Impact on Future Education

Parkland College Dual Credit/Enrollment
 
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Parkland College Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Students should be aware of the following:

Permanent Transcript
Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment students are beginning their official college transcript and grades earned will be with them throughout their college career and beyond. No matter where they attend college in the future, transcripts for all previous coursework will be required. This includes successful completion of dual credit or dual enrollment courses (A, B, C, or D grades), withdrawals, failing grades, and incomplete work with subsequent resolution.

Transferring Credit to Four-Year Colleges/Universities
The overwhelming number of colleges and universities throughout the country are very receptive to Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment. However, there are some schools that will not accept Dual Credit in certain circumstances. It is important to check with the institution you plan to attend to be sure they will accept college credits earned while in high school.

Financial Aid
The Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment hours you earn may have long-term and short-term impact on future financial aid. The following limitations on hours attempted (whether successful or not) are the maximum hours for which students may expect to receive financial aid at Parkland College.
It is unlikely a former Parkland Dual Credit student would experience financial aid impact solely because of Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment. However, if a former Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment student, once in college, changed majors two or three times, failed or withdrew from several courses, and/or accumulated several developmental course credits he/she could exceed the maximum number of credit hours for which financial aid is allowed (see below).

Pell Grants
- Students enrolled in eligible 2-year degree programs will receive financial aid only on the first 96 attempted semester hours.
- Students enrolled in eligible certificate programs will receive financial aid only on the first 48 attempted semester hours.

Monetary Award Program (MAP)
- Students enrolled in eligible 2-year degree or certificate programs will receive financial aid only on the first 75 attempted semester hours.
- Attempted hours at Parkland include all 100-299 level classes, remedial hours, repeated hours, all transfer credit, military credit, proficiency exam credit, Advance Placement credit, and Dual Credit. Withdrawals, failures, incompletes, and “N” grades are also considered attempted hours.

Minimum Standards for Satisfactory Course Completion Rate
- By federal regulations, all degree/certificate students must pass at least 67 percent of their courses in order to continue to receive financial aid regardless of whether or not the student previously received financial aid at Parkland or any other institution of higher education.
- The 67 percent Satisfactory Completion Rate refers to the percentage of cumulative Parkland hours successfully completed (earned) in relation to cumulative Parkland hours attempted (excluding transfer hours).
- Attempted hours include all Parkland 100-299 level classes, remedial hours, repeated hours, proficiency exam credit, and dual credit. Withdrawals, failures, incompletes, and “N” grades are also considered attempted hours.
- Successfully completed Parkland (earned) hours are those classes for which there is a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or proficiency exam credit.

Dual Credit/Enrollment students who earn grades of A, B, C, or D would not find themselves in jeopardy because of this standard as they enter Parkland College.
 

Review Period
- Every student who applies for financial aid for the first time at Parkland will be reviewed to determine if the student has met the minimum standards set by this policy (i.e., minimum completion rate, GPA, and maximum hours attempted).
- Students who have not successfully completed 67 percent of the previous Parkland attempted hours will be placed on Financial Aid Warning.

Dual Credit/Enrollment students who earn grades of A, B, C, or D would not find themselves in jeopardy because of this standard as they enter Parkland College.
 

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