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1 Special Admissions Coordinator Spring Creek Campus, Plano Dual Credit ProgramPresented byKaylin BallardSpecial Admissions CoordinatorSpring 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 campusBegin a college transcript – transfer options
3 Fall 2015 Academic Offerings Course ID/SectionCourse TitleENGL1301Comp/Rhetoric IENGL2327American LiteratureGOVT2305Federal GovernmentHIST1301U.S. HistoryMATH1314College AlgebraCPMT1305IT EssentialsITCC1371CCNA IAcademic courses satisfy Texas Core CurriculumTransferable to most public four year colleges/universities in Texas**Please check with private and out-of-state institutions
5 Returning Students Did you take dual credit classes as a Junior? You will complete fewer steps on the checklistMake sure you have cleared any holds on your account (check registration status on CougarWeb)NEW! Required Sexual Harassment Prevention & Awareness trainingRequired 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 CollegeAvailable with permission from your high school each semester for every courseMust 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 professorGet to know the course syllabusKeep a plannerFor every hour that you are in class, plan to spend at least 2-3 hours outside of class studying and preparing for next classFind 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 calendarHolidays may varyCollin 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 campusWeather 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 ActFederal 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 parentsStudents’ 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 guideDrop is before the term’s census date and will not appear on college transcriptWithdraw is after the term’s census date and will appear as “W” on college transcript; does not affect GPAMust complete paperwork on Collin campusImpact on graduationDiscuss 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 StudentsPlagiarism/Discipline
13 I am ready to sign up for dual credit … What do I do now?
15 Checklist Admissions: Testing: Registration: After Registration 1. Submit an Application2. Submit Completed and Signed Permission Form3. Submit Official HS Transcript4. Submit Proof or Request for Exception - Bacterial Meningitis VaccinationTesting:5. Complete the TSI requirementsRegistration:6. Register Online via CougarWebAfter Registration7. 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 ApplyTexas.org
17 Questions on ApplyTexas.org 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 NameCollin ID# or DOBHS NameENGL 1301, GOVT 230515HS 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 InitiativeYou must be assessed in reading, writing, and math or prove an exemption or waiver
22 TSI Exemptions (Juniors & Seniors) Exemption Scores (minimum scores listed):TestCombined/Composite RequirementExempts TSI Reading & WritingExempts TSI MathSAT ICombined Reading and Math: 1070Reading: 500Math: 500ACTComposite: 23English: 19Math: 19STAAR EOC exam N/ALevel 2 English III: in Writing and 2000 in Reading Level 2 Algebra II: 4000ACT/SAT scores MUST be sent from the testing source (ex. college board) directly to Collin College if not provided on your HS transcriptSTAAR 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):TestCombined/Composite RequirementWaives TSI Reading & WritingWaives TSI MathPSATCombined Reading and Math: 107Reading: 50Math: 50PLANComposite: 23English: 19Math: 19STAAREOC exam N/AEnglish II: 4000Algebra I: and at least a grade of 70 in Algebra 2Scores 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) holdWill 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 onlineIf 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 CougarWebSelect fall 2015 Credit termenter your specific CRN for your designated course as listed on your high school course sheetClick submit tab**Limitations**No more than two courses per semesterPrincipal approval required for three or more
28 Fall 2015 Important Dates You can apply online at ApplyTexas.org 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 courseTuition 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 campusBoth are FREE!Allows you to use campus servicesIDs available August 14th for FallDo 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 ServicesCounselingLibraryMath LabTutoringWriting Center