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Frequently Asked Questions

Consult the drop down menu for answers to frequently asked questions regarding OTC dual credit courses.

How do I log in?

How do I log in?

You can log in to myOTC using the username and default password information below.

How to Login to MyOTC:

  • Go to otc.edu and select MyOTC.
  • Note: If you have logged in to your myOTC within the past year or are an OTC alumni, your previous User Name and Password may still be valid.

User Name

  • Your username is your OTC user ID.
  • Please note that login is case sensitive

Default Password

  • First letter of your first name (Upper Case)
  • First letter of your last name (Lower Case)
  • Birthday (mmddyyyy)
  • Example: If your name is Frank Green and your birthday is 09/23/1993 then your default password is Fg09231993

Remember to follow the steps at password.otc.edu so you can recover your password in case you forget it or it expires.

If you need additional assistance, watch the How to Setup MyOTC video or contact the Computer Help Desk at 417-447-7548.

I forgot my password. What do I do?

I forgot my password. What do I do?

If you completed the steps at password.otc.edu you can recover your password.

If you did not complete the steps, contact the OTC Computer Help Desk.

If your password was recently reset, you likely have a new default password in the format below. Use this default password to log back in the first time.

Default Password

  • First letter of your first name (Upper Case)
  • First letter of your last name (Lower Case)
  • Birthday (mmddyyyy)
  • Example: If your name is Frank Green and your birthday is 09/23/1993 then your default password is Fg09231993

Remember to follow the steps at password.otc.edu so you can recover your password in case you forget it or it expires.

 

What is dual credit?

What is dual credit?

See the About Dual Credit page in the right-hand menu.

Who is eligible to enroll in dual credit courses?

Who is eligible to enroll in dual credit courses?

High school students who meet or exceed the admission guidelines should contact their high school counselor about the availability of online or seated dual credit classes.

What is an online class like?

What is an online class like?

Online classes are taught completely online, by an OTC instructor, through Canvas Learning Management system. Students do not have a designated class times, like with in person classes, however, students are required to meet assignment deadlines each week. Meaning, students can complete online courses from anywhere and anytime during the week. Students interact with other college students of various ages and background experiences, within online classes.

Students in online courses follow OTC’s attendance requirements and OTC’s calendar. Students who are unable to actively participate in online class(es), are withdrawn from class(es) for non-participation. Online dual credit students follow OTC’s Academic Calendar; meaning, when a student’s high school is not in session, OTC assignments are still due before the deadline. Online courses are 16 weeks with a final exam week to follow.

Students in online dual credit class(es) participate in coursework with other college students of various ages and backgrounds.

For more information, visit the important online dual credit link.

 

What if my high school does not have school, are my online class assignments still due?

What if my high school does not have school, are my online class assignment still due?

Yes. Online Dual Credit students will follow OTC’s Academic Calendar.

Do the credits transfer to other universities and colleges?

Do the credits transfer to other universities and colleges?

Yes! OTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommision.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Our current accreditation status can be viewed here. Our next comprehensive evaluation will be in 2020-2021.

OTC participates in the CORE 42 Transfer Guarantee program. Most courses offered through OTC Dual Credit transfer to other public institutions in the state. The few courses that are not CORE 42, are noted in the class list within the admission steps. Non-CORE 42 courses still have transfer agreements with other colleges and universities. Students are responsible for consulting with other college institutions about transfer policies. For more about these topics, visit documents and links.

Who pays for dual credit?

Who pays for dual credit?

The student and the student’s family are responsible for payment, unless the high school district decides to cover the cost. Please contact your high school for clarification.

Remember, OTC Dual Credit is the most inexpensive option in the area and credits transfer well to other colleges!

Tuition for OTC Dual Credit is $35 per credit hour. If a student enrolls in an online class, an added $65 per online class fee occurs. Most course offerings are 3 credits. Meaning, most seated courses at the high school cost $105 and most online courses with remote instruction cost $170. Some courses with more credits will cost more than the three credit hour course examples provided.

Who pays for textbooks/course materials?

Who pays for textbooks/course materials?

The student and the student’s family are responsible for payment, unless the high school district decides to cover the cost. Please contact your high school for clarification.

For seated courses, with an approved high school instructor, contact the instructor of the course at your high school.

For online courses, with an OTC instructor, students can find course materials information within the enrolled student’s myOTC account after enrollment or in the course syllabus just before school begins. Students may search for course materials information through the OTC Bookstore, at any time. Learn more about OTC’s AutoAccess program, for any courses with “AutoAccess” listed.

Is financial aid available for dual credit courses?

Is financial aid available for dual credit courses?

Unfortunately, financial aid is not available for students without a high school graduation date. Meaning students in dual credit are not eligible for financial aid.

How can I learn more?

How can I learn more?

Please explore the information and links provided within the right-hand side menu to learn more.

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