At CUC you can become a dual-credit student & earn both college and high school credit! Some classes at CUC that high school students often take are: College Algebra, Fundamentals of Speech, Composition I, a Humanities Elective, a Social Sciences Elective, and/or a Natural Sciences Elective. Dual-credit students can usually enroll in up to three courses (+/- a lab) each semester. Call CUC for more information (605) 773-2160.
Qualifying CUC Courses for 2018 Spring Semester
COURSE TITLE DAY TIME PREREQUISITES GEN ED REQUIREMENT MET BIOL-103-S04P Biology Survey II W 5:00-6:50 pm Natural Sciences BIOL-103L-S14P Biology Survey II Lab W 7:00-8:50 pm w/BIOL 103 CSC-105-S01P Introduction to Computers Th 5:30-6:55 pm ENGL-201-S27P Composition II* Th 7:00-8:25 pm ENGL 101 Written Communication ENGL-210-S02P Introduction to Literature* Th 5:15-6:45 pm ENGL 101 Fine Arts/Humanities MATH-102-S09D College Algebra (online with Learning Assistance Sessions at CUC) Exams are held at Learning Assistance Sessions. T= 4:00-6:50 pm &
W= 7:00-9:50 pm
placement by Math Index number (based on ACT scores & GPA) or
Mathematics SOC-100-S09P Introduction to Sociology* M 8:30-9:55 pm Social Sciences * Blended Format: Nearly 1/2 of coursework will be in the class D2L website, so the class meets fewer hours each semester.
Students will need to meet admission requirements and have valid ACT or ACCUPLACER scores to enroll in English, Chemistry and Math classes.For enrollment in English 101, the required ACT score in English is 18 or above and the required ACCUPLACER Sentence Skill score is 86 or above. For enrollment in CHEM 106 or Math 102, the required Math Index number is 1150 or higher and the required ACCUPLACER math scores are Elementary Algebra 76 or above, or College Algebra 0 (zero) or above.
Steps to successfully take a course at CUC as a high school student
1. Fill out the Online Application Form for High School Dual-Credit Classes for the upcoming semester and collect the required signatures from a parent and a school official. 4. Complete the New Student Checklist [especially setting up all student accounts], pay tuition, and buy the books and supplies by the first day of class. 2. Collect proof of two MMR vaccines for your desired face-to-face class(es). 5. Attend class regularly, complete all homework, and study outside of class. 3. Submit the signature form, your vaccination records, AND your transcript from your high school (along with your ACT or other scores if you need them for eligibility or placement in ENGL, MATH, or CHEM classes). 6. Communicate with your instructor about any questions, concerns, or absences you may have.
College classes require a time commitment.Please remember that for every hour each week spent in class (probably 3) the university system expects students to spend 2 hours outside of class on preparation or homework. That means a total of 9 hours spent studying for a class, or attending that class, every week for the 15 weeks that the semester runs. Hybrid or blended classes only meet for 1 1/2 hours each week, but there is also work assigned on the class website to equal the usual 3 hours each week with the regular university expectation of additional study time for hybrid classes as well. Some students don’t need quite so much time to do well in university classes, but this is the accepted average estimate, so be aware that there is a time commitment beyond actual in-class hours. If you find you have more time and want to add another class, or if you realize you don’t have enough time and want to drop a class, use this form: HSDC Add/Drop Form.
College classes require a monetary commitment.The consideration of cost is something to share with your parents and/or consult your savings account about. High school juniors and seniors attending a public high school within South Dakota may be eligible to participate in this program and receive both high school and college credit at a reduced rate of $48.33 per credit. Most classes are 3 or 4 credit classes. Not every class at CUC is available to high school students at this rate. Check with CUC about classes that interest you. Tuition is due by the first day of class and can be paid at CUC. Dual-credit students do not qualify for financial aid. To receive federal financial aid, a student is required to be accepted into a degree-seeking program. Keep in mind that college students are also required to purchase their textbooks and supplies. Prices vary, but can be $200 or so for a new book, for example. There is a scholarship available specifically for dual-credit students at CUC for the fall and spring semesters. Look into applying for it in the fall or spring to help with your costs!
Reminders for HSDC Students
* It’s important that you attend your college course meeting on the first day of classes at CUC and follow its schedule throughout the semester despite any differences there may be between it and your high school schedule. * Remember, you will not be dropped from your course unless you request to be with the HSDC Add/Drop Form. So, if you don’t pay your tuition by the deadline listed in the SDePay invoice within your Web Advisor account, you will be charged a late fee in addition to your original bill and will be unable to request a transcript from the University until it is paid. * HSDC students can only enroll in up to 9 credits for their first dual-credit semester. However, students who have previously completed one or more SDBOR HSDC courses may request a waiver to enroll in 10 or more credit hours for each subsequent semester that they might choose to do so. Depending on the previous college class grades earned, the waiver may be granted. * Dual credit courses are calculated into your high school GPA and may be meeting high school graduation requirements as well as earning college credit.
Online Application Form for High School Dual-Credit Classes-Spring (Choose the SDSU link for any classes at CUC.)
Credit Limit Waiver Petition Form (Check with CUC about how to use this form 773-2160.)
Jim Schooler Rotary Scholarship Form (This scholarship is not available during the summer.)