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CC+ Frequently Asked Questions

Classical Conversations PLUS partners with Southeastern University to offer this unique college program. Earning college credit while still in high school can set you up for success in college. We’re here to help you understand your options and make an informed decision.

Enrollment

Students are required to: Be enrolled in CC, because Challenge III and IV provide the primary curriculum. Have previously completed at least one year in CC, and to be currently either fully enrolled in all seminars, or in a minimum of four Challenge III or IV seminars, for the upcoming semester. Be at least 16 years of age as of September 30 of the current school year to qualify for SEU’s courses for Challenge III or IV. To qualify for the SEU courses for Challenge II (certain math courses) students must be 15 years of age by July 31. Affirm they understand SEU’s culture as being Christ-centered. Because students and parents in the CC+ program value a classical Christian education, this program aligns well with the core values of Southeastern University. Determine whether they are academically prepared and have acquired the pre-requisite knowledge (especially for enrollment in College Algebra and Pre-Calculus, which have prerequisites).

The SEU CC+ program is dependent upon students being enrolled in The Classical Conversations Challenge curriculum, so only certain courses are available. Any student may consider SEU’s dual-enrollment programs, but those courses consist only of SEU curriculum and are not integrated with Challenge curriculum. SEU does not offer the CC+ program on its campus or at regional campuses.

CC+ students may take SEU curriculum dual-enrolled courses. We encourage you to stay in your Challenge curriculum as long as possible to ease the college workload experience. The best time to take additional courses is during the summer semester due to less work in your Challenge.

To find more information on how to register for SEU dual-enrolled courses, please visit the dual enrollment page.

SEU/CC+ students may register for the entire year or must re-register each semester. Classical Conversations will take your deposit or payment at https://classicalconversationsplus.com/cc-plus-program/. A $75 deposit will hold your seat in your course until the rest of the payment is due. Then you will need to complete the SEU application at https://archive.seu.edu/admission/classical-conversations-plus-application-form/. The CC+ Program Coordinator will check your application and manually enroll you into the requested course(s).

You will receive an email from the CC+ Program Coordinator to verify enrollment. The initial email will be sent to the student’s personal email provided in the application and copied to the parent. This email will include important information regarding how to access the student’s SEU email and learning management system, MyFire. Thereafter, all communication will be sent to the student’s official SEU email. Please monitor your SEU email on a regular basis.

Financial

Payment for classes must be made before students will be enrolled in their courses. 

SEU/CC+ students may register for the entire year or must re-register each semester. Classical Conversations will take your deposit or payment at https://classicalconversationsplus.com/cc-plus-program/. A $75 deposit will hold your seat in your course until the rest of the payment is due.

A student may drop any CC+ course(s) and receive a full refund, apart from the deposit which is nonrefundable, up to the official Add/Drop date as published by the Registrar for nontraditional CUE courses, which is the third day of class. Note that the Traditional on campus calendar is not the same as the CUE nontraditional calendar.

If a student withdraws from any CC+ course(s) after the add/drop date there will be no refund. The student will receive a “W” on their transcript. Please email ccplus@seu.edu to make these requests. The withdrawal form is found at https://my.seu.edu/academics/registrar/course-withdrawal-form/. The last day to officially withdraw from this course and receive a grade of a “W” is before 60% of the course has been completed, typically the Friday of Week 10. Please check the course chart or the CC/CC+ website, or ccplus@seu.edu for specific dates.

Earning College Credit

Southeastern awards college credit to students enrolled in Classical Conversations PLUS through a competency-based model. This enables students to maintain their CC+ curriculum and submit CC assignments — with some modifications as appropriate — as evidence of also fulfilling Southeastern course requirements. SEU provides credit by assessment. SEU faculty members review student work, provide meaningful feedback, and issue a point value for the assessment(s).
Southeastern issues a college transcript with a letter grade for the enrolled courses. Parents then make the determination of how to assign grades for high school transcripts and determine high school graduation requirements in their respective states. Students who withdraw by the withdrawal date (which is usually 60% of the way through the course) will receive a “W” on their transcripts. Students who stop participating and do not withdraw by the withdrawal date will earn a “WF” on their transcripts.

Southeastern University has retained Credentials Inc. to accept transcript orders over the internet. To order a copy of your transcript, click here. Make sure you write down your transcript order number after clicking the “submit” button. Check your email or fax machine for updates on your transcript request as you may be sent an authorization form to sign and return to Southeastern. To check the status of your transcript order, click here.

 

The transcript does not identify courses as dual-enrollment.

Southeastern is regionally accredited through Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), so credit is transferable. How courses align with specific degree programs will depend on the college or university to which they are transferred.

Dual Enrollment Comparison

Not really. With dual enrollment, students are required to participate entirely in a separate college course, and many find it difficult to maintain their CC+ commitments at the same time (since they may be doing the work of two similar courses at the same time).

The SEU/CC+ program is beneficial for students because they are able to maintain their enrollment in Challenge Curriculum and participate in the CC+ community. Students remain in their Challenge curriculum and its associated assignments, speeches, discussions, papers and exams. Those assignments are then reviewed by Southeastern professors as evidence of prior learning experience. The professors provide feedback and assign grades base on collegiate-level expectations.

A typical dual enrollment course is one in which the course description and learning outcomes/objectives have been approved by college faculty. College professors oversee and control all aspects of the course, including curriculum, instructional methods, and assessments.

If you would like more information about SEU’s other dual enrollment programs,
visit https://seu.edu/admission/dual-enrollment/.

Note: Southeastern University faculty are required to integrate a Christian worldview and faith into their curriculum where appropriate.

The SEU/CC+ program allows students and parents to use the Challenge curriculum and mentoring provided through the CC+ community. SEU faculty have reviewed and approved the use of the Challenge curriculum for certain courses to develop the necessary competencies to be assessed for college credit

SEU has provided rubrics and refinements to the existing Challenge assignments in order to assess them for collegiate-level credit. Students will submit assessments to SEU faculty for evaluation, feedback and grading. Due dates are generally assigned based within the weeks designated in the Challenge III or IV curriculum, but students may opt to work ahead. Due dates are fixed, unless previous arrangements have been made with the SEU faculty reviewer (and are generally only approved in rare circumstances).

General Course Specifics

Courses may vary by semester, so please review the current course offerings.

Southeastern’s faculty members assess and review all students’ program coursework, and provide meaningful feedback to students. All assessments are based on a rubric to ensure the work is collegiate-level. Assignments are either identical to or a variation of an assignment within the Challenge curriculum. Faculty members are also available for clarification on assignments.

The SEU/CC+ program respects the role of the parent as the primary teacher and facilitator of Challenge curriculum. Students should first seek instruction and advice from their parents if they need additional mentoring or tutoring. Weekly community meetings are also a great place for students to seek insight from their peers and other trained parent-tutors. SEU faculty can help to clarify assignments, rubrics and expectations, but their function is primarily to evaluate students’ work. CC+ students have the same access as our SEU students to our online tutoring services. The “smarthinking” link is on the homepage of each CC+ course.

Math Course Specifics

Students must meet minimum pre-requisites prior to enrolling and pass a course placement assessment exam. Students must also complete high school Algebra II with a “B” or higher, and have standardized scores of 530 or above on the SAT or 23 or above on the ACT or 78 or above on the CLT. Parents are responsible for determining whether their child is academically prepared and has acquired the pre-requisite to enroll in College Algebra and Pre-Calculus.

The SEU CC+ math courses are delivered in exactly the same manner as SEU’s regular college courses, using MyMathLab, an integrated online learning system that INCLUDES an online textbook, so students do not need to purchase any other math textbook. Math courses have rigid due dates, however, students can work ahead and at their own pace.

MyMathLab is used by most colleges and universities and research indicates that students perform approximately one grade better on math competencies if they make full use of the system. The MyMathLab system includes instructional videos, engaging practice problems, and exams. This demo provides more information on the MyMathLab system. (Note: This is video was not produced by SEU, but is useful for getting an idea of how MyMathLab works.)

Student Accommodations

Services and Facilities for Students with Disabilities (ADA) or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP):

Southeastern University is committed to ensuring equal access to all programs for people with disabilities. This includes high school students with an IEP who are taking courses at Southeastern for college credit. Program access is provided in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the individual and to the maximum extent feasible. Southeastern University prohibits disability discrimination and assures equal access, including participation in all educational activities, academic programs and services.

Students must complete and submit the Student Application and Consent Forms along with current supporting documentation to register with Academic & Auxiliary Services. Once registered and approved, academic accommodations must be renewed every semester by completing and submitting a new Consent Form. Supporting documentation can be sent via email or fax (Attention: Academic & Auxiliary Services). All documentation is considered confidential. Academic & Auxiliary Services will not return documentation. Please keep copies for your records.

Email: adaservices@seu.edu

Phone: 863.667.5283 (TTY Users: Through the Florida Relay Service, people who use specialized TTY telephone equipment can communicate with people who use standard telephone equipment. To call Florida Relay, dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771)

Fax: 863.667.5200

CC+ students have the same access as our SEU students to our online tutoring services. The “smarthinking” link is on the homepage of each CC+ course.

 

*As a reminder, all questions need first to be presented to your CC Community, your parent/tutor, and then to ACE. The role of the SEU professor is to evaluate your assignments and exams, answer clarifying questions about the assignment instructions, and help trouble shoot other questions regarding the syllabus.

Parent Success Tips

College is a unique experience for both the student and parent. As a result, we have provided some tips to success to help students and parents navigate this opportunity successfully. Here are a few suggestions:

Download the syllabus, and plan out the semester
Periodically check in
Follow up on the student’s deadlines
Monitor the student’s grades and professor’s feedback