Presentation on theme: "Dual Enrollment Opportunities"— Presentation transcript:
1 Dual Enrollment Opportunities Amy NearmanDual Enrollment CoordinatorNorthern Virginia Community College- Loudoun Campus
2 What is Dual Enrollment? An enrichment program that allows eligible high school students the opportunity to take courses and earn high school and college credit at the same timeNOVA college courses may fulfill Virginia high school graduation requirements and begin a college transcript towards a degree or certificate program
3 Benefits of Dual Enrollment Provides students with a wider range of courses to takeAllows students to receive high school and college creditCan allow students to avoid the duplication of courses taken in high school and collegeGuaranteed college credit with a C or betterFacilitate a seamless transition from high school to collegeLower the cost of post-secondary education - courses within the high schools are $10 per credit hourAllows students to use campus resources and participate in college events and activities*Tuition Assistance may be available
4 AP Versus DEAdvancement Placement has been around for years while DE is relatively new in VAAP open enrollment vs DE placement testingDE teachers must meet requirements of college professorsAP articulated credit while DE is guaranteedAP structured to the testDE is a college classWeighted GPA bump 1.0vs 0.5
5 Types of Classes Dual Credit- Concurrent Enrollment General Education- Class taken for high school and college creditCan be taken on-campus, online or through contract Dual Enrollment within the high schoolConcurrent EnrollmentClass taken ONLY for college creditCan be taken on-campus or onlineGeneral Education-Designed specifically to transfer to four-year collegeIncluded in NOVA’s Associate of Art and Associate of Science DegreesCareer and Technical Education-Designed for NOVA’s Associate or Applied Art and Sciences degrees (AAA and AAS)Can transfer to a four year school but that is not its initial purpose
6 Delivery Options On-campus Taught by NOVA faculty on campus with curricular and Dual Enrollment studentsOnline through NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI)Taught entirely online by NOVA faculty through Blackboard with curricular and Dual Enrollment studentsContract courses within certain high schoolsTaught by high school faculty who are credentialed NOVA adjunct facultyTaught entirely within the school day at the high schoolClass only contains Dual Enrolled high school students
7 Benefits of Site Selection High SchoolNOVA Campus/OnlineTaught by high school teacher who is also NOVA adjunctTeachers are attuned to high school students – provide a safe transitionAbility to mesh college and high school curriculum requirementsTake class with other high school studentsTuition is steeply discounted - $10 per credit hourExperience college course in college setting with college teacherAble to mix with other NOVA studentsStudent pays 100% tuition
8 Who is Eligible for Dual Enrollment High School Juniors and SeniorsExceptional Sophomores on a case-by-case basisSophomore Exception PacketTest scores, transcripts, and ateacher/counselor recommendation.Proof of English and Math College ReadinessJust like any NOVA studentUse PSAT, ACT, SAT, SOL scores to qualifyVPT TestingVPT 2 times within a year.
9 House Bill 1184 Brings New Opportunities Requires local school divisions and community colleges to develop agreements allowing high school students to complete an Associate’s Degree or a one year Uniform Certificate of General Studies from a community college concurrent with a high school diploma.Requires communication to parents and students about the agreement and the ways the certificate or degree can be earned.
10 General Education Certificate Course# CreditsEnglish 111 / 112 College Composition I & II6Mathematics, MTH 151 or higher3 -5Physical or Life Science 1 & 2 Elective w lab8Social / Behavioral Sciences elective 1, 2 and 39Humanities / Fine Arts Elective 1 & 2 (includes foreign language option)SDV 100 College Success Skills133 – 35 total
11 Transferability to Other Colleges and Universities DE general education credits transfer to most Virginia colleges and universities and to many other four-year institutionsAll colleges have specific policies regarding acceptance of transfer creditsStudents should contact the college or university being considered, to discuss the transferability of dual enrollment courses; most colleges have transfer policies on their web site
12 Tuition Rates Per Credit Per CreditPer Semester (15 Credits)Per Year (30 Credits)Average Public 4-Year Institution (In-State)$330.63*$4,959.50$9,919.00On-Campus Dual Enrollment (In-State)$161.75$2,426.25$4,852.50Contract Dual Enrollment within the High School$10$150$300*Averaged per-credit tuition rate of $ was calculated from
13 DE Student Process Meet with your high school counselor Apply on-line to NOVA –Complete the DE Intent Form with signatures and return to your counselorTake the placement tests if neededNOVA will enroll you in the class
14 Placement Testing and Exemptions English:Mathematics:Earn a satisfactory score on NOVA’s English placement testScore 500 or higher on both the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SATScore 50 or higher on both the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the PSAT*Provide evidence of a combined score of or more on combined Writing section of the ACTReceive a 3 or better on the final test for AP English Literature or Language and Composition course taken in high school.Earn a satisfactory score on NOVA’s math placement testScore 520 or more on the Math portion of the SAT (Students wishing to take DE Math courses must meet the college/course pre-requisites.Score 52 or more on the Math portion of the PSAT*Score a minimum of 22 on the Math portion of the ACT, taken within the last two yearsScore a passing score on a Math SOL**Students taking a math course must meet the specific requirements or prerequisites.All tests must taken no more than 2 year prior to enrolling.
15 Is DE Right For You? Ready for advanced, college level work Ready to self-advocate, be independent learnerHave good time management and study skillsWant to build a college transcript