1 Dual Credit Program Presented by Alaina Names Special Admissions Coordinator/Advisor Preston Ridge Campus, Frisco
2 What is dual credit? & You earn high school and college credit for the same course! Courses taught by Collin College professor at your HS or on a Collin campus Begin a college transcript transfer options
3 Academic Courses Offered: ECON 2302 ENGL 1301/1302 GOVT 2305 MATH 1314 Principles of Microeconomics Composition I/II Federal Government College Algebra Courses held at Frisco ISD campuses and Collin College s Preston Ridge Campus (in Frisco) Courses satisfy Texas Core Curriculum Transferable to public four year colleges/universities in Texas Please check with private and out-of-state institutions
4 Technical Dual Credit ITCC 2371 CCNA 3 - Sealing Networks HPRS 1271 Intro to the Healthcare System HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I Many of the technical dual credit courses are specialized. Please discuss options with your high school counselor.
5 Transfer U transferu.collin.edu
6 Fall 2015 Course Sheet Use this to find the Course Reference Number (CRN) needed for course registration Important dates & deadlines Registration instructions
7 Dual Credit Eligibility Students complete the entire admissions process plus a permission form for registration at Collin College Available with permission from your high school each semester for every course Must meet college readiness standards as defined by Texas Success Initiative (TSI) (more details to follow) Students must earn a C or better in each course to maintain participation in the program
8 Things to consider HS and Collin calendar may be different You follow the Collin calendar Holidays may vary Collin College may hold classes at the high school if the high school building is open, even when high schools are not in session (ex: teacher work day) If the high school site is not available, professors may make arrangements for online assignment or hold class at Collin campus Weather closings--if the location where your class is held closes, you do not have class
9 Things to consider FERPA and Personal Responsibility Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Federal law that ensures privacy of student educational records (begins when student starts college regardless of age) Collin cannot share grades, course schedules, test scores, etc. with parents Students opportunity to gain new responsibilities and act on his/her own behalf
10 Things to consider Collin College deadlines for Drop/Withdraw Listed in Collin College registration guide Drop is before the term s census date and will not appear on college transcript Withdraw is after term s census date and will appear as W on college transcript, does not affect GPA Must complete paperwork on Collin campus Impact on graduation Discuss with your HS counselor
11 Things to consider Collin College Student Handbook You are a college student! Abide by all policies, procedures and decisions of the college as outlined in the current Student Handbook (available online) Dean of Students Plagiarism/Discipline
12 I am ready to sign up for dual credit What do I do now?
13 Start with your High School Counselor!
14 Checklist Admissions: 1. Submit an Application 2. Submit Completed and Signed Permission Form 3. Submit Official HS Transcript 4. Submit Proof or Request for Exception - Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Testing: 5. Complete the TSI requirements Registration: 6. Register Online via CougarWeb After Registration 7. Pay Tuition 8. Buy Books 9. Get Student ID and Parking Sticker
15 1. Application for Admission WHEN do I apply? You may apply online beginning NOW for Fall 2015! Must be complete before anything else can occur at Collin. HOW? Complete online with the Texas Common Application at ApplyTexas.org
16 Questions on ApplyTexas.org Create an account/profile and then an application Select two year college application and Collin County Community College District Answer YES to will you be taking courses prior to high school graduation? Select anything for Major List your SSN if possible For Admissions Basis select Dual Credit Residency/tuition is decided based on your answers on the application and the documentation you provide -Questions? Please contact our Admissions and Records office
17 2. Concurrent Permission Form Collin ID# or DOB Student s Name Name of High School ENGL 1301 High School Counselor Signature 15 High School Principal Signature (additional signature required for three or more)
18 3. Official High School Transcript Collin needs the most recent high school transcript for every student. Does not have to include final spring grades May include test scores for TSI exemptions/waivers. May include vaccine records. Follow your high school s specific steps to request one.
19 4. Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination State Law (SB 1107) requires all students under the age of 22 entering a higher education institution to provide proof of having the vaccine or document an exception or exemption. This is an admissions requirement for Collin College and should be completed before registration. May sign Request for Exception if taking courses on HS campus only (purple form in packet). for more information.
20 5. Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment and Exemptions
21 TSI Exemptions Exemption Scores (minimum scores listed): Test Combined/Composite Requirement Exempts TSI Reading & Writing Exempts TSI Math SAT I ACT STAAR Combined Reading and Math: 1070 Composite: 23 N/A Reading: 500 English: 19 Level 2 English III: 2000 in Writing and 2000 in Reading Math: 500 Math: 19 Level 2 Algebra II: 4000 ACT/SAT scores must be sent from the testing source directly to Collin College if not provided on your HS transcript STAAR scores will be on your high school transcript if applicable
22 Texas Success Initiative (TSI) The TSI is designed to measure competency in reading, writing, and mathematics. Students need a status in all subject areas. It is used for placement purposes. Students must be at college level in reading and writing for the majority of courses. Most math and some science and technical courses require college level in math. See the college catalog for placement and prerequisite information.
23 TSI: What will I need to do? Complete Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) online and print certificate of completion (a link to the PAA will be ed to you at the time of admission) Print testing referral ed to you at the time of admission or obtain a testing referral from Admissions and Records or Academic Advising with a photo ID. Pay the cashier, cost is $29. Walk in to test with any campus Testing Center. You should bring your testing referral, receipt, a picture ID, and PAA certificate of completion. See an Academic Advisor to review your results.
24 What if my TSI scores are low? TSI Minimum Score Requirements Reading Writing Math Essay score of 5 or 351 Essay score of 4 and multiple choice of You only need college level placement in the areas needed for your course (e.g. ENGL 1301 requires college level in reading and writing but not in math) Mandatory Advising (MA) hold Will be on your account if you place below college level in at least one area If you do not place at college level in the areas required for your course that means you need to focus on your high school work at this time.
25 Checklist Review Admissions and Testing Complete! 1. Submitted an Application 2. Provided Completed Concurrent Enrollment Permission Form 3. Submitted Official High School Transcript 4. Submitted proof of Meningitis Vaccination or documentation for exception or exemption 5. Met the TSI requirements Now you are ready for registration (step #6)!
26 6. Register for Courses Online Go to Add or Drop Classes once logged into CougarWeb Select Fall 2015 Credit term enter your specific CRN for your designated course as listed on your high school course sheet Use Look Up Classes to enroll in general population courses on a Collin campus Detailed instructions can be found on your high school course sheet
27 Enrollment Verification Must enroll in the subjects on your permission form Prefer another subject? Turn in a new form! Limitations: No more than two courses per semester Principal approval required for three or more No 3 week May, PHED, or developmental level courses
28 Fall 2015 Important Dates You can apply online at ApplyTexas.org beginning now! Registration is June 2 nd through July 29 th online. Registration should be complete by Wednesday, July 29 th at 8 p.m. Fall semester is August 24 th December 13 th
29 7. Pay Tuition $39 per credit hour for students residing in Collin County $119 for a 3 credit hr course $78 per credit hour for students residing out of Collin County $236 for a 3 credit hr course $138 per credit hour for out of state or out of country students $416 for a 3 credit hr course Tuition waived for students qualifying for free or reduced lunch at the high school *Total cost per 3 credit hour course includes a $2 per semester student records fee *All fees subject to change upon approval of the Collin Board of Trustees.
30 8. Get Books You have to buy books in college! You can find out which books you need by going online to the bookstore s web site a couple of weeks before the semester begins. Select Preston Ridge Campus and search for your specific course section (e.g. ENGL 1301 F01) You may purchase books from your preferred retailer.
32 9. College ID and Parking Sticker Pick up from a Student Life office on any campus Both are FREE! Allows you to use campus services IDs available August 14 th for Fall Do not need for first day of class please pick up at your convenience
33 Collin College Resources FREE for all Collin Students! Accommodations at Collin College for Equal Support Services (ACCESS) Career Services Counseling Library Math Lab Tutoring Writing Center
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