact the college or university ahead of time to check on the most recent requirements.
While local colleges cost $80-200+ per credit, you can take any College Credit Now classes available at your high school and earn college credit for $25 a year.
The experience and confidence you gain from taking College Credit Now courses will prepare you for a successful transition from high school to college life.
Access to Student Services
In addition to earning college credit, you will have access to Chemeketa's tutoring and library services.
If you decide to continue your education at Chemeketa, you'll get the opportunity to register for classes earlier. Students register for Chemeketa classes based on the number of Chemeketa credits that they have earned – and CCN credits count toward your total.
How CCN Works
Each high school in the Chemeketa Community College district has different College Credit Now courses available to students. You can discover what's available at your school by visiting your high school counselor.
To become a College Credit Now student you will need to first complete the College Credit Now admission application, see the apply section for more instructions. Once your application is processed and you have received the welcome email containing your login information you can then register for your College Credit Now course through My Chemeketa.
The cost for credit earned through CCN is $25 per student per year and you can take as many classes as are available to them at their school. Fees are paid directly to your high school.
If you are unable to cover the additional cost of College Credit Now classes, contact your high school counselor and find out about resources that may be available through the school.
Taking college courses while still in high school can provide many opportunities to a motivated student; however with these opportunities come significant responsibilities. Students need to understand the importance of their official college record with regards to further education and employment opportunities as well as eligibility for Federal Financial Aid and scholarships.
Prior to enrolling in a CCN course, we recommend that students discuss these implications with their school counselor, instructor, parents and CCN Advisors in order to make an informed decision. CCN Advisors can help ensure that college courses are being taken with purpose.
Students should review their college transcript for grades and accuracy at the end of each term registered for college credit. View college transcript.
Participating High Schools
- Amity High School
- Blanchet High School
- Cascade High School
- Central High School
- Cottage Grove High School
- Dallas High School
- Dayton High School
- Falls City High School
- Gervais High School
- Jefferson High School
- John F. Kennedy High School
- McKay High School
- McMinnville High School
- McNary High School
- Mountain View High School
- Newberg High School
- Newport High School
- North Marion High School
- North Salem High School
- ORCA (Oregon Connections Academy)
- Perrydale High School
- Regis High School
- Santiam High School
- Sheridan High School
- Sheridan Japanese School
- Silverton High School
- South Salem High School
- Sprague High School
- Springfield High School
- St. Paul High School
- Stayton High School
- WAAST (Woodburn High School)
- West Salem High School
- Western Mennonite School
- Willamette Valley Christian School
- Willamina High School
- Yamhill Carlton High School
Teaching for College Credit Now
Are you a high school teacher interested in offering college credit to your students?
How to become a CCN teacher
- Look at the requirements to teach for your subject area in the Program Handbook
- If you meet the requirements, or wish to apply for a provisional approval, contact Bruce Scanlon, 503.399.3696, for a link to the online application and instructions on the process
- Once you have completed the online application, which includes uploading your syllabus, transcripts, and resume, you will be contacted by the Chemeketa CCN liaison, Chemeketa Dean, or CCN staff if there are any questions about your application
- Once your application has been evaluated by the appropriate Chemeketa dean, you will be contacted by College Credit Now staff regarding the status of your application
- Help your students gain experience and confidence through earning college credit
- Professional development opportunities through interaction with college faculty
- Increases your opportunity to teach additional courses for the college
- Participating teachers receive a three-credit tuition waiver