ACU extends dual credit grants to AISD studentsPosted May 15, 2013
In an unprecedented move, ACU is offering students in the Abilene Independent School District (AISD) up to 80 full-tuition grants to cover costs for the dual credit courses listed in the AISD Program Guide. The dual credit courses apply as college credit and fulfill high school requirements for students.
“More than ever, a college degree provides opportunities and open doors for graduates," says Kevin Campbell, ACU's chief enrollment officer. "By offering these 80 full-tuition grants, we are continuing our partnership with local schools to expose students to a college classroom in a way that will help kick-start their journey toward a college degree.”
Courses offered in the AISD program guide to high school juniors and seniors will be taught on the ACU campus during the regular school day. Students will choose a Monday, Wednesday, Friday (MWF) class and a Tuesday, Thursday (TTH) class each semester. Spaces in courses are limited to 20 students each.
All courses at ACU are eligible for dual credit, subject to approval by AISD and completion of the appropriate pre-requisite for the course. The ACU dual credit courses are offered to high school students at a discounted rate of $90 per credit hour for the 2012-2013 academic year, or $270 per course not listed in the AISD program guide. In addition, students are responsible for an on-campus parking fee, textbooks and an annual program fee.
Students must meet specific college and Abilene ISD criteria before being accepted for enrollment in dual credit courses. Students will be notified within 10 days of applying if they received a spot in ACU's dual credit program. Abilene High students may apply on May 22 and Cooper High students may apply on May 23.
Learn more about ACU's dual credit offerings and requirements