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1 Dual Credit What Is It? Why Do I Want It? How Can I Get It?

2 What Is It? The Dual Credit Program at Churchill 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 Churchill are full year courses. Students can take 2 dual credit classes per year.

3 Why Do I Want It? It’s 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.

4 Why Do I Want It? Taking DC classes at Churchill means that once you get to college, you may have already earned the credit….no AP tests to take in May! Saves your parents $$$ Challenging course work prepares you for the rigor of college work! Looks great on transcript when applying to college. (If you make good grades!)

5 What is the difference between AP and DC? AP Must test in May to possibly earn college credit. Colleges decide what score they will accept for credit. Some colleges do not accept AP credit Does cost $ DC Once you finish the class and earn a passing grade, you MAY 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)

6 What Classes award Dual Credit? English IV AP and English IV AP/GT Possible 6 hours of college credit US History AP Possible 6 hours of college credit Theater Arts Possible 3 hours of college credit

7 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, submit original test score report to your counselor ACT – English 19, Math 19, Composite 23+ »submit original test score report to your counselor Passing Scores on the TSI Test. –TSI: consists of READING, WRITING, MATH. There is a $20 fee (cash or money order) for the TSI. JANUARY 29, 2014 is the deadline to pay and register (in the counseling office) to take the test on FEB. 1, 2014 Reader Placer WritingPlacer w/essay score of 4 or 5 Math Placer

8 PSAT taken Oct PSAT (can be used only for sophomores going to be juniors) Combined score (CR + MATH) = 107 Critical Reading=50+ Math=50+

9 Students currently in a Dual Credit Course Please refer to page 5 of Dual Credit Handbook. Complete Print proof of completing Test Prep/PAA Check scores with your counselor to ensure eligibility. Student must have scored on THEA a 6 on the essay to qualify for English 4 AP/Dual Credit. If no, then student must take all of the TSI test. Submit new qualifying scores if needed. Prior to March 5, submit to your counselor pp from Dual Credit Handbook and proof of completing Test Prep/PAA.

10 What Do I Need to Do? Apply online for admission to SAC. GO TO to start! (follow step by step guidance starting on pg.6) Complete the application, obtain a Banner ID, and complete the GoFAARR and Test Prep/PAA modules; this entire process could span a period of 2 to 4 weeks. This entire process must be completed prior to FEBRUARY 14, Print proof of completing Test Prep/PAA and bring to counseling office. Pick up TSI Test registration form from Mrs. Connolly in the counseling office.

11 TSI TEST DATES Remember that students must submit to the counseling office proof of completing the Test prep/PAA modules before they will be registered for the TSI test. Students planning to test on February 22 must complete the process by February 14, FEBRUARY 1, 2014 – deadline to register & pay is January 29, 2014 FEBRUARY 22, 2014 – deadline to register & pay is February 19, 2014 See Mrs. Connolly in the counseling office to turn in TSI registration form and pay $20 cash or money order

12 DEADLINE: March 5th The following forms must be turned in to your counselor by March 5 th in the following order: Dual Credit Checklist (pg. 14) Alamo Colleges Dual Credit Consent Form (pgs ) Original SAT/ACT score report or TSI scores taken at SAC PSAT scores for sophomores will be submitted on an official transcript from the counseling office. Any additional forms that might be needed (resident alien card or military verification form) Please keep your Confirmation Receipt as proof of submission!!

13 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. 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)

14 How Does the Credit Transfer? Student requests a final high school transcript for delivery to SAC after he/she graduates. Student requests a final transcript from SAC to be sent to the university of his/her choice after he/she graduates.

15 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.

16 Dual Credit Handbook The Dual Credit Handbook will guide you through the entire Dual Credit process. All deadlines on page 1 must be met. Read Frequently Asked Questions which is very helpful!! (pg. 2-4) Please pay attention to the section of FAQ’s that deals with withdrawing from a Dual Credit class. Dual Credit Handbooks are available in the Churchill Counseling office START THE PROCESS TODAY!! To be able to meet all deadlines.

17 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.

18 FINAL REMINDERS Students must use the CORRECT website of (otherwise the student will not be enrolled as a dual credit student, but only as a SAC student which means the student would pay for the course) All deadlines must be met, see pg. 1. PLEASE PLEASE follow pp step by step If you do not 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.

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