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New Braunfels High School February 10, 2014. General Dual Credit Information Dual Credit programs allow eligible students to earn college credit for certain.

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1 New Braunfels High School February 10, 2014

2 General Dual Credit Information Dual Credit programs allow eligible students to earn college credit for certain high school courses in which they are enrolled. Dual credit courses are high school courses that adhere to college- level standards. NBISD partners with San Antonio College for dual credit courses.

3 Responsibilities of taking Dual Credit Students must advocate for themselves regarding application process, testing, and assignments. Students need to plan to be successful in coursework at a higher standard: No late work No retesting

4 General Information – things that are out of local hands-The Rules: Under the High School/Dual Credit Agreement Sophomore students may not enroll in a dual credit class. Junior and senior students may not enroll in more than two dual credit courses per semester (6 to 8 credit hours). Dual Credit deadlines are set by the college

5 AP vs. Dual Credit ? Advanced Placement courses follow a curriculum approved by College Board. College credit is based on AP exams taken at the end of the year. How do I see a colleges AP credit policy? Google (colleges name) AP credit and you will find links to this information. Information is also available at

6 AP vs. Dual Credit? Dual credit at NBHS is offered through San Antonio College. Students take the course, and college credit is earned if the student passes with a grade of C or better. It is up to the receiving university to determine final award of credit(s). How do I know if a dual credit will transfer? One way is to Google (colleges name) transfer equivalency and you will find links to this information. You may also use the website

7 Benefits of Dual Credit Taking rigorous courses helps students be better prepared for college experience and work loads Students begin college with credits earned at no cost Financial benefit of receiving up to 30 college hours. EX: If each college course costs $500, passing 1 course per semester could result in $1,000 worth of college paid for by the state of Texas. 2 courses per semester would be a benefit of $2000.

8 So Which One is Better? It depends…. Start your decision making process by checking the transfer credit and AP credit policies at the school your child plans to attend. It is ok to take a class that does not apply to your major –colleges may count it as an elective and the rigor and structure of dual credit courses help young people better prepare for college.

9 Selecting Dual Credit Courses: Universities Acceptance of Dual Credit Courses Each college or university reserves the right to (1) accept college credits for transfer credit from another college or university and (2) apply them appropriately to a students transcript. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure high school dual credit hours will transfer to the desired college or university.

10 Failure of Students in Dual Credit All students who are performing poorly in the dual credit course: 1.There are two official drop dates. The first official date is called Census Date and it is usually 12 days after the start of the semester. If students are dropped before this date, the course is removed from their transcript. 2.The second date is called the official Withdrawal Date, and is usually available to students prior to ¾ of the semester being completed.

11 Failure of Students in Dual Credit Students who complete the college-level course but earn a D or F will not be allowed to enroll in another dual credit course while in high school.

12 Essential to know: The dual credit agreement requires that participating dual credit students abide by a set of policies, procedures, and timelines put in place by Alamo Colleges/San Antonio College. Because New Braunfels ISD has no jurisdiction or control over SAC policies, procedures, and timelines, when an issue arises, our ability to advocate on a students behalf is often limited. In addition, SAC prefers to resolve issues by working directly with the student involved. Therefore, while NBISD is eager to assist students whenever possible, we have found that the most effective student advocate is often the student himself/herself.

13 What Is Next For Dual Credit?

14 Currently Enrolled in a Spring Dual Credit Course Step 1: Turn in pages 3 and 4 only from the dual credit packet. Step 2: If further testing is needed, your counselor will notify you.

15 Required Enrollment Process For New Dual Credit Students Pick up and sign for a Dual Credit Packet – Print neatly Complete the following steps for the Student information form Step I: Complete the Apply Texas Online Application before Feb. 13 Students may have guidance on filling out the application with the counselors in the computer lab Rm. 228 on Tues, Feb 11 and Wed, Feb 12 Bring Your Social Security Number with you Student may complete form by themselves – read and follow directions PRINT A COPY OF THE YOUR INFORMATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED PAGE WITH PERSONAL ID NUMBER ON IT. This page needs to be turned in with the Information Form

16 Enrollment Process -Continued Step 2: Complete Alamo Enroll/GoFaarr module and test prep module online. Counselors will be available in Rm 228 on Feb 18 th and 19 th to help you complete modules. Step 3: Turn in pages 3, 4, 5, and 6 by Friday, Feb. 21 st DEADLINE Friday, February 21, 2014 4:00 pm

17 TSI Testing The Texas Success Initiative is a state-mandated program that promotes academic success. Testing measures reading, English, and mathematics to determine students readiness to enroll and perform in freshman level academic coursework. Counselors will notify students who are TSI exempt

18 TSI Testing Step 4: Students who need to test will have the opportunity to test in Rm 228 on the following dates and times: Tuesday, Feb. 25 th starting at 2:15 pm. Wed. Feb. 26 th starting at 8:00 am. Tuesday, Mar. 4 starting at 2:15 pm. Wed. Mar 5 th starting at 8:00 am. If students cannot test during these dates, you may test at CTTC testing center or SACs testing center.

19 Deadlines are Purposeful The high school must consolidate and review student information, set up classes, and review information before handing it over to the college. The college then needs time to review student information, set up classes and input information into the college system.

20 Deadlines are Purposeful Student Paperwork must be completed and in the counseling office by:

21 Another option to receive college credit as well as high school credit is offered through Howard Payne University. Some courses are online, other courses may be offered on campus or at a designated off campus site. Cost is $350.00 per 3 hour course plus books Contact: Dale Meinecke Phone Number: Office: 830-629-2366 Cell: 817-946-1594

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