Stephen F. Austin State University's Concurrent and Dual Credit Enrollment Program is an ideal way for bright, young high school and home school students to earn college credit. This program is a distinctive opportunity for students to experience the challenge of a full four-year institution's curriculum close to home. Not only is there an opportunity to earn both college and high school credit, but these two things can be done at a fraction of the cost. The classes are challenging, the professors are exceptional and the knowledge gained is irreplaceable.
High school students with superior academic ability and achievement may be admitted to SFA and enroll in college courses while completing their high school studies. Students must demonstrate the capability to successfully complete college studies. A permanent college record is established once a student has registered for courses in the program. Continued enrollment in the program is evaluated each semester. The student's academic progress is recorded on a SFA transcript and students who plan on enrolling at another college or university after high school will need to provide this transcript to those schools and check with the receiving institution on how credits will transfer.
High school students receive dual credit when the grade from an SFA course also is used on their high school transcript for completion of graduation requirements. Students taking courses at Stephen F. Austin State University, who will receive credit for a course at their high school or home-school program, will receive a dual credit fee waiver and pay only $50 per credit hour. Students enrolling in an online course will also pay the online course fee of $33 per credit hour. Students may take 10 hours of courses at this price per semester (fall and spring only). Any courses or hours above and beyond will require special permission from the Executive Director of Enrollment Management. Summer courses are not eligible for the waiver.
This program allows high school and home school students to enroll at Stephen F. Austin State University. The required portion of the student's class load is taken at high school and extra courses are taken at SFA to earn college credit only. Students will not receive credit for the course at the high-school level. Concurrent students will be required to pay full price for the course(s) they wish to take.
Estimated tuition and fees for concurrent enrollment based on hours and semesters:
APPLICATION POLICIES & PROCEDURES
- Submit the Dual Credit Application via www.applytexas.org
- Submit a $45 non-refundable application fee with your application.
- Submit the Application Addendum (which must be signed by both the student and high school counselor/home school proctor)
- Submit an up-to-date official transcript from your high school. A non-weighted minimum GPA of 85 is required.
- Submit a minimum score of 21 on the ACT or 1010 on the SAT (writing score not included), 101 on PSAT (writing not included)
- Students are subject to all TSI exemptions and requirements.
- Submit meningitis immunization record (vaccination or booster must be given within the last five years and at least 10 days prior to enrollment.)
Summer 1 - Last day to register is June 9.
Summer 2 - Last day to register is July 15.
Fall 2015 - Application must be submitted by August 14th.
DOWNLOAD 2015-2016 APPLICATION ADDENDUM
- Click here to download the application addendum in PDF format.
Forward all materials to:
Office of Admissions
Stephen F. Austin State University
P. O. Box 13051, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3051
Phone: (936) 468-2504 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Dual Credit Coordinator -Kara Haney
Dual Credit Coordinator - Janet McLeroy
- Upon acceptance to the program each student will receive an acceptance letter and information as to how to access his or her mySFA account.
- By selecting the "E-Bill" box, a student can view his or her bill and make a payment by credit card or Web check when accessing this account. Students also may e-mail, view their class schedule and check their grades via mySFA.
- Though the option is available, students will NOT be permitted to add or drop classes without the notification of the admissions office.
- Information sent to a students mySFA account will be the responsibility of the student.
- It will be the responsibility of the student to register themselves for class on SFA's campus.
- The admissions office representative will be responsible for enrolling each student for classes that are held on high school campuses.
- Dual credit/concurrent students can register on the date that freshman registration opens, and are subject to open and closed classes like the rest of the student body.
- Students cannot register for classes if they have a balance on their account from a previous semester.
TUITION & FEES (Based on 2015-16 Texas resident tuition rates)
The tuition and fees presented are for Texas residents based upon rates charged for the 2014-15 academic year. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Texas Legislature and/or the SFA Board of Regents. Students are required to pay all fees at the time of registration.
Tuition and fees are the obligation and responsibility of each student. This includes, but is not limited to, tuition, parking permits and fines (for the students who attend class on campus), student ID cards (optional), property deposits and any technology fees associated with ITV or on-line courses. It will be the responsibility of the admissions office representative to ensure that those receiving dual credit, according to the counselor or home school proctor, will have their fees waived.
- Bills are due the business day prior to the first day of class for each semester.
- Students may pay their bill at the Business Office in the Austin building on the seond floor, by mail, or via their mySFA account.
- If students do not pay their bill, their courses may be dropped. Please note that after the fourth class day, registration is closed and students will be unable to be re-registered.
- Contact the Business Office at (936) 468-6960 concerning financial obligations.
BOOKS AND SUPPLIES
The cost of books and supplies varies from course to course. This cost is the responsibility of student unless their high school has made arrangements to obtain the books themselves. Books can be purchased at the university bookstore on campus or other participating locations. Having the course number and section of the class will enable students to buy the appropriate materials for class.
Additional Procedures for Concurrent Enrollment Students
- Prospective students are encouraged to Visit SFA!
- All students are subject to all applicable TSI requirements.
- SFA accepts credit with appropriate scores on CLEP and College Board Advanced Placement
- All students must submit the Immunization Record to the Office of Admissions prior to being able to register for classes.
- Students are advised to contact the Residence Life Department regarding SFA's policy on living in Residence Halls.
Grades and Continued Enrollment
- A student must make a C (70-79) or better in all course work taken in order to maintain good standing in the program.
- In the case that a student earns unsatisfactory grades in their SFA course work the Office of Admissions reserves the right to discontinue their enrollment.
The Office of Admissions
Box 13051 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962