What is Jump Start College?
The Jump Start College program is a dual-enrollment opportunity for students in selected Nevada high schools. Students enroll in college courses through Western Nevada College while simultaneously earning high school credits. Jump Start College participants are able to complete up to 60 college credits through WNC.
Students who have met Algebra II grade requirements may be considered. They will complete the college Accuplacer essay test and those who test into English 101 will be eligible to apply for the “Jump Start College” program.
Jump Start students will complete their degree requirements for English and mathematics, as well as several other area, depending on the participating high school. Check with your high school counselor for the list of classes offered.
Participating High Schools
- Aspire High School
- Carson High School
- Churchill County High School
- Dayton High School
- Douglas High School
- Fernley High School
- Nevada Homeschool Network
- Nevada State High School
- Nevada Virtual Academy
- Oasis Academy
- Pioneer High School
- Pyramid Lake High School
- Silver Stage High School
- Silver State Charter Schools
- Smith Valley High School
- Virginia City High School
- Yerington High School
Jump Start College participants are offered the opportunity to enroll in supported cohort courses where a Cohort Coach is provided by the college. Cohort Coaches serve as academic mentors and coaches for the students during their undergraduate experience.
Tuition assistance varies by high school. Please contact your high school counselor for more information.
Scholarships may be available; varies by semester
2-Year Degree Completion Example Plan
|Semester 1||COM 101: Oral Communications
ENG 101: Composition 1
EPY 150: College Success Strategies
HIST 101: U.S. History to 1865
MATH 126: Precalculus I
|Semester 2||COM 102: Intro to Interpersonal Communications
ENG 102: Composition II
HIST 102: U.S. History 1865 to present
Math 127: Precalculus II
3 cr Gen. Ed. Science (or Social Science)
|Semester 3||ENG 223: Themes of Literature (or alt diversity cr)
HIST 105: European Civilization to 1648
MATH 181: Calculus I
3 cr Gen. Ed. Social Science (or Science)
3 cr elective
|Semester 4||HIST 106: European Civilization 1648 to present
MATH 182: Calculus II
3 cr Gen. Ed. Science Course
3 cr Gen. Ed. Fine Arts Course
3 cr elective