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Who can dual enroll?• The state of Michigan will allow students in grades 9 through 12 to take postsecondary classes.• Students will be allowed to take up to ten postsecondary courses during high school.
• Students should consider transportation when deciding to dual enroll. – The student is not to be in the high school during their dual enrollment class period on their schedule. – It is not guaranteed that this period will be the first or last period of the day.
How does a student qualify?• Students must have taken and received scores for one of the following tests: – EXPLORE, PLAN, PSAT, ACT, COMPASS, SAT, or the MME.• There are two areas where meeting the minimum test scores are required. – State of Michigan requirements – Monroe County Community College requirements
• Eligibility may be based on a combination of scores from two or more of the mentioned tests.• EXPLORE, PLAN, and PSAT are often viewed as test to determine if the student is on track to be ready for college.• MME, ACT, SAT, and COMPASS are often viewed as test to determine if the student is ready for college.
Minimum Dual Enrollment Qualifying Assessment Test Section Content Area ScoreS Mathematics Mathematics 17 EXPLORE Reading Reading 15t Science Science 20a English English 13 R e q u Mathematics Mathematics 19t PLAN Reading Reading 17e Science Science 21 English English 15 Mathematics Mathematics 22o ACT Reading Reading 21 i Science Science 24f English English 18 r e m e n t Mathematics Mathematics 52 COMPASS Reading Reading 88M i English English 77 Reading Reading 1108 Writing Writing 1100c h MME Mathematics Mathematics 1116 Science Science 1126 Social Studies Social Studies 1129i Critical Reading Reading 42 sg a n PSAT Writing Skills Writing 41 Mathematics Mathematics 44 Critical Reading Reading 500 SAT Writing Writing 500 Mathematics Mathematics 500
• Monroe County Community College requires students to take the COMPASS if they do not have the necessary scores on the ACT. – MCCC requires a minimum score of an 18 on the English and Reading portion of the ACT. – MCCC requires a minimum score of a 20 on the Math portion of the ACT.• Students that have only taken the EXPLORE, PSAT, or PLAN will need to take the COMPASS to dual enroll at MCCC.
Which courses can a student take?• Students are encouraged to take courses that are appropriate for their readiness level.• Students should consider what type of degree they will pursue after high school and select courses that will align to that goal.• Students cannot enroll in a hobby, craft or recreation course, or in the subject area of physical education, theology, divinity or religious education.
• For example, many past dual enrollment students have taken the following courses: – English Composition 1 – English Composition 2 – General Psychology – Sociology – Introduction to Political Science – Introduction to Computer Information Systems – College Algebra
How does a student sign up?• The window for the fall semester enrollment at MCCC typically opens in April. The winter semester typically opens in November.• Students that are interested in dual enrollment will need to complete the dual enrollment packet. – Found online at http://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/~shs/dual%20enrollm ent.html – By seeing Mr. Rousselo in B2
• In order to complete the packet students will need to make an appointment with their counselor.• Counselors will help students with the following: – Getting a copy of the students high school transcript – Getting a copy of the students test scores that are on file with the school – Completing the Dual Enrollment Fact Sheet
• Students will need to note the course/section they are requesting and the type of credit to be earned on the MCCC Course Request Form.• Completed packets, including all necessary signatures, should be submitted to Mr. Rousselo for approval and recording.• In addition to the documents in the packet, students should also turn in the following: – High School Transcript – Copy of Test Results (EXPLORE, ACT, etc.)
How is the course paid for?• School districts are required to pay the amount equal to the prorated percentage of the statewide pupil-weighted average foundation allowance, based on the proportion of the school year that the eligible student attends the eligible postsecondary institution. Eligible charges include tuition and mandatory course fees, material fees, and registration fees. Eligible charges do not include transportation or parking costs or activity fees.
• The district pays for the course tuition and fees when the student drops a Bedford class to be replaced with a college class.• Students can choose to take a college class without dropping a Bedford class. The student would then be considered a “Concurrent Student.” – The district does not pay for any portion of the tuition or fees for Concurrent Students.• Textbooks are not included under the material fees.
• The district will pay for up to ten postsecondary courses in a student’s high school career.• The state does provide the following guideline as to how many courses a student can take each year. – If the student first enrolls in a course when the student is in grade 9, not more than 2 courses during each of the first three years of dual enrollment. And not more than 4 courses during the fourth year of dual enrollment. – If the student first enrolls in a course when the student is in grade 10, not more than 2 courses during the first year of dual enrollment. And not more than 4 courses during each of the second and third year of dual enrollment.
– If the student first enrolls in a course when the student is in grade 11 or 12, not more than 6 courses during either of those academic years of dual enrollment.• It is also very important for students and parents to understand that students that do not successfully complete their dual enrollment course(s) shall be required to repay the school district any funds that were expended for the course(s).
What type of credit does a student earn?• Students have the choice in which type of credit they will earn.• Students may elect to earn college credit only. – Course grade will not be entered on the student’s high school transcript nor impact their high school GPA• Students may elect to earn college and high school credit. – Course grade will be entered on the high school transcript and will impact their high school GPA
• The election of which type of credit must be made when turning in dual enrollment packet. – This election is made on the MCCC Course Request Form• Once the packet has been submitted this election cannot be changed.• Students are encouraged to think about their remaining high school plan when electing the type of credit.
• Below you can see how many credits students will need to graduate, how many total credits they could earn, and the difference between the two. This can be used for planning purposes. Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017 & beyondCredits Required for 26.0 24.5 23.0 22.0DiplomaNumber of Potential 28.5 27.0 25.5 24.0High School CreditsAmount of Credit 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.0Cushion
• For example: A student in the class of 2017 could take four dual enrollment classes for college credit only. If they earn all other high school credits they would graduate with 22.0 credits. – Assuming that this student has earned all of their other high school credits and wanted to take a fifth dual enrollment course. They would need to have taken at least one of their dual enrollment courses for high school and college credit in order to earn the minimum credits for graduation.
• If a student elects to earn both high school and college credit, each course that they take in dual enrollment is worth 0.5 high school credit. – This is not equal to the number of credit hours the college offers.• Each dual enrollment course is equal to one Bedford High School semester course. – One dual enrollment course in the fall semester at MCCC is equal to one first semester Bedford High School course.
Where does a student search for classes?• Students can visit MCCC’s website at http://www.monroeccc.edu/ – Near the bottom of the page there should be a list of Registration Information links. – Once the Registration guide is available it will be listed as Fall Schedule PDF. – The Fall guide should be posted around April 1st. – The Winter guide should be posted around November 1st.
• Another way to search for classes is list below. Go to http://www.monroeccc.edu/ – Click on the Web Pal Link – Click on Applicant and Guest box – Click on Class Schedule – Search for Classes – Select the correct semester – Select the Type of class (English, Psychology, etc.) – If known, enter course number
Where does a student go to apply?• Students can visit MCCC’s website at https://www.monroeccc.edu/forms/online_ap plication.aspx – This should take you directly to the online application. – Be sure to select “Dual Enrollment” as student type.
• Another way to apply online is list below. Go to http://www.monroeccc.edu/ – Click on the Web Pal Link – Click on Applicant and Guest box – Click on Application for Admission box – Be sure to select “Dual Enrollment” as Student Type – Complete the Application and Click Submit Form
Where can a student dual enroll?• Public Act 160 of 1996 and Public Act 258 of 2000 created the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act which directs school districts to assist students in paying tuition and fees for courses at Michigan public or private colleges or universities.
If you still have questions after reviewing this information you may contact Mr. Rousselo. Andy Rousselo Andy.Rousselo@bedford.k12.mi.us (734) 850-6178 Students may also find Mr. Rousselo in B2 at the High School