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Student agreement of understanding

Minnesota State Community and Technical College welcomes high school students interested in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program. Success in college starts with successfully adjusting to college-level classes and expectations.

 

Be responsible

To be successful in college, you need to have self-discipline, good study habits and time-management skills. Students in concurrent courses are held to the same standards as students in classes taught on the college campuses. Read your class syllabus carefully to understand what is expected of you in your class.

 

Participate

Class attendance and active participation are critical to your success as a college student. Each instructor's attendance policy should be outlined in the course syllabus. It is important to be engaged in classroom discussions and attend every class session.

 

Hit the books

As a general rule, you will need to spend two hours of study time for each hour you are in class. College classes are more academically challenging, and your college GPA will affect your high school GPA and your future college career.

 

Academic honesty and integrity

Students are expected to be the sole author of their work and to acknowledge the authorship of others' work through proper citation and reference. Use of another person's ideas constitutes plagiarism and academic dishonesty and is prohibited conduct. The consequence of academic dishonesty is determined by the instructor and may include but is not limited to non-acceptance of submitted course work, failing grade on assignment, lower or failing grade in a course. The Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy, along with all other M State policies, can be found at www.minnesota.edu/policies/.

 

Meet the requirements

You are responsible for meeting satisfactory program requirements every semester. This means maintaining the GPA and percentage completion requirements outlined in the M State Student Handbook. Failure to meet these requirements will disqualify you from the concurrent enrollment program.

 

Ask for help

If you are experiencing problems, talk with your teacher and high school counselor right away, or call M State at 1.877.450.3322 and ask to schedule an appointment with a staff member about your concerns.

 

Comply with college policies.

You are responsible for understanding and complying with college policies outlined in the handbook (i.e., drop/add/withdrawal, academic progress, etc.). If you register for a class and decide to drop it, contact your high school counselor immediately. Concurrent students must follow the deadline for the last day to withdraw, just like all other college students. For important dates and deadlines, check out the M State Academic Calendar.

 

FERPA FAQs

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law which gives college students the right to control disclosure of private education records. If you would like your parent or guardian to have access to your records, you must sign a release of information form. The form should be available in your high school counseling office.

 

Plan for your future

Please keep in mind that your concurrent classes will be a permanent part of your college record. The grades you receive will count toward your cumulative college GPA and will impact your future college career. Understand that you will be required to send an M State transcript to all colleges you attend in the future, and you will be held to college policies regarding satisfactory academic progress and financial aid eligibility based on your academic performance.

Last modified: January 15th, 2014 at 04:16pm