Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the program?

Students eligible for the CEO program are those who have been enrolled in CMC's College Prep and CMC's Pathways to College Programs.  These students have acquired college readiness skills through the College Readiness Seminar and 3 terms of Pathways to College college credit classes. They have successfully completed 3 terms of transferable college classes (core academic classes-above 100 level courses), or have been successful in an already established program.

How do students enroll?
Students enroll in the CEO program by successfully completing CMC's College Prep Program and CMC's Pathways to College.

What classes must I take?
Students are required to take at least 7 college credits per term and at least one of the courses must be in a core subject area needed for high school completion. We do not pay for no credit classes. Students should be making progress toward their high school diploma, college certificate, and their transfer degree.

How do I sign up for classes at the community college?
Clackamas Middle College counselors will assist in creating an online account for registration, as well as provide academic advising and support toward both high school and college requirements.

Do I need to pay for my tuition & books?
Students must supply CMC's counselors with their college online password and account number for registration and any updated information. CMC will cover up to $1,100 per term for all credited classes (tuition and fees), as well as up to $450 towards the cost of books for the academic year (this amount will be pro-rated if a student is enrolled in the CEO Program after the start of the year). Any costs incurred over these amounts are the responsibility of the student and his/her family.

All textbooks are the property of Clackamas Middle College. Students are asked to check with Crystal Eschweiler at [email protected] or at 503-518-5925 by supplying the name and author of the book to find out if we have the textbooks in stock at least a week prior to purchasing any books.

If we do not have the books in stock the student may purchase the book and turn in an original receipt for reimbursement. No copies of receipts will be accepted. Receipts must be turned in with textbooks at the end of the term. Reimbursement will be made at the end of the term when the book is returned to CMC.  If you are purchasing for more than one student it is best to keep purchases separate.

What happens if I’m unsuccessful or I need to drop one of my courses?
If a student drops a course after the two week deadline in which a full refund can be received, then the student is placed on academic probation. If a student gets a "D", fails a class, or receives an incomplete grade, the student will be placed on academic probation.  If academic probation occurs over two consecutive terms, then the student will have to re-enroll in CMC's College Prep Program. Dropped classes must be reported to CMC counselors prior to any drops.

Do I need to complete any District or State Assessments?
Yes, Clackamas Middle College abides by the academic requirements set forth by both the North Clackamas School District and the State of Oregon. Students enrolled in the CEO program are therefore required to abide by the state testing process in reading, writing, math and science. Please contact your CMC counselor to assist you with the coordination of your testing.

Failure to meet the North Clackamas School District testing requirements will result in forfeiture of tuition funds.

When do I need to turn in my books used for my college classes to Clackamas Middle College?
All college books used by CEO students need to be turned into CMC within three working days of finals week. Failure to do so could result in forfeiture or delay of book funds/reimbursement for the following term.