A comprehensive guide to Dual Credit and High School Visitor

A Comprehensive Guide to
High School Visitor Program
The University of
Program Overview
The University of Louisville offers qualified high school students
the opportunity to earn college credit by attending classes on
campus at the University. These students are called High School
Visitors. Benefits of the program are to:
Develop a college transcript while in high school
Experience college curriculum and instructional methods
Shorten the amount of time required to complete a college degree
Save money by paying less per credit hour than a regular U of L college
• Offer high school students the amenities of a U of L college student: free
TARC access, free access to U of L’s libraries, and free access to our brand
new student recreation center.
Grades and policies
Students who enroll in the High School Visitor program
must be fully prepared for the challenges of taking a
college level course. Students will receive grades based on
the University of Louisville grading scale. Professors
communicate this grading scale to students and the school
community on a regular basis. Under FERPA privacy rules,
the instructor cannot communicate student progress with
parents. Only the student can access his or her grades. The
final grades become a part of the student’s permanent
college record.
Transferring Credits
• It is important to note that acceptance as a High School Visitor
does not guarantee acceptance to U of L as an undergraduate
• Students enrolling in and completing a HSV course will obtain
a college transcript. The grade will be automatically recorded
on their student record at U of L.
• If the student wishes to have the credits transferred elsewhere, they
must contact the Registrar’s office to request a copy of their transcript.
The student should contact their prospective college or university for
transfer credit guidelines.
• If the student wishes to continue education at U of L, the credits will
automatically appear on the student’s record.
Student Eligibility
• To be eligible for the High School Visitor program, a student
must meet the following requirements:
• 3.0 GPA
• 22 ACT or 1020 SAT
• A recommendation from their school’s guidance counselor
• Note: High school visitors who have not completed the first half of
their junior year must have the approval of the instructor for the U
of L course and the Academic Appeals Committee (petition must be
submitted along with the application).
The Registration Process
• Once the requirements are met, a student interested in
the High School Visitor program may apply by following
the instructions found at the website below:
• http://louisville.edu/admissions/apply/requirements/hs-visitorrequirements
• Note that some forms and payments must be sent to U of L
directly, and in a timely manner.
Steps following admission: Activate your
• A student’s Username and Student ID Number are very important
identifiers used by the University. If a high school visitor attends U of
L as a college student in the future, these IDs will stay the same, so
the student should take care not to misplace them.
• A letter will be sent in the mail providing the student’s Username,
Student ID number, and instructions for activating their account.
They can also find instructions at:
• Once the student activates their ID and sets up their password, they
will be able to access their ULink, Blackboard and Cardmail accounts
(all discussed later in this presentation) using the same ID and
password combination.
Steps following admission: Register for
Login to your Ulink account at http://ulink.louisville.edu using the
username and password activated in the previous slide.
Click on the “Student Services” tab and locate the “Registration”
Under the “Registration Preparation” heading, select “Schedule of
Classes.” This should open up in a new tab.
After selecting the appropriate class, instructor, location, and time,
take note of the “Class Number” in the leftmost column.
Go back to ULink and under the “Registration” heading, select “Add
Classes.” Using the Class numbers you found in Step 4, enroll in the
Steps following admission: Pay your bill
• Soon after registering in a course, high school visitors will receive a bill
in the mail. The bill will depend on the cost of tuition for that academic
year and the number of credit hours they are taking, but will always be
less than a normal U of L student’s tuition. This bill will also include a
separate student recreational center fee.
• High school visitors may pay their bill by mail to the Bursar’s office, in
person at the Bursar’s office, or online on the Bursar’s office webpage
for a small fee.
• For Free/Reduced Lunch Students:
• If students provide a letter from their respective high school stating they take
part in the Free/Reduced Lunch program, both their admission and course
fees are waived.
• Free/Reduced Lunch students are still required to pay the Student Recreation
• High school visitors are also required to either pay or waive the Primary
Health Care Fee if they are enrolled in 6.5 or more credit hours. More
information can be found at
Steps following admission: Pick up your
Cardinal Card
• The Cardinal Card is the U of L student ID card that grants high
school visitors many of the amenities of a U of L student,
including free rides on the TARC, U of L’s libraries, and U of L’s
student recreation center.
• Students must first be registered in their course (s), and then
they may visit the lower level of the Houchens Building to
have their Cardinal Card made.
• Students should bring a valid photo ID and be sure they are
registered in their course (s) first.
Steps following admission:
Investigate your parking options
502-852-PARK (7275)
•Parking is strictly enforced and permits must be purchased and
displayed to avoid tickets.
•For more information pertaining to purchasing a permit, prices,
and parking lots, visit the website or call the number listed
Student Accounts
Go to U of L’s homepage, listed below, and click on
“My Accounts” in the upper right portion of the screen. A
list of accounts will appear.
Student Accounts: ULink
• ULink is a web portal for all U of L student and staff that offers
access to:
• Billing account
• Records
• Financial aid
• Personal information
• Campus resources
• Grades
• Transcript requests
• High school visitors will use Ulink to register for courses, view their
bill, check their final grade (s), and request transcripts.
• To visit ULink, either use the accounts popup discussed on the
previous slide or visit http://ulink.louisville.edu
Student Accounts: Cardmail
• High school visitors are provided a U of L student email
account called Cardmail. All official communication will be
sent to this account, despite what email account they list as
their personal email. So students should check this account
• To access Cardmail, visit https://cardmail.louisville.edu/
•Username is [email protected]
•Password is the same one the high school visitor provided when
they activated their account.
Student Accounts: Blackboard
• Blackboard is a web tool that allows students to access
resources uploaded by their teachers, access grades, and turn
in assignments or even take exams.
• Professors at U of L and other universities use Blackboard
routinely to communicate with the class as a whole, contact
individual students, post homework or assignments, and
upload grades.
• Blackboard login information is the same user id and password
combination the high school visitor provided when activating
their account.
For more information
Jeanne Guerrero, Director
University of Louisville
Office of Admissions
Houchens Rm. #150Q
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-8110