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Dual Studies
Learn More About the Program (FAQ)
Learn More About the Program (FAQ)

How do I enroll?

Students must be admitted to the college prior to enrolling in classes. Here is a checklist for the process.

What is RaiderNet?

RaiderNet is the place where you check your email, course registration status, grades, financial aid information and other services.

How do I access my RaiderNet account?

Click on the RaiderNet link on the Roane State home page.

If you do not have a RaiderNet account established, choose to Setup Your RaiderNet Account Here. Directions to establish a RaiderNet account are provided on the Web site. The first time you sign on, you will use your Social Security number, but this number will be replaced with your new student ID number. Your PIN number will initially be a six-digit number composed of your birth date (month/day/last 2 digits of birth year). Please change your password. If you have difficulties accessing your account, the Help Desk is available during college operating hours.

Will the course I take transfer to other colleges?

Most courses transfer to Tennessee institutions; however, to find out whether the specific course you plan to take will transfer to other colleges and universities, you should contact the institution that you plan to attend or you may contact the Advising Resource Center at Roane State.

This list is a good resource to provide information regarding course transferability.

What happens if I am late or I miss a class?

Every college instructor must issue students a course syllabus at the beginning of each semester that should address attendance policy. Different instructors have different policies. Contact your instructor via email if you have specific questions. Type the faculty name in the Search Box at the top right-hand corner of the RSCC home page to find an email address for your instructor.

What is the grading scale?

State Department of
Education grading scale:
93 – 100 A
86 – 92 B
75 – 85 C
70 – 74 D
60 & below F
 
Roane State Community
College grading scale
90 – 100 A
80 – 89 B
70 – 78 C
60 – 69 D
0 – 59 F

Some specific exceptions to the above scale may apply and the college reserves the right to adjust it accordingly. Students enrolled in Allied Health Sciences or Nursing programs may not follow the same scale. Students should refer to the grading scale included on the course syllabus.

When can I find out my final grade?

Grades will be officially posted approximately four to five days after the final exam date. You can access your grades on your RaiderNet account. Individual faculty may post grades prior to that time as indicated by your instructor.

Do I need this class for my major?

The Advising Resource Center provides detailed instruction on how to determine your major, how to know what courses are required for specific majors, and what courses will transfer to four year institutions.

May I use the RSCC library and tutoring services?

Absolutely! Roane State has libraries in Harriman and Oak Ridge. Learning Resource Centers with library access are available at most Roane State campuses. Visit the Learning Center website to determine the Center and/or tutors located nearest you and the hours of availability.

The Learning Center offers a new online tutoring service through Momentum, called the Learning Center Online. The LCO will provide Roane State students with tutoring in writing, math, and science. All students with access to Momentum will have access to the LCO.

What is SMARTTHINKING?

Online learning assistance is available for Roane State students through SMARTHINKING. SMARTHINKING provides online tutoring in Mathematics (Basic Skills - Calculus II), Writing, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology, Accounting, Economics, Introductory Finance, Spanish, and Statistics. Online Math tutors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the school year. Students can:

  • "Drop-in" for live tutoring;
  • Submit questions for a response within 24 hours;
  • Pre-schedule sessions; and
  • View archives of past sessions.

I am not doing well in my class. May I drop a class?

College students may drop courses; however, you must have permission from your high school counselor if you are a dual enrollment student. Some courses are required for high school graduation and dropping the dual enrollment course could jeopardize necessary high school credits being awarded.

The deadline for withdrawing from a college class may be found on the Academic Calendar. To officially withdraw, you must submit a request through your RaiderNet account. Go to the Student Tab and select Self Service. Click:

  1. Registration for Classes
  2. Student (this should bring up your schedule so that you can select the class you need to drop)
  3. Registration
  4. Add/Drop Classes

How much does it cost to take a class?

Tuition and fees vary for different classes. Please check the Tuition and Fees page of the RSCC Web site to determine course cost. Most dual enrollment courses award 3 credit hours, so the cost for 2014 of a three-hour course is $441 if taken on a high school campus and $462 if taken on a RSCC campus.

Can I receive financial aid as a dual enrollment student?

There is a TN Dual Enrollment Grant (TDEG) that pays $300 per class (up to $600 per semester) for high school juniors and seniors. Currently, RSCC offers a First Class scholarship that pays up to $186 per student who receives the TDEG. The TN Career Centers may provide some assistance to students who qualify with financial needs.  Federal financial aid is only available after high school graduation.  For a more detailed breakdown please view our Dual Enrollment Flyer.

Tuition and Fees

Students are assessed tuition based on the number of semester hours in which they enroll. The fees for 2014-2015 are $186 per semester hour. All fees are subject to change under the direction of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and will be posted on the RSCC Tuition and Fees page as changes are made. In addition to tuition, fees are assessed based on student participation. All dual studies students pay a technology fee, which is currently $15 per credit hour. Students who attend classes on a RSCC site must pay an access (parking) fee of $5, in addition to other campus fees; those who attend classes at the high school are exempt from the additional fees.

First Class Scholarships

During the 2014-2015 academic year, RSCC agrees to pay the difference in tuition/fees for each dual enrolled student who takes a 3-hour course at a high school. Students taking a 3-credit hour class at one of the RSCC campuses are left with a balance of $28.00 (for campus access fees) which will be an out of pocket expense for the student. Students attending a dual class at their school will not be charged these fees. Courses requiring labs may have a lab fee depending on the lab facility. Questions regarding fees may be directed to the Bursar’s Office.

Local Donor Programs

In an effort to assist dual studies students in paying the balance of tuition/fees not covered by the TN Dual Enrollment Grant and the First Class Scholarship, local donors continue to be identified by the college. To date the following scholarships are available though funds are being solicited in all counties. As monies are made available, the Dual Studies department will inform the high school administration. Some county systems and donors provide students the required textbooks for dual studies courses.

County

Tuition/Fees

Textbooks Provided By

Anderson

No assistance

No assistance

Campbell

No assistance

No assistance

Cumberland

No assistance

Cumberland Schools

Fentress

All tuition/fees paid

Community Bank

Loudon

No assistance

No assistance

Morgan

*1 additional class

No assistance

Roane

No assistance

No assistance

Scott

All tuition fees paid

Scott/Oneida Schools

*Tuition for a second class may be awarded based on a first come, first served with a donor maximum of $5,000.

Additional Tuition/Fees

Some students opt to take more than one course per semester. These students should make sure all fees are paid on time. Payment will be accepted by cash, personal check, money order, or by VISA, American Express or MasterCard credit or debit card at any RSCC site or can be mailed to the Roane County Campus.  Telephone authorizations by VISA or MasterCard are accepted at the Roane County Campus (865) 882-4515 or you may pay by accessing RaiderNet if you have been admitted as a RSCC student. Click on RaiderNet and log into your account. Go to Student Account Summary, and use the RaiderPay feature. For more information, contact the Business Office.

The computer system will delete students from the system who have not paid fees promptly. Be sure to check your RaiderNet account for account balances. If you are deleted from the system for non-payment, and you do not re-enroll with payment, you will not receive college credit even if you attend class and complete the assignments.

Financial Assistance: Dependents of State/UT/TBR

Dependents of the State, University of Tennessee (UT) or Tennessee Board of Regents employees are eligible for fee waivers:

  • 25% fee waiver for dependents of public school teachers and state employees
  • 50% fee waiver for dependents of UT/TBR employees

Please contact the Human Resource Office at your institution of employment for appropriate paperwork. Submit the fee waiver with the First Class Registration application.

Will I receive a high school credit for my dual enrollment class?

For dual enrollment classes that are taken at the high school during the school day, both high school and college credit are awarded. For courses taken at Roane State or that are offered before and/or after the regular school day, students must discuss with the high school principal/counselor prior to enrollment to determine if a high school credit will be awarded.

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