Current Dual Credit Students

Deadline to confirm classes for spring 2022 is September 12th

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Fall 2021 Dual Credit Information: 

  • MAKE SURE TO TURN IN ALL MISSING DOCUMENTS TO THE CAREER AND COLLEGE CENTER. Documents can be completed online or can be downloaded on the right side of this web-page. Possible missing documents may include:

    • Dual Credit Contract - Required for all DC students.

    • Updated Contact Information Form - Ensures effective communication with student & parent/ guardian on Dual Credit matters.

    • Bacterial Meningitis Shot Record - Required for all DC students taking face to face courses on the Victoria College Campus.

    • FERPA Form -  **Optional - Ensures parents have access to students’ academic records, account & payment information and other important information.

    • Online Dual Credit Agreement Form - Required for all DC students. Complete the online form here.

    • Missing Test Scores - Make sure to complete any portions of the TSI assessment that you may be missing such as math, reading and/ or writing. Click here for online testing options or here for in-person testing options, both are through Victoria College. Victoria East also has in-person TSI dates which you can sign up for here.

    • Credit by Exam Form - Needed if student has taken & passed an AP Exam or wishes to earn a college credit via SAT or ACT scores.

  • CLASSES BEGIN Monday, August 23rd. CHECK OUT THE "SEMESTER BEGINNING SOON" SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO BE READY FOR YOUR FIRST DAY OF CLASS! 

  • LAST DAY TO DROP A FALL 2021 COURSE IS NOVEMBER 3RD.

    • How to drop a course:

      • Pirate Portal > Registration Folder > Drop Classes > Select a term for Dropping Classes > follow prompts and submit the form.

  • Connect With Student Life!

    • At VC you'll have plenty of options to get involved in student activities. Over 20 student clubs and organizations will give you the opportunity for self-expression, make new friends, and have a little fun during your time at VC. If you don't find the club you're looking for, you can start your own! 

Spring 2022 Dual Credit Information:

  • Confirm your class(es) by September 12th and complete all checklist items before October 29th with Ms. Koebrick and your counselor.

    • If you do not confirm your courses with Ms. Koebrick before the deadline or you have missing items after the deadline, you may not be eligible for registration and may lose scholarship eligibility.

  • Registration begins November 1st.

  • The dual credit payment deadline for Spring 2022 courses is January 10th! You must pay your balance in full or be on an official payment plan with Victoria College prior to the deadline. 

    • All unpaid classes will be dropped if not paid by the payment due date and time.

  • Last day to drop a course and receive a 100% refund is January 14th.

  • Spring 2022 classes begin January 18th!

     

Before Your Classes Begin 

Access Your Pirate Portal:

  • Once you have been registered for your course(s), you will need to access your Pirate Portal to see your schedule, make payments, access online portions of your course(s), access your email and other resources. Follow the steps below to access your student portal:

    • First Time User - Visit www.victoriacollege.edu > click "Pirate Portal" > "New users click here to setup account" > "Start" under New User > complete the requested information and complete your security questions. You will then receive your username (also known as your V Number/ VC Student ID) and your password. You can now log in to your Pirate Portal student account by returning to the log in screen.

    • Returning User - Visit www.victoriacollege.edu > click "Pirate Portal" > log in using your username and password.

    • Having Trouble Logging in? - Contact the VC Computer Help Desk directly at (361) 582-2509 or via email at HelpDesk@VictoriaCollege.edu.

 Make Payment on Your Course(s):

  • PAY ONLINE:

    • Log into "Pirate Portal" > "Payments" folder > "Make/Manage" Payments.

  • PAY IN PERSON:

    • Location: Victoria College Main Campus - Student Services Building - Payments Office

    • Campus Map: Click Here

    • Phone: (361) 485-6840

    • Hours:

      • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

      • Friday: Closed

  • PAYMENT PLANS: Once registered for classes, you can enroll in a payment plan to secure your classes (Log into "Pirate Portal" > "Payments" folder > "Make/Manage Payments" > "Payment Plans" > "Enroll"). A $20 nonrefundable fee is required to enroll in a payment plan. Before you submit a payment in a payment plan, a schedule of payment deadlines and amounts due will be provided. A $25 late fee will be charged for each payment that is not received by the due date. Payment plans are available online in the Pirate Portal or in person at the Payments Office at the Victoria College Main Campus.

 Find and Look Over Your Schedule:

  • View Schedule Details - Log into "Pirate Portal > "My Class Schedule & Grades" Folder > "My Class Schedule" > Set "Term" to the current semester > "Schedule Details".

    • Note: There is an option to print your schedule at the top right-hand corner.

  • Identify Your Instructional Method - Once in "Schedule Details", you will see a variety of information for each of your courses but you will want to identify the Instructional Method as this provides insight into how your course will operate. Match your instruction type with the corresponding description below to learn more about your course. Please note, that due to COVID-19, and in the interest of safety, a limited number of courses remain available as Face-to-Face, Alternating or Hybrid.

    • Real-Time Remote: These virtual courses meet at a regularly scheduled time, but you will participate via WebEx video conferencing instead of attending class on campus.

    • Face-to-Face: Face-to-face courses allow you to attend class in small groups to receive hands-on instruction.

    • Alternating: These courses alternate between face-to-face and real-time remote, with students attending class in small groups on assigned days.

    • Online: Online courses allow you to complete your coursework with more time flexibility.

    • Hybrid: Hybrid courses are primarily online, but you will occasionally attend class in small groups to receive hands-on instruction.

  • Finding Your Course Tag (CRN Number) – Once in "Schedule Details", you will also want to note the 5 digit CRN number for each of your courses as you will use this number to look up what textbooks and materials are required for your course(s).

  • Helpful Hints:

    • Schedule Terminology - MW (Monday & Wednesday), TR (Tuesday & Thursday), F (Friday), TBA (Online Component)

    • Buildings - Click on our campus map here to see what building your class is in.

 Purchase Books, Access Codes and Materials for Your Course:

  • Option 1: Once in "Schedule Details", click the blue hyperlink that has the full name of your course > click “Bookstore Links” > “Link to Victoria College Bookstore” > “View the course materials for this class” > then type in the CRN numbers for your course(s), one at a time, clicking the red arrow after each CRN number is entered. Once all courses are listed at the bottom of the screen, click the large red arrow with the words “View Your Materials” underneath it. This will provide you with a comprehensive list of the textbooks and materials you will need for your course(s).

  • Option 2: Follow this direct link to the VC Bookstore website http://books.victoriacollege.edu/SelectTermDept.aspx. Then type in the CRN numbers for your course(s), one at a time, clicking the red arrow after each CRN number is entered. Once all courses are listed at the bottom of the screen, click the large red arrow with the words “View Your Materials” underneath it. This will provide you with a comprehensive list of the textbooks and materials you will need for your course(s).

  • Not sure what you need? Visit the Victoria College Bookstore in person or online to order and/ or pick up your items.

 The First Day of Class

Wake Up Early:

  • It is a good idea to wake up early the first day of class(es) so you have time to get prepared and situated before class begins. This is especially important for a variety of reasons, including:

    • Real-Time Remote: You will participate via WebEx video conferencing which means you will need time to download WebEx and/ or log on to the course via Webex.

    • Face-to-Face: You will need time to find your building and room on the VC campus.

    • Alternating: You will need to see if you must be at VC the first day of class and if so, you will need time to find your building and room on the VC campus. If not, you will need time to download WebEx and/ or log on to the course via Webex.

    • Hybrid: You will need to see if you must be at VC the first day of class and if so, you will need time to find your building and room on the VC campus. If not, you will need time to download WebEx and/ or log on to the course via Webex.

       

Log in to CANVAS:

  • Log into "Pirate Portal" > click “CANVAS”. This is where all online classes will take place as well as where you will find any online assignments, readings, lectures, quizzes, or other online content posted by your instructor(s). Courses that are not classified as using the Online Instructional Method may still post content in CANVAS that you are responsible for accessing as required by your instructor.

     

Read your Syllabus:

  • Log into CANVAS and view your Syllabus for each course, if the instructor has made it available within CANVAS. The Syllabus outlines the rules and expectations of the course and often includes such information as grading policy, assignments to be completed, weekly readings, required textbooks and materials, instructor contact information and class meeting expectations just to name a few things.

     

Download WebEx:

  • Many courses will require that students meet virtually via the WebEx Video Conferencing Application and students can also use this application to set appointments with their instructor(s), an advisor, the tutoring center or Success coach. To download WebEx, please follow the instructions below.

  • Visit https://www.webex.com/downloads.html > under WebEx Meetings click your preferred download method and follow the prompts to download and open the application. You will then need to create your free account to utilize the application. Refer to your course syllabus to see how to connect to your course via WebEx.

     

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