What can Dual Credit students expect?
Students should remember that a dual credit course is a college course in
all respects. The curriculum is the same that is used on the college
campus, and dual credit students' responsibilities are the same
as all other college students. The teaching methods are the same as on the
college campus, and students will be expected to conduct themselves as college
students. [See the NCTC Student Handbook]
Dual Credit students are expected to attend class. Whether the class is on
your high school campus, online or at an NCTC Campus, attendance and class
participation are crucial to your success. Each instructor may set their own
attendance policy and students must adhere to those policies. Students missing
more than a week of class may be withdrawn from the course. Students
participating in extra curricular activities should make sure there are no
conflicts with the dual credit course.
College courses sometimes deal with controversial issues or subject matter
that high school courses may not address. This can provide new challenges for
the dual credit student. Nonetheless, dual credit students should be prepared to
participate in the same course an instructor teaches on the college campus.
All college students should expect to invest at least as much time
out-of-class as in-class in reading, studying, and preparing for college course
assignments. To be successful and ensure completion of out of class assignments,
most students will need to invest more time than this.
Students should pay careful attention to their instructor's system for
assigning grades. Often the college grading system is different from the system
their high school uses. If students do poorly on a test or assignment, they
should not expect to repeat the work in order to improve their grade. Also,
instructors may not allow students to do extra work to bring up a poor grade.
The instructor’s grading system is covered in the course syllabus students
receive at the beginning of the semester. If students have trouble in a dual
credit course, it is their responsibility to ask the instructor what they need
to improve in order to succeed in the class.
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