Letter to Students/Parents about Dual Credit
Dear Lincoln Public School District Student & Parent:
GET A HEAD-START ON COLLEGE AND EARN COLLEGE CREDIT WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL
Lincoln Public Schools, in partnership with Southeast Community College’s DC Advantage program, gives high school students an opportunity to earn dual credit (both high school and college) while enrolled in high school. By taking dual credit courses, high school students start earning college credit and get a jump start on their post-secondary degree.
WHAT DUAL CREDIT CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE AT MY HIGH SCHOOL?
Each LPS high school offers a variety of dual credit courses. Some or all may be available at your high school. If a student is enrolled in one of the courses listed below and it is offered at their high school, they may elect to take the course for dual credit and earn high school and college credit if they meet one of the prerequisites. Please review the enclosed prerequisites prior to enrolling. Courses are taught by an approved LPS teacher on-site and are offered in a yearlong or semester schedule.
WILL MY DUAL CREDIT CLASSES TRANSFER TO ANOTHER COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY?
Most courses offered will meet a post-secondary program’s general education requirements and are transferable to most two- and four-year institutions. To find out how the courses transfer to other institutions in and out-of-state, visit our website: www.southeast.edu/transfer-information/ OR www.transferology.com/ Once your dual credit courses are complete, please request your college transcript be sent to your institution of choice.
HOW MUCH WILL A DUAL CREDIT COURSE COST?
SCC is incredibly affordable, just $31.50 per credit hour. Most courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours and will cost on average $141.75. LPS provides textbooks, and no cost is accrued by the student. There also are two scholarships available to students who qualify for free or reduced lunch: the Learn to Dream Scholarship and ACE Scholarship which will cover the entire cost of the course. Students can apply for the scholarship via their high school counselor.
WHEN CAN I REGISTER?
Students who elect to enroll in their high school course as a dual credit student will register within the first two weeks of school, either with their high school instructor OR a SCC representative during their scheduled class period. Once enrolled in a dual credit course, students must abide by the DC Advantage calendar drop and withdrawal dates. Students may withdraw from the college portion of the course, but may still be responsible for tuition. Please review the enclosed calendar.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, WHO CAN I CONTACT?
Contact Erin May, Assistant Director of SENCAP & DC Advantage at 402-437-2859 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit our website at https://www.southeast.edu/highschoolstudentprograms/