High School Students
Dual Credit High School Students
Dual credit is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to earn college and high school credit simultaneously, without having to leave the high school setting. Plus, OTC Dual Credit the most inexpensive option in the area! OTC offers dual credit in two ways: in a seated class at your high school or online. Dual credit courses are primarily general education courses. Contact your high school and the information and links provided below to learn more!
Dual Credit Options
Many area high schools offer seated dual credit classes at the high school. In order for you to participate in seated OTC dual credit, the high school must have a dual credit partnership with us. Please check with your high school.
If you live within the OTC service area (this option is for home school and private school families too!), you are welcome to explore opportunities with Online Dual Credit! You can find the college service area in the OTC Catalog and the College District map. For more information about the online option, visit the Important Online Dual Credit Information page. This program provides the list of online class options for the discounted dual credit rate within dual credit admission steps and checklist.
Expectations and Policies
Dual credit students are college students. The university expects college students to perform at the college level and are responsible for their own education. The college-level expectations include regular attendance and active class participation, meeting class objectives and deadlines, seeking academic help, utilizing the myOTC portal including responding to your OTC email and addressing any concerns directly with the instructors.
Students in online dual credit class(es) participate in coursework with other post-secondary college students. Online dual credit students follow OTC’s Academic Calendar and course deadlines, even when the high school is not in session. For more information, visit the important online dual credit link.
In college, no matter the student’s age, educational rights are limited solely to the student. Visit this site for more information on FERPA.
Accreditation and Class Credits
OTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. OTC has many transfer agreements with other colleges and universities. Students are responsible for consulting with other college institutions about transfer policies. For more about transferring credit from OTC to another institution, visit Transfer Credits, Transfer Equivalencies Guide and Transcript Request.
Tuition, Textbooks and Payment
Tuition for dual credit courses at OTC is $35 per credit hour. If a student enrolls in an online class, an added $65 per online class fee occurs.
The partnering high school determines if the school district or the student is responsible for tuition, fees, textbooks and other class-related materials. Contact your high school for more information.
Individuals must pay for dual credit courses before the deadline, or instructors will drop students from their class(es). This change could affect their high school credits.
Get Started – Admission Process
Student are enrolled in class(es) after completing the dual credit admission checklist. Please ensure information provided is clear and accurate.
We hope students are successful. If dropping a course is a consideration, please first review the drop deadline, refund schedule, contact your school representative to determine how this will impact high school credits and graduation, and your parents, before making a decision. If dropping a course is necessary, complete fillable registration form provided in section four with “drop” in the first column and only include the class(es) to drop. Then, either scan or take a clear picture and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-High School Students