Latest News – July 25
GED Testing This Saturday; Changes in 2014
Are you in the process of acquiring your GED® – General Equivalency Diploma? Do you know someone who is? Then this is important news for you.
Starting on January 2, 2014, there will be a new GED® test*. The current version of the GED® test is expiring at the end of 2013 and scores will expire too if the tests are not finished and passed by then.
There will be one more opportunity – locally – to finish the official GED® testing session this Saturday, July 27 at 9 a.m. at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) in Leadville. Please contact Kelli McCall to register for this Saturday’s session at 719-486-4207.
The GED® Tests measure the major academic skills and concepts associated with four years of regular high school instruction. The exams provide an opportunity for persons who have not graduated from high school to earn a high school equivalency diploma. The GED® Tests measure competency in five subject areas: Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts-Reading, and Mathematics.
Each test will cost $30, with a total of $150 for the battery. If students pay on Saturday, they must bring cash or a check. However, they can pay with a debit or credit card Monday-Friday while the business office is open at CMC.
For additional information or test preparation please contact Kelli McCall at 719-486-4207. Be advised that anyone who has taken and passed any of the five tests will have to start all over if he/she does not finish before January 2014.
CMC Ranked Third Most Affordable In Country
The U.S. Department of Education has ranked Colorado Mountain College (CMC) as the third most affordable four-year public college in the country in 2011-12.
CMC’s annual in-district tuition and fees for a beginning full-time student that year totaled $1,770, which is less than one-fourth of the national average cost of $7,135. This makes the college the third most affordable and the only Colorado institution on the list.Dr. Charles Dassance
“We are very pleased to know that our efforts to provide a quality education at an affordable price have been so successful,” said Dr. Charles R. Dassance, interim president of Colorado Mountain College.
Readers can view the list of the most affordable colleges compiled by the College Affordability and Transparency Center HERE. To view the list on that website, choose the sector “public, 4-year or above,” report type “lowest tuition” and then “generate report.”
The ranking follows a recent report by CNNMoney that placed Colorado Mountain College among the top 20 out of nearly 800 community colleges from around the nation for successful graduation and transfer rates.Dr. Tina Evans, at right, an associate professor of sustainability studies at the college’s campus in Steamboat Springs, is shown with students, left to right, Adam Knapp, Nate Zabka and Brian Smith. Photo Ed Kosmicki.
“CMC has focused for many years on making sure that the education we provide represents the best value possible,” Dassance said. “It is gratifying to be recognized nationally by both of these independent reports for having achieved that goal. We will continue to do all we can to improve our programs and services while remaining affordable.”
Currently, the college’s in-district tuition rate for lower-division classes is $56 per credit hour, or $840 for a typical full-time semester of 15 credits. For 300- to 400-level courses, in-district tuition is $95 per credit, or $1,425 for a 15-credit load. For more information on the college’s tuition and fees: LINK