Q: How many dual credits can a student take?
A: Students are allowed to have up to four college-delivered dual credits appear on their transcript. Students may have an unlimited number of team-taught dual credits on their transcript.
Q: How does a student register for a dual credit?
A: Students should speak with their secondary school guidance counsellor about registering in a dual credit.
Q: What does it cost to take a dual credit?
A: Students are not required to pay fees or transportation costs for most dual credit courses. Dual credits delivered through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) may involve some costs to students for personal safety equipment. Guidance department staff or OYAP Co-ordinators can answer questions about personal safety equipment costs.
Q: How long is a dual credit?
A: College course hours vary. Dual credits are usually delivered once or twice per week within the normal high school timetable. Travel time and required field trips may impact other secondary school courses in certain cases.
Q: How do students get to a dual credit at the college?
A: Travel to the college will vary depending on where, when and how the dual credit program is delivered. Information will be provided to students before the program begins.
Q: Where are dual credit records stored?
A: Students will see a record of their dual credit on their Ontario Secondary School Transcript and/or on their college transcript. Unless otherwise provided, college transcripts are available to students upon request. Colleges provide a copy of the college transcript to the secondary school Guidance department for filing in the student OSR.
Q: How will a dual credit help a student be successful at college?
A: Students who complete dual credits are often better prepared for college level work. They are also able to build their admissions portfolios and, in most cases, can apply credits to certificate or diploma requirements. Gaining confidence in their ability to complete college level work is a valuable part of the program.
Q: Do students receive the same academic support they receive at high school?
A: Yes—every dual credit program has a college instructor and a secondary school teacher assigned to support student learning. It is important that students with formal testing or an identified learning need, make their dual credit and college teachers aware so that additional support can be provided.
Q: What to do if a student will be absent?
A: A student who will be absent must contact the secondary school following the normal absence procedures. In most cases the college instructor would also like to be notified. Frequent absences will put the successful completion of the credit in jeopardy.
What academic rules apply in a dual credit?
Q: College academic expectations apply to all dual credit courses. These are shared with students at the beginning of each course and will be included on each course outline/syllabus.