Advising

Selecting college courses that align with your academic and career goals will save you time and money. CEI Early College Programs offers students resources to help. Use the links below to view planning guides or to make an appointment with an Early College Academic Advisor.



Early College Pathways

Early College students at CEI work on a number of different goals.  Many students take 1-3 dual credit courses during high school to gain a college experience and earn valuable college credit.  Other students work toward a specific goal such as; completing one-year of college credit, earning a college certificate, completing prerequisites for a specific college program, or earning an associate degree.  All college coursework and goals are valuable and will save students time and money.  You can work with a CEI Early College Academic Advisor to explore your options and decide which pathway is best for you.  Click here to make an appointment with an advisor.

The GEM (General Education Matriculation) Pathway is a collection of courses that provides a learner with a broad base of foundation academic coursework.  GEM courses are taken in several categories that establish the foundation of a most college degrees.  Completion of the full pathway equals approximately one-year of college coursework and provides the framework for students to move forward in their academic career.  The GEM Completion Pathway is available directly through CEI using dual credit and concurrent enrollment courses, through IDLA, or by using some transfer credits.   

Students working toward this goal must meet with an CEI Early College Academic Advisor to create an individualized plan.  not all students take the same classes in college and credits used for GEM completion do not always waive major requirements.  It’s very important to work with a CEI advisor so you understand how the courses you take through Early College will apply to your long-term goals.

At CEI, completing a GEM Pathway can also include an Interstate Passport, which can help with credit transfer to other states.  Minimum GPA & other degree requirements apply.  Ask your CEI advisor for details. 

The Associate Degree Pathway at CEI is available in two concentrations; Associate of Arts or Associate of Science.  The degree requires completion of 60 college credits and takes careful planning.  Completion of a full associate equals approximately two-years of college coursework and provides the foundation for students to move forward in their academic career.   The Associate Degree Pathway at CEI is available in two concentrations; Associate of Arts or Associate of Science.  The degree requires completion of 60 college credits and takes careful planning.  Completion of a full associate equals approximately two-years of college coursework and provides the foundation for students to move forward in their academic career.   

Students working toward this goal must meet with a CEI Early College Academic Advisor to create an individualized plan.  Not all college courses apply to all college degrees so it’s very important to work with college advisor to understand how courses taken through Early College will apply to long-term goals.  Minimum GPA & other degree requirements apply. 

At CEI, completing an Associate Degree can also include an Interstate Passport, which can help with credit transfer to other states.  Ask your CEI advisor for details.

CEI Areas if Study are academic plans designed to assist in selecting courses at CEI that will be beneficial to students when they transfer to complete various bachelor's degree. Knowing which Areas of Study interest you can help with dual credit course selection.

Course Planning

Course Planning Guide


FERPA

College records are protected by federal privacy laws called FERPA. This applies to all college students regardless of age. Students can grant someone else access to their college records by completing a “Release of Information” form found on the Early College forms page.


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Schedule Advising Appointment
Early College Programs
Christofferson Building #3 Room 333
Office Hours: 8am-5pm, M-F
(208) 535-5309 Main
(208) 525-7026 Fax
ecp@cei.edu

Mary Stephenson
Director, Early College Programs
(208) 535-5457
mary.stephenson@cei.edu

Yusra Nasri
Academic Advisor, Early College
(208) 535-5470
yusra.nasri@cei.edu

Tonya Tracy
Region 6 Transition Coordinator
(208) 535-5334
tonya.tracy@cei.edu

Kinley Neilson
Early College Coordinator
(208) 535-5309
kinley.neilson@cei.edu