High School Credit + College Credit AT THE SAME TIME What is Dual Credit?
*Fulfills requirements for DAP at high school. *Convenient - high school, online, or NCTC campus. *Affordable pathway to college degree. *opportunity to transition *Core coursework transfers to every public university in Texas.
*transferability to private or out-of-state institutions students responsibility to check. www.tccns.org www.tccns.org *Course rigor can vary ****High school students may sometimes have to make a choice between taking dual credit classes or being involved in many extracurricular activities. *Poor grades remain on the students academic record for life.
CORE Curriculum AT NCTC. 2014-15 subject to change based on state approval
CollegeTuition and Fees NCTC Tuition rates for 2014-15 have not yet been approved--See NCTC website. $231 (Out of District ) $ 126 (In District ) + $50 Online Course Based on 2013-14 Tuition rates Texas Tech$1,142 Baylor$4,560 UNT$1,091
NCTCs D.C. Requirements to Coursework-- Minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of B 3.0. (Some high schools require students to have ahigher GPA. Check with high school. ) Must meet college readiness (TSI) requirements. And Most Importantly….. Must exhibit maturity and social behavior necessary to be enrolled in a college level course.
How would your son or daughter answer these questions ? Am I self-motivated and self-disciplined? Am I a problem solver/resolve issues on own? Am I an individual or do I follow my friends? Do I have good study habits? Am I goal-directed? Do I have good time management skills? Can I communicate with adults seriously?
Habits of Mind- patterns of intellectual behavior that improve college success. Are you curious? Are you a problem solver? Are you open to new ideas? Academic Skills- basic writing, reading, math, and research skills, as well as competence in analysis and evaluation. Academic Behavior- cant be measured on an entrance exam, such as study skills, time management, note-taking, and communication with adults professionally. Conceptual Skills and Awareness- College knowledge. This encompasses teamwork, communication with others, college culture, or simply, navigating the system. -from College Readiness Michael Kirst, Stanford Univ.
My Child Meets the Requirements and I think they are ready. Now What do They do ? Step 1. Apply for Admission to NCTC
As With Any College, You Must Apply… And Be Accepted! How To Apply www.applytexas.org NCTC does not charge an application fee. Answer all questions completely -ss# -residency -E-mail address is how student will be contacted No applications accepted 2 weeks prior to semester start summerApril 1 fallAugust 1 assuming everything is good Good News! application workshop is scheduled for the high school-- MARCH 5
More Info on Application Process! Student will receive an automated email from Apply Texas indicating application was sent to NCTC. Student will receive an email from NCTC (to email on application) stating that additional documents are needed for admissions. This is an important email. -student NCTC NetID and Password to access NCTC Canvas online and MyNCTC account. ******SAVE THIS MESSAGE!. If student DOES NOT receive an email notification from NCTC, there is a problem! NCTC did not get your application!!! Contact your dual credit coordinator or Admissions office.
Step 2. Complete DC College 101 Check with the high school counselor about dual credit orientation dates on the high school campus. THIS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO TESTING !! March 26 & 27 @ Byron Nelson
Step 3. Take TSI Assessment … unless student has qualifying scores from PSAT, EOC, ACT or SAT PSAT 107 combined; 50+ Math, 50+ Reading EOC Level 2- English III, Level 2-Algebra II (only affects a handful of students) ACT 23 Composite; 19 English and Math SAT 1070 combined; 500 Math, 500 Reading OR the TSI Assessment- New for 2014! For 11 th Grade ONLY Upon entering 12 th grade MUST have SAT/ACT/or TSI scores
Preparation is the Key! study in advancecollege board website ap to download Students will be restricted from certain courses if scores do not meet the state college- readiness standard. If students are not College Ready in these areas…. They will be blocked from taking these classes: Math - 350College Level Math Writing – 363 with 4/5 essayENGL1301, ENGL1302 Reading - 351ALL other classes TSI Scores
How Can Student Schedule TSI Assessment? TSI Assessment might be given at high school. APRIL 23 @ Byron Nelson If not, contact NCTC Counseling & Testing. You can retake a section. Counseling & Testing Contact Info: Corinth 940-498-6410 Gainesville 940-668-4216 Flower Mound 972-899-8335 Counseling & Testing Contact Info: Corinth 940-498-6410 Gainesville 940-668-4216 Flower Mound 972-899-8335 Inform them this is for a DC student and what section or sections are needed
TSI Assessment Cost Cost is $25 for all three sections or $10 for one section of test. DC students testing at high school or NCTC must go through website and prepay in Quickpay *** PRINT receipt and take on testing day Students will not be allowed to test without receipt
TSI Assessment Day Facts Computerized Assessment Must know social security # or NCTC ID NO personal items allowed in Testing Center and NCTC cannot be responsible for lost or damaged items: cell phones, coats, purses, book-bags, jackets, hoodies, hats, etc. NO Calculators- TSI Assessment has an on-screen calculator which can be used during the Math portion. NO Food and drinks allowed Students are allowed to take short breaks in between test sections. TSI score reports print immediately after testing. They need to be taken to the Dual Credit Coordinator.
Step 4: Submit Official High School Transcript and Qualifying Test Scores REMEMBER---GPA must be a 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) or higher. Check with high school to find out the procedures to request an official high school transcript.
Step 5 : Submit Proof of Meningitis Vaccination Waived for students that only attend classes on their high school. This is required for students taking a class on the college campus or online. Many submit regardless in case a class is changed. Step 6 : Submit Free/Reduced Lunch Waiver (If applicable) This is documented on the dual credit registration form. Ask counselor to verify with his/her signature. Currently under review of NCTC for the 2014-15 year
Step 7: Registration See counselor for Dual Credit Registration Form. This form indicates the courses to register for, the course ID, section number, and term code. (ENGL1301.100.131s) Students must complete a new DC Registration Form each semester. Unlike high school classes, college courses are per semester. Dont forget to register each semester. The Dual Credit Registration Form must be signed by student, parent, and school designee. You will not be allowed to register without the completed form. NO
MUST be filled in with correct info for each course BEFORE registration DC Students are limited to 2 courses per semester Dual Credit Registration Form
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Chapter 4, Subchapter D, 4.85 Dual Credit Requirements. may High school students shall not be enrolled in more than two dual credit courses per semester. Exceptions to this requirement for students with demonstrated outstanding academic performance and capability may be approved by the principal of the high school and the chief academic officer of the college.
NEW !!!! deadlines will have to be upheld in order to get verifications and approvals
Step 8: Pay for Classes Payment is due at the time of registration. There are several ways to pay for classes: – Online -- www.my.nctc.edu under Student Dashboardwww.my.nctc.edu – By phone -- calling campus business office – In person – campus business office – Fee waiver or scholarship (Check with the Business office to make sure fee waiver or scholarship has been applied. *Failure to pay for classes will result in being dropped from all classes. If this happens, a charged of $75 will be applied to be able to register again for available courses. ** Late Registration -- the week before classes begin---NO DC students will register during this time----DEADLINES have been set !!
Step 9: Purchase Textbooks Textbooks are available online and at the bookstores on the Corinth, Gainesville, and Flower Mound Campuses.
Congratulations! Your child is now ready for their first college class. Have books? Complete Canvas Orientation before the first day of class (for online courses). Know the location and times of classes Read course syllabus.
Important Dates DEADLINES ARE SET and WILL BE adhered to Pay close attention to paperwork.
Too Much Too Soon! To WITHDRAW student must discuss this with parents and counselor Next, submit the DC Withdrawal Form to NCTC DC Coordinator or Admissions Student receives a grade of W on NCTC transcript. Simply changing high school schedule does NOT withdraw a student from a college class. NCTC
COLLEGE large amounts of material in short amount of time Check the syllabus to answer questions concerning course. College instructors expect students to contact them NCTC does have a mandatory attendance policy---an absence is an absence, regardless of the reason----- ex. vacation, extra curricular activities -Students MUST contact instructors BEFORE they are absent for a school-related activity and late work may or may not be accepted, depending on the instructors policy. -College instructors are NOT required to follow a high schools plan. Instructors follow the NCTC calendar because college courses are required by state law to meet an allotted amount of time per semester.
Helping Your College Student Prepare Them For What To Expect Every 1 hour in class = 2 hours at least out of class - reading, studying, and completing assignments. College gives a tremendous amount of freedom. - No one knows whether theyre doing the assignments. Have the student print you a copy of the syllabus Students do most of their learning on their own. Students must be mature enough to contact their instructors on their own if they have questions, problems or confused.
Let Them Do It On Their Own There are no parent conferences. Communication regarding NCTC students is restricted due to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). Student MUST request an official transcript at the end of each semester to be sent to high school. Parents transition from advocate to supporter. Student success depends on the students responsibility. If you question your childs readiness, consider allowing them additional years to reach a level of maturity that will award them a greater chance for success.