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1 Get a head start your college career

2 What is dual credit? What is the difference between high school and college credit? Why should I take dual credit? Where can I take dual credit classes? Can I transfer my credits? How will my credits transfer? What is this FERPA I keep hearing about? Who can take dual credit? When should I start the application process? How much does it cost?

3 Sometimes called concurrent credit. Student earns both high school and college credit for the same course. Students can take college courses without earning high school credit. Verify with your guidance counselor if a college course can also count for high school credit.

4 Credit is earned at a different rate. Typically college classes are worth between 1 and 6 credits-most are 3 credits. High school classes earn 1 or 2 credits for the same class.

5 Finish your college degree in four years-or even less-and save money Explore a potential major Get core college requirements out of the way Challenge yourself academically Meet some of the requirements for the Academic Honors diploma requirements

6 At a university campus Take classes with regularly admitted students Learn about campus, professors, and how college works At your high school Save travel time Taught by university approved high school instructors during the high school day On line Set your own time to study and learn Need excellent time management skills

7 Request an official transcript from the university (typically the Registrars Office) If you take dual credit from more than one institution, you will need to request an official transcript from each institution There is a minimal processing cost.

8 The Core Transfer Library (CTL) is a list of courses that transfer, and how they transfer, among all Indiana public colleges and universities. Indiana Independent Colleges have a similar network. A grade of C or better is needed for most colleges in order to transfer the credit. Students should always consult with an academic advisor from their intended degree-granting campus. It is up to each university accepting the transfer credit to determine how or if the credit will count toward the academic major.

9 The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects all of your academic records at a university, regardless of the students age, once they are enrolled. Student must be the one to make calls when requesting information. Use FERPA as a catalyst for parents/guardians and students to communicate about things like grades and bills.

10 Admission requirements vary from college to college Meet colleges minimum high school grade point average Placement tests may be required Receive parent/guardian approval

11 Now Processes vary from institution to institution Application form High school transcript Verify deadlines with each institution

12 Costs will vary depending on: College Location high college campus, or on line) Course – dual credit priority or non-priority Some financial assistance may be available


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