What is the cost for the SPLASH Summer Class?
The class will cost $250 to the student if admitted.
Does the student have to attend the class at a certain time every day?
No. This class is completely online with recorded sessions that the student can access at any point. There are labs and assignments that are due at a certain time/date. The student will be supplied with a syllabus that includes the due dates, along with links to the labs, assignments, and videos.
What will the schedule of the class presumably look like?
Below is the link to last summer’s syllabus. The schedule of the class should be similar to this.
How do we submit the application and other paperwork?
The applicant will want to forward the application, an official paper copy of the transcripts, and SAT test scores to:
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
The SAT scores can be printed directly from collegeboard.
Skills needed for the course?
- Critical thinking.
- Logical approach.
- Combination of logical implementation and creativity.
Why take an online course?
- Students are able to work independently or as a team.
- Students believe in social learning. They share ideas and are able to cover all the points.
Reasons for opting course?
- Students can learn more about creative aspect and critical thinking is increased. Good to take this course as builds knowledge in computer science.
- As there are no major courses of computer class in high schools for credits, this program gives an opportunity for students to explore new technology and method of learning.
What are the prerequisites for applying?
To participate in the High School Parallel Enrollment program, students must have a B average and either an SAT score of 500 on each section of the SAT, a 50 on the PSAT, or at least a 21 on the ACT. Home-schooled students must submit the most recent evaluation from the supervising organization, as well as any standardized test results. Prior Computer Science and computer programming experience is not necessary.
What is the minimum grade in order to get the credits?
The course is a college course that will assign regular grades (A, B, C, D, F, etc.). The student will receive credit for the course irrespective of the grade, however, if the grade is below a certain level (a ‘D’ for Towson University), you may not be able to transfer the course for credit to the undergraduate degree. The acceptable grade is dependent on the college to which the credits are being transferred.
How many hours a week will a student spend on the class?
The student will typically spend at least 7 hours per week on the course.
Will the student have to come to Towson for any classes?
We will have a kick-off meeting for local students to meet the staff and possibly have a few other in-person meetings, but these are not mandatory.
Best things about course and online procedure.
- Students are able to work anytime without a designated class time.
- One week duration to all assignments.
- Students can check with syllabus and prepare for the assignments and courses.
- Students can learn both about school and college way of teaching.
- Students get prepared to manage courses in college.
- Build more confidence in students when they are approaching new topics like knowing about apps in mobile phones and knowing how they work with computer sciences.
- Any student can take this class irrespective of their main courses.
Why is it important to learn about cyber security?
- For those who thought security was just hacking before but they have known other aspects as well now.
- Now students came to know what is software security and how it works.
- It is integrated in every program. especially for software, internet, etc.
How to attain perfection in course?
- Keep practicing.
- Work on basic examples.
- Work on labs and assignments.