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ConnectED Program

ConnectED is a unique partnership between Mount Mary University and several area private high schools which offers the opportunity to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Students enrolled in select Advanced Placement (AP) or honors courses in high school can earn college credit through Mount Mary University. Classes are taught at the high school by qualified, ConnectED-approved, teachers using college level textbooks and assignments. The ConnectED courses match Mount Mary University courses in scope, sequence and rigor.

ConnectED is available to sophomores, juniors and seniors. While Mount Mary University is a women's college, men may take courses through the ConnectED Program, most often with the intent to transfer credits earned to another co-ed institution attended after high school.

Benefits of the ConnectED Program

  • Earn college credit
  • Reduced tuition ($114 per credit)
  • Enrollment as an official Mount Mary University student includes a student ID granting access to the library, computer labs, fitness center, and functions
  • $1,000 per year (up to $4,000 for four years) ConnectED Scholarship if student enrolls at Mount Mary University full-time after high school graduation

 

Requirements

  • Attend the ConnectED Orientation (held at the high school)
  • Attend an on-campus academic event which could include lectures, discussions, student presentations, demonstrations and experiments, guided research, special events, guest lectures, workshops or seminars. During this event, ConnectED students have the option to take a campus tour.
  • Complete the evaluation form of the on-campus event.

 

Applicant Information

Students enrolling in the ConnectED Program are required to complete:

Return completed Parent Permission Form along with the tuition payment to the ConnectED Coordinator c/o the Admission Office at Mount Mary University, 2900 North Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee, WI, 53222.

Information and forms will be distributed by the high school teacher if student cannot access/print online.

Deadline: September 15
By September 15 students must have applied to the program and finalized their course enrollment. No refunds will be offered after this date.

Course Information

  • Course must be a high school ConnectED-approved Advanced Placement (AP) or Honors Course
  • An 83% (BC) grade or higher is required for the student to receive Mount Mary University credit
  • Students may earn up to 16 credits through ConnectEDA student may not take more than eight credits per year
  • Tuition is $114 per credit, courses range between 2-4 credits. Tuition is due at the time of registration in the form of cash or check. (Note: If a student fails or withdraws from a ConnectED course, the student will not be eligible for a tuition refund and will not receive Mount Mary University credits for the course.)

Transferring ConnectED Credits

Those students wishing to transfer their ConnectED/Mount Mary University credits to another institution of higher education are welcome to do so. It is the student's responsibility to request official transcripts from the Registrar's Office at Mount Mary University at (414) 256-1257. Transcript request information is available online. Transcripts will be available in the middle of June.

Only the college or university accepting transfer credits can determine if the credits are transferable, and if so, course/credit amount they count as. Mount Mary does not guarantee transferability of credits. If a student wants to determine if their credits will transfer to a different institution, it is the student's responsibility to contact that institution and inquire.

Tips for students seeking out this information when contacting another institution:

Have the course name and description, course number, and the number of credits. Many schools list their transfer credit policies on their websites. If the information is not available online, please contact the school directly. Students should inform the school that they have credits from a course taken with Mount Mary University and want to determine how the credits will transfer.Please note ConnectED is Mount Mary's program name so no other colleges will be familiar with the name or program details.Be sure to obtain your Mount Mary University transcripts after you've completed the course.
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Student Privacy Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Regardless of age, once a student is enrolled in a postsecondary institution, the FERPA rights transfer from the parent to the student. As a participant in ConnectED, students are considered enrolled in a postsecondary institution so their rights are transferred. Since ConnectED students are enrolled in both high school and college, the two schools may exchange information about the student. The rights still remains to the parent regarding high school records and the parent may inspect and review records send by the college to the high school. If a student would like to complete a FERPA waiver form giving their parent rights to access their Mount Mary information, they can contact the ConnectED Coordinator for this form.

For more information about FERPA and student privacy rights, please visit the US Department of Education website, www.ed.gov

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Please download the ConnectED information flier or contact the Admission Office at Mount Mary University, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee, WI, 53222, (414) 256-1219, mmu-admiss@mtmary.edu, with additional questions.