What is the 91 Advantage Program?

91 Advantage is a partnership between 91 Community College and area school districts to award college (transcript) credit for college courses taught in secondary school settings to qualified high school 91.

It is one of many concurrent enrollment programs in NYS and throughout the country.

Is 91 Advantage recognized as an accredited program?

In anticipation of seeking NACEP accreditation, 91 Advantage bases our practices on the accreditation standards maintained by NACEP.

How do 91 Advantage courses differ from high school classes?

91 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.

What is the minimum class size for a 91 Advantage course to run?

A 91 Advantage course must have at least 10 enrolled 91 by the first day of classes for the course to continue.

Fewer 91 will be permitted only in unusual circumstances, and only with the approval of the Program Coordinator.

What is the minimum contact time required for 1, 3, and 4 credit courses?

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.

Are 91 Advantage instructors required to use approved course syllabi and textbooks?

Yes. Course syllabi have been developed for each 91 course and are available upon request. Instructors must use approved textbooks, unless division faculty approve an alternate or no textbooks are mandated.

Are 91 Advantage courses transferable?

In many instances, the answer is yes.

91 Advantage courses are listed as 91 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.

Who is eligible to enroll in a 91 Advantage course?

Any high school student whose 16th birthday occurs by December 1 of the academic year in which the student wishes to enroll in a 91 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 91 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 91 Advantage course.

What are placement tests and why are they required?

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.

Are foreign exchange 91 eligible to enroll in a 91 Advantage course?

Students who are not US citizens but are otherwise eligible to enroll in a 91 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.

Are 91 permitted to sit in a 91 Advantage course if they are not fully registered?

No. Every student in a 91 Advantage course must be registered for the course. Blended courses are not permitted.

How much does it cost to register for a 91 Advantage course?

The cost to 91 varies from school district to school district.
Ask your counselor.

If there is a fee for registering, who do I pay?

Schools will determine whether and how much to charge. All fees must be paid to the school district, NOT to 91 Community College.

Do non-91 County residents need to complete a Certificate of Residency Application and have it notarized?

If a student does not currently live in 91 County, or has not lived in 91 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.

What is the course registration process?

Students will be asked to complete a 91 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.

Why is a social security number required?

Social security numbers are required for tax reporting purposes, even if 91 do not pay any fees.

Students will not be registered unless/until this information is provided.

What privileges or benefits are associated with being a 91 Advantage student?

Enrolled 91 have access to 91 facilities and computers.

Student ID cards will be provided in the future that entitle 91 to discounts at some business establishments and discounted bus travel.

What is the student attendance policy?

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
1 3
2 6
3 9
4 12
5 15

What are the drop/add and withdrawal policies?

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.

Can 91 audit a 91 Advantage course?

Students are permitted to audit a 91 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.

What happens if 91 don’t maintain good academic standing?

Students must maintain good academic standing in order to continue taking 91 Advantage courses. Any student who fails to meet academic standing criteria will not be permitted to enroll in any further 91 courses. The current college catalog states that 91 will be placed on academic probation if these criteria are met:

Academic Probation

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 91 Community College courses (unless reversed on appeal) if these criteria are met:

Academic Dismissal

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

How are 91 notified of their final grade?

A username and password will be generated and mailed home to each 91 Advantage student to access final grades. Final grade reports will not be mailed.

How do 91 view their final grades?

  1. Go to the 91 website: www.cayuga-cc.edu
  2. Click at the top of the screen
  3. Click Log into my91
  4. Enter your C-Number (or SSN) and Password
    (Contact the Registrar at 315-255-1792, ext 2215 if you forgot your 91 ID or Password )
  5. In the My Student Tools click the My Student Information tab
  6. Click View Final Grades

What happens if a student receives a tuition bill in the mail?

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.

What happens if a student receives an IRS 1098 Form?

Each 91 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.

Who can I contact for more information?

Who can I contact for more information?

91 Advantage Program
(315) 294-8529