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FAQ: Snow Accelerated Online

What is Competency Based Learning?

Frequently Asked Questions

As a higher education institution, Snow College doesn’t offer high school credit. Therefore, please direct this question to My Tech High or your local high school.
Please direct this question to My Tech High.
No. All courses will be run on the Canvas platform.
While online only students are not charged general student fees, there will be a $10/credit online fee assessed with tuition. Additionally, if there is a course fee attached to the course, it will be charged.
Yes, if you enroll in a course that requires a book or class materials. Although many courses utilize free texts or electronic materials, most courses require students to purchase a book or class materials to assist with the coursework. Some courses require inclusive access materials, which will need to be purchased.
Every course lists the required texts (if any) online at On this website, students can also purchase the texts required for Snow College courses.
This information will be forthcoming once registration dates are set for Fall Semester.
Snow College offers some fully CBE courses. However, most are full-semester online courses with due dates and limited submission options. See more information by viewing this Online@Snow video.
Students can track their progress toward a degree by utilizing DegreeWorks. Students can also contact an academic advisor for information regarding courses and degree requirements. Students who submit their graduation application by the following deadlines should receive a pre-audit of their academic progress which will identify what courses may still be needed.
  • Fall 2023 – apply by April 30, 2023
  • Spring 2024 – apply by October 30, 2023
  • Summer 2024 – apply by December 30, 2023
Although specific dates have not yet been finalized, registration for Fall classes usually opens in March of the same calendar year. As a general rule, register as early as you can to ensure better class selection and course availability.

A student may attend Snow College prior to high school graduation if he or she:

  1. Is at least a junior or senior in high school, with some rare exceptions for sophomores.
  2. Has a GPA or ACT score which predicts success, generally considered to be a 3.0 GPA or 22 composite ACT score. (A sophomore must have a 3.5 GPA or higher.)
  3. Submits an Early Admission Informed Consent Agreement.
  4. Meets approved course prerequisites that apply to both regular college students and concurrent enrollment students, e.g., Math (ACT and/or math placement score).

Any exceptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will require an interview. A student admitted under this option will be admitted for one semester at a time and will be allowed to continue only if he or she earns a semester grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher.

A student admitted under this option will be admitted for one semester at a time and will be allowed to continue only if they earn a semester grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher.
Have that institution send transcripts to the Snow College registrar.
Academic coaches will be assigned to all online students.
When you receive an invoice for your courses, pay it. Courses will be dropped if we do not receive payment by the due date. If your district has agreed to pay the invoice, please work with them to get the invoice paid.
Concurrent enrollment is designed as dual enrollment, meeting High School requirements and earning college credit. Early access may not be dual enrollment.
Yes, but the program does not officially begin until fall semester, so the reduced tuition will not be an option.
Early College does not qualify for financial aid.
Students will not have multiple attempts at assessments in most courses; however, we have multiple supports in place that are shown to be more effective for student success.
  1. Students will have access to 24/7 in all subjects.
  2. Students will have access to an academic coach/mentor.
  3. Students will be taught and assessed (graded) by the professor. They will also be able to reach out to the professor for support.