Parents and Guardians of ACTC Dual Credit Students
ACTC welcomes the opportunity to have your dual credit student in our courses. Dual credit students are college students; as such, they are expected to assume a higher level of responsibility for relevant information for their college course enrollment and instruction.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you as a parent or guardian to provide guidance and support, but at the same time let them take responsibility for checking and reading emails and completing the necessary steps to ensure their success in the dual credit courses. Your dual credit student will have more responsibilities in college, and they will be prepared for these through their dual credit experiences.
Here are some important differences you should be aware of between dual credit and credential-seeking (high school graduate) students:
- Dual credit students do not pay their tuition bill immediately. They will receive automated emails about tuition, but dual credit bills are mailed to the student’s home address in October/November (fall semester) and April/May (spring semester).
- Scholarships do not cover textbooks, e textbooks, or lab fees, and all tuition and fees must be paid to enroll for a new semester or to request a transcript. Cost and scholarship information.
- Dropping a college course is different than dropping a high school course. More details on the differences are located at this link.
- Learn about ACTC processes for students with an IEP/504 Plan.
- More resources regarding dual credit
Your child received the information above, along with additional information about specific actions to take such as setting up their account. Parents or guardians should not log into their student’s ACTC email account or Blackboard courses. Encourage and expect them to check their ACTC email regularly, be responsible for reading the details carefully, and follow through on required actions and deadlines.
If you have any questions regarding dual credit, please contact AS_DUALCREDIT@KCTCS.EDU.