Presentation on theme: "Dual Enrollment Information for Students and Families Fall 2013/Spring 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Dual Enrollment Information for Students and Families Fall 2013/Spring 2014
Presentation Overview What is dual enrollment and do I qualify? What is ACCEL vs. Move on When Ready? How much will the program cost? How to apply and what happens after I’m accepted? FAQ
What is dual enrollment? Dual enrollment allows students to earn college credit that will also count as high school credit. You may take courses at the college to satisfy your graduation requirements.
Do I qualify for dual enrollment? Must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale Meet the minimum SAT/ACT requirements Be on track to complete the required high school curriculum (RHSC). Complete the High School Counselor/Parent Consent Form for ACCEL or MOWR permission form Be a resident of Georgia as outlined by the high school or the University System of Georgia
Required test scores for dual enrollment ACCEL Scholarship Program Qualifying SAT ScoresQualifying ACT Scores Math 430Math 18 Critical Reading 530English 24 Combined Math and Critical Reading score of 1000 Composite 21 Move On When Ready Program Qualifying SAT ScoresQualifying ACT Scores Math 600Math 26 Critical Reading 600English 26 Combined Math and Critical Reading score of 1200 Composite 26
ACCEL The ACCEL program allows students to take courses at both the high school and college. The number of courses students are allowed to take will vary depending on the SAT scores. You may enroll in 1 course if your SAT combined score (math and critical reading) is between 1000-1090 (ACT 21-23). You may enroll in 1-3 courses if your SAT combined score (math and critical reading) is 1100 or greater (ACT 24).
The ACCEL Scholarship Covers tuition only Students are responsible for covering the costs of fees. Attempted hours do not count toward HOPE Paid Hours Limit To qualify, you must be enrolled at a qualifying Georgia public or private high school. You must be a resident of Georgia as defined by the University System of Georgia. Set up an account on www.gacollege411.org and submit and ACCEL application after you have been admitted to Armstrong.www.gacollege411.org You must submit a new ACCEL application every semester.
Move on When Ready Must enroll in a full-time college course load of 12-13 semester hours This is typically a course load of 4 courses. You cannot take classes at the high school. To qualify, you must be enrolled at a qualifying Georgia public high school. Must be a resident of Georgia as defined by your high school Have been at your high school for the last two FTE counts (March and October) MOWR pays your full tuition and mandatory fees (books and some other non-mandatory fees are excluded)
Benefits of dual enrollment Earn college credit while still in high school. Create a smooth transition from high school to college. Be exposed to diverse coursework opportunities. Use of campus amenities such as the library, recreation center, tutoring services, and more. Gain the potential to lighten your college course load and still graduate on time, or graduate early.
How do I apply for admissions? Armstrong Application for Undergraduate Admissions $25 application fee Official high school transcript in a sealed envelope Official SAT or ACT scores sent directly to Armstrong from the testing service or listed on your official high school transcript. Immunization records High school counselor/Parent consent form (for ACCEL only) MOWR checklist (for MOWR only) Submit your completed application packet to the Office of Academic Orientation and Advisement in Solms Hall room 212.
Applying for the Honors Program Students with SAT combined score (critical reading and math) of 1100 or greater (ACT 24) and a minimum high school GPA of 3.2 are eligible. Dual enrolled students are strongly encouraged to apply to the Honors Program. Benefits include: challenging coursework, a designated study lounge and computer lab, and the ability to graduate with Honors from Armstrong if you decide to continue your studies here.
What courses are available? ACCEL and MOWR covered courses include: English Math Science Social Science History Foreign Languages For a complete list of Armstrong approved courses, visit http://www.gsfc.org/main/publishing/pdf/2005/accel_courses.pdf
How many courses may I take? ACCEL scholarship: You may enroll in 1 course if your SAT combined score (math and critical reading) is between 1000-1090 (ACT 21-23). You may enroll in 1-3 courses if your SAT combined score (math and critical reading) is 1100 or greater (ACT 24). MOWR MOWR students are required to take 12-13 semester hours at the college. This is typically a course load of 4 classes. You will not take classes at the high school.
How much does the program cost? ACCEL scholarship (Fall 2012 and Spring 2013): A student’s typical out of pocket expense depends on the number of courses taken. The average out of pocket expense will fall between $400-$500 plus the cost of books. MOWR The out of pocket expense will depend upon the types of courses taken. Courses such as lab sciences will incur additional fees. The student is also responsible for the cost of text books.
What happens upon acceptance? You will receive an acceptance letter from Armstrong via postal mail. You will be contacted by the Office of Academic Orientation and Advisement to set up an advisement appointment to register for courses and discuss your graduation requirements. It is imperative that you ascertain your graduation requirements and scheduling needs from your high school counselor BEFORE you meet with the dual enrollment advisor.
What if I am denied admission? If you are denied because of low SAT/ACT scores, you may retest and submit your new scores for reconsideration. If you are denied because of a low high school GPA, you may reapply for a future term once your GPA improves.
What do I do now? Take the SAT or ACT as soon as possible Talk to your high school counselor about your requirements for graduation and how dual enrollment will fit your needs. Talk to your parents about the benefits and challenges of dual enrollment. You want to be sure you are up for the challenge. Apply early. Students are eligible to sign up for courses as early as April for the fall semester.
FAQ Q: Is it true that a college course on the semester system is now equivalent to a full-year high school course? A: Yes, effective Fall 2010, a 3-4 semester-hour college course is now worth 1 Carnegie unit.
FAQ Q: Can I take enough classes so that I do not have to take classes at the high school? A: It depends. This is determined on a case by case basis. You’ll need to speak with your high school counselor to see if this an option for you. Most high schools require that the student is enrolled in at least four courses. To enroll in four courses in the ACCEL program, you’ll also need to obtain permission from Armstrong.
FAQ Q: How will the grades I earn during dual enrollment impact my HOPE eligibility? A: The grades you earn will count in your high school GPA. However, they will not be counted in your college HOPE GPA.
FAQ Q: If I want to take a course other than those covered under the ACCEL scholarship, can I do so? A: Yes, you may take courses that are not covered under ACCEL, but that should not be necessary. You have a great selection of eligible courses from which to choose. However, if you decide to take a course that is not eligible for ACCEL, you will need to be prepared to pay the full tuition for that course.
FAQ Q: What happens if I do not make good grades? A: If you earn a grade of D or lower, you will be ineligible to continue the program. If you wish to continue the program, you will need to submit an appeal to Enrollment Services.
FAQ Q: I am taking AP classes. How will that affect my college course placement? A: If your AP score earns you college credit for a course, you must have your AP scores sent directly to Armstrong from College Board. We cannot accept student or high school copies of AP scores. Once your test scores are processed by the registrar’s office, we will place you in the appropriate course level.
Questions? If you have questions after this presentation, please feel free to contact the dual enrollment advisor. Here is the information: Shannon Vo Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org Solms Hall 212B 912.344.2856