What is dual credit? - McKinney Independent School District

Dual Credit
Presented by
Nicole Barnes
Special Admissions
Central Park Campus, McKinney
[email protected]
What is dual credit?
• Simultaneously earn high school and college credit in
one class!
• Begin an official college transcript.
• Experience a college environment and the rigor of a
college course.
• College credit transfers to most colleges and universities.
• Save time and money.
Academic Courses Offered:
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
ENGL 1301
ENGL 1302
GOVT 2305 or
ECON 2301
GOVT 2305 or
ECON 2301
HIST 1301
HIST 1302
MATH 1314
MATH 1325
PHYS 1403
GEOL 1401
• Courses held at McKinney Boyd High School & Collin College
• Courses satisfy Core Curriculum
• Transferable to public four year colleges/universities
in Texas
• Please check with private and out-of-state institutions
Transfer U – transferu.collin.edu
Technical Courses Offered:
Fall 2015
EMSP 1371
(Intro to EMT)
EMSP 1501
Oct 2015March 2016
Spring 2016
EMSP 1160
(Clinical EMTBasic)
• Courses held at McKinney North High School & Collin College
• Courses satisfy Marketable Skills Achievement Award (MSAA)
in Emergency Medical Services Professions
• 2015-2016 students have already been selected
• Separate EMT program application required--due May 29th
• EMT informational meeting Monday, May 4th at Collin College
Central Park Campus, A225, 6:30-8 p.m.
Fall 2015 Course Sheet
Use this to find the
Course Reference
Number (CRN)
needed for course
Important dates &
Returning Students
• Did you take dual credit classes as a Junior?
• You will complete fewer steps on the checklist
– Turn in a new permission form before registering
– NEW! Required Sexual Harassment Prevention &
Awareness training
• Required under Violence Against Women
Reauthorization Act (VAWA)
• Log in to CougarWeb and look for link under Student Tab
Mandatory Sexual Harassment
Prevention/Awareness Training
(Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA))
• Required training must be completed online (check
CougarMail or CougarWeb Student tab for link-http://www.atworkorientation.net/collin/titleix).
• Returning students need to complete this now before
they will be able to register for summer or fall.
• New students for fall 2015 should complete the training
during the fall semester after classes have begun (look
for email to come in September).
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 course prerequisite and placement
• Students must earn a C or better in each
course to maintain participation in the program
Things to consider…
• Attendance and Time Management
are very important!
Attendance policies vary by professor
Get to know the course syllabus
Keep a planner
For every hour that you are in class, plan to
spend at least 2-3 hours outside of class
studying and preparing for next class
– Find the right balance between your course
load and extracurricular activities
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
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
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
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
I am ready to sign up for
dual credit …
What do I do now?
Start with your
High School Counselor!
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
5. Complete the TSI requirements
6. Register Online via CougarWeb
After Registration
7. Pay Tuition 8. Buy Books 9. Get Student ID and Parking Sticker
1. Application for Admission
WHEN do I apply?
– You may apply online now
for Summer or Fall 2015!
– Must be complete
before anything else
can occur at Collin.
– Complete online with the
Texas Common Application at ApplyTexas.org
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
2. Concurrent Permission Form
Student’s Name
Collin ID# or DOB
McKinney Boyd High School
ENGL 1301
High School Counselor Signature
High School Principal Signature (additional signature required for three or more)
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
• May include vaccine records.
• Follow your high school’s specific steps to
request one.
4. Bacterial Meningitis
• 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).
• http://www.collin.edu/meningitis for more information.
5. Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
• The TSI is designed to measure competency in reading,
writing, and mathematics.
• It is used for placement purposes.
• Students must be at college level in reading and writing for
the majority of courses.
• See the college catalog for placement and prerequisite
TSI Exemptions (Juniors & Seniors)
Exemption Scores (minimum scores listed):
Exempts TSI
Reading & Writing
Combined Reading and
Exempts TSI
Level 2 English III:
Level 2 Algebra II:
2000 in Writing and
2000 in Reading
• 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
• Partial exemptions allowed provided that the required combined/composite
score is met
TSI Waivers (Juniors ONLY)
Temporary Waiver for Dual Credit Juniors (TSI waived for one year):
Waives TSI
Waives TSI
Reading &
Combined Reading and
Algebra I:
English II:
4000 and at least
a grade of 70 in
Algebra 2
• Scores must be on an official document from the high
school (e.g. transcript or HS letterhead).
TSI Waivers (Juniors ONLY)
• For Junior level enrollment, students must have
earned a waiver only in the TSI areas needed for
the course in which they wish to enroll. (For example,
a student enrolling in HIST 1301 is not required to have a
waiver for Math. A waiver is needed for reading and writing
• You may have to prove an exemption
or take the TSI for Senior dual credit enrollment in
the areas in which you did not complete a course
with a C or better. (For example, if you complete HIST
1301 with a C or better as a Junior, your TSI status for reading
and writing is met. If you did not take a math course and earn
a C or better as a Junior, you will have to prove an exemption
or take the TSI Math for Senior enrollment.)
TSI: What will I need to do?
• Complete Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) online and print
certificate of completion.
• Print testing referral emailed 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. (Cashier’s office closed Sat.)
• 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.
What if my TSI scores are low?
• The purpose of this assessment is to find out what
level you should start your coursework.
• 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. Must see academic advisor (no appt needed)
or complete electronic survey before you can register online.
• 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.
6. Register for Courses Online
via CougarWeb
Fall 2015 Important Dates
• You can apply online at ApplyTexas.org now!
• Registration is:
• NOW - June 16th for returning dual credit students.
• June 2nd - June 16th for new students.
• Registration and payment should be complete
by Tuesday, June 16th for everyone.
• Fall semester is August 24th – December 13th
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
• Installment plans are available
*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.
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.
• You may purchase books
from your preferred retailer.
select Bookstore
under Student
Select the Central
Park Campus and
search for the
appropriate section
(e.g. ENGL 1301 MB1)
9. College ID and Parking Sticker
• Pick up from a Student Life office on
any campus
• Both are FREE!
• Allows you to
use campus
• IDs available August 14th for Fall
• Do not need for first day of class–
please pick up at your convenience
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
Please contact us.
[email protected]