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Dual Credit What Is It? Why Do I Want It? How Can I Get It?
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What Is It? The Dual Credit Program at Johnson allows a student to enroll at San Antonio College (SAC) to earn college level credit while at the same time fulfilling high school academic requirements. Dual Credit classes at Johnson are full year courses. Students can take 2 dual credit classes at Johnson per year.
Why Do I Want It? Its Free!!!! –Tuition and fees are waived for up to two courses per semester. The Dual Credit courses will apply to an associate's degree at San Antonio College and may transfer to other colleges or universities. As with all transferring courses, it is up to the accepting college or university to honor dual credit course work.
Why Do I Want It? Taking DC classes at Johnson means that once you get to college, you have already earned the credit….no AP tests to take in May! Saves your parents big $$$ Challenging course work prepares you for the rigor of college work! Looks great on transcript when applying to college. (If you make good grades!)
What is the difference between AP and DC? AP Must test in May to possibly earn college credit. Some colleges do not accept AP credit Does cost $ DC Once you finish the class and earn a passing grade, you have college credit. Colleges decide what credit you will earn for your work. (For example, you may be awarded a science elective instead of biology)
What Classes Get DC? English IV AP and English IV AP/GT 6 hours of college credit Biology AP 8 hours of college credit Anatomy and Physiology 8 hours of college credit US History AP 6 hours of college credit American Sign Language III 6 hours of college credit College Algebra 3 hours of college credit Theater Arts 3 hours of college credit
College Course Numbers English IV AP/GT/DC - English 1301/1302 Biology AP/DC - Biology 1406/1407 Anatomy/Physiology DC - Biology 2401/2402 U.S. History AP/DC - Am Hist.1301/1302 American Sign Language - ASL 1301/1302 College Algebra - Math 1314 Theater Arts - Drama 1310
How Do I Qualify? You must have passing scores on one of the following tests! SAT – Verbal of 500+ and Math of 500+ with a combined total of 1070 ACT – English 19, Math 19, 24 or 26, Composite 23 or 24 Passing Scores on the THEA Quick Test. –THEA: consists of READING, WRITING, MATH. There is a $29 fee (cash or money order) for the THEA. Reading220 Writing6 Math270
What Do I Need to Do? Register/Take the THEA Quick Test and gain qualifying scores (pgs. 7-8) Apply online for admission to SAC on your own. GO TO http://www.applytexas.org to start!http://www.applytexas.org (pgs. 9-12) Obtain a Banner ID# from SAC (pg. 13) Complete the DUAL CREDIT Checklist (pg. 14) Complete the Alamo Colleges DC Consent Form (pgs. 15-16) Provide if needed: copy of resident alien card or military verification form (pg. 17) Turn in all forms no later than March 1, 2013 (the earlier you turn them in the better )
What Else Might I Need? If you and/or your parent/guardian are: Active duty military or dependent: Complete a Military Verification Form. Resident Alien: Provide a copy of the front and back of the Resident Alien card. Not a U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien: Provide a copy of the front and back of your residency documentation.
DEADLINE: March 1 st The following forms must be turned in by March 1 st in the following order: Dual Credit Checklist (pg. 14) Alamo Colleges Dual Credit Consent Form (pgs. 15-16) Any additional forms that might be needed (resident alien card or military verification form) Please keep your Confirmation Receipt as proof of submission!!
Test Scores THEA Scores will be automatically sent to SAC if coded correctly on the answer document (#255) SAT/ACT Score Reports – submit a copy of your score report with your Dual Credit forms and Johnson will submit an official transcript with those scores on them to SAC
When Do I Start? NOW! Fill out the THEA Registration form electronically on the Counseling website and turn in your money to the Counseling Office. We will have three initial test dates at Johnson: SATURDAY December 1, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. SATURDAY January 19, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. SATURDAY February 23, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. There will be one official retest date at Johnson: SATURDAY March 23, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. If none of these dates works for you, please contact your counselor for alternate test dates at another NEISD campus.
What Grade Do I Need to Maintain? SAC: You will earn credit as long as you maintain a 70 in the class. However, the DC program will not allow students who earn a D (70-74) to stay in the program. Johnson Distinguished Plan: You must maintain an 80 average each semester to earn one advanced measure per semester. One DC class can provide 2 advanced measures! (except for College Algebra and Theatre Arts)
How Does the Credit Transfer? Student requests a final transcript for delivery to SAC before he/she graduates from Johnson. Student requests a final transcript from SAC to be sent to the university of his/her choice after he/she graduates from Johnson. Start requesting the 3 rd week of June through your ACES account.
Critical Information Students need to understand that once in a Dual Credit class you are beginning a permanent College Transcript. Thus, you want to maintain good grades and should try to make no less than a B in your Dual Credit class. Please be aware of the withdrawal deadlines each semester. Failure to meet the deadlines could result in a D or F on your college transcript. Certain timeframes will result in a W on your college transcript. Students are only allowed 6 Ws while in college.
Dual Credit Handbook The Dual Credit Handbook will guide you through the entire Dual Credit process. It has a section entitled Frequently Asked Questions which is very helpful!! Please pay attention to the section of FAQs that deals with withdrawing from a Dual Credit class. Dual Credit Handbooks are available in the Johnson Counseling office or you can download a copy from the Johnson Counseling website.
Remember! Start NOW If you do not earn qualifying scores, you have to wait 30 days before you can re- test. If you dont earn qualifying scores the first time around, you might want to consider waiting until next year to take a Dual Credit class. The test is a very strong indicator of whether a student can handle the college level material that will be presented in the class.
First Step Fill out the THEA Registration Form on the Johnson Counseling website. Provide Payment (No Checks) in the Counseling Office. Must register by no later than the Wednesday before the test date you are seeking. After registering for the THEA, complete your Applytexas application.
Currently in a Dual Credit Class? If you have qualifying scores for the courses you want to take in your senior year: You will only need to turn in a Dual Credit Checklist and an Alamo Colleges Dual Credit Consent Form You will NOT have to retest OR reapply!! Start turning them in NOW, so you dont forget!! If you do not currently have the qualifying scores for a certain class, you will have to take the THEA to re- qualify or submit SAT/ACT scores in addition to turning in your forms.
ACES This is the system that SAC students use to: –Check courses enrolled in each semester –View grades earned –Request a college transcript Please keep the instructions to log into ACES (pg. 19) handy for future use. Remember once in DC, a student is creating a permanent College Transcript.
New DC Class Johnson is in the process to qualify for a dual credit Criminal Justice class next year. It is too early to say for sure if the class will develop, but if interested, the students would take a Johnson criminal justice class and then earn Intro to Criminal Justice 1301 and Fundamentals of Law 1310 through SAC (6 hours of college credit). More details to come…