Presentation on theme: "DUAL CREDIT Mobridge-Pollock High School. What is Dual Credit? Dual credit is an opportunity for high school students to enroll in post-secondary institutions."— Presentation transcript:
What is Dual Credit? Dual credit is an opportunity for high school students to enroll in post-secondary institutions in South Dakota while earning credits for both their high school diploma and post-secondary degree at the same time.
Benefits of Dual Credit? Dual Credit-students earn credits for both high school diploma and a post-secondary degree. A jump start to students’ post-secondary careers. A significant cost savings for students and parents through reduced tuition costs. Increased confidence for college success.
Courses Available through SDBOR at: Black Hills State University Dakota State University Northern State University South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’ South Dakota State University University of South Dakota (courses should transfer between the six SDBOR institutions)
Courses at SD Technical Institutes Lake Area Technical Institute Mitchell Technical Institute Southeast Technical Institute Western Dakota Technical Institute (courses may or may not transfer to other post-secondary institutions in SD)
Costs $40 per credit (i.e. 3 credit course = $120) Students are responsible for the cost of the coursework and any related textbooks or course materials.
Program Eligibility Juniors and Seniors Students must meet institutional (post-secondary) enrollment requirements. MPHS must approve student enrollment.
Board of Regents Institutions Requirements: A high school junior or senior attending a public high school within SD. meets undergraduate admissions requirements (ACT or course work); or If a high school senior, rank in upper one-half of their class or score at or above 50 th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, such as the ACT or SAT; or If a high school junior, rank in the upper one-third of their class or score at or above 70 th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, such as the ACT or SAT.
SD Technical Institutions Requirements Available for juniors and seniors Enrollment requirements vary by program which is noted in course descriptions. There may also be age requirements in some cases (noted in course descriptions).
MPHS Responsibilities: Coursework will be recorded on the student’s transcript and will be used to calculate grade point average. To register a student through identified single point of contact at each post-secondary institution To monitor student progress through a local district mentor.
Dual Credit Transfer: BOR Baccalaureate General Education Curriculum will transfer between BOR institutions. Technical Institutions have a limited number of courses that will transfer to BOR institutions. Students are encouraged to consult with the post-secondary institution of choice regarding transferability of credits earned. If attending an out-of-state university or technical school, please contact that institution directly to see if it the course is transferable.
Dropping a Dual Credit Course Each post-secondary institution’s drop/add policies apply in regards to refunds and grades. Failing a course is calculated into the student’s grade point average at the local and post-secondary level. If this is a graduate requirement, student must make up the course if the student failed it.