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1 Special Admissions Coordinator Spring Creek Campus, Plano
Dual Credit Program Presented by Kaylin Ballard Special Admissions Coordinator Spring Creek Campus, Plano

2 You earn high school and college credit for the same course!
What is dual credit? & You earn high school and college credit for the same course! Courses taught by Collin College professor at your HS or on a Collin campus Begin a college transcript – transfer options

3 Fall 2015 Academic Offerings
Course ID/Section Course Title ENGL1301 Comp/Rhetoric I ENGL2327 American Literature GOVT2305 Federal Government HIST1301 U.S. History MATH1314 College Algebra CPMT1305 IT Essentials ITCC1371 CCNA I Academic courses satisfy Texas Core Curriculum Transferable to most public four year colleges/universities in Texas **Please check with private and out-of-state institutions

4 Transfer U –

5 Returning Students Did you take dual credit classes as a Junior?
You will complete fewer steps on the checklist Make sure you have cleared any holds on your account (check registration status on CougarWeb) NEW! Required Sexual Harassment Prevention & Awareness training Required under Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) Turn in a new permission form and register online starting June 2nd

6 NEW!! Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention/Awareness Training (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) Federal Requirement: Training must be completed online (check CougarMail for link ( Returning students need to complete this now before they will be able to register for summer or fall. New students for fall 2015 should complete the training during the fall semester after classes have begun (look for to come in September).

7 Dual Credit Eligibility
Students complete the entire admissions process, plus a permission form required for registration at Collin College Available with permission from your high school each semester for every course Must meet college readiness standards as defined by Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Students must earn a C or better in each course to maintain participation in the program

8 Things to consider… Attendance and Time Management are very important!
Attendance policies can vary by professor Get to know the course syllabus Keep a planner For every hour that you are in class, plan to spend at least 2-3 hours outside of class studying and preparing for next class Find the right balance between your course load and any extracurricular activities

9 Things to consider… HS and Collin calendar may be different
You follow the Collin calendar Holidays may vary Collin College may hold classes at the high school if the high school building is open, even when high schools are not in session (ex: teacher work day) If the high school site is not available, professors may make arrangements for online assignment or hold class at Collin campus Weather closings--if the location where your class is held closes, you do not have class

10 Things to consider… FERPA and Personal Responsibility
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Federal law that ensures privacy of student educational records (begins when student starts college regardless of age) Collin cannot share grades, course schedules, test scores, etc. with parents Students’ opportunity to gain new responsibilities and act on his/her own behalf

11 Things to consider… Collin College deadlines for Drop/Withdraw
Listed in Collin College registration guide Drop is before the term’s census date and will not appear on college transcript Withdraw is after the term’s census date and will appear as “W” on college transcript; does not affect GPA Must complete paperwork on Collin campus Impact on graduation Discuss with your HS counselor

12 Things to consider… Collin College Student Handbook
You are a college student! Abide by all policies, procedures, and student code of conduct as outlined in the current Student Handbook (available online) Dean of Students Plagiarism/Discipline

13 I am ready to sign up for dual credit …
What do I do now?

14 Start with your High School Counselor!

15 Checklist Admissions: Testing: Registration: After Registration
1. Submit an Application 2. Submit Completed and Signed Permission Form 3. Submit Official HS Transcript 4. Submit Proof or Request for Exception - Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Testing: 5. Complete the TSI requirements Registration: 6. Register Online via CougarWeb After Registration 7. Pay Tuition 8. Buy Books 9. Get Student ID and Parking Sticker

16 1. Application for Admission
WHEN do I apply? You may apply online NOW for Fall 2015! Must be complete before anything else can occur at Collin. HOW? Complete online with the Texas Common Application at

17 Questions on
Create an account/profile and then an application. Select two year college application and Collin County Community College District. Answer YES to “will you be taking courses prior to high school graduation?” Select anything for “Major”. List your SSN if possible. For “Admissions Basis,” select Dual Credit. Residency/tuition is decided based on your answers on the application and the documentation you provide. -Questions? Please contact our Admissions and Records office

18 2. Concurrent Permission Form
Student’s Name Collin ID# or DOB HS Name ENGL 1301, GOVT 2305 15 HS Counselor Signature (HS Administrator Signature (required for overload)

19 3. Official High School Transcript
Collin needs the most recent high school transcript for every student. Does not have to include final spring grades. May include test scores for TSI exemptions/waivers. May include vaccine records.

20 4. Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination
State Law (SB 1107) requires all students under the age of 22 entering a higher education institution to provide proof of having the vaccine or document an exception or exemption. This is an admissions requirement for Collin College and should be completed before registration. May sign Request for Exception if taking courses on HS campus only. for more information.

21 5. Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
The TSI is designed to measure competency in reading, writing, and mathematics. It is used for placement purposes. Students must be at college level in reading and writing for the majority of courses. Most math and some science and technical courses require college level in math. See the college catalog for placement and prerequisite information. TSI-Texas Success Initiative You must be assessed in reading, writing, and math or prove an exemption or waiver

22 TSI Exemptions (Juniors & Seniors)
Exemption Scores (minimum scores listed): Test Combined/Composite Requirement Exempts TSI Reading & Writing Exempts TSI Math SAT I Combined Reading and Math: 1070 Reading: 500 Math: 500 ACT Composite: 23 English: 19 Math: 19 STAAR EOC exam  N/A Level 2 English III: in Writing and 2000 in Reading  Level 2 Algebra II: 4000 ACT/SAT scores MUST be sent from the testing source (ex. college board) directly to Collin College if not provided on your HS transcript STAAR scores will be on your high school transcript if applicable

23 TSI Waivers (Juniors ONLY)
Temporary Waiver for Dual Credit Juniors (TSI waived for one year): Test Combined/Composite Requirement Waives TSI Reading & Writing Waives TSI Math PSAT Combined Reading and Math: 107 Reading: 50 Math: 50 PLAN Composite: 23 English: 19 Math: 19 STAAR EOC exam  N/A English II: 4000 Algebra I: and at least a grade of 70 in Algebra 2 Scores must be on an official document from the high school (e.g. transcript or HS letterhead).

24 TSI Waivers (Juniors ONLY)
Waivers are only needed for the subject you want to take. (e.g. you only need a waiver in reading and writing to take HIST 1301 or HUMA 1301) You may have to prove an exemption or take the TSI your Senior year for dual credit enrollment.

25 TSI: What will I need to do?
Complete Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) online, print certificate of completion (a link to the PAA will be ed to you at the time of admission) Print testing referral ed to you at the time of admission or obtain a testing referral from Admissions and Records or Academic Advising with a photo ID. Pay the cashier, cost is $29. (Cashier’s office closed Sat.) Walk in to test with any campus Testing Center. You should bring your testing referral, receipt, a picture ID, and PAA certificate of completion. See an Academic Advisor to review your results.

26 What if my TSI scores are low?
The purpose of this assessment is to find out what level you should start your coursework. You only need college level placement in the areas needed for your course (e.g. ENGL 1301 requires college level in reading and writing but not in math) Mandatory Advising (MA) hold Will be on your account if you place below college level in at least one area, must see academic advisor (no appoint needed) before you can register online If you do not place at “college level” in the areas required for your course, that means you need to focus on your high school work at this time.

27 6. Register for Courses Online
Go to Add or Drop Classes once logged into CougarWeb Select fall 2015 Credit term enter your specific CRN for your designated course as listed on your high school course sheet Click submit tab **Limitations** No more than two courses per semester Principal approval required for three or more

28 Fall 2015 Important Dates You can apply online at NOW!
Registration is June 2nd through June 25th online. Registration and payment should be complete by Wednesday, July 29th at 8 p.m. Fall semester is August 24th – December 13th

29 7. Pay Tuition $39 per credit hour for students residing in Collin County $119 for a 3 credit hr course $78 per credit hour for students residing out of Collin County $236 for a 3 credit hr course $138 per credit hour for out of state or out of country students $416 for a 3 credit hr course Tuition waived for students qualifying for free or reduced lunch at the high school *Total cost per 3 credit hour course includes a $2 per semester student records fee *All fees subject to change upon approval of the Collin Board of Trustees.

30 8. Get Books You have to buy books in college!
You can find out which books you need by going online to the bookstore’s web site a couple of weeks before the semester begins. Select Central Park Campus and search for your specific course section (e.g. ENGL 1301 AH1) You may purchase books from your preferred retailer.


32 9. College ID and Parking Sticker
Pick up from a Student Life office on any campus Both are FREE! Allows you to use campus services IDs available August 14th for Fall Do not need for first day of class– please pick up at your convenience

33 Collin College Resources FREE for all Collin Students!
Accommodations at Collin College for Equal Support Services (ACCESS) Career Services Counseling Library Math Lab Tutoring Writing Center

34 Questions? Please contact us.
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