Unfortunately, high school students are typically not eligible for financial aid. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during their senior year of high school to begin the process of receiving financial aid the following year when they attend college. Students and parent/guardians will use prior tax information to file.

General questions about course offerings or how dual credit works can be addressed with any of the IECC dual credit staff. Specific student information is covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) which is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

It is IECC policy that students must complete a Release of Information form and return it to the Admissions & Records Office for anyone else to receive access to that student’s education records. Release of Information forms are valid indefinitely unless removal is requested by the student. Students and parent/guardians should discuss whether a release should be on file. This form simply allows information to be released. This does not give right for a parent to act on a student’s behalf, including registering or dropping a course.

Struggling with a dual credit course can be a daunting experience, but don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here are some proven strategies to help you improve your performance and succeed in the class.

First, don't be afraid to ask for help from your instructor. They can provide valuable feedback and support that can make a big difference in your understanding of the material. Additionally, take advantage of the many resources available to you, such as study groups, online tutorials, and peer tutoring programs.

Students have access through their Canvas account to IECC’s TutorMe. Tutors are available 24/7 across a wide variety of subject matters.  Get real-time collaboration with a tutor who can meet with you at your convenience.

Additional external issues can impact students’ performance in the classroom. Creating a schedule and sticking to it can help you stay on track and avoid falling behind.

If you're having trouble navigating the Canvas learning management system, visit our Welcome to Canvas introduction for tips and guidance. Remember, it's important to act early and seek out support before things get out of hand. With a little bit of effort and the right resources, you can successfully complete your dual credit course and achieve your academic goals.