FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Cayuga Advantage is a partnership between Cayuga Community College and area school districts to award college (transcript) credit for college courses taught in secondary school settings to qualified high school students.
It is one of many concurrent enrollment programs in NYS and throughout the country.
In anticipation of seeking NACEP accreditation, Cayuga Advantage bases our practices on the accreditation standards maintained by NACEP.
Cayuga Advantage courses are college courses taught in high schools.
These courses cover material at the college level, are more challenging and academically rigorous than high school courses, and require greater independence of thought and action.
A Cayuga Advantage course must have at least 10 enrolled students by the first day of classes for the course to continue.
Fewer students will be permitted only in unusual circumstances, and only with the approval of the Program Coordinator.
Minimum contact time is 15 hrs for a 1 credit course, 45 hrs for a 3 credit course, and 60 hrs for a 4 credit course.
Yes. Course syllabi have been developed for each Cayuga course and are available upon request. Instructors must use approved textbooks, unless division faculty approve an alternate or no textbooks are mandated.
In many instances, the answer is yes.
Cayuga Advantage courses are listed as Cayuga Community College courses on an academic transcript without any notation of delivery mode or setting, and are accepted by virtually all SUNY institutions.
Acceptance of transfer credit by private institutions is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Any student who experiences difficulty earning transfer credit from a SUNY institution should contact the Program Coordinator.
Any high school student whose 16th birthday occurs by December 1 of the academic year in which the student wishes to enroll in a Cayuga Advantage course is eligible. Students who are not 16 by December 1 of the current academic year are eligible to participate with parent/guardian signature. Only students who meet specific prerequisite requirements and have been recommended by a teacher or guidance counselor are eligible. If a student wishes to register for a college-level English or mathematics course, the appropriate placement test(s) must be taken and passed. Students who do not meet these requirements are not permitted to enroll in a Cayuga Advantage course.
A student must take a placement test if he/she wishes to register for a college-level English or mathematics course.
Individuals who have completed high school calculus are exempt from taking the mathematics placement test.
Two opportunities are provided to meet cut scores for placement.
Students who do not meet minimum scores will not be permitted to enroll.
Students who are not US citizens but are otherwise eligible to enroll in a Cayuga Advantage course may enroll.
However, high school officials must inform the Program Coordinator of the student’s status and request a waiver of the out-of-county tuition rate to avoid overbilling.
No. Every student in a Cayuga Advantage course must be registered for the course. Blended courses are not permitted.
The cost to students varies from school district to school district.
Ask your counselor.
Schools will determine whether and how much to charge. All fees must be paid to the school district, NOT to Cayuga Community College.
Do non-Cayuga County residents need to complete a Certificate of Residency Application and have it notarized?
If a student does not currently live in Cayuga County, or has not lived in Cayuga County for the past 12 months, a Certificate of Residency must be received within 45 days of the first day of classes. If a notarized Certificate of Residency is not received and processed within the 45 day period, the school district will be charged tuition at the out-of-county tuition rate.
Students will be asked to complete a Cayuga Advantage Registration Form.
The form will ask for personal information, including full name, address, date of birth, social security number, residency status, and information related to the course.
Social security numbers are required for tax reporting purposes, even if students do not pay any fees.
Students will not be registered unless/until this information is provided.
Enrolled students have access to Cayuga facilities and computers.
Student ID cards will be provided in the future that entitle students to discounts at some business establishments and discounted bus travel.
A student who misses 20% of the course will be withdrawn from the course. For example, if a class meets twice a week for 15 weeks, an instructor will withdraw a student who misses 6 class sessions, regardless of reason. The following rules apply:
|Class Meetings per Week||Total Absences Allowed|
The drop/add period ends at the conclusion of the first week of classes. If a course is dropped in that first week, no transcript record is made. Any student who wishes to be removed from a course after the first week of classes must notify an instructor or guidance counselor. A “W” will be placed on the academic transcript.
Students are permitted to audit a Cayuga Advantage course. However, an audit does not earn college credit, cannot be converted to a credit or letter grade as a result of later payment of high school tuition fees or other factors, and is permanent. Furthermore, the school district is charged tuition for that student at the regular rate.
Students must maintain good academic standing in order to continue taking Cayuga Advantage courses. Any student who fails to meet academic standing criteria will not be permitted to enroll in any further Cayuga courses. The current college catalog states that students will be placed on academic probation if these criteria are met:
|Credits Attempted||Grade Point Average|
|12-15||At least 1.00 and less than 1.50|
|16-30||At least 1.50 and less than 1.70|
|31-45||At least 1.70 and less than 1.90|
|46 or more||At least 1.90 and less than 2.00|
Students will be academically dismissed and thus ineligible to enroll in any additional Cayuga Community College courses (unless reversed on appeal) if these criteria are met:
|Credits Attempted||Grade Point Average|
|6-11||Less than 0.75|
|12-15||Less than 1.00|
|16-30||Less than 1.50|
|31-45||Less than 1.70|
|46 or more||Less than 1.90|
- Go to the Cayuga website: www.cayuga-cc.edu
- Click myCayuga at the top of the screen
- Click Log into myCayuga
- Enter your C-Number (or SSN) and Password
(Contact the Registrar at 315-255-1792, ext 2215 if you forgot your Cayuga ID or Password )
- In the My Student Tools click the My Student Information tab
- Click View Final Grades
Occasionally, the Business Office will inadvertently mail a tuition bill to a student’s home. In such cases, the bill is sent in error. Students are free to discard the bill. They will not be charged tuition.
Each Cayuga Advantage student will receive a 1098 Form in January itemizing the tuition amount charged to the school district for their enrollment. This figure does not reflect the total amount paid by the student. Rather, it reflects the tuition charged to the school district. The amount that the student paid varies from school district to school district.
Consult a tax accountant for more information on how to treat this form.