What is Dual Credit ? • This program provides an opportunity for eligible students to enroll in college level courses. • Students have the opportunity to earn BOTH college credit + high school credit simultaneously. COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Benefits of Your Child Taking Dual Credit ? • Fulfills requirements for DAP at high school. • Convenient - courses taught at the high school, online, or on an NCTC campus. • Affordable pathway to a college degree and career. • Provides a head start and smoother transition to the rigor of college.
Tuition Comparison: 1 NCTC Dual Credit Course vs. Same Course at University
Additional Benefits ? • Student Success:Research indicates that Dual Credit students are able to adjust to college/university and graduate at a higher rate than non dual credit students. • Transferable to public colleges and universities in Texas. Students attending private or out of state universities or colleges should check with the institution for transferability. Texas Common Course Numbering System www.tccns.org provides current information on transferability. • Complete college degree earlier: Students find that they can finish quicker and enter the work force or continue toward a professional degree.
Dual Credit/College & Career Pathways Students have the opportunity to complete a substantial part of their core requirements by the time they graduate from high school.
CORECurriculum Students could graduate from high school with many of the CORE COMPLETE Junior & Senior Year Sem. 1 = 1 course Sem. 2 = 2 courses Sem. 3 = 2 courses Sem. 4 = 2 courses
What are NCTC’s Requirements? Must have minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of “B” Must exhibit maturity and social behavior necessary to be enrolled in a college level course with qualities such as: • Self-motivation • Self-discipline • Good study habits • Goal-directed • Time management skills Must meet college readiness (TSI) requirements.
What are TSI –College Readiness Requirements ? TAKS 2200 Math- 2200 English- 3 essayEOC Level 2- English III, Level 2-Algebra IIACT 23 Composite, 19 English and MathSAT 1070 combined; 500 Math, 500 ReadingPSAT 107 combined; 50 Math, 50 ReadingorTSI Assessment
Preparation is the Key! It’s important to study in advance for the TSI Assessment. Students will be restricted from certain courses if scores do not meet the college-readiness standard.
How to Schedule the TSI Assessment? see if the TSI Assessment will be given on your high school campus. If not, contact Counseling & Testing office. Cost is $25 for all 3 sections or $10 for 1 section of test Payment can be made on NCTC website—under counseling---quick pay Counseling & Testing Contact Info: Gainesville 940-668-4216 Corinth 940-498-6499 Flower Mound 972-899-8412 Bowie 940-872-4002 Graham 940-521-0720
Your Child Meets the Requirements, Now What ?Step 1. Apply for Admission to NCTC www.applytexas.org If SS # left off—holding state The E-MAIL your child puts here is where ALL communication goes
Step 2. Complete DC 101 • Check with high school counselor to see if DC 101 will be offered on the high school campus. THIS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO TSI ASSESSMENT
Step 3. Take TSI Assessment …unless student has qualifying scores from ACT, SAT, PSAT, TAKS, EOC, or PLAN.
Step 4: Request – Official High School Transcript and Qualifying Test Scores from counselor REMEMBER--- GPA must be a 3.0 or higher (on a 4 point scale) Request an official high school transcript. Request a copy of Test Scores. (TAKS exit level, ACT,SAT, PSAT)
Step 5 : Request Proof of Meningitis Vaccination REQUIREDfor students taking a class on the college campus or online. Waived for students that only attend classes on their high school. Step 6 : Submit Free/Reduced Lunch Waiver (If applicable) Check with the counselor for this document.
Step 7: Registration –may be onsite or at NCTC Campus Dual Credit Agreement Form --indicates the courses student plans to take, the course ID, and the section number, and the term code. (ENGL 1301.100.131s) Students must complete a new DC Agreement Form each semester. Unlike high school classes, college courses are per semester. Don’t forget to register each semester. The Dual Credit Agreement Form must be signed by student, parent, and school representative. Students cannot register without the completed form. Don’t forget initials and signatures.
INITIALS: student and parent MUST be filled in with correct info for each course BEFORE registration
Step 8:Pay for ClassesHandout Available • Payment is due at the time of registration. • There are several ways to pay for classes: • Online –credit card, e-check, or payment plan ($30 set up fee) • By phone—call a campus business office • In person---NCTC business office • Fee waiver or scholarship (Check with the Business office to make sure your fee waiver or scholarship has been applied) *Failure to pay for classes will result in being dropped from all classes. If this happens, there will be a charged-- $75 feeto be able to register again for available courses + a $10 late fee = $85.00 total.
Step 9: Purchase Textbooks • Textbooks are available online and at the bookstores on the Corinth, Gainesville, and Flower Mound Campuses. .
Congratulations!Your child is now ready for their first college class. • Make sure textbooks have been purchased • Make sure Angel orientation is completed before the first day of class (for online courses) • Make sure location is known for classes on an NCTC campus.
HIGH SCHOOL • Testing is frequent and covers small amounts of material. • Teachers will seek you out if you are having problems. • You can change your schedule. • Teachers will explain when, where, how as many times as necessary. COLLEGE • Testing is usually infrequent and may be cumulative, covering large amounts of material. • Professors expect student to contact them if having trouble. • Students can drop in the first two college class days onlywith no penalty • Professors usually want student to check the syllabus to answer questions concerning their courseprior to contact
Success Depends On… • Time management • Self-Discipline • Consistent study habits • Open communication with instructor • When students enroll in a dual credit course all issues are between student and the college! Parental involvement is limited! • Knowing how to access ANGEL and MyNCTC.
Helping Your College Student Prepare Them For What To Expect • College gives students a tremendous amount of freedom. • No one is monitoring their progress on a daily basis. • No one knows whether they’re doing the assignments. • Students should be prepared to do most of their learning on their own. • Self-motivation and discipline are important • The general rule is: For every one hour spent in class, college students should spend two hours out of class reading, studying, and completing assignments. Let Them Do It On Their Own • There are no parent conferences. Communication regarding NCTC students is restricted due to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). • College is the time for parents to make the transition from being the primary advocate to becoming a supporter. • Help your teenagers learn by instilling the message that their academic success depends on their taking responsibility for their own education and behavior.
Everything regarding student’s education at NCTC will be located in: my.nctc.edu. • MyNCTC is accessible using Net ID and Student ID (which serves as password). • Students receive email with Net ID and Student ID in an email from NCTC after applying.
EVERYTHING is ELECTRONIC NO BILLS ARE MAILED BY POSTAL To use NCTC email account to contact instructors To pay for classes To see schedule and room assignments To print unofficial transcript To request official transcript To register for classes online when you graduate!
Where Can We Find the Schedule? • Go to the homepage at www.nctc.edu. • Scroll down to the bottom and click on Schedule of Classes under Admissions • Select the semester. • Select the department/subject. • Select the NCTC campus. • Then click on Find Courses. OPENS--- NOV. 1
Schedule of Classes HOME PAGE BOTTOM
Too Much Too Soon! To WITHDRAWfrom a course, ask the school counselor for a Dual Credit Withdrawal Form to submit to NCTC. A grade of “W” will show on the NCTC transcript. • Simply changing high school schedule does NOT withdraw student from college class.
Withdrawal Dates— Jan. 15 - April 12 It is student’s responsibility to take care of this! Students are NOT officially withdrawn until NCTC has this form!
Important Registration Dates November 1: Spring Schedule of classes at NCTC online November 15: Spring Registration opens Dec. 14-Jan. 5: Payments can not be made online during this time. January 6-10: Late Registration Dual Credit Scholarship Application----- April 15:Fall Deadline October 15: Spring Deadline CLASSES BEGIN: JANUARY 13
Questions Visit www.nctc.edu, click on Dual Credit Students for more information Contact Info: Susan Cooper Dual Credit Coordinator Flower Mound Campus firstname.lastname@example.org 972-899-8331