Dual Credit Program

  • New Horizon Christian School students Quaid Ferguson and Kayla Nystrom participating in a lab at Klamath Community College for CHE104, General Chemistry I.
  • Dr. Keith Johnston’s BIO231, Anatomy & Physiology Dual Credit Class from Hosanna Christian School. Lab is being instructed by Dr. Johnston at Klamath Community College.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dual Credit?

Dual Credit is defined as awarding secondary and postsecondary credit for a course offered in a high school during regular school hours, as determined by local school board and community college board policy (Accelerated College Credit Opportunities for Oregon High School Students - ODE Primer and OAR 589-007-0200).

What are the advantages for a student being enrolled in Dual Credit?

Dual Credit allows the student to earn college credit while attending high school. In fact, students can accumulate a great number of college credits - for free - while in high school. In some cases students can ever earn a college certificate or degree by the time they earn a high school diploma. Additionally, college credits earned in high school will be transferable to any number of colleges and universities.

Additionally, Dual Credit helps by:

 - Expanding academic options for high school students
 - Saving time and money
 - Earning college credit while in high school - at no cost
 - Classes are taught at your high school for convenience
 - Starting earlier on college work means earning certificates and degrees earlier
 - Identifying educational goals and interests earlier

Who are the positive outcomes of students enrolling in Dual Credit classes?

Studies show that Dual Credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, and enroll in and persist in college. Dual Credit students who go on to college continue to second year at a higher rate than freshman who enter college without having earned Dual Credit. Among freshman who continue to the second year of college, Dual Credit participants earn a higher first-year GPA. Tuition and fee costs are decreased by accelerating time to a degree.

What are the eligibility requirements for students?

Students must be a high school student and at least 16 years of age. If under the age of 16, students may see their guidance counselor for the approval process.

What are the costs related to Dual Credit at Klamath Community College?

There are no costs related to a high school student participating in the Dual Credit Program at Klamath Community College if you live in the state of Oregon. Dual Credit costs are $25.00 per credit for out of state students.

How does a student enroll in Dual Credit courses?

Contact your high school counselor to see a list of Dual Credit options available at your school.

Does Dual Credit instruction accomplish comparable results as college-campus instructions in preparing students for subsequent college coursework?

Yes.

Please see the link to the Oregon Department of Education website - Established Dual Credit standards.

Dual Credit eases the transition to college by giving students first hand exposure to college-level work while earning high school and college credit simultaneously. Dual Credit also provides a wider range of course options for high school students.
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Standards

The Oregon Dual Credit Standards align with nationally recognized practices and very specifically focus on replicating, to the greatest extent possible, the college or university course in the high school. This includes requiring the participating high school teacher to meet the qualifications to teach the course for the college/university.
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Instructor Guide Book

Defines Dual Credit, explains in detail the Accelerating Learning Standards for the state of Oregon which the Dual Credit program falls under. This guidebook covers the qualifications and process of how to become a dual credit instructor as well as the expectations.
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Parent & Student Guide Book

Defines Dual Credit. Outlines the requirements, procedures, and resources available to students.

Program Deadlines

2017-18 Registration, Drop, and Withdrawal Deadlines

High School Semester Course

High School Registration Deadline Drop Date Withdraw Date Open Dates to Enter Grades
Fall 2017 *September 25, 2017 *September 29, 2017 *November 17, 2017 December 4 - 10, 2017
Winter 2017-18 December 11, 2017 December 15, 2017 January 12, 2018 March 19 - 25, 2018
Spring 2018 March 6, 2018 *April 6, 2018 *May 25, 2018 June 11 - 17, 2018

High School Trimester Course

High School Registration Deadline Drop Date Withdraw Date Open Dates to Enter Grades
Fall 2017 September 11, 2017 September 15, 2017 November 17, 2017 December 4 - 10, 2017
Winter 2017-18 *January 8, 2018 *January 12, 2018 *March 2, 2018 March 19 - 25, 2018
Spring 2018 *April 2, 2018 *April 6, 2018 *May 25, 2018 June 11 - 17, 2018
Students must submit Dual Credit registration forms to the high school teacher by the specified "Registration Deadline" to be eligible to receive KCC credit. No late forms will be accepted

Any student wishing to drop a dual credit class is responsible for doing so by the specified "Drop Date" for each term. The student must submit a drop form to the high school instructor with the student's and instructor's signature. A drop will not show on the student's KCC transcript nor affect the KCC GPA. If a student has missed the drop deadline, the course will be recorded on his/her KCC transcript.

A student may request a withdrawal from a course according to the specified "Withdraw Date." The withdraw date is later than the drop date. The course will be recorded on the KCC transcript as a "W" (Withdraw) grade, which will not affect the student's KCC GPA. The student must submit a withdraw form to the high school instructor with the student's and instructor's signature. If the student misses the withdrawal deadline, he/she will be responsible for the course and the grade earned will be recorded on the KCC transcript.

The designated dates for the entry of grades are key important dates to remember as those dates are the ONLY dates that entry of grades can be completed in the system for the term your dual credit course falls in to. If you have any questions please contact KCC, K-12 Support Coordinator, Kelly Kline.

All forms are available through the high school teacher or by contacting the KCC K-12 Support Coordinator by email at KCCDualCredit@klamathcc.edu or by phone at 541-880-2337.

Drop/Withdraw Form

Used to drop or withdrawal a student from an enrolled course. Please note this is a multi-page form. All pages of the form must be filled out and turned in to the KCC K-12 Support Coordinator.

Learning Resource Center (LRC) Information

The Learning Resource Center in Building 4 houses the college’s library, tutoring center, & testing center. The KCC Library provides online full-text access to more than 15,000 magazines and journals, as well as e-books, newspapers, films, audio files, and other documents. The KCC Tutoring Center offers personalized supplemental instruction in math, physics, biology, chemistry, computers, writing, anatomy & physiology and more. The KCC Testing Center serves both the campus and extended communities and is an authorized testing site for Pearson VUE, State of Oregon licensing, and many other test providers, as well as providing testing and proctoring for KCC instructor exams.

How College is Different than High School

This information breaks down the differences between the expectations of a student taking a high school course versus taking a college course.

KCC Academic Catalog

The KCC Catalog includes the degree and certificate programs offered at Klamath Community College. The Catalog also lists the courses offered at the College with associated tuition and fees.

 

Participating High Schools

Klamath Community College offers a number of courses for dual credit. High Schools select courses based on their current curriculum. Please check with the high school for courses being offered.
 
Ashland Ashland Bonanza Bonanza
chiloquin Chiloquin Crater Crater
Crook County Culver Culver
Eagle Point Eagle Point Eagle Ridge Eagle Ridge
Falcon Heights Academy Falcon Heights Academy Gilchrist Gilchrist
Glendale Glendale Henley Henley
Hosanna Hosanna Christian KlamathUnion Klamath Union
Lakeview Lost River Lost River
Mazama Mazama Mollala Mollala
New Horizon Christian School New Horizon Christian School North Lake
Paisley Phoenix Phoenix
Prospect Rogue River
Sisters South Umpqua
Triad Tulelake
Yreka    

Under Age Admissions - Process

  Community Education Dual Credit Dual Enrollment Has Diploma/GED
Admit Type N/A Special Special Regular
Secondary or Home
School Approved
No Yes Yes No
Parent or
Guardian Approval
Yes Yes Yes No
Approval
Required
CE Coordinator DC Coordinator Student Services Student Services
Tuition or Fee Rate Regular Waived (In-State)
Discount (Out-of-State)
H. S. Regular
 
  1. Underage students without a high school diploma or GED must complete the "Secondary School Student Registration" process for special admission that includes:
    • Approval of secondary school counselor or home school equivalent.
    • Approval for any waiver of placement tests by secondary school or home school equivalent.
    • Agreement to complete coursework in postsecondary school or home school whenever possible prior to seeking College courses.
    • Information on whom to consult to use College credit for secondary or home school requirements, and whom to work with for College requirements.
    • Information on Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    • Approval of parent/guardian.
    • Information that the College is an adult learning environment, that the student will interact with others of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds, that the College must mandatory report any suspected abuse of minors, that the student may be in classes with known or unknown sex offenders, that the College will disclose to instructors the fact of a student being under age 18, and that the student may be exposed to graphic material related to violence, sexuality, or other mature topics.
    • Statement that course content, grades, and activities cannot be changed for age.
    • Agreement that the student must follow all College policies and regulations, including the Student Code of Conduct, and where to find information on the preceding.
    • Information on student services and resources.
  2.  Students 15 years or younger, in addition to the above, must also:
    • Complete a High School Registration form - forms provided by high school instructor for the course offered or a designated administrator at the high school.
    • Obtain required signatures on the registration form.
    • Obtain a recommendation from either the high school instructor offering the course in which the student desires to enroll or from the high school counselor.
    • If home-schooled, from an adult other than the parent/guardian.
    • Student will be required to write a letter explaining their request for special admission to enroll in college courses.
    • Registration form, recommendation, and student letter must be forwarded to K-12 Support Coordinator for Klamath Community College.
    • K-12 Support Coordinator will forward the information to a Student Success Representative. A Student Success Representative will then reach out to the parent/guardian and student to arrange a meeting. Meetings are in-person or over the phone. In-person meetings are held on the KCC Campus at Enrollment Service in Building #3. Phone meetings are available for a student not living in the high school area or unable to make the appointment in person.
  3.  For subsequent terms of enrollment of underage students:
    • Secondary or home school approval is needed each term for special admits, but there is no required meeting with the parent/guardian.
    • No additional approvals are needed for regular admits.
    • With satisfactory behavior and progress, continued study my be granted.