Online Course Listings & Textbook Information

Spring 2017


Deadlines

Please see the course listing above for specific deadlines. We encourage students to apply early as courses may fill quickly. Enrollments are on a first come, first served basis.

Student Qualifications

Students must meet the following criteria to participate in the Early Entry program at Peru State College:

  1. Be juniors or seniors;
  2. Be chosen carefully and recommended by the high school academic staff;
  3. Meet the prerequisites of the courses;
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of ‘B’ or its equivalent or better; or rank in the top half of their high school class; or earn an ACT composite score of at least twenty (20) or an equivalent score on another valid assessment

Registration

Students will be required to complete the online Early Entry Application and turn in the signed Parent Authorization Form. Counselors will be required to complete a Counselor approval process.

Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship

The Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship is available to Early Entry Students, by the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. To be eligible, students must qualify for one of the federal benefit programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC), Free or Reduced Price Lunches, or other extreme hardship.

Applications may be submitted online at https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/ACE. Students need to apply for the ACE Scholarship immediately, upon joining the Early Entry program. If a student applies for and is denied the ACE Scholarship, it is the student’s responsibility to pay all tuition fees to Peru State College.

Any questions regarding the ACE application or application process can be directed to Ritchie Morrow, Financial Coordinator, CCPE, at Ritchie.Morrow@Nebraska.gov or by telephone at 402-471-0032.

Purchase Textbooks

The Peru State College Online Bookstore has online textbook information available on their website: http://peru.textbookx.com/institutional/index.php.  Students should have their course department, number and section on hand when visiting this site.  Students must purchase their textbooks prior to the start of the course.

Blackboard & Student Email Information

Access Information:
E-mail Address:  ALL STUDENTS will be required to use the college issued student email account.

Student Email access

USERNAME: Studen’ts first name, dot, last name (no spaces) and then the first five numbers of their student ID (ex: john.doe12345)
PASSWORD: Student’s entire, eight-digit NUID (ex: 12345678 or 00123456)

Blackboard access:
WEBSITE: http://perustatecollege.blackboard.com
USERNAME: New User ID (NUID), no dashes or spaces
PASSWORD: Two-digit month and two-digit day of your birthdate (ex: July 1st is ‘0701’)

Blackboard Orientation

All new students will be required to complete a Blackboard Orientation. This Orientation will walk students through how to navigate Blackboard. Once a student has enrolled in an online course, they will be enrolled in the Orientation, to be completed before the course start date.

Blackboard Training Visit

Once students are registered for courses, at the request of the high school, a Blackboard training visit can be arranged.   This request needs to be submitted before the class start date. During this visit, a member of the College’s Distance Education & Online Services department will visit your school and assist students with logging into the online course system utilized by the College, Blackboard.  In addition, students will be introduced to the student email account that must be utilized throughout the course which is operated through the College’s email system.  This email account will be the primary means of communicating with students by the college and faculty members.

Contact

Sherry Jones, Distance Education Coordinator
SJones@peru.edu
(402) 872-2433

Distance Education & Online Services Department
PO Box 10
Peru, NE 68421
DistanceEducation@peru.edu
(888) 258-5558
Fax: (402) 872-2435