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Welcome to USC Lancaster's High School Dual Enrollment Program

FOR MORE INFORMATION
contact:

Danelle Faulkenberry
Director
Dual Enrollment Program
FAULKEJD@mailbox.sc.edu

Hubbard Hall 217
(803) 313-7169    
fax (803) 313-7106

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

USC Lancaster offers opportunities for eligible high school students to earn college credit while taking courses that also count toward high school graduation requirements. 

At USCL the term “Dual Enrollment” refers to courses offered through USC Lancaster in a cooperative arrangement with a school district.

Dual enrollment courses have been a feature in South Carolina high schools since 1972. The purpose of these courses is to provide an avenue through which highly talented high school youth can earn college credit while simultaneously meeting high school graduation requirements by taking courses in the high school setting that are taught by an approved USC professor. The University professor designs the course including the syllabus and all major assessments.  The class meets on the regular high school schedule with the classroom teacher as the facilitator.  The University professor provides instructional time using video lectures, online delivery, and classroom visits.

In this arrangement, when the student successfully completes the course, USCL formally posts the earned credit to the student’s college transcript, and the high school posts the earned credit to the student’s high school transcript.

If you or your students are interested in the dual enrollment program provided through USC Lancaster, please contact your school guidance counselor to discuss the possibility of USCL courses being provide at your high school.

For additional information, please feel free to contact Danelle Faulkenberry at USC Lancaster.

Important Information for Students Regarding Dual Enrollment Courses Offered by Any University of South Carolina Campus, from the USC Provost


Application Process


IMPORTANT FORMS AND INFORMATION

Online Application Process for ALL Dual Enrollment Participants

USCL Dual Enrollment Timeline for Fall 2014

Citizenship Status Verification Form

South Carolina Residency

Lottery Tuition Assistance Program

How to View and Pay Your Bill on Self Service Carolina (https://my.sc.edu)

You must complete an online application that admits you as a non-degree seeking student. Formal application must be made for acceptance as a degree seeking student. There is a $10 fee for this application.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
You must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and be a junior or senior to participate in a dual credit course.

CITIZENSHIP STATUS VERIFICATION
South Carolina law states that to attend a public university in the state, a student must be a citizen or national of the United States or an alien lawfully present in the United States. You are required to furnish proof of citizenship by filling out a brief citizenship status verification form and submitting a copy of your SC driver’s license or certified birth certificate. 

TUITION AND FEES
The University of South Carolina offers dual enrollment courses to high school students at a considerable savings compared to the cost of the same course taken on a university campus. Please contact your school counselor for current tuition rates. Check out the information on Lottery Tuition Assistance to see if you qualify for funds to offset the cost of tuition. Textbook for each course is also required.

LOTTERY TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Lottery Tuition Assistance funds are available for dually enrolled high school students who meet the following requirements:

1. S. C. resident for at least 12 months
2. U. S. citizen or legal permanent resident that is an eligible non-citizen
3. Enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours of college level courses from the same institution
4. If male and 18 years or older, must be registered with Selective Service

Accepting Lottery Tuition Assistance does not start the clock on the LIFE scholarship or reduce the number of semesters of student eligibility. The Lottery Tuition Assistance amount is subject to change each semester. Lottery Tuition Assistance does not pay for textbooks.


Factors to Consider

If you decide to enroll in a course for dual credit, please be aware of the following facts:

  • You are establishing a permanent college transcript so your success is very important.
  • Dual enrollment courses do count toward the GPA and hours earned as part of a student’s first year in college which can affect eligibility for financial aid programs in the second year of college.
  • Students are responsible for maintaining the academic standards of the University of South Carolina as stated in the USCL Student Handbook.   

DROPPING A COURSE
You must follow certain procedures and be aware of your high school’s deadline for schedule adjustment when dropping a course. If you would like to drop a course, check with your teacher to find out the last date to drop without a WF (withdrew failing) appearing on your USCL transcript.

Simply changing your class schedule at the high school does not drop you from the official class roll. Notify your guidance counselor that you wish to drop the course. Your school counselor must then complete a withdrawal form and send this form to the Director of Off Campus Programs. Failure to follow these procedures may result in an “F” being placed on your permanent University record.

TRANSFER OF COLLEGE CREDITS
At the end of the course, credit earned by satisfactory completion of dual enrollment courses (usually an earned grade of “C” or higher) will transfer to public South Carolina institutions, provided that the course is included on the List of Transferable Courses in the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Policy.

If the course is not included on the above list, you are responsible for contacting the higher education institution to see if the course credit will be accepted.

If you plan on attending a private institution in South Carolina or any public or private institutions outside of South Carolina, you are responsible for contacting the institution and obtaining written assurance that the dual enrollment course credit will apply toward your degree requirements.

TRANSCRIPTS
At the end of the course, you can check your grade and request a transcript online. To request credit transfer to schools other than USC, a student must have an official transcript sent to that school’s records office. If you are applying to more than one school, you can request an official transcript be sent to each one.

Policies

ABSENCES
High School Dual Enrollment courses follow the standard attendance policy as stated in the USCL Academic Bulletin. Absence from more than 10 percent of the scheduled class sessions whether excused or unexcused is excessive and may result in a grade penalty.

TESTING
Tests must be taken on the assigned dates. Makeup tests are only permitted in extreme cases.

CONFIDENTIALITY OF STUDENT RECORDS
In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of l974, USCL students have the right to review, inspect, and challenge the accuracy of information kept in a cumulative file by the institution unless the student waives this right. It also ensures that records cannot be released in other than emergency situations without the written consent of the student. For more information on FERPA policy, see the USCL Student Handbook at the above referenced web page.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The University of South Carolina has designated as the ADA Title II, Section 504 and Title IX coordinator the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs. The Office of the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs is located at 1600 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC; telephone 803-777-3854.

Library Resources

OFF CAMPUS ACCESS TO MEDFORD LIBRARY ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
Access to Medford Library’s Electronic Resources is available from off-campus to currently enrolled students using EZProxy access.   You must use the database links located on Medford Library’s homepage or the Electronic Resources page. How to Use EZ Proxy Access:

  • Choose an electronic resource from the linkslocated on Medford Library’s homepage or the Electronic Resources page.
  • Log in using your USC network username and password.  (This is the same username and password combination you use to access Blackboard and USC E-mail.)

 

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