Comprehensive advising is the key to an effective plan for higher education and this plan begins in high school. A greater understanding of General Education coursework, transfer policies, available resources, etc. will help you find success as you transition from high school to college.
Early College Programs works with high school counselors, college advisors, parents, and other stakeholders to help you navigate your path to a degree/certificate.
Dual Credit courses offered through Early College Programs commonly fulfill General Education (Core) requirements. These courses provide universal skills and knowledge contributing to success in the instructional programs and in employment. They also provide means for discovery of new interests and perspectives. While the students’ majors provide in-depth understanding in one area, the General Education courses provide a broad understanding of the world in which students will live and work.
LCSC’s General Education courses conform to the Idaho State Board of Education’s credit and course requirements via eight competency areas. The first six are Idaho State Board of Education General Education Matriculation (GEM) requirements. The last two are specific to Lewis-Clark State College. The areas are:
For details, review the Lewis-Clark State College General Education Requirements.
Dual Credit students choosing to enroll in English or Math courses must place into the courses based on ACT, SAT, other applicable test scores, or acceptable prerequisites.
Students who have not completed the prerequisites for a course in which they are otherwise eligible may enroll in the course with the counselor's approval. Such approval is designated by the counselor's signature on the LCSC Dual Credit Registration Form.
Dual Credit students who have not completed prerequisites may also request an authorization from the college as necessary. This authorization is approved/denied by the Chair of the associated LCSC Instructional Division.
Review the LCSC Course Placement Score Chart to determine the courses that various test scores place you into.
Early College Programs students have access to a variety of learning resources and support services for academic assistance (online and on-campus).
WarriorWeb is your source for online student records and course information. Access WarriorWeb to check your course schedule and your online statement.
LCMail is the college’s official student email system. Check this email for important information regarding payments and class schedules. On-campus students will need to use their LCMail account to communicate directly with professors.
Transfer and Articulation - This page provides a variety of helpful resources and information on credit transfer including a list of transfer guides for schools across the country.
CourseTransfer.Idaho.gov - Developed by Idaho colleges and universities, this site helps students navigate transfer of credit across Idaho institutions.
Dual Credit courses are accepted by all Idaho institutions of higher education and most accredited institutions outside the state. The institution where you plan to attend makes the final decision on the acceptance of transfer courses. Acceptance of any or all courses can vary and may be dependent upon the grade earned and the policy of the institution. Therefore, it is the students' responsibility to check with the receiving college/university to identify how Dual Credit class(es) will transfer.
Ordering Transcripts - If you are applying to a college other than LCSC, you will need to send an official college transcript. You can obtain your unofficial transcript from WarriorWeb.
Students who register for Dual Credit courses receive high school and college credit for each course and instructors submit grades for both the high school and college transcripts. Lewis-Clark State College uses a typical letter-grading system to indicate the instructor’s evaluations of a student’s performance.
Students can review final college grades in WarriorWeb. Posting of final grades may take approximately 1-2 weeks after the course has ended. Students should check with their instructors regarding final grades. For additional information on grading, visit the Registrar's Office.
Colleges and universities measure academic work with the credit hour. Credits are sometimes referred to as credit hours or semester hours. Credits for college courses typically range from one to five hours. Your college education will include a certain number of general education credits, a sufficient number of required courses, and electives for the major you choose. At LCSC, bachelor’s degrees consist of a minimum of 120 credit hours.
The college functions to promote the development of all students. Therefore, all work submitted by a student must represent his/her own ideas, concepts, and current understanding. Academic dishonesty in any form is unacceptable. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating and plagiarism.
From the Lewis-Clark State College Student Code of Conduct:
Cheating – intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. The term “academic exercise” includes all forms of work submitted for credit hours.
Fabrication – intentional and/or unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or the source of any information in an academic exercise.
Collusion facilitating academic dishonesty – intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to commit an act of academic dishonesty.
Plagiarism – the deliberate adoption or reproduction of ideas or words or statement of another person as one’s own without acknowledgment.
Acts of academic dishonesty are subject to appropriate discipline through the student’s high school, with the exception of those students taking Dual Credit courses on-campus or online.
Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of federal financial assistance (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), applies to all LCSC students and Dual Credit students, wherever they are taking classes. In Title IX-related cases, college officials will coordinate investigative and adjudication processes with high school officials.