Applying for Dual Credit

Frequently Asked Questions-Dual Credit

 

Students

  1. Can I take an online course as a DC student?
    1. Yes, however, it is strongly encouraged to take class in person and on campus whenever possible. Note that not all courses are offered online.
  2. Can out of state students take DC coursework?
    1. Dual credit is only available for students residing in the state of Texas.
  3. Can I register for my own classes?
    1. No, the UTA Dual Credit Coordinator will register you for your courses.
  4. I want to drop a course, how do I do this?
    1. Speak with your high school counselor or homeschool coordinator before making your final decision. Once the decision has been made, schedule an appointment with the Dual Credit Coordinator to discuss the process and obtain a course drop form. Deadlines are posted on the Academic Calendar.
  5. How do I submit my meningitis vaccination information?
    1. Your shot record will need to be submitted through the Office of the Registrar website.
  6. How much does a course cost?
    1. Dual credit courses are $50.00 per credit hour. There is an additional fee of $37.50 for online coursework. There may also be book, supply and parking fees. Some partner programs will assist with these costs. Please see your high school counselor for more information.
  7. I am bringing my own car to campus, do I have to pay for parking?
    1. You can find more information regarding parking permits on the Parking and Transportation website.
  8. Is there a limit to the number of courses I can take each semester?
    1. Students are limited to two classes, up to eight (8) hours each semester.
  9. How do I access MyMav?
    1. You can find the log in page for MyMav here.
  10. How do I access (blackboard) Canvas?
    1. Go to http://canvas.uta.edu to log in and to access the Canvas student training course.
  11. My high school is off for break, do I still have class at UTA?
    1. Possibly, see the Academic Calendar for the class schedule.
  12. Will the courses I take transfer to other colleges/universities?
    1. UTA credits are typically accepted at public college and universities in Texas as well as many other colleges and university across the United States. Check with each college or university for more details.
  13. I am interested in attending UTA as a freshman, what steps do I need to take?
    1. You will need to complete an update application form, more details can be found under dual credit application requirements.

Parents

  1. What should students consider before becoming a DC student?
    1. Student goals, maturity level, academic ability and level of responsibility should all be considered. It is important to consider current performance in high school classes, along with current course load and extracurricular activities.
  2. Can my student take an online course as a DC student?
    1. Yes, however, it is strongly encouraged to take class in person and on campus whenever possible. Note that not all courses are offered online.
  3. Can out of state students take DC coursework?
    1. Dual credit is only available for students residing in the state of Texas.
  4. How do I submit my students’ meningitis vaccination information?
    1. Your shot record will need to be submitted through the Office of the Registrar website.
  5. How much does a course cost?
    1. Dual credit courses are $50.00 per credit hour. There may also be book, supply and parking fees. Some partner programs will assist with these costs. Please see your high school counselor for more information.
  6. Does my student have to pay for parking?
    1. Yes, if the student plans to park on campus, a permit is needed. More information regarding parking permits on the Parking and Transportation website.
  7. Can I be on campus while my student is in class?
    1. You are welcome to enjoy campus while your student is in class, however, you will not be able to attend the course with your student.
  8. Is there a limit to the number of credits my student can take each semester?
    1. Students are limited to two classes, up to eight (8) hours each semester.
  9. I am concerned with my students’ performance, can I reach out to the instructor directly?
    1. It is recommended that you reach out to the Dual Credit Coordinator with any concerns you may have. Please be aware that the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) will be followed. For more information regarding FERPA, please review the Records and Registration website. If your student would like to have a FERPA information release form on file, they may complete the form through the Records and Registration website.
  10. Will the courses my student takes transfer to other colleges/universities?
    1. UTA credits are typically accepted at public college and universities in Texas as well as many other colleges and university across the United States. Check with each college or university for more details.

Faculty

  1. What are the benefits of dual credit?
    1. High school students have the benefit of earning college credit while also earning their high school diploma. This allows them to become familiar with the college culture and expectations, which should prepare them to become successful once they begin attending college full time.
  2. What are the admissions requirements for dual credit students?
    1. These are juniors and seniors in high school with high grade point averages and/or test scores. Please see the dual credit admissions qualifications page for more information.
  3. Do the students need to meet pre-requisites to take coursework?
    1. Yes, all students need to meet the prerequisite requirements set by UTA.
  4. I am concerned with the performance of a student in a class, who can I reach out to?
    1. If you are concerned with the performance of a dual credit student, please reach out to the Dual Credit Coordinator.
  5. How do I interact with a dual credit student who is enrolled in my class?
    1. Just like any other student in your class! Although the students are still in high school, they are in your class for the full experience. They should be treated no differently.
  6. Do parents of dual credit students know their student is enrolled at UTA?
    1. Yes, parents/guardians need to sign off on all dual credit coursework. A student is unable to register for a course without approval first.
  7. Can I communicate with the parents of dual credit students?
    1. Yes, but only if a FERPA waiver is on file for the student. More information regarding FERPA can be found on the Office of Records and Registration website. It is noted on the MyMav Student Center, under the holds area, if a there is a privacy release on file.
  8. Do dual credit students have access to resources on campus since as the library, tutoring services and writing center?
    1. Yes, dual credit students have access to the resources on campus since they are a registered UTA student.
  9. What grades will I need to provide for these students?
    1. The Dual Credit Coordinator will send out a final grade report request at the end of each semester. You will need to include the numeric and letter grade on this report. The numeric grades are used on the high school transcripts. It is important to return these reports by the provided deadline.