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Advanced Standing

The Advanced Standing Advantage

Newman University, in conjunction with area high schools, has developed the Advanced Standing Program. This program allows high school students to earn college credit through specific courses offered at each high school while fulfilling high school requirements.

 

Get a head start on your college career!

Newman’s Advanced Standing Program is design for high school students to save time and money! You’re taking course anyway, why not get college credits at the same time? This is a great opportunity to knock out some college courses in a shorter time and for a lot less money!

Program Benefits

  • Newman does not require students to complete a college application in order to sign up for this program.
  • Other than the $75 per credit hour cost, there are no additional fees in the high schools
  • Online enrollment is easy and only takes only a few minutes.

If you have questions, contact Elaine Schmeidler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text her at 316-202-8564.

 

New Student Registration

 

New Student Registration Info (doc)

Returning Student Registration

 

Returning Student Registration Info (doc)

Program Details

  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Students must be enrolled in high school classes
  • Students must have the permission of their guidance counselor
  • Students must have their parent or legal guardian's permission
  • Students must complete enrollment and submit payment
  • A maximum of 30 credit hours can be taken through one particular high school

Students that are eligible for free or reduced lunch have the opportunity to get college courses for $36 per credit hour. Each semester, Newman gives a code to the counseling office and they determine who is in charge of giving out the code. Sometimes it’s the counselor, sometimes the lunch lady. It varies by school. This code is case sensitive so be sure to input at checkout correctly. After enrollment, we send a list of students using the code back to the school to be double checked. If any student has falsely used the code and are not eligible, they will be billed the full amount. If not paid, they will be dropped.

Watch the videos below for Advanced Standing registration instructions.

New Student Registration

 

New Student Registration Info (doc)

Returning Student Registration

 

Returning Student Registration Info (doc)

  • Returning students should have Username and Password ready.
  • Username is usually last name +student ID number. Your password is typically the mm/dd of your birthday and the last four of your social security number. This password is needed to log in the first time, but then you are forced to create a new password. If you don't remember your new password, go to the Jetstream page and click forgot password at the top of the page. This will help you reset it. Be sure to use the email that you used when you enrolled for the first time to reset password.
  • Please do not create a new user account if you are a returning student as this will create a duplicate record in our system.

If you need username or password assistance, you may contact the Help Desk at 316-942-4291 ext. 2402.

There are two ways to discontinue a course: by drop or withdraw. All drop and withdrawal requests must be done in writing either by email or letter.

Drop - Within two weeks from the beginning of the course (If in a semester long course) you may drop a course for a full refund and without any record to your transcript. We consider the presentation date the beginning of the course.

Once the course has been dropped, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Withdraw - After two weeks (of a semester long course*) from the beginning of the course you may withdraw from a course to avoid a penalty to your GPA but the fee may only be refunded for a portion of the course attended. No refunds will be given after 8 weeks into the course. Your transcript will indicate a "WD" for the course but is not calculated into your GPA. .

*Please note, drop and withdrawal times may differ for 9 week courses. All WD should be completed by the block’s mid-term date, or 4 ½ weeks.

If you wish to drop or withdraw from a course, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, high school, and course you wish to discontinue.

Please note: Dropping or withdrawing a course from your high school does not mean it is dropped or withdrawn from Newman so be sure to contact Newman University when doing so.

After a student has been enrolled for the first time, Newman will create a Newman ID card for each student and sends them to the counseling office of each school. These are usually created after all schools are enrolled. The Newman ID card has several benefits:

  • Students can attend athletic and fine arts events at Newman for free
  • High school students have access to the Dugan Library.
  • Free tutoring is available to them for Advanced Standing classes
  • Community discounts are sometimes given for college students by presenting your ID card.

Courses typically transfer from Newman to other accredited colleges. To find out how they will transfer, you can go to the website of your intended college and search transfer equivalencies. You will need the Newman course number. If you can’t find anything, you may need to contact the registrar’s office of the college that you plan to attend and have them look it up for you. Typically Ivy League schools do not accept dual credits.

The Jetstream portal is an online academic portal where students can check grades, pull unofficial transcripts and make online payment plan payments. After a student enrolls, an email will be sent to whatever email entered when the account was created that gives the student their Newman ID number and directions on how to access their Jetstream portal.

Logging in for the first time

As a Newman student, you are assigned a unique login ID:

Your Username: Last Name + 6-digit Student ID*

Password: Birthdate MMDD + Last 4 of your SSN OR Last 4 of Student ID if your SSN is not in

our system

Example: Joanna Smith has a Student ID of 123456, her birthday is September 5, 1992 and her

social security number is 553-23-5431:

Username: smith123456

Password: 09055431

Note, the last name in a username is limited to 14 characters. If a student’s last name results in a username of 15 or more characters, the last name will be truncated.

For example, if Joanna Smith’s last name changes to Smith-Hammerstein, her new username would be

smithhammerste123456.

To make a payment on a payment plan online, login into Jetstream -> Financials -> Statement by Term, Get invoice, Amount to pay, (Enter amount)

  1. Go to newmanu.edu, Click on Current Students
  2. Go Student Quick Links column and click Jetstream
  3. Log into your Jetstream account
  4. Go to Student Records
  5. Complete Schedule
  6. Click on record

Newman transcripts reflect the grade earned in your college-level course. When the course is over, your grade is inputted into the Newman system. You may access these grades through your Jetstream account. Here you can pull unofficial transcripts. If Newman is not your college of choice, you can order your official transcript online at the end of your senior year and have it sent to the college you will be attending. This can be done online by going to the Registrar tab under Student Quick links and following the transcript tabs to the clearinghouse.

Go to Newmanu.edu, under student quick links, click email.

Your Sign in name will be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (remember, your username is your last name and student ID number . This is where you

can check your Newman email, Google Docs, Google Drive etc. Explore the apps

available by clicking on the “Google apps” icon. URL : mail.google.com/

You can order your transcripts through Clearinghouse. A small fee is required. 

Note: FERPA laws prohibit Newman University from releasing academic records or transcripts to parents without written permission from the student. 

  • At large universities, it is often difficult to get enrolled in prerequisite classes because they are in such high demand.
  • By enrolling in the Advanced Standing courses at your high school, you will get personal instruction from your high school teacher with a small instructor/student ratio. As a result, your chances of success are far greater.
  • You will be considered an official Newman University Jet while attending high school!
  • You will receive a Newman ID card which allows you into on-campus events such as NCAA Division II athletics games, theatre productions, fine art galleries and much more!
  • Additional academic assistance is available at no charge through our peer tutoring program and e-coaching for writing is available to all advanced standing students.
  • The Dugan Library is available to you. You will have access to library resources as well as study rooms. The new Advanced Standing lib.guide is also a great academic resource for upcoming projects/papers.
  • Plus, Advanced Standing students who enroll at Newman after high school will be given a one-time credit toward their first-semester bill at Newman totaling the amount paid for all Newman advanced standing courses prior to high school graduation.

Taking Advanced Standing Courses on Campus

Newman University welcomes qualified (minimum 3.0 GPA) high school and home school juniors and seniors to take classes on campus on a space available basis. This means that we allow full time students to enroll first, and if the course doesn't fill, the Advanced Standing student will be notified a few days before the first class that there is space available, and the enrollment will be processed at that time.

All prerequisites and other enrollment restrictions apply. Math and English placement tests may be required.  High school students coming on campus may not enroll in any courses that are already offered in their high school.  The Advanced Standing cost is the same on campus as in the high schools, however, the student is also responsible for all necessary books, lab and/or class fees (Applied music classes are not included in this program).

Available courses can be accessed on the website by clicking on current students, then, under Student Quick Links, click on course schedule; click the interactive course schedule and then click on the correct term in the dropdown box; click search.  Advanced Standing students are allowed to enroll in up to two freshman level courses per semester at the  $75/credit hour cost.   

To enroll in an on campus course, students must complete the appropriate enrollment form and pay any fees and get books before class begins. To get a registration form, or if you have further questions, please contact Elaine Schmeidler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 942-4291 ext. 2162   

Textbooks and Course Materials: If taking courses on campus, you may be required to purchase textbooks/materials for the course(s) you choose.

Information about any required textbooks or other course materials is available from the Bookstore online here: https://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/vbm/newmanu.htm. You can contact our Bookstore (316-942-4291 ext. 2102) for information about purchasing or renting the textbooks for the duration of the course.

  • If you run into problems with your email or Jetstream account, contact the student help desk at 942-4291 ext. 2402, or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If you have questions regarding enrollment, please call Elaine Schmeidler @ 942-4291 ext. 2162
  • If you have questions relating to payment plans, or billing, call student accounts at 942-4291 ext. 2168
  • If you have questions regarding transcripts or grades, contact the registrar at 942-4291 ext. 2121

Dual credit courses base their grade on all coursework done in the classroom.  Tests, quizzes, homework, participation. Students are graded on all of this and there is a guaranteed grade on a college transcript.

AP tests are tests given at the end of the year by college board.  These test allow students to test out of the class in college.  Most colleges will accept theses tests, but might set a standard for the score.  For example, K-State might require students to get at least a 3 before they will accept the credit, and Ivy League schools might only take the credit if you get a 5.  If you are a good test taker, this might be a good option for you, but if you would rather not have college credit based on one test, then you might consider signing up for dual credit instead.

Additional Documents and Information

Tutoring Available

The students will go to www.TutorMe.com for tutoring and a writing coach.

Learn more about tutoring services: Academic Resource Center

Visit the Advanced Standing LibGuide Portal, where you can access links to register classes, access academic journals, log into Jetstream and more.

Visit LibGuide Portal