Dual Credit • DC courses are more academically challenging, will include different requirements for each course, and will result in a SEPARATE college grade for each course. • DC grades become part of the High School Permanent Record AND will be recorded on the college transcript. • Credits are transferable to any Texas public university, saving you money. • DC courses are taught on the high school campus and may be concurrent with AP courses Dual Credit at CAHS • Students may be withdrawn for lack of attendance and/or lack of progress. • Students who make a D or an F in a DC class WILL NOT be allowed to continue in the program. • If a student plagiarizes, colludes or cheats in any dual credit course, the student will be subject to discipline polices of the college as well as the high school. • Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to the Alamo Colleges Academic Calendar drop deadlines for withdrawals. Dropping a Dual Credit Course • Before Census date -Courses dropped by students on or prior to the census date will not appear on permanent records (Census date-around Sept. 3) • After Census Date – “W” will appear on college transcript. – Withdrawals through DC do NOT affect the Six Drop Rule. – Withdrawals through DC ARE COUNTED toward the student’s 3-Peat Rule. – Dropping a DC course or making a D or F can affect later financial aid. Dual Credit Courses • Many have prerequisites. • Qualifying scores vary for the different courses. • MATH: College Algebra, Pre-Cal (1 sem. College Alg/1 sem. PreCal), Statistics, Calculus AB and Calculus BC • SCIENCE: Biology, Environmental Science • ENGLISH: English III and IV (cannot sign up for Eng. IV DC if you did not take Eng. III DC) • Spanish III First-Time Students’ Requirements • Complete Parent/Student Consent Form • Complete NWV’s READY-SET-APPLY which includes the Apply Texas Application • Prove Residency if necessary • Complete NWV’s GoFAARR and Test Prep • Take the TSI and obtain qualifying test scores (possibly retest) $15 payable to CAHS. • Meet all NW Vista & CAHS deadlines. Returning Students’ Requirements • Current DC students do NOT need to complete READY-SET-APPLY or an application. • Current students who are adding/changing disciplines will need to complete NWV’s GoFAARR & Test Prep modules, take the TSI and obtain qualifying scores. • If you completed GoFAARR last year, you do not need to repeat it. • Meet all NW Vista & CAHS deadlines. Qualifying TEST SCORES & the TSI • Incoming juniors MAY be able to qualify based on their PSAT scores. • Before taking the TSI test, ALL students are required to complete a Test Prep Module through NW Vista. • The TSI will be given on campus on Feb. 6, 2015. Cost is $15, and it is a 5 hours test. • If a student does not qualify, he/she can retest as long as it is done by the deadline. Initial retesting will be done at CAHS. Retesting after 3/19 will be done at NW Vista. Dual Credit Acceptance/Changes • When all of the requirements are met, students are listed on the high school’s Verification & Recommendation Form that is sent to Vista. • After the first day of class, NO ADD requests will be honored. This is a NW Vista ruling. Pick your classes carefully. DC Application Deadlines/Checklist • • • • • • Dec. 16 -Salon de Sabios in C109 4:20-6:20 to complete modules Jan. 14 -Dual Credit Documentation form for NEW and RETURNING DC students -Apply Texas and copy of Applications Page for NEW DC student only Jan. 30 -Register and pay $15 for TSI -NEW DC students and RETURNING DC students wishing to change/add a discipline -GoFAARR and Test Prep completed and certificate of completion printed and turned in for All NEW DC students AND for RETURNING DC students wishing to change/add a discipline. Feb. 6 -TSI testing in A108 @ 8:40 March 3,4,17, 19 --TSI Retesting in C115 4:20-6:20-Must pay fee before retesting After Mar. 19-June 3rd All retesting must be done by the 3rd. -TSI retetesting@ NW Vista. Give copy of scores to Mrs. Malik. Need Help? Confused? • Refer to the CAHS Dual Credit Handbook • Refer to the Dual Credit section of the NW Vista web cite. • Attend Mrs. Malik the Dual Credit Salon de Sabios in C109 for application assistance or time to complete GoFAARR &Test Prep modules on Dec. 16 from 4:15-6:30.