A Comprehensive Guide to the High School Visitor Program The University of Louisville Program Overview The University of Louisville offers qualified high school students the opportunity to earn college credit by attending classes on campus at the University. These students are called High School Visitors. Benefits of the program are to: • • • • Develop a college transcript while in high school Experience college curriculum and instructional methods Shorten the amount of time required to complete a college degree Save money by paying less per credit hour than a regular U of L college student. • Offer high school students the amenities of a U of L college student: free TARC access, free access to U of L’s libraries, and free access to our brand new student recreation center. Grades and policies Students who enroll in the High School Visitor program must be fully prepared for the challenges of taking a college level course. Students will receive grades based on the University of Louisville grading scale. Professors communicate this grading scale to students and the school community on a regular basis. Under FERPA privacy rules, the instructor cannot communicate student progress with parents. Only the student can access his or her grades. The final grades become a part of the student’s permanent college record. Transferring Credits • It is important to note that acceptance as a High School Visitor does not guarantee acceptance to U of L as an undergraduate student. • Students enrolling in and completing a HSV course will obtain a college transcript. The grade will be automatically recorded on their student record at U of L. • If the student wishes to have the credits transferred elsewhere, they must contact the Registrar’s office to request a copy of their transcript. The student should contact their prospective college or university for transfer credit guidelines. • If the student wishes to continue education at U of L, the credits will automatically appear on the student’s record. Student Eligibility • To be eligible for the High School Visitor program, a student must meet the following requirements: • 3.0 GPA • 22 ACT or 1020 SAT • A recommendation from their school’s guidance counselor • Note: High school visitors who have not completed the first half of their junior year must have the approval of the instructor for the U of L course and the Academic Appeals Committee (petition must be submitted along with the application). The Registration Process • Once the requirements are met, a student interested in the High School Visitor program may apply by following the instructions found at the website below: • http://louisville.edu/admissions/apply/requirements/hs-visitorrequirements • Note that some forms and payments must be sent to U of L directly, and in a timely manner. Steps following admission: Activate your accounts • A student’s Username and Student ID Number are very important identifiers used by the University. If a high school visitor attends U of L as a college student in the future, these IDs will stay the same, so the student should take care not to misplace them. • A letter will be sent in the mail providing the student’s Username, Student ID number, and instructions for activating their account. They can also find instructions at: http://louisville.edu/admissions/activate • Once the student activates their ID and sets up their password, they will be able to access their ULink, Blackboard and Cardmail accounts (all discussed later in this presentation) using the same ID and password combination. Steps following admission: Register for courses 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Login to your Ulink account at http://ulink.louisville.edu using the username and password activated in the previous slide. Click on the “Student Services” tab and locate the “Registration” section. Under the “Registration Preparation” heading, select “Schedule of Classes.” This should open up in a new tab. After selecting the appropriate class, instructor, location, and time, take note of the “Class Number” in the leftmost column. Go back to ULink and under the “Registration” heading, select “Add Classes.” Using the Class numbers you found in Step 4, enroll in the course. Steps following admission: Pay your bill • Soon after registering in a course, high school visitors will receive a bill in the mail. The bill will depend on the cost of tuition for that academic year and the number of credit hours they are taking, but will always be less than a normal U of L student’s tuition. This bill will also include a separate student recreational center fee. • High school visitors may pay their bill by mail to the Bursar’s office, in person at the Bursar’s office, or online on the Bursar’s office webpage for a small fee. • For Free/Reduced Lunch Students: • If students provide a letter from their respective high school stating they take part in the Free/Reduced Lunch program, both their admission and course fees are waived. • Free/Reduced Lunch students are still required to pay the Student Recreation fee. • High school visitors are also required to either pay or waive the Primary Health Care Fee if they are enrolled in 6.5 or more credit hours. More information can be found at http://louisville.edu/campushealth/insurance/primary. Steps following admission: Pick up your Cardinal Card http://louisville.edu/cardinalcard • The Cardinal Card is the U of L student ID card that grants high school visitors many of the amenities of a U of L student, including free rides on the TARC, U of L’s libraries, and U of L’s student recreation center. • Students must first be registered in their course (s), and then they may visit the lower level of the Houchens Building to have their Cardinal Card made. • Students should bring a valid photo ID and be sure they are registered in their course (s) first. Steps following admission: Investigate your parking options http://louisville.edu/parking 502-852-PARK (7275) •Parking is strictly enforced and permits must be purchased and displayed to avoid tickets. •For more information pertaining to purchasing a permit, prices, and parking lots, visit the website or call the number listed above. Student Accounts Go to U of L’s homepage, listed below, and click on “My Accounts” in the upper right portion of the screen. A list of accounts will appear. http://louisville.edu/ Student Accounts: ULink • ULink is a web portal for all U of L student and staff that offers access to: • Billing account • Records • Financial aid • Personal information • Campus resources • Grades • Transcript requests • High school visitors will use Ulink to register for courses, view their bill, check their final grade (s), and request transcripts. • To visit ULink, either use the accounts popup discussed on the previous slide or visit http://ulink.louisville.edu Student Accounts: Cardmail • High school visitors are provided a U of L student email account called Cardmail. All official communication will be sent to this account, despite what email account they list as their personal email. So students should check this account regularly! • To access Cardmail, visit https://cardmail.louisville.edu/ •Username is [email protected] •Password is the same one the high school visitor provided when they activated their account. Student Accounts: Blackboard http://blackboard.louisville.edu • Blackboard is a web tool that allows students to access resources uploaded by their teachers, access grades, and turn in assignments or even take exams. • Professors at U of L and other universities use Blackboard routinely to communicate with the class as a whole, contact individual students, post homework or assignments, and upload grades. • Blackboard login information is the same user id and password combination the high school visitor provided when activating their account. For more information CONTACT: Jeanne Guerrero, Director University of Louisville Office of Admissions Houchens Rm. #150Q Louisville, KY 40292 (502) 852-8110 http://louisville.edu/admissions/apply/requirements/hs-visitorrequirements.