DEL MAR COLLEGE Bob Montez Coordinator, Early College Programs 361-698-1896 email@example.com www.delmar.edu/dualcredit
Early College Programs Mission: To provide fully accredited occupational, academic, and pre professional courses leading to certificates, associate degrees, and/or the first two year of transferable credit toward baccalaureate degrees.
Who is Eligible to Apply? For students: Who are juniors, seniors, or sophmores who have completed 10 high school credits. Who have passed the testing component or are exempt, Who are approved by their high school counselor, principal, and parent to enroll in a college class(es).
Benefits High school credit Transferable college credit hours Academic challenges Long range savings on tuition/fees College close to home
DMC-Open Enrollment Del Mar College is an open-admission institution, No capped enrollment, Offers over 50 degree programs of study, Many students come to DMC to take the basics or what is known as the core curriculum.
DMC Courses Students can take college courses: – At high school – At designated dual credit site – Online – At DMC East or West Campus
Courses High School students can take a variety of courses depending on their interest. Most students take courses in the core curriculum (i.e. ENGL, MATH, BIOL, HIST, GOVT, PSYC).
DC Enrollment – Spring 2014 TOTAL Dual Credit enrollments – 1,479 students enrolled in 2731 courses – 19 school districts, 25 high schools, and homeschooled students – Dual Credit students make up 14.9% of DMCs enrollment
Application Process DMC Admissions online through www.applytexas.org Submit official high school transcripts Complete the Pre-Assesment Activity (PAA) Submit qualifying TSI test scores Submit proof of Meningitis vaccine Dual Credit Form
DMC Dual Credit Costs $99/ 3 hr. course Regular Del Mar Student- $350/ 3hr course Approximately $900-$1000/ 3hr at some universities Lab fees, textbooks & supplies extra One price for in or out of district students
Admissions Deadlines Summer and Fall 2014 enrollment begins Monday, April 7, 2014 until August, 2014 Summer I Classes begin Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Summer II Classes begins Monday, July 7, 2014 Fall 2014 Classes begin Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Testing Guidelines TSI-Reading – 351+ – ACT 19+ – SAT 500+ TSI-Writing & English – 363+ and Essay 4 or Essay 5 and above – ACT 19+ – SAT 500+ TSI-Math – 350+ – ACT 20+ – SAT 500+
Testing Exemptions SAT – 500+ Verbal and Mathematics with these two scores combined score of 1070 or > ACT – 19 or better on Reading and Writing subject tests and 20 for Math with an overall Composite score of 23
Meningitis Vaccination New state law requires all students under the age of 21 to submit proof of their Meningitis vaccination. Most students who are in high school are in compliance with this law. Submit a copy of your current vaccination record with your DMC application. Note: Meningitis shot record is good for five years and records must show that the students shot record is updated prior to entering DMC.
Transferability By law, Texas public universities and community colleges accept any designated core coursework with a grade of C or better from other Texas public universities and community colleges, consistent with Texas Education Code §61.822 and Texas Administrative Code §4.28
Financial Aid $$$ Recommended priority deadline for FAFSA and the Financial Aid Dual Credit Form by May 15 th for Fall 2014 Ruth Perez-Contact person at DMC FA firstname.lastname@example.org Fin Aid 698-1293
How Can You Succeed? Show Up To Class Do your Homework Communicate with Parents, Counselor and Teachers Make the Commitment