If students take college classes while in high school, early entry (dual credit) may be awarded by the high school for the high school equivalent of the college class. Students should contact their high school administrators about their school's policy.
Yes, students may take college classes while in high school without requesting early entry from the high school for the class. Students need approval from their high school administrator to take college classes while in high school.
Early entry (dual credit) classes taught by NDSCS instructors to high schools follow the college Academic Calendar. If all high schools will be closed on a scheduled class day, this college class meeting date will also be canceled. High school administrators will provide their schedules to the Distance Education office to coordinate the ITV/IVN schedules.
The cost of courses taken from NDSCS by high school students may vary depending upon the high school financial support provided. NDSCS has a variety of high schools receiving college classes over ITV/IVN as well as high school students attending classes on campus or taking classes in their own high school. NOTE: College course credits are not usually the same as high school credits. For example, a high school may award one credit for Senior English while NDSCS English classes are three credits each. Tuition/fees are charged according to the college credits awarded.
Yes, students must be in grades 10, 11 or 12 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or have permission from high school administration. NDSCS also has specific requirements for students taking college English or math classes.
Students with scores below the requirement will need to take additional prep classes before taking college level classes or take a COMPASS exam. The better of the two test scores will be used. COMPASS testing can be done at NDSCS or at another approved COMPASS testing site. Contact NDSCS for additional information or to make an appointment for the exam.
No, a class taught by an NDSCS instructor is an actual college class, not a high school class. In some instances, there are classes taught by high school instructors for college credit which are also charged at the college tuition rate. Students may take these classes for high school credit and the college credit is optional. Students pay for the number of college credits awarded, not the number of high school credits.
Yes, however we recommend you always check with the receiving institution. Transferability of career and technical education classes should also be verified with the receiving institution.
To request your NDSCS transcript to be sent to another college, go to www.getmytranscript.com and submit your request through the transcript clearinghouse. Click here to find additional information on the NDSCS “Request Transcripts” page.
Students should contact their high school administrator (principal or superintendent) who will then contact the Distance Education office at NDSCS to discuss the possibility of teaching college classes to their high school. NDSCS requires a minimum of 10 students per class. High schools within the same consortium may benefit by working together to request the same class(es) each semester to ensure adequate enrollment. There may also be a limitation on the number of classes scheduled to be taught to high schools depending upon availability of instructors. It is important that the high schools begin communicating with the college early in the spring of each year for their needs/requests for the coming school year. NDSCS prepares fall class schedules in mid-February and spring schedules are prepared in mid-September.
This may vary by high school, so students should contact their school administrator.
Registration needs to be completed before each semester begins. Early each spring, students need to inform high school administrators which class(es) they intend to take from NDSCS in the coming year. NDSCS classes are offered by semester. The same class does not run all year like they might in high school. For example, students may take the same high school English class all year, but they may take two different English classes from NDSCS in that same year’s time. Registration and application materials are mailed to the high schools. Forms for the fall semester will be mailed in April; forms for the spring semester will be mailed late in the fall semester (approximately November).
Final Grade Reports will be mailed to students after each semester.
Students who wish to drop a college class must contact the NDSCS Distance Education office.
Distance Education Office 1-800-342-4325, ext 3-2437 or Dawn.Knudson@ndscs.edu
Registrar’s Office 1-800-342-4325, ext 3-2204 or Barb.Mund@ndscs.edu
Enrollment Services (Admissions) 1-800-342-4325, ext 3-2202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Affairs Office 1-800-342-4325, ext 3-2289 or Nicole.Matejcek@ndscs.edu
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