Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Dual Credit is the ability to earn college credit as a high school student. In some cases, a student may also earn a high school letter grade for taking Dual Credit courses
- The Dual Credit program offers college-level courses for high school students in a cooperative arrangement with local school districts.
- Getting a head-start on your college education and joining the KSU Dual Credit program
can help you:
- Graduate from college earlier;
- Spend less money on college;
- Prepare in advance for university and career settings.
- Dual Credit programs also benefit public school systems, some of which have limited resources to offer advanced courses. Our program emphasizes efficiency by combining high school and college-level foundation courses that have similar content.
- Participation in the Dual Credit program does create a pathway to successful undergraduate admission to the University. For more information, please email WeWantYou@kysu.edu.
- On-site Team Teaching: These courses are team taught in the high school by high school and college faculty. Check with your high school counselor to see if a class of this type is taught at your high school.
- Online: These courses are traditional online courses available for both high school and post-secondary students.
- On campus: These courses are taught on the Kentucky State University campus only. Students must commute to campus to participate.
- Virtual: These courses are taught on the Kentucky State University campus. Students at the high school remotely join the college class at the same time using the Blackboard learning management system and other synchronous technologies.
- The Dual Credit Office works with school districts to assess their course needs and interests. If a student is an individual Dual Credit program student, then he or she may contact the Dual Credit Office directly to determine which courses they can take.
- All students who wish to take dual credit courses must either have met College and Career Readiness (CCR) benchmarks or have support structures in place at their secondary schools that will provide the necessary support to be successful taking dual credit courses. These supports should include both social and academic provisions that will prepare students for the rigor of college work.
- Students must meet minimum KSU admission and placement guidelines.
- Students must complete the KSU Dual Credit Application for Admission and Acknowledgment Form to be considered a non-degree seeking student.
- Your School Counselor is responsible for registering all Dual Credit program students. Your School Counselor will communicate the course registrations to the Dual Credit program.
- The Thorobred Learning Center offers free tutoring and Blackboard also offers virtual ‘Smart Thinking’ tutoring within your registered courses.
- Dual Credit students may check their WIRED accounts to verify their midterm and final grades.
- Tameka Clark of the Bursar’s Office is responsible for invoicing, she can be reached at Tameka.Clark@kysu.edu .
- Miss Tiffany E. Brockington or Mr. Vincent Mattox can assist with these concerns. Miss Brockington can be reached at Brockington@kysu.edu.
- Please email the Kentucky State University IT Help Desk for initial Blackboard concerns. The email address is HelpDesk@kysu.edu. After contacting the Help Desk, please reach out to the Dual Credit office.