DUAL ENROLLMENT AGREEMENTS

The College has several Dual Enrollment Agreements with high schools. Read below to learn more and to submit the Non-Matriculated Form for High School Dual Enrollment to enroll.

WHAT IS DUAL ENROLLMENT?
Five Towns College’s Dual Enrollment initiative is a partnership with school districts meant to provide students with the opportunity to earn high school and college credit.

Classes are taught in high school classrooms, by an approved high school faculty member, during the regular academic year. Dual Enrollment curricula and instructors are reviewed by Five Towns College (FTC) to ensure requirements for credit-bearing courses have been met.

Five Towns College Dual Enrollment Mission Goals:
• To provide an opportunity for High School students to enter into a fully designated career tract, beginning at the secondary school level and progressing sequentially to an appropriate degree program;
• To foster an understanding among High School students with the opportunity for post-secondary study;
• To develop students who have the potential for success and prepared to succeed, without regard to their financial ability or economic background; and
• To develop students who value learning for its own sake, who are committed to lifelong learning, and who are able to avail themselves of educational opportunities presented by technological advances.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Junior or Senior High School students who are completing their program at an approved high school that has a Dual Enrollment agreement.

List of Participating Schools:
1. Deer Park High School

2. Brentwood High School

3. Glen Cove High School

4. Walt Whitman High School

5. Half Hollow Hills School District

6. Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District

7. Commack High School

8. W.C. Mepham High School

9. Harborfields Central School District

HOW ARE CREDITS EARNED?
In order to be awarded credits, students must do the following;

1. Submit the Non-Matriculated Form for High School Dual Enrollment and successfully complete the College’s curricula as detailed by this agreement and offered by your high school as indicated;
2. Be in the Junior or Senior year;
3. Achieve a grade of C (75%) or higher in designated courses; and
4. A $50 administrative fee will be billed by the College for each course taken.

*Students enrolling in music courses must have attained a NYSSMA rating of 4 or better to receive College credit.

Dual enrollment curricula and instructors are reviewed by Five Towns College (FTC) to ensure requirements for credit-bearing courses have been met. Both high school and college credit are earned and will appear on a student’s high school transcript and FTC transcript. Grades earned while taking a college credit course will be reflected in the student’s college grade point average (GPA) and will be a part of their postsecondary transcript permanently. These credits may transfer to other colleges and universities. Transfer credits are always at the discretion of the accepting institution.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) AND DUAL ENROLLMENT
If a student is attending a postsecondary institution – at any age – the rights under FERPA have transferred to the student. However, in a situation where a student is enrolled in both a high school and a postsecondary institution, the two schools may exchange information on that student. If the student is under 18, the parents still retain the rights under FERPA at the high school and may inspect and review any records sent by the postsecondary institution to the high school. Additionally, the postsecondary institution may disclose personally identifiable information from the student’s education records to the parents, without the consent of the eligible student, if the student is a dependent for tax purposes under the IRS rules.

*Students who wish to grant parental or 3rd party access to their educational records may do so by contacting the Registrar Office after completing the Non-Matriculated Form for High School Dual Enrollment. The Registrar can be reached by emailing Registrar@ftc.edu or calling 631.656.3100.

WHAT IS THE COST?
Students attending high schools where a Dual Enrollment agreement is signed will pay an administrative fee of $50 per course. Students will be limited to six (6) credits in an academic year. Students and/or the High Schools will be responsible for materials and textbooks.

WHAT COURSES ARE BEING OFFERED?
High school students should speak with their high school Dual Enrollment Coordinator or Counselor to determine which courses are being offered. Registration for classes will be announced by the course teachers as to the deadlines for applying to the College for college credit.
It is important that you note and follow important College deadlines and due dates. You can find the College’s registration deadlines and due dates on the FTC Academic Calendar here.

APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION PROCESS
Step 1: Students should work with their high school coordinator to identify which course(s) are being offered during a particular term.
Step 2: The Non-Matriculated Form for High School Dual Enrollment can be obtained by clicking on the link HERE.
The FTC Admissions Office will process your form and work with the Registrar Office to create your account and register you for class. You will receive a confirmation email once your registration has been completed.
Long Island High School Counselors or Administrators looking to speak about college credit opportunities for high school students, please contact Registrar@ftc.edu.