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As a student taking a college course for Dual Credit, you are expected to pursue your education in the classroom and on your own, either by completing collegiate coursework, doing research, reading, studying, preparing for class, etc.
You are responsible for all materials related to the college course, whether or not you are in class the day the information or the assignment is made. You should make sure you have access to and follow the syllabus for all your college courses.
You are responsible for attending all college courses and arriving on time.
As a student taking college courses for Dual Credit, you will follow the academic calendar for EPCC. This may be a different calendar from your high school. Please see the
EPCC Academic Calendar
for the latest calendar.
EPCC is guided by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), while public schools fall under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or IDEA. There are differences in appropriate accommodations between these acts that need to be understood by faculty, students and parents. If you seek accommodations, you are responsible for self-identifying and meeting with an EPCC Center for Students with Disabilities counselor. For more information, visit the
Center for Students with Disabilities
As a student taking college courses for Dual Credit, you will adhere to all the requirements of the High School/District Code of Conduct and state law applicable to public school students. Dual Credit students will have the rights and responsibilities defined in the
EPCC's Student Code of Conduct
, EPCC Catalog, EPCC Student Handbook, and the EPCC Board Policies and College Procedures. In the event of any inconsistency between the High School/District Code of Conduct and the EPCC Code of Conduct, the High School/District Code of Conduct and applicable provisions of Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code will be followed.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy and accuracy of educational records. Students who are registered for a college course, regardless of age, have FERPA rights. For more information, visit
EPCC's FERPA information page
Parents or Guardians
College is the time for parents to transition from being their student’s primary advocates to becoming a supporter.
You begin that transition by understanding that your Dual Credit student is now an EPCC student. They are expected to meet all the requirements and expectations of all college students, such as being an independent learner, practicing academic integrity, taking responsibility for their learning, self-advocating, etc.
EPCC awards the college credit; therefore, college policies must be followed as outlined in each course syllabus.
Communication regarding EPCC students is restricted due to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). For more information, see the
Parents and guardians must understand that EPCC is guided by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The special education student in public school is under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). There are differences in appropriate accommodations between these acts that need to be understood by faculty, students and parents. To learn more, see the
The most significant benefit...your student gets a quality college education at no cost to you! Tuition and fees are waived by EPCC, while school districts cover the cost of textbooks and materials.
If your student is interested in participating in EPCC’s Dual Credit program, contact your student’s high school counselor to see if college courses are offered at your student’s school.