High School Students interested in Dual Credit
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 is the most inexpensive option in the area and transfers well to other colleges! 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. Utilize the information and links provided below and along the right-hand menu to learn more!
Dual Credit Options
OTC Dual Credit offers two learning formats: seated and online.
Seated courses mean in-person instruction. Many area high schools offer in-person, seated dual credit classes at the high school. The in-person, seated option refers to students receiving instruction in person, from an approved high school instructor, at their high school.
Online courses mean remote instruction. Many area high schools also offer the option for online courses. The remote, online option refers to coursework provided entirely online, with an OTC instructor, in a computer lab at the high school. For more information about the online option, visit the Important Online Dual Credit Information and the online class list within the dual credit admission steps and checklist.
Contact the high school for course format and subject options with OTC Dual Credit. Homeschool families are welcome to pursue the online option, without contacting a high school.
Expectations and Policies
Dual credit students are college students. Therefore, OTC expects dual credit students to perform at the college level and be 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 emails and addressing any concerns directly with 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; meaning, when a student’s high school is not in session, OTC assignments are still due before the deadline. For more information, visit the important online dual credit link.
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Accreditation and Class Credits
OTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 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. Math courses with a CORE 42 prerequisite (MTH 131 & MTH 140) will satisfy the math general education credit portion of CORE 42, but may not directly transfer to all four-year universities like other CORE 42 courses. 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 information about these topics, visit documents and links.
Tuition and Payment
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.
Contact your high school to determine if tuition and fees are paid by the district.
Payment in full must occur after billing posts and before the payment deadline, or students will be dropped from their class(es) for non-payment. Disenrollment in college courses may also affect high school credits needed for high school graduation.
Contact your high school to determine if course materials are provided or paid by the district.
For seated courses, with an approved high school instructor, please contact the course instructor at the high school.
For online courses, with an OTC instructor, students can find course materials information within the myOTC account after enrollment or in the course syllabus just before school starts.
How to Enroll – Add and Drop Classes
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. Before dropping a class, first review the drop deadline and refund schedule for 16 week courses, as well as discuss high school credits and graduation concerns with the school counselor at school, as well as parents or guardians, before completing the process. If dropping a course is necessary, please complete the 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.