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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 an 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 transferring dual credits that a student earns while in high school.  There is no guarantee of the transferability of dual credits.  Students should contact their guidance counselor with questions regarding the transfer of dual credits taken while at DHS.   


College Credit Options with PFW

COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication

EDU 20000 Examining Self as Teacher

ENGL 13100 Reading, Writing & Inquiry I

SPAN 20301 Second-Year Spanish I

 

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 at the levels stated
 

PSAT          Reading 25       Writing 26        Math 25 (A math score of 27 is required for MATH136 and MATH 137) 

SAT            Reading 460     Writing 460       Math 460

ACT            Reading 18       Writing 17          Math 18

 

 

COLLEGE CREDIT OPTIONS

IVY TECH

AGRI 100 Introduction to Agriculture

AGRI 103 Animal Science

AGRI 104 Food Source

AGRI 107 Advanced Animal Science

AGRI 108 Advanced Food Science

AGRI 116 Survey of Horticulture

AGRI 164 Landscape Design I

BUSN 101 Introduction to Business

BUSN 108 Personal Finance

CRIM 101 Intro Criminal Justice Systems

DESN 101 Intro to Design Technology

DESN 104 Mechanical Graphics

DESN 105 Architectural Design I

EECT 112 Digital Fundamentals

ENTR 100 Entrepreneurial Foundations

ENTR 200 Entrepreneurial Mindset & Awareness

ENTR 215 New Venture Development

ENTR 220 Small Business Operations

MATH 136 College Algebra

MATH 137 Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry

MKTG 101 Principles of Marketing

MKTG 252 Introduction to Digital 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 an 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 transferring dual credits that a student earns while in high school.  There is no guarantee of the transferability of dual credits.  Students should contact their guidance counselor with questions regarding the transfer of dual credits taken while at DHS.

 

COLLEGE CREDIT OPTIONS

TRINE UNIVERSITY

ETD103 Basic Technical Drawing

ETD273 Electrical Fundamentals

 

PTLW - Engineering

PLTW courses may count as dual credit for those individuals pursuing further education.  DHS students in PLTW courses may be eligible for Ivy Tech or Trine University credit but must enroll for the course credit to receive it.  Students must also submit a completed and signed dual credit application.  Students must earn a passing grade in the course, including all prerequisite requirements and assessments. Students earning credit at Purdue and many other PLTW affiliates around the country must earn 85% on class assignments and 70% on the second-semester final exam.  This credit will be applied for when attending Purdue as a freshman and may count as 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 and POE.


Students not intending to pursue further formal education will benefit greatly 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 taught at DHS; however, courses continue 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 take classes at a college.  If you can fit everything you need into your schedule, you can take the class in the evening or in the summer outside the school day.  If you are doing this option, you must see your guidance counselor and have it approved ahead of time.