College Courses Available for Dual Credit
The following table is a list of authorized College Courses available for dual credit and location of delivery offered at NMSU Alamogordo as of August 22, 2012
The following files are in .PDF formatting. A complete list of the classes can be found Here.
Dual credit students must meet certain academic criteria (See Dual Credit Page) and be recommend to take college courses by their high school counselor as well as by the college dual credit advisor
Expectations for Students of College Courses
- First and foremost, ask questions of the instructor if you don’t understand. Go to the instructor’s office hours, or catch him/her after class, or email the instructor or call during office hours. Don’t wait if you are unclear – and don’t let being unclear cause you to get behind. Catching up is usually difficult and may easily result in a less-than-desired grade.
- A course taken for dual credit is a college course. Exceptions or accommodations will not be made simply because a student has not yet graduated from high school. Dual credit students, like any other student in the course, must adhere to the requirements of the syllabus to the course. Be sure to read it carefully as soon as you receive it. If there is ANYTHING that you believe could present a problem, meet with the instructor ASAP to discuss it with him/her.
- A course taken for dual credit is a college course in that it appears on your college transcript. Dual credit courses represent the beginning of your college career, and the grades, as well as the credits, count toward future college degrees. You are beginning your college GPA with these courses.
- College courses generally require considerable self-motivation and self-discipline. Instructors provide a syllabus and a schedule of assignments and expect students to keep themselves on track. College courses often (not always) require only a few major assignments (tests, papers, presentations, or projects) that make up the bulk of the grade for the semester. Often the assignments that carry the most weight are due in the final 3-4 weeks of the course. Be aware of how much each assignment is worth and be sure to provide the effort it takes to complete the assignments well.
- Plan to spend time studying. Use the resources of the Academic Support Center (tutoring and small group work) to help if you have difficulties. Talk with your instructor about questions you have. Use the instructor’s office hours, email, and online resources. (Yes, I’m repeating myself – it’s that important!)