19. Are CE and ASCENT students considered incoming freshmen upon HS completion?

Yes.  For college admissions purposes, Concurrent Enrollment, ASCENT, and Early College students must apply to 4 year universities as first-time freshmen, not as transfer students, to qualify for freshmen financial aid, even though they may have accumulated many college credits while in high school. This is also true for most scholarship providers; however, students are encouraged to contact scholarship administrators to understand specific scholarship qualification requirements.