• 2nd Update: Including FAQs!

    Posted by Cezanne Rowland on 2/9/2021

    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. Rock Hill Counselors

     
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  • First Post: Dual Credit General Information

    Posted by Cezanne Rowland on 2/2/2021

    Dual Credit

     

     

    Fall 2021 Dual Credit Students and Families:

     

    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 RHHS, all dual credit materials need to be turned in to the Counseling office. 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 Shulze 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 (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.

    Checklist for getting enrolled in Dual Credit: here

    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: TSIA2 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.
    • Students will be hand scheduled by counselors into the courses they enrolled in after the registration deadline has passed.  

     

    Miscellany

    Testing / TSIA2:

    Once accepted to the college, in order to be eligible to register for classes one of your holds is for TSIA2 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 TSIA2.  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
      • These do not count in GPA
    • Dual credit in an online section: 
      • No online courses are planned for Fall 2021, but this is subject to health and safety protocols.
      • These do not count in GPA

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

     

    RHHS Courses Available as Dual Credit

     

    Courses Available as Dual Credit

     Courses Available as Dual Credit

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