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ENROLLMENT PROCEDURE

for Dual Credit Students

(Fall 2013 & Spring 2014)

 

Step 1.  Placement Tests:

 

  • Placement in MATH and ENGL courses is based on ACT/SAT or COMPASS test scores.
  • For other courses, a placement score is not required.
  • Many of you will be able to take the COMPASS tests at your high schools at no charge.
  • For information regarding testing, please contact Carey Walker at (575) 590-4779.

 

Step 2.  Complete the Dual Credit Request Form:

 

§  Receive a copy from your high school counselor (most convenient way).

§  Another way is to print out a copy of the electronic version of this form.

§  Page 1 - Top boxed area (required): 

    1. Student, counselor, or parent/guardian must write the correct information in this box. 
    2. Begin by marking the appropriate Admission for: question – Spring 2014, etc. Continue filling in all the spaces, through the line: High School GPA.
    3. STARS ID NUMER IS REQUIRED.
    4. Please print neatly & use black or dark ink. (no pencils).

 

  •  Course Listing and Secondary/Postsecondary Approval (required): 
    1. Fill in at least the Course Title box for each class to be taken. 
    2. The Outreach Programs staff will complete this section if there is information missing or unknown at the time of registration.

 

  • Lower boxed area (required):
    1. High School Representative - signature approving the student’s taking the class
    2. Student - must sign and date.
    3. Parent/Guardian - signature on the appropriate line (unless the student is 18 or older).
    4. Postsecondary Representative – signature as WNMU’s representative

 

  •  What do you do next? 
    1. Bring the completed form to Outreach Programs office at WNMU or
    2. FAX the form to the Outreach Programs office at (575) 538-6265.
    3. Forms for students in TorC, Deming, and Lordsburg can be turned in at the appropriate WNMU learning center.

 

  • Page 2 – Explains the rights and responsibilities of Dual Credit Students

 

Step 3.  WNMU Admission Information (for first time admissions to WNMU)

 

1.      Go to WNMU’s Home Page .

2.      Click on Apply Now above Mustang Express (Middle Right).

3.      Click on Admissions Applications (the first choice).

4.     Select First time user account creation (at the bottom of the page).

5.     Create a Login ID and PIN. Your PIN must be six numbers. (write this information down)

6.     Click on Login.

7.      Go to the bottom of the page of Select the Application Type, choose Dual Credit HS Student and click continue.

8.      Select Admission Term and continue filling out the information.

9.   STARS ID is required.

10.  Once you have completed filling out all the information on the several screens, submit the   completed form as instructed.

 

Step 4.  Pay Fees:

  • Registration fee, Technology fee, and Tuition  (No Charge - waived by WNMU)
  • Online fee ($30 per credit hour - required for all students enrolled in online courses)
  • Lab fees (course specific fees in certain classes are the student’s responsibility )

§  Some school districts voluntarily pay Online & Lab fees, but are not required to do so by law.  Check with your school representative to see what your school’s policy is concerning payment of these fees.

§  Students enrolled in ITV courses, even if the course has an online component, generally do not pay fees.

  • All fees must be paid before the end of the semester.  Billing arrangements need to be made with the Business Office.  Payment can be made at the Business Office or online via your Mustang Express account.
  • Any checks mailed to WNMU should be sent to the Outreach Programs office, not the WNMU Business Office.

 

Step 5.  Textbooks: (the high school’s responsibility)

  • From the WNMU home page (http://www.wnmu.edu/), select Student Services from the bar above the picture.
  • From the menu to the left of the page select Bookstore under Academics
  • Follow the steps to identify the textbook(s) needed for each class.
  • Textbooks can be purchased online from the WNMU bookstore, or purchased from another source.
  • WNMU Bookstore’s phone number is (575) 538-6123.

 

Step 6.  Classes Begin:

 

  • All classes begin on Monday, January 13, 2014.
  • Students enrolled in an online course, or a course with an online component, should log in to the course on January 13th
  • Students can use the attached instructions to log into their online class.
  • After following the instructions, if login is unsuccessful, please contact Carey Walker at (575) 590-4779. 
  • Online Courses:  Students who are taking online courses must first select the My Online Courses (Canvas) option under the Quick Links menu to the left. The User Name and Password are the same as your Mustang Express account information.  First time users should follow the “Preview a WNMU Online Class!” help tutorial.  

 

Step 7.  Questions?

 

  • To get help with TECHNOLOGY contact the WNMU Help Desk: 

           (575) 574-4357 or 1-800-872-9668 (ask for Help Desk)

  • Students who need help with their WRITING (in any online or ITV course) contact:

           Writing Across the Curriculum - wnmu.edu > Academics > Writing at Western

wnmu.edu > Academics > Writing at Western

 

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