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We want to help your student succeed! At SCC, we know how important your involvement and support are to that success, and we've created this guide to help you provide the best possible support.
Dual Credit Considerations for Parents
- Your student is considered a college student even though they are still in high school.
- College students have more freedom than they experience in high school.
- College courses include complex work and require a great deal of responsibility to manage.
- Students must be self-motivated and self-disciplined.
- College courses can be more stressful than high school classes.
- Dual-enrolled students are considered adults regardless of their age.
- Your student will follow the course syllabus in regard to assignments, exams, and deadlines. Unless specified, requests for additional assignments, extra credit, and extended deadlines will be not considered. The student may contact the faculty member for possible exceptions. Exceptions are not guaranteed.
Do’s and Don’ts for Parents
We have put together some helpful do’s and don’ts to assist your student while they are taking classes at SCC through the Dual Credit Program.
Dual Credit Admissions Process
- Complete the SCC Application for Admission.
- Students should complete the Dual Credit Application with the parent signature.
- Submit the form to the high school and request that they send the form along with a transcript to the Dual Credit Coordinator at SCC. Students need to submit the form from their SCC email.
- Submit ACT scores (if applicable).
- If student does not have scores in place, they will be evaluated under other measures.
We hope students are successful; however, if a student is considering dropping, please first review the drop deadline, refund schedule and contact your high school to determine how this will impact high school credits and graduation. If a student decides to drop a course(s), they should complete a registration form and only include the class(s) to drop. Then email the form to email@example.com.
- Wentzville School District
- Orchard Farm R-V School District
- Wright City R-II School District
- Francis Howell School District
- Warrenton School District
- St. Charles School District
Expectations and Policies
In college, no matter the student’s age, educational rights are limited solely to the student. Parents have no inherent right to inspect their son’s or daughter’s educational records. Learn more information on the FERPA page.
Dual credit students are college students. Therefore, dual credit students are expected to perform at the college level and are responsible for their own education. The college-level expectations include regular attendance and active class participation, meeting class objectives and deadlines, seeking academic help, utilizing the mySCC portal including responding to email and addressing any concerns directly with their instructors.
Accreditation and Transferring Credits
SCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. SCC has many transfer agreements with other colleges and universities. Students are responsible for consulting with other college institutions about transfer policies.
For more information about transferring credit to SCC, from another institution or to send SCC transcripts to another institution, view the information on Grades, Transcripts & Academic Records.
Tuition, Textbooks and Payment
The partnering high school determines if the school district or the student is responsible for tuition, fees, textbooks and other class-related materials. Contact your high school for more information
Payment for dual credit courses must be made before the deadline, or students will be dropped from their class(s) and high school credits could be affected.
FERPA for Parents
FERPA applies to all college students even those who are under the age of 18. Most dual enrollment forms include a release for parent access. However, if the form your student completed does not include the release then they should complete the FERPA release form and email it from their SCC email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Even if a FERPA release is completed, students will need to contact the faculty for any issues regarding their classes. Faculty are not allowed discuss academic information with the parent.
Here is a video on FERPA information from the U.S. Department of Education on what parents and students need to know.