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Dual Credits Opportunities at DeKalb High School

Several area post-secondary institutions offer dual credit courses to DHS students. To be eligible students must rank in the top half of their class and have a cumulative GPA of 8.0.

The cost of the dual credit course is determined by the college and the responsibility of the student.
 
The following local colleges participate in a dual credit program for DHS students:
PFW - Collegiate Connection
Trine University
Ivy Tech

College credits through PFW

Credits for these courses are NOT automatic; you must complete an application for admission and meet the following admissions criteria:
 
  • Maintain a B average (should have at least a 8.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Completed (or will complete) enough high school credits to meet Core 40 or Core 40 with
  • Academic/Technical Honors diploma requirements
  • Be in the top half of your graduating class
  • Approval for parent/guardian
 
You have to pay tuition and book fees for the dual credit course. PFW makes available a tuition fee waiver to qualified students who meet the eligibility requirements of the National School Lunch Program.

College credit will be awarded upon notification from the university that you have earned the required grade, and you will receive an official university transcript. Each university has its own policy regarding the transfer of dual credits that a student earns while in high school. These is no guarantee of transferability of dual credits. Students should contact their guidance counselor with any questions regarding the transfer of dual credits taken while at DHS.

College Credit Options with PFW
COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
CS 11200 Survey of Computer Science
EDU 20000 Examining Self as Teacher
ENGL 13100 Reading, Writing & Inquiry I
SPAN 20301 Second-Year Spanish I
SPAN 20402 Second-Year Spanish II

COLLEGE CREDITS THROUGH IVY TECH
Credits for these courses are NOT automatic; you must complete an application for admission and meet the following admissions criteria:
  • Complete application
  • Must demonstrate college readiness through one of these assessments: PSAT/SAT/ACT/Accuplacer at the levels stated
PSAT     Reading 25     Writing 26    Math 25 (A math score of 27 required for MATH137)
SAT       Reading 460   Writing 460  Math 460
ACT       Reading 18     Writing 17    Math 18


COLLEGE CREDIT OPTIONS
IVY TECH
AGRI 102 Ag Business
AGRI 103 Animal Science
AGRI 104 Food Source
AGRI 116 Survey of Horticulture
BUSN 101 Introduction to Business
BUSN 105 Principles of Management
ENTR 101 The Entrepreneur and The Enterprise
LAND 103 Landscape Management
MATH 137 College Algebra
MKTG 101 Principles of Marketing
MKTG 230 Strategic Marketing

COLLEGE CREDITS THROUGH TRINE UNIVERSITY
Credits for these courses are NOT automatic; you must complete an application for admission and meet the following admissions criteria:
· Maintain a B average (should have at least a 8.0 cumulative GPA) in core curriculum
· Be in the top half of your graduating class
· Approval from parent/guardian
 
You have to pay tuition for the dual credit course. College credit will be awarded upon notification from the university that you have earned the required grade, and you will receive an official university transcript. Each university has its own policy regarding the transfer of dual credits that a student earns while in high school. There is no guarantee of transferability of dual credits. Students should contact their guidance counselor with any questions regarding the transfer of dual credits taken while at DHS.

COLLEGE CREDIT OPTIONS
TRINE UNIVERSITY
ETD103 Basic Technical Drawing
ETD123 Manufacturing Materials and Processes



PLTW courses may count as dual credit for those individuals pursuing further education. Ivy Tech requires students interested in dual credit to enroll at Ivy Tech as courses only students. All DHS students in PLTW courses are eligible for Ivy Tech credit, but must enroll for the course credit in order to receive it. Students must also submit a completed and signed Ivy Tech High School Based Dual Credit Application Course Enrollment Form. Students must earn a passing grade in the course, including all prerequisite requirements and assessments. College credit will be awarded upon notification form Ivy Tech that the students has earned the required grade. DHS PLTW students are not charged tuition and may earn up to 15 credits. Students earning credit at Purdue and many other PLTW affiliates around the will be applied fro when attending Purdue as a freshman and may count as a technology or elective credit. There is no guarantee of transferability to any school although dual credit arrangements between many schools exist, including Trine University and Rose Hulman.

PLTW courses eligible for Dual Credit include the foundation and specialization courses of IED, POE, CEA, and DE.

Students not intending to pursue further formal education will benefit greatly from from the knowledge and logical thought processes that result from taking some or all of the courses provided in the curriculum.

The options listed are the courses that are taught at DHS currently; however, courses are continuing to be added and more may become available. If you want to get the dual high school/college credit in another way, you will need to actually take class at a college. If you can fit everything you need in your schedule, you can take the class in the evening or summer outside the school day. If you are doing this option, you must see your guidance counselor and have it approved ahead of time.