New Student Criteria 2016 – 2017


  1. Students who come from an accredited high school must be registered for and complete the entire full year of the 9th or 10thgrade (typically 6 to 8 credits per year) before entering UCAS. All credit and class deficiencies should be corrected before school starts and verified by a report card or transcript.


1 a.      Students who come from a non-accredited  high school, home school, or who do not have all credits earned for the 9th or 10th grade,  must be age appropriate for the grade entered.   UCAS will not accept students who have accelerated more than one school year ahead of their age appropriate class. The student’s date of birth must be between Sept. 1st, 2000 and August 31st, 2001 for the 10th grade in the 2016-2017 school year.


  1. All students must be current on their immunizations as per Utah State law.


  1. Students must be U.S. citizens or have permanent residence status to enroll in UVU on-campus classes while at UCAS. UVU will require documentation to verify their citizenship status. UCAS does not require this for classes taught in our building.


  1. UCAS will not enroll students for a partial schedule while they attend another public school. All UCAS students must carry at least five credit producing classes each semester.  Seniors taking 12 UVU credits or more are considered full time students. UCAS will offer several on-line and packet program options for students with unique needs.  Students who use the Statewide Online Program will be required to drop one UCAS or UVU class for every online class taken under the Statewide Online Program as per state law.


  1. UCAS will accept approximately 150 new 10th graders and 15 new 11th graders each year. UCAS will not accept new 12th grade students.


  1. Students wishing to attend UCAS must be able to write papers at a college level and be able to solve problems using Secondary Math 1 concepts. Students must also be willing to do homework every evening, ask questions and to be responsible for their actions.


  1. Since the vast majority of UCAS classes are either on-campus or concurrent enrollment UVU classes, students must be ready to do college level work. UVU Concurrent Enrollment classes require a 3.0 GPA minimum.  There are No Exceptions.


  1. Because on-time attendance is critical in science labs and college classes, UCAS students should be prepared to attend school on time, every class every day. Attendance must always be above 90%.  Students and families should be aware that UCAS holidays may not coincide with local school district holidays.


  1. UCAS will pay the tuition and fees for UVU on-campus classes if the student is eligible and if the class meets certain requirements. The three areas considered for student eligibility are scholarship, attendance, and citizenship.  Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA. UCAS will not pay for UVU classes if the student is not currently being successful.


Any variation from the above polices must be approved by the UCAS Administration.  Variances will be considered for unusual cases only.