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Blinn College Academic Dual Credit Program. What is Academic Dual Credit? Academic Dual Credit allows qualified high school students to earn high school.

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1 Blinn College Academic Dual Credit Program

2 What is Academic Dual Credit? Academic Dual Credit allows qualified high school students to earn high school graduation credit and college credit for the same class. *THE CLASS IS A COLLEGE COURSE! **The dual credit student will have a permanent COLLEGE transcript in addition to an official high school transcript!

3 Benefits of Dual Credit Earn transferable college hours*** Intellectual challenge: Advanced Measure for DAP with a grade of A or B in the college class Access to all Blinn College facilities and events [academic, athletic, music, theater] with Blinn ID *** Students are responsible for confirming that courses are required for 4 year college/university degree plans and/or accepted at a private institution

4 Dual credit saves you money! Hrs [1 class] -H.S. Dual Credit Student$309 (Tuition support is provided by some ISDs) -Traditional Blinn Student$369* -Sam Houston State Univ. $950* -Texas State$1,200* -Texas A&M$1,200* *Approximation of tuition and fees only, which does not include room and board or textbooks College for Texans website: Collegefortexans.com

5 What courses can you take to earn dual credit? The following are most often selected as academic dual credit classes; however, the choices vary by high school ENGLISH [1301 & 1302] GOVERNMENT [2305]; ECONOMICS [2301] HISTORY [1301 & 1302] ***Others as determined by your principal and HS counselors

6 Admission Requirements Must have completed sophomore year of HS Must have at least a B+ average in all high school work (at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) Must have written permission from the HS principal Must meet the appropriate TSI [College Readiness] scores or be exempt from THEA or Accuplacer test based on SAT or ACT or Exit Level TAKS scores [We cannot use PSAT scores] NEW State of TX law: Must have a Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination if attending a class on any college campus; this does not apply to students who attend college classes only on a HS campus

7 Challenges You are required to pass a College Readiness test –Blinn offers both the THEA-QT & Accuplacer tests College courses are demanding! You are expected to do college level work. You are considered to be a college student! College courses require more TIME! Please consider your extra-curricular activities and schedules! DC requires strong self-discipline & self-direction! DC costs money (books, supplies)! * Bills for Fall 2012 will be mailed July 2012 **Payment must be made by August 24, 2012

8 Additional Challenges Texas Administrative Code 74.26: Credit for courses for high school graduation may be earned only if the student received a grade of 70 or above on a scale of 100… THEREFORE: If you earn below a 70 in your dual credit class, you may not graduate from high school! It is DUAL credit! Class dates and assignments follow the Blinn College calendar! [e.g. Labor Day, In-service days, Spring Break, final exams!]

9 College Expectations: Prepare for class in advance Read the text ahead of time and be prepared to apply, not repeat, what you have read Study! Plan 4-6 hours per week per class Know when to ask for help from your instructor! Take thorough notes! Do not count on a review sheet Attend class: Blinn College does have an Attendance Policy ! [Will extra-curricular activities make this an issue you should consider?]

10 Grades Grading & Reporting will be Different: HS vs. College Grading Scales Grading is very different in college classes, as college classes are not on a 6 Weeks schedule and do not have report cards, 6 Weeks tests and grades or Midterm grades. Only a FINAL GRADE is recorded at the end of the semester on the HS and on the College transcripts Students are responsible for following the course syllabus and keeping track of the number of points you could have earned at any time in the semester and …...keeping your parents informed! ****Grades are not mailed out.

11 Dual Credit: An Exceptional Opportunity Join over 1,400+ other high school students who are beginning their college degrees through the Blinn College Academic Dual Credit Program, while simultaneously fulfilling high school graduation requirements! Take the challenge, and get a head start!

12 Contacts Mrs. Cathy Stuckert, Director, Blinn College Academic Dual Credit Program Mrs. Georgann Smith, Dual Credit Specialist


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