JBU Enhances Concurrent High School Class Program

Siloam Springs, Ark (July 13, 2000) — High school students now have more opportunity to earn college credit. Because of increasing interest in its concurrent high school program, John Brown University will expand the program for fall 2000.

Previously, the number of students allowed to participate in the program was capped. Only a third of the applicants were able to enroll, but the expanded program removes this enrollment cap.

"High school counselors were positive about how the concurrent high school program would impact their students, so we decided to move forward," said Nate Mouttet, JBU director of admissions.

The JBU program allows qualified high school students to enroll in two classes per semester with the permission of their school. Tuition is discounted to $250 per class. The student receives full college credit for any successfully completed course, and the credit will apply toward a degree at JBU or may transfer to any other college or university. Students who later enroll at JBU full time receive a $250 scholarship for each class taken at JBU as a high school student with a maximum scholarship of $1,000.

Students interested in the program can contact the JBU admissions office at

1-877-JBU-INFO, (479) 524-7287 or visit the web site at jbuinfo@acc.jbu.edu.