• Please find Dual Credit information below.  If you are just starting with dual credit, you may find it useful to scroll down to find the first update in each semester's registration cycle.

  • Interest Survey + Payments & Charges with Collin College

    Posted by John Boehringer on 4/23/2021 10:00:00 AM

    Registration Interest Survey:

    Many sections of our dual credit classes have filled, but seats remain in some class sections of nearly all courses as of today.  If you are not able to register because all sections of a course are full, please fill out this interest survey.  

    This is NOT a waiting list. If enough students are found to be interested in a class (and they have completed all preregistration steps), AND if staffing is available, we may request that Collin College add an additional section of a class.

    Tuition Charges

    We have received some info from Collin that a few students who are classified as "out-of-county" or "out-of-state" due to where they reside or their residency status, may not have received the dual credit waiver for in-county tuition with Collin College. All dual credit students should receive the low, in-county rate. Students eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch in Prosper ISD will also receive a full tuition waiver from the College; however, these will not be applied until later.

    Please check your tuition charges.  In most cases dual credit students should see the following fees:

    1 class = $165 + $2 record fee + $6 student activity fee = $175

    2 classes = $330 + $2 record fee + $12 student activity fee = $344

    3 classes = $495 + $2 record fee + $18 student activity fee = $515

    *If taking MATH 1314, there is an additional $5 lab fee

     **Some specialty classes (CNA, EKG, etc.) may have different fees and tuition.

    This is especially for any students who had to re-submit their application prior to registration, please check that you were not charged more than this amount for your classes. If you were, please email amschulze@collin.edu for assistance.

    Remember tuition must be paid in full (or a payment plan set up) by July 21st.

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  • Registration Day Difficulties

    Posted by John Boehringer on 4/20/2021 9:00:00 AM

    This post concerns registration day difficulties reported to us by Collin College.

    If you need to clear holds or need CRN's to register, please see the posts below for information.

    1) As of 9am on 4/20 we have reports that Collin's system is slow.  Please keep trying.  So far everyone who has reported difficulties has eventually gotten in.

    2) If students get a “require re-admission” error, they probably have to re-apply with the correct enrollment term – Fall 2021.  This document will help accomplish this.

    3) A "registration time ticket" error probably indicates some kind of error with the student's application to the college. Also see item 4, below. Please follow the steps in number 2, above, to complete a new application which may clear this issue.

    4) Be sure you are selecting the right term--follow the directions on the second page of the CRN sheet.  Some students are not selecting the right term (Credit Fall 2021), which is causing them to see a variety of errors, including the error in item 3.

    5) GOVT 2305, Third period is designated as section PR3 on the Collin College list, but shows as PR2 when you see it in the computer.  This class will be third period at PHS next year.  The times are correct, but the section identifier is misleading. We have asked Collin to update this in their system.

    We will add more information and helps as the day progresses.  

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  • Dual Credit Update 5: It's time to register for classes!

    Posted by John Boehringer on 4/16/2021 7:00:00 PM

    It’s time to register for classes!

    All the information you need to register for your classes (provided you have cleared your holds!) is in this post.

    Our partners at Collin College have provided this summary of instructions for registering. Be sure your holds are cleared.  If they aren’t, please see prior posts on this blog for information on how to clear holds.  Don’t wait until the morning of registration to check your holds!

    PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE TRYING TO REGISTER.

    Seriously, please read the rest of this post. It will save you time and possibly trouble later.

    You can find Course Registration Numbers (CRN’s) below.  If you are in a special program such as athletics, fine arts, etc., please try to pick classes that will not conflict with your program times.  If a conflict occurs when your schedule is built in August, counselors will try their best to resolve it, but occasionally, students have to choose between programs and classes.  

    On the CRN document, class section codes will help you identify the period when they class occurs (e.g., section PR1 is a first period class, and PR7 is a seventh period class).  Classes showing as Monday-Wednesday (M/W) meet on our “A-days,” regardless of the day of the week.  Classes showing as Tuesday-Thursday (T/R) meet on our “B-days,” regardless of the day of the week.  The English “zero-hour” course meets on MWF as indicated, before normal school hours.

    Please be sure to read the directions on the second page of the CRN document, and pay careful attention to step 4.  You must select the correct term (Credit Fall 2021) or the system will kick out your request as having an invalid CRN.

    You can find the CRN’s here:

    1. General Academics  
      1. Engineering, See Mr. Boehringer in the Lower House
      2. DFTG 1309 Drafting/Basic CAD, Use CRN 11207
    2. Specialty Health Science Programs (pre-approved, application only)

     

    What to expect when registering for your classes:

    April 20th, registration for seats is done online through Collin's CougarWeb portal on a first-come, first-served basis. The morning of registration is very busy and, in past years, there were frequent reports of network delays when trying to register.  Keep trying.  

    If you have difficulty with holds or the registration process, please contact Alicia Schulze.  Please note that the opening day of registration is very busy for Collin staff.

     

    Should I pay now?

    If you are able to pay for your classes at the time you register, we recommend that you do so, to avoid forgetting and missing the deadline later.  All classes must be paid for, or a payment plan must be set up, by July 21st at 8pm. Students who have not paid for classes at that time will be dropped and not reinstated into the dual credit program.

     

    What happens if I can’t get into the class I want?

    1. Register for a seat in another section of the same class.  Your counselor will try to make your schedule work when they come back in August. If they can’t, you will be contacted and asked to make a choice.
    2. Keep trying.  People withdraw and change their classes sometimes, and openings come and go.  If classes are full, keep trying daily until May 14th.

     

    If you can’t get a seat in the class that you want by May 14th, you won’t be in that dual credit class next year.  We try to plan for growth and request enough sections to accommodate the needs of PHS students each year, but staff is limited.  Students wanting to take dual credit who might not be able to get into classes should consider AP courses at their high school instead.

     

    Registration will close for PHS classes on May 14th.  

    Collin’s systems will still allow registrations and even payments after this time, but no new enrollments will be allowed, and eventually anyone who registers after this date will be dropped from classes.

     

    Questions?

    Check out the dual credit FAQ document for common questions.

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  • Dual Credit Update 4: Registering for Classes

    Posted by John Boehringer on 3/22/2021 8:00:00 AM

    In this edition:

    1. Review of registration holds
    2. How to register for classes
    3. Payment info

    Review of Registration Holds:

    At this time, most of the dual credit permission forms that were due before Spring Break have been processed and given to Collin College staff along with your transcripts.  If you did not submit your permission form by the March 4th deadline, you are not eligible to take dual credit classes in the Fall.  For some classes, you can apply and register for the Spring semester. Information will be communicated around October next school-year.

    Many of you will see some of your registration holds with Collin College drop off in your CougarWeb account due to the processing of these forms. Please review your status carefully and regularly so that you can be eligible to register for the classes you selected by April 20th.  More info on locating and clearing registration holds can be found here.  In the time between now and the opening of registration, on April 20th, students should work to clear any remaining holds.  Some holds, especially for testing, take time to clear.  If you still have a TSI hold and you believe you have met the criteria for a waiver (check the second page of the dual credit checklist), please connect with your alpha counselor first (PHS Counselors / Rock Hill Counselors).  If your counselor determines you should qualify, but that you still have the hold in place, they will get you help.  You can always take the TSI at a Collin Testing Center on your own schedule. They are currently open for in-person and virtual testing.

    Students currently in Algebra 2: Please see dual credit update number 3 (scroll down) for information about a “hidden hold” that may apply to your situation.

     

    What to expect when registering for your classes:

    Our partners at Collin College have provided this informative, how-to video, to help guide you through the process of registering for your classes, once you have cleared your holds, of course.

    Starting April 20th, Registration for seats is done online through Collin's CougarWeb portal on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    The morning of registration is very busy and there are frequent reports of network delays when trying to register.  Keep trying.

    We will post and send updates when Course Registration Numbers (CRN's) and instructions are available from Collin.  We anticipate receiving these about a week prior to registration opening.

    After completing registration, students must pay their full tuition and fees directly to Collin College within their established payment window.  Failure to do so will result in your removal from dual credit classes after the July 22nd deadline.

    Students found to have irreconcilable schedule conflicts with their selected dual credit classes will be contacted during the summer by counseling staff.

     

    Payment info:

    We recommend that you pay for your classes when you register; however, some families may wish to wait or to set up a payment plan with the college.  July 21st is the last day to pay for classes at Collin College. Failure to complete payment or set up a payment plan will result in you being dropped from registered classes and not reinstated.  Collin College has provided a video to help guide you through this process.

    Need help?  Start with your high school counselor. (PHS Counselors / Rock Hill Counselors)  If they don’t know the answer, they will know where to go to find it. 

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  • Dual Credit Enrollment, Fall 2021, Update 3: Clearing Holds

    Posted by John Boehringer on 3/5/2021 1:00:00 PM

    In this edition of our Dual Credit Saga, we have the following topics:

    1. I turned in my permission form. What do I do now?
    2. Registration information for our March 23rd, in-house TSI test (and instructions on how to check if you need it)

    I turned in my permission form.  What do I do now?

    Clear your holds. Your holds must be clear before April 20th if you want to register for seats in classes when registration opens. Remember that classes are limited and seats fill on a first-come-first-served basis.  Don’t wait until the last minute.

    Your permission form hold, and transcript hold will fall off of your account in the next few weeks after we submit these to Collin, and Collin processes them.

    For other holds, you can check with these resources from our dual credit FAQ:

    Clearing holds: First, try to look it upHere is a different guide that Collin College has provided that is a little easier to navigate than the first website. If you need help after looking it up, connect with your high school counselor and they can probably steer you in the right direction. (PHS Counselors / Rock Hill Counselors)

    Please be advised that some students who are currently in Algebra II may have a "hidden hold" that could prevent them from registering into dual credit math classes, if they qualify for the STAAR test waiver + Alg 2 grade.  A student in this situation may see the TSI hold disappear, and be eligible to register for a humanities-subject course, but find themselves unable to register for math.  This might happen if you have a prior test score that qualifies you for a TSI Waiver (see page 2) for English, but not math.  Students in this situation need to take the TSI at Collin or in-house because our registration window will close before you can satisfy the requirements to remove this hold by completing Algebra 2.

     

    I did not turn in my permission form on time. Can I still turn it in?  If you did not submit your permission form by the March 4th deadline, you are not eligible to take dual credit classes in the Fall.  For some classes, you can apply and register for the Spring semester. Information will be communicated around October next school-year.

     

    TSI Testing Information:

    Many students will see a hold for testing on their account.  If you had a qualifying score to receive a TSI Waiver (see page 2), this would have been added by PISD staff to your permission form. You can double check most of your test scores in Skyward. As Collin officials process these, this hold should fall off of your account.  If it doesn’t by the last week of March, and you think it should have, please contact your counselor.

    Those who do not meet the waiver requirements will have to complete and score proficient on the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).  The TSI is basically a Texas version of the SAT or ACT.

    You can take the TSI at a Collin Testing Center on your own schedule. If you would like to sign up to take it during the school day, we are offering an administration on Tuesday, March 23rd at Prosper High School.  If you would like to sign up for the exam there is a two step process to sign up.

    1. Complete the Google Form HERE
    2. Complete the payment portion ($29) HERE

    Students WILL NOT be registered for the test if they do not complete both steps      above.  The deadline for signing up to take the test in-house is March 19th.  Seats are limited.

     

    Upcoming Key Dates:

    • March 23rd: TSI testing at your high school campus, during the school day, info above
    • April 20th: Online registration opens for Collin College through CougarWeb
    • May 14th: Last day to register for dual credit classes for PISD students
    • May 21st: Last day of school for PISD
    • July 21st: Last day to pay for classes at Collin College. Failure to complete payment or set up a payment plan will result in you being dropped from registered classes and not reinstated.
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  • Fall '21 Dual Credit Update #2

    Posted by John Boehringer on 2/8/2021 3:00:00 PM

     

    In this edition:

    1. Our new, but ever-evolving, dual credit FAQ document is now online. Lots of questions answered here.
    2. Fall ‘21 Enrollment and registration timeline reminders (scroll down).
    3. A new note from Collin College about a TSI testing fee change

     If you have not started your enrollment process for dual credit courses next Fall, please scroll down to the January 28th posting and begin the enrollment process.  Keep in mind that deadlines are firm. 

     Here are your key dates for Dual Credit enrollment this year:

    • March 4th: Dual Credit Permission forms due to Counselor’s office-This is a hard deadline. If you miss it, you are not going to take dual credit next year.
    • March 23rd: TSI testing at your high school campus, during the school day, info coming
    • April 20th: Online registration opens for Collin College through CougarWeb
    • May 14th: Last day to register for dual credit classes for PISD students
    • May 21st: Last day of school for PISD
    • July 21st: Last day to pay for classes at Collin College. Failure to complete payment or set up a payment plan will result in you being dropped from registered classes and not reinstated.

     TSI Testing Update:

    We have just received word from our partners at Collin College that the cost to take the TSI, a test required for college entry in Texas with certain exceptions, will increase in April.  Currently, the fee to take the TSI online is $25. Starting in April, the virtual testing option is expected to increase to $54. If you decide to take the test in-person, the cost will be $29.

     We encourage everyone who might need to take the TSI to do so as soon as possible to clear this hold on their account.  Our students are often eligible for a waiver or exemption for the TSI. You can check here (page 2) to see if you might qualify. Please note that students currently in Algebra 2 who are seeing the STAAR waiver will not be able to complete the waiver requirements in time and will need to plan to take the TSI.  PHS will submit transcripts and test scores (if we have them on file) for every student who turns in their permission form by the March 4th deadline to help students clear this hurdle.

     Need help?

    Start with your high school counselor. (PHS Counselors / Rock Hill Counselors)

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  • Dual Credit Enrollment, Fall 2021, Update 1

    Posted by John Boehringer on 1/28/2021 3:00:00 PM

    Fall 2021 Dual Credit Students and Families:

    Below you will find our first update for Dual Credit enrollment for the Fall 2021 semester. Future communication will direct you back to this blog for more updates related to specific and timely enrollment and registration issues, as we send out reminders.

     

    Returning Students

    If you are a returning student, nothing much has changed in your enrollment and registration process.  You should download and complete the Dual Credit Permission Form and submit it as soon as possible.  After you complete this process, review your CougarWeb accounts for any registration holds and clear them up.  At PHS, all dual credit materials need to be turned in via the Lower House. All students, including returning students, must comply with the timeline below.  Failure to meet a deadline will result in your inability to continue in the dual credit program.

     

    New Students

    Dual credit course options are available for 11th and 12th grade students only.  Please download this presentation to accompany this video in order to learn about the program and the basic process you will need to follow to take dual credit classes next year.

    Next, our partners from Collin College have provided a presentation and a video that will help you navigate through the application process (you have to apply and become a Collin student before you do anything else--Hint: Do NOT use your Prosper ISD email on your application since it will go away after you graduate from high school), and then help you start to remove your registration holds.  Also, please note that we have a Collin College counselor on campus at both high schools who can help with both dual credit, Collin College, and any college and Career issues beyond high school.  Email Alicia Schulze if you have questions. She is a great resource.

    Don’t worry about submitting test scores or a transcript. Your high school counselors will take care of this step for you after the permission form deadline has closed.  You can find an enrollment and registration checklist with lots of other information here. This checklist is an incredibly important document.

    Speaking of the permission form...this is your first, critical deadline.  You must submit a paper copy of the completed permission form (including your CWID, and the top of BOTH sides filled out) by the deadline below. You can find a fillable form here.  If you have difficulties with the fillable version, you can download and print a basic version.  If you are a completely virtual student who never comes to campus this year, you may email a completed/scanned copy of the permission form to your counselor (PHS Counselors / Rock Hill Counselors).

    When filling out your permission form, be sure it is as complete as possible.  You must fill out all of the information on the top on both sides.  You must have signatures for both you and your parents.  Finally, even though the top of the back side says it will be completed by a high school official, since we can’t read your mind, we really need you to fill in the courses that you want to take under “course name/number” (e.g., ENGL 1301).  Do not fill in a CRN (you don’t have these yet) and don’t check any boxes.  Don’t fill in anything else on the back.  Students and parents: READ THIS FORM COMPLETELY.  Know what you are getting into.

     

    Here are your key dates for Dual Credit this year:

    • March 4th: Dual Credit Permission forms due to Counselor’s office-This is a hard deadline. If you miss it, you are not going to take dual credit next year.
    • March 23rd: TSI testing at your high school campus, during the school day
    • April 20th: Online registration opens for Collin College through CougarWeb
    • May 14th: Last day to register for dual credit classes for PISD students
    • May 21st: Last day of school for PISD
    • July 21st: Last day to pay for classes at Collin College. Failure to complete payment or set up a payment plan will result in you being dropped from registered classes and not reinstated.

     

    Miscellany

    Testing / TSI:

    Once accepted to the college, in order to be eligible to register for classes one of your holds is for TSI testing.  This is basically a Texas version of the SAT that is required for admission to public colleges and universities.  Many students will receive waivers or exemptions based on SAT, ACT, PSAT, and even STAAR scores, in some cases.  If you don’t have the needed scores (see page 2) you will have to take the TSI.  This year we have an offering at both PISD high schools on March 23rd.  If you can’t take it then, or if you don’t sign up, you can take it at any Collin campus.  PISD will communicate more info about the on-campus test soon.

     

    Students with Disabilities:

    Students currently receiving accommodations or other services via a 504 plan or a special education IEP in high school should apply for services at Collin College through the ACCESS office. Your high school counselor can help you with this process if you need assistance.  You can do this as soon as you have enrolled with the college and have your CWID number.  If you need copies of your high school paperwork, please contact your counselor.  Don’t wait to do this. If you wait until your classes start next Fall, you may not receive accommodations that you need to be most successful until well into the semester.

     

    Forwarding email:

    Once you apply to the college and receive your response at your personal email (remember, don’t use your PISD student email account when you apply to Collin), students are encouraged to check their Collin College email account regularly.  You are a college student now. You can handle multiple email accounts.  However, if you want to forward email to another account, our friends at Collin College have provided a helpful video.

     

    Online and Summer Classes

    • Summer classes: 
      • Apply and register ASAP for Summer 2020 term courses
      • GPA restrictions common to all summer classes apply*
    • Dual credit in an online section: 
      • No online courses are planned for Fall 2021, but this is subject to health and safety protocols.
      • GPA restrictions common to all online classes apply*

    * See the Prosper ISD High School Course Guide for more information about GPA and summer/online courses.

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