The Dual Enrollment(DE) Program

Frequently Asked Questionsimage

When did the DE begin at the Lab School?

How will I know if DE is right for my child?

When does a student enroll in DE?

How does the Lab School decide who will participate in DE?

Can a student withdraw from a DE course without penalty on a college transcript?

Does a DE student have to give up sports and extracurricular activities?

How does a DE student request transcripts and ACT score sheets?

Do DE students have to pay additional tuition or fees?

For any given DE course, is it possible for a DE grade and a high school grade to be different?

How does a student withdraw from a DE course?

How are DE scores calculated?

How will DE help the typical U-High graduate?

Will DE result in summer obligations for students?

Who are the DE contact people for the Lab School?

When will DE information be distributed?

Where can the DE application be found?

What is the Lab School’s role in the DE process?

May a DE student appeal a grade?

What should I do to keep accurate records of DE participation and be to be sure I’m placed in appropriate classes when starting college?

How are Academic Misconduct issues handled when the student is dual enrolled?


When did DE start at the Lab School? 

The idea of DE (formerly named Concurrent Enrollment), was piloted through the Advanced Math and Algebra III math courses with seniors from the class of 2006. Their performance was so impressive that implementation began the following school year with enthusiastic support from LSU Baton Rouge Math1021 and 1022 instructors.

How will a student know if DE is right for him/her?

Any junior or senior who earns a composite ACT or PLAN score of 18, an English subscore of 18, and a math subscore of 19 qualifies for enrollment of beginning DE classes. Additional criteria may apply for select courses.

When does a student enroll in DE?

Qualifying juniors and seniors, complete applications during Prep Day and revise applications, as needed, at the beginning of each semester in their math classes with the help of the content area teachers and their school counselor.

The document titled “Advanced Placement (AP)/Dual Enrollment (DE)/International Baccalaureate (IB) University High School Course Offerings” includes a complete list of course offerings, the semester dual enrollment occurs, and eligibility requirements.

How does the Lab School decide who will participate in DE?

Any junior or senior who meets eligibility requirements may participate. Eligible students and their parents independently choose to participate in DE.

Can a student withdraw from a DE course without penalty on a college transcript?

Yes. As long as a student follows the university withdrawal dates, s/he may withdraw from the course without penalty or with a “W” but the W will not be counted in the number of Ws allowed for college freshmen at LSU A&M.  If you do not plan to attend LSU A&M after graduation, you should check with your specific university to determine if a DE “w” will or will not count in the number of Ws allowed. Withdrawal dates (with a “w” and without a “w”) are communicated to juniors and seniors at the beginning of each semester by classroom teachers, through the instructors of record. 

Does a DE student have to give up sports and extracurricular activities?

No. DE instruction and assessment take place during the school day.

How does a DE student request Transcripts / ACT or PLAN Score Sheet?

When a student initially enrolls in (a) DE course(s), LSUE sends the student a logon ID and password to access the secure areas of the LSUE website.  Lab School students use their LSU logon ID and password to access the secure areas of the LSU website. KEEP Logon IDs and passwords for both universities IN A SAFE PLACE!.....EVERY student will need it to correspond with the universities and request records. Transcript requests must be submitted by the student to the college (either using myLSU or myLSUE) through which the Dual Enrollment course(s) was/were taken. At the end of every semester AFTER FINAL GRADES ARE PUBLISHED, students should request transcripts from LSU Eunice and LSU A&M (or at the very least view and print “unofficial” records using the logon ID and password), review the transcripts for accuracy, and keep updated copies for him/herself.  Contact your classroom teacher and instructor of record immediately if there are any errors.   After high school graduation, you MUST request/send OFFICIAL copies of your LSU A&M, LSU Eunice, and LSU Lab School transcripts to the universities you are interested in attending the next fall.  Failure to do so could jeopardize college enrollment.

Also, each student must submit a copy of his/her ACT or PLAN scores each semester with each application. Students must acquire copies of their ACT score sheet through the ACT testing site using their individual ACT logon id and password. Be sure to keep a copy of PLAN scores (distributed during a student’s sophomore year), as these scores may also be used for DE qualification.

Do DE students have to pay additional tuition or fees?

No fee is charged for LSU A&M courses. For LSU Eunice courses, students must pay $50 per credit hour for each DE course taken. Other fees such as technology and administrative fees may apply at either university. Fees must be paid directly to the Bursar’s Office of the participating university. If you are unsure about the amount you owe, please contact the respective Bursar’s Office. Failure to pay a bill by the required deadline will result in the student’s schedule being purged from the system and therefore, no credit may be earned.

For any given DE course, is it possible for a DE grade and a high school grade to be different?

Because the college course calendar and the high school attendance calendar do not completely coincide, this is possible. After DE grades are submitted but before high school grades are submitted, classroom teachers may give additional graded assignments that are averaged into the high school course grade. This may cause the high school transcript grade and the college transcript grade to differ.

How does a student withdraw from a DE course?

Students who wish to withdraw from a course must fill out the withdrawal form given by the classroom teacher.  This form must be signed by both the student and parent and hand delivered to  Ms. Aimee Welch BEFORE the published deadline dates.  The participating university may require additional paperwork to be completed and Ms. Aimee Welch will correspond with the student and classroom teacher regarding the steps that must be taken and/or paperwork that must be submitted to complete the process.

How are are DE grades calculated?

An AP, DE, or IB grade of D or higher earns students an extra quality point. A ten-point grading scale is used to determine grades for  AP, DE, and IB.  Additionally, at the beginning of the school year, each classroom DE teacher distributes a course syllabus that details how the course grade will be calculated for the course.  
**Once final grades are assigned, a DE grade may only be changed if there is a calculation error or if an appeal is submitted and approved by the participating university.  All grade changes or appeals begin by emailing the instructor of record and the classroom teacher with the reason for the request for grade change or appeal.  The IoR and classroom teacher correspond with the appropriate university department to determine if a grade change is in order. If it is determined that a grade change is in order, the IoR will follow the university’s procedure. A grade change is generally due to clerical or computation errors.**

How will DE help the typical Lab School graduate?

The DE program gives juniors and seniors exposure to the LSU system policies, procedures, instructional practices and admissions/academic recruiting, while still in a comfortable, safe, high school environment. A student may also have the opportunity to earn a Master’s Degree while still on a four-year scholarship as a result of the number of DE courses available during high school. Finally, because DE students develop a transcript rather than merely credit hours, the opportunity is available to earn a high college freshman GPA that will provide a strong foundation for the student’s final college GPA and TOPS eligibility.

Will DE enrollment result in summer obligations for students?

No.  All DE instruction and assessment takes place during the regular school year.


Who are the DE contact people for the Lab School?

Several people may help you with questions about DE.
Kristy Gremillion, 10th-12th grades Counselor
Aimee Welch, Admissions/withdrawals

Myra Broussard and Frank Rusciano, Administrative Representatives

 

When will DE information be distributed?

Juniors and seniors will complete applications at Prep Day and revisions will be made, as necessary, at the beginning of each semester.  Also, when the 10-12 school counselor visits classrooms each spring to initiate student scheduling for the following year, DE information will be included in the Program of Studies booklet. DE information is always available on the school website.

Where can the DE application be found?

DE applications are electronic. Juniors and Seniors will complete applications at Prep Day and take it home to review with his/her parents. If a parent does not want his/her student enrolled in a course that is listed on the application request, the parent should simply draw a line through the course and sign next to it. A parent’s signature is required on the applications for final submission.

What is the Lab School’s role in the DE process?

School personnel facilitates the application process. Final enrollment decisions are made by the student and his/her parents. Once request applications are submitted, privacy laws require that the DE relationship remains between the student and the participating university. That said, school personnel is certainly available and willing to help provide guidance and direction with problems and answer questions that may arise.

May a DE student appeal a grade?

For an appeal of a final grade for a DE course, the student should meet with the DE Instructor of Record (IOR) and/or the classroom teacher the IOR supervises to discuss the problem and attempt to arrive at a solution. Although the student, the IOR, and classroom teacher may each have an advisor present, it is believed that under most circumstances, the meeting will be more productive if only the student, IOR, and classroom teacher are present. Appeals of final grades must be initiated by the student within 30 days after the beginning of the next regular semester. If the decision reached in this step requires changes in an official record of the University, e.g., a grade change, or the release of the student from a specific obligation, the IOR must comply with all University regulations and procedures necessary to accomplish the change.

What should I do to keep accurate records of DE participation and be to be sure I’m placed in appropriate classes when starting college?

First, start a DE folder that includes this document. Keep a copy of all mailings from participating universities, especially those that include logon id information and passwords. Keep a copy of all application requests and withdrawal emails (if applicable), and your most recent ACT scoresheet. At the end of each semester, request copies of your college transcripts from LSU A&M and LSU Eunice. Contact the participating university and your school counselor immediately if there are errors. Finally, upon high school graduation, request/send official copies of your LSU A&M, LSU Eunice, and LSU Lab School transcripts to those universities you are interested in attending the next fall.

How are Academic Misconduct issues handled when the student is dual enrolled?

In the event that a Lab School student is involved with some type of Academic Misconduct while dual enrolled, the following Lab School consequences may occur:

  1. For the student’s Lab School grade, a score of “0” will be given on the assignment/assessment in question (the score may not be dropped or replaced) 
  2. The student will attend Saturday School for the amount of time indicated by the Lab School Dean of Students
  3. Depending on the severity of the offense, additional consequences may be enforced at the Lab School
  4. The student will be referred to the LSU A&M or LSU Eunice Dean of Students to determine consequences for DE.