Department of Public Instruction
Ø At conclusion of semester, registrar notes grade earned, signs, and dates form. Sends one copy to NDUS and one copy to high school superintendent
Ø NDUS submits form to NDDPI
Ø NDDPI inputs information into data base
Colleges use the ACT (preferred), SAT, COMPASS, PLAN, or College Board Accuplacer scores for student dual credit placement. Scores for admittance are:
ACT SATCOMPASS PLAN ACCUPLACER
ENGLISH English sub testWriting Writing Skills English sub test Write Placer
English 110 18 430 77 15 5
ACT SAT CriticalCOMPASS PLAN ACCUPLACER
MATH Mathematics sub test Reading+ Math Algebra Mathematics sub test Elementary Algebra
Math 103 - 4 Yr Universities22 1030 54 19 117
Math 103 - 2 Yr Colleges 21 990 52 19 116
· 3 - 4 semester hour college classes will be awarded ½ unit of high school credit
· 5 semester hour college classes will be awarded 1 unit of high school credit
· Rarely, a 2 semester hour college class will be offered. This equates to ¼ unit of high school credit.
Duration of course
A dual credit course must be, at maximum, a semester in length. A dual credit course taught in a high school may not exceed a semester in duration.
· 3 - 4 semester hour college classes will be taught for one period a day each day for one semester
· 5 semester hour college classes will be taught for two periods a day each day for one semester
· 3 - 4 semester hour college classes will be taught for one block period a day for 9 weeks
· 5 semester hour college classes will be taught for one block period a day for 18 weeks
Modified block schedule with A/B classes
· 3 - 4 semester hour college classes taught in an A/B class under block scheduling will be taught every other day for one block period for 18 weeks
· 5 semester hour college classes may be taught in an A/B class under block scheduling for two block periods every other day for 18 weeks
· The grade reported on the high school transcript will be identical to the grade reported on the college transcript
· A high school operating under a weighted grading scale may assign a higher point value to the grade for calculating GPA but may not assign a higher grade to the course.
Mixed enrollment in dual credit classes
It is the recommendation of the Department that only students enrolled for dual credit be placed in a dual credit course taught in the high school. The ND University System may dictate policy relative to this enrollment.
A student enrolled in a dual credit class (college class for which a student receives both high school and college credit) is enrolled in a COLLEGE class. All policies relative to attendance, curriculum, grading, etc. are determined by the college. The geographical location of the course (college campus, ITV, high school classroom, online/computer, etc.) may not pose justification for deviation from the college regulations and policies.
The ND Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) and the ND University System (NDUS would like to thank all of the North Dakota educators who contributed to the development of this unified policy and guidelines. It is our sincere hope that this policy definition and the attached revised form will provide greater clarity in the operations of our state's dual credit programs. To access the online form use the following link: http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/approve/dualcred.shtm.
If you have further questions regarding the revised process and forms please contact either Connie Mittleider, NDDPI (firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-328-2755) or Aimee Copas, NDUS (email@example.com or 701-328-4136) for further clarification.