By Mary O’KEEFE
At tonight’s Crescenta Valley Town Council meeting, representatives from Glendale Community College will be speaking about three programs offered by the school.
The Jump Start Program is designed for high school students who want to get a “jump” on their college track. Students must be either juniors or seniors and in good standing with the school in both grades and attendance. Students may speak to their high school counselor to see if they meet the qualifications. The cost for enrollment in GCC classes is $46 per unit; however, the college will waive that fee, as well as the parking fee, for California residents. For the parking fee to be waived, students must have a valid California driver’s license.
There are some costs to the program. Students will pay a one-time fee for an identification card and pay a student services and health fee for each enrollment. The costs of these fees will be $40.50 for fall/spring semesters and $36.50 for summer/winter sessions.
GCC representatives also will be discussing the Glendale College Scholars Program. This program allows qualified students to receive priority registration and priority consideration into competitive universities. The students are required to take six honors classes and have their own counselor and program director. The minimum requirement for students to participate in the program includes a 3.25 unweighted GPA, successful completion of college preparatory coursework, completion of the Glendale College assessment exams in math and English and placement in English 1010 and Math 103.
Information on how to transfer to a university from Glendale College will also be discussed at the CVTC meeting.
The meeting is tonight at 7 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library Community Room. The library is located at 2809 Foothill Blvd. The community room is at the back entrance to the library. CV Youth Town Council meets at 6 p.m. prior to the CVTC meeting.