Dual Credit

Part IV: Factors to Consider

Parents should consider the maturity level of their children when discussing the possibility of enrolling in Accelerated Learning Programs such as Dual Credit courses. Particularly if students are going to attend classes on the CSI campus, parents should consider that some students, who are otherwise academically ready, may find the independence and the rapid pace of college classes overwhelming and may benefit by remaining in high school classes. Some discussions in a college classroom may be considered inappropriate by parents. Freedom of expression in the classroom is an important issue to consider, as a variety of topics and opinions will be discussed.

Students should meet with high school counselors and teachers to evaluate whether accelerated learning is the best option. All Dual Credit coursework serves as a beginning to a studentís college transcript. A college transcript that reflects solid academic performance is the gateway to further studies in post-secondary education, and it serves as a primary criterion for acceptance into many programs at colleges and universities. The importance of high academic achievement in Dual Credit courses and the benefits students gain to further their academic careers cannot be overstated. In other words, a studentís performance in a Dual Credit class has implications for his or her future academic plans.

Students should also be aware that college class schedules may conflict with high school classes or extracurricular activities. While CSI operates on the semester system, starting and ending dates, holidays, and vacations may differ from those at area high schools. Nonetheless, students are expected to attend CSI classes, both on-campus and off-campus, even when high school may not be in session or a regularly scheduled class conflicts with high school extracurricular activities. Finally, those planning to attend an out-of-state college after high school graduation should check with that institution regarding transferability of classes.

Dual Credit course offerings will change from one high school to the next, depending on the availability of on-site instructors and academic calendars. In general, the College of Southern Idaho has arrangements for Dual Credit opportunities in the following areas:

Math, Allied Health, Agriculture, Chemistry and Physics, Information Technology, P.E. and Health, Business and Accounting, English, Biological Science, Communication, Social Science, Physical and Earth Science, Engineering, Education, and Foreign Language

Part V: Student Eligibility

Students who take dual credit coursework in English, Mathematics, Biological Science, and Physical Science will be required to be properly placed into classes according to CSI policy through one of the following methods:

  • Placement based on COMPASS test results
  • Placement based on ACT or SAT test results

Students will not be able to register for dual credit coursework in the content areas mentioned above until the appropriate placement scores are submitted to CSI. Guidelines regarding placement scores can be reviewed online through the CSI Advising Center's website.

Admission into one Dual Credit course does not guarantee acceptance into specific classes/programs at CSI.

Part VI: Admission Requirements

Prospective Dual Credit students can now apply for Dual Credit Admission and register for their CSI Dual Credit Courses online through MyCSI! Simply follow the steps below to get started.

New Dual Credit Student Instructions
If you have never filled out the Dual Credit Online Admission Application through MyCSI, start here.  If you have already completed the Dual Credit Online Admission Application through MyCSI, and already have your CSI Student ID Number, please refer to the Returning Dual Credit Student Instructions listed further down the page.

  1. Apply for Dual Credit Admission online through MyCSI (click on the “Dual Credit Application” link located in the lower right hand corner to begin the application.) Once your Dual Credit Admission Application is processed, within several business days of submitting the application, you will be sent an admission letter to the email address you provided in the application. The admission letter will contain your CSI Student ID Number.
  2. After you’ve received your admission letter with your CSI Student ID Number, you are ready to register for dual credit classes at CSI. Register online by completing these steps-
    • Retrieve your temporary PIN to access MyCSI for registration.
    • Log in to MyCSI using your CSI Student ID number and temporary PIN.
      • You may need to complete a Personal Information Update before you can register for the first time each term. 
    • Click on Records and Registration and select Course Search.
    • Select the semester in which you wish to enroll.
    • Search for courses using the Faculty drop down menu to find your Instructor’s name and click Search
    • Select the Add checkbox to the left of the course, and click Add Courses at the bottom of the page to add the class to your schedule.
      • If you are unable to register for a class due to a required prerequisite, please contact the CSI Records Office at 208-732-6795 or records@csi.edu
        Add Courses
    • You are now registered for your class.  If you’d like to add another course, repeat steps 3-6.

Pay your Tuition and Submit a County Residency Form
Once you have finalized your Dual Credit Registration, you’ll need to pay your tuition and submit a county residency forms.

Certificate of Residency
All Idaho students must complete and submit a Certificate of Residency form on a yearly basis, except residents of Boundary, Butte, Elmore, Gem, and Power counties who must complete a new certificate of residency for both fall and spring semesters. Click here to access the Certificate of Residency.  For more information on district fees click here.

Pay your Tuition

Pay your CSI tuition and fees online through MyCSIClick the $ Money Matters tab, then click My Account Balance, and select Make a Payment.  Online payment can be made by either credit card or e-check. It is important to pay your tuition and fees by the deadline in order to avoid being charged late fees or dropped for no payment. 

Contact CSI if you need help!

You are a CSI dual credit student now. If you have question or need help, contact us! We are here for you - (208) 732-6795 or records@csi.edu

Returning Dual Credit Student Instructions
If you have already completed the Dual Credit Online Admission Application through MyCSI, and already have your CSI Student ID Number, start here.  If you have never filled out the Dual Credit Online Admission Application through MyCSI, and do not have a CSI Student ID Number, please refer to the New Dual Credit Student Instructions listed above.

  1. Using your CSI Student ID Number, you are ready to register for dual credit classes at CSI. Register online by completing these steps-
    • Log in to MyCSI using your CSI Student ID number and 8 digit date of birth.
      • You may need to complete a Personal Information Update before you can register for the first time each term. 
    • Click on Records and Registration and select Course Search.
    • Select the semester in which you wish to enroll.
    • Search for courses using the Faculty drop down menu to find your Instructor’s name and click Search
    • Select the Add checkbox to the left of the course, and click Add Courses at the bottom of the page to add the class to your schedule.
      • If you are unable to register for a class due to a required prerequisite, please contact the CSI Records Office at 208-732-6795 or records@csi.edu
        Add Courses
    • You are now registered for your class.  If you’d like to add another course, repeat steps 3-6.

Pay your Tuition and Submit a County Residency Form
Once you have finalized your Dual Credit Registration, you’ll need to pay your tuition and submit a county residency forms.

Certificate of Residency
All Idaho students must complete and submit a Certificate of Residency form on a yearly basis, except residents of Boundary, Butte, Elmore, Gem, and Power counties who must complete a new certificate of residency for both fall and spring semesters. Click here to access the Certificate of Residency.  For more information on district fees click here.

Pay your Tuition

Pay your CSI tuition and fees online through MyCSIClick the $ Money Matters tab, then click My Account Balance, and select Make a Payment.  Online payment can be made by either credit card or e-check. It is important to pay your tuition and fees by the deadline in order to avoid being charged late fees or dropped for no payment. 

Contact CSI if you need help!

You are a CSI dual credit student now. If you have question or need help, contact us! We are here for you - (208) 732-6795 or records@csi.edu

 

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