ACC/MHS Dual Credit Program

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“Plan for the future because that’s where
you are going to spend the rest of your life.”
~ Mark Twain ~
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Transcripts (academic record)
GPA & Rank
Graduation requirements
Texas Scholar requirements
Recommended timeline
Dual credit
Testing requirements
Financial Aid
Naviance
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Ways to request an official transcript:
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Online – www.alvinisd.net, College & Career Center,
Resources, Forms, & Transcripts
 Complete & submit online
Transcripts can be sent electronically or by mail.
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An updated grade point average (gpa) and rank
will be calculated in June after grades have been
transcripted.
The gpa will include the first SIX (6) semesters of
high school.
Use this gpa & rank to submit to colleges, Fall
2013, to apply for college admission.
Request a transcript this summer to view the
most current gpa and rank.
The top 10% students will receive a letter.
RECOMMENDED PROGRAM
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English 4.0 credits
Math 4.0 credits
Science 4.0 credits
Social Studies 4.0 credits
Languages other than
English 2.0 credits
PE 1.0 credit
Fine Arts 1.0 credit
Speech 0.5 credit
Electives 5.5 credits
TOTAL: 26.0 credits
DISTINGUISHED
ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM
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English 4.0 credits
Math 4.0 credits
Science 4.0 credits
Social Studies 4.0 credits
Languages other than English
3.0 credits
PE 1.0 credit
Fine Arts 1.0 credit
Speech 0.5 credit
Electives 4.5 credits
4 advanced measures
TOTAL: 26.0 credits
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Recommended or DAP plan
Complete at least 2 courses eligible for college credit
(AP, dual credit, or certain articulated CTE courses)
Complete one full credit of math beyond Algebra 2
Obtain the appropriate grade points: 5.0 out of 6.0
(end of junior year GPA; 6 semesters of high school)
Complete 100 hours of community service by the end
fall semester of senior year.
Benefit: qualify for possible state financial assistance for college
Review in individual meetings with student’s
counselor.
Students must pass and attend school in order to
earn credit.
GRADES and ATTENDANCE are very important.
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Spring 2013 (Junior Year)
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Research colleges & careers
Take college tours & visits
Take college admission exams
Summer 2013
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Athletes – complete NCAA Clearinghouse by 7/1/2013
to be eligible for athletic recruitment
Get ORGANIZED!!! Use NAVIANCE…
 College applications
 Resume
 Recommendation letters
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Fall 2013 (senior year)
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Complete and mail/submit admission applications by
the appropriate DEADLINE
Attend the AISD College Night, if not sure of college(s)
Contact local college representatives
Re-take the SAT I or ACT (if necessary to raise score)
Spring 2014
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Parents complete 2013 federal income tax
Attend Financial aid meetings
Apply for Financial aid (www.fafsa.gov)
Apply for academic scholarships
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Spring 2014…
Attend local scholarship meeting
 Apply for local scholarships
 Apply for academic/college scholarships
 Take the THEA (if required for Texas colleges)
 Reserve a dorm room and place a deposit (if required)
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If YOU complete all paperwork in a TIMELY manner, YOU
will enjoy summer 2014!!!
ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dual Credit Program
Manvel High School
Get a jump on your
College Education!
ACC/MHS Dual Credit Program
Steps to getting Started…
• Course selection (no more than 2 classes)
• Complete ACC Online Application/Early Admission
Contract/Shot Records
• Testing (THEA/COMPASS)
• Attend Dual Credit Orientation
• Pay for courses and purchase books
• DC Courses are $25 per credit hour; approximately $75 per
course
ACC/MHS Dual Credit Program
*Dual Credit courses
will have DC next to
them.
*Students may select
up to 2 dual credit
courses per semester.
*Additional courses
per semester require a
3.0 ACC GPA or
85+High School GPA.
Select up to 2 dual credit
courses
ACC/MHS Dual Credit Program
About the Exam…
• Paper & Pencil Exam; approximately 10 days for scores to return
• 3 sections: Math (230); Reading (230); Writing (220)
• 5hrs to complete in any order (Suggested order: Reading/Writing/Math)
• $39.00 ($10.00 to register and $29.00 day of exam)
• Future exam dates:
• 2/16 @ NRJH
• 4/6 @ MHS
• 4/13 @ AHS
COMPASS
*On Computer
*Scores back
immediately
*only offered at ACC
*$39.00
ACC/MHS Dual Credit Program
YOU MUST ATTEND 1 OF THE 5 AVAILABLE SESSIONS
As of January 1, 2012, all entering college and
university students are required to show proof of an
initial meningococcal vaccination or a booster dose
during the five-year period before enrolling. They
must get the vaccine at least 10 days before the
semester begins. (Chapter 21, Subchapter T,
Sections 21.610 through 21.614)
www.CollegeVaccineRequirements.com
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4-year University or College
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2-year colleges (technical, junior, or community)
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Military (must take the ASVAB)
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Offered to seniors in October
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Student must complete admission application
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Student must take the SAT or ACT
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Student must submit ALL required documents
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Enroll in college no more than two years after HS graduation
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UT-Austin will automatically accept the top 7%, effective class of
2014
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SAT
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ACT
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www.collegeboard.org
$50.00
3 hours 45 minutes
www.actstudent.org
$50.50
3 hours 45 minutes (includes writing)
THEA (Texas Higher Education Assessment)
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$39.00
ACC or College/University attending
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Eligible for free or reduced lunch
2 SAT
2 ACT
4 college applications
1 NCAA Clearinghouse
Test Date
Deadline
April 13, 2013
March 8, 2013
June 8, 2013 *
*at MHS
May 3, 2013
Test Date
Deadline
May 4, 2013
April 5, 2013
June 1, 2013*
* at Alvin HS
May 2, 2013
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Applicant FAILED to meet deadline
SAT or ACT not sent directly from the testing
agency
Official transcripts not sent within deadline
Questions on the application are left blank
Failure to hit “submit” after completion
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Texas College Application (www.applytexas.org)
Texas Private Universities & out of state schools
(www.commonapp.org)
College website
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Give NOTICE (minimum 2 weeks)
Go back and give reminders
Bad planning on YOUR part does not constitute an
emergency for recommenders
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www.collegeguidanceconsultants.com
User Name – manvel
Password – manvel
Click on the “Download to Excel” link above the table
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FAFSA – federal PELL grant www.fafsa.ed.gov
State Aid priority deadline – March 15
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After March 15, first come first served
Student loans (last resort)
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B-On-Time Loan Program (www.HHLoans.com)
Many different loans available
The amount of aid given is at the discretion of the college
based on availability of funds.
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A web-based program that can be used at home
or school to:
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Create 4-year plans
Sign up to visit colleges
Sign up for Career Fair
College & Career searches
Manage your college choices
http://connection.naviance.com/manvel
Username: student ID
Password: INITIALS for first & last name, 4 digit
year of birth (FL1994)
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Date: February 9, 2013
Time: 8:00 – 3:00
George R. Brown Convention Center
www.hispanic-forum.org
Free admission
 Educational workshops
 Explore career paths
 Obtain financial aid information
 Apply for college admission
 Bilingual representatives
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One semester state elective (0.5 credit)
11-12 graders
Designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and
abilities necessary to be active and successful learners in
both high school and in college.
Students examine numerous research-based learning
strategies that are proven to lead to academic success
such as goal-setting, effective time management,
handling stress, note-taking, active reading, test-taking
strategies and conducting research.
This course provides the means and training for students
to research financial scholarships and grant opportunities,
complete applications and explore technical schools,
colleges and universities.
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The student is RESPONSIBLE for completing all
required paperwork.
The student is RESPONSIBLE for submitting
documents according to set DEADLINES.
Arrange college tours now
Meet with college admission staff
DEADLINES are non-negotiable.
ATTEND the senior meetings to be held during
senior year.
Sign up to meet with your student’s counselor

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