How to Help Your Student
You want the best for your student. Help them achieve their college dreams with us.
Preparing a Successful College Student
You want your student to achieve success. It's why you've invested so much in their education already.
We at the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program (1818 ACC) want the same for your student.
Here are a few ways on how you can help:
- Encourage them to attempt to register on their own, or sit with and work with them step by step through the process, rather than registering your student for them.
- Discuss the importance of trying their best in the course and the SLU grading scale used to assess college credit.
- Utilize the 1818 ACC Calendar as a medium to discuss dates and deadlines rather than relying on them to remember.
- Remind them about sharing tuition bills and payment deadlines rather than waiting until the deadline to get this information.
- Ask them to log into their account and get the information you need rather than accessing your student's account.
- Advise your student to call our office or SLU directly with questions or needs rather than calling university departments for them.
- Work with your student to review materials, develop their requests, and have them advocate on their own behalf rather than advocating on their behalf.
- Acknowledge their desire to take a course that has the same rigor and expectations of an on-campus Saint Louis University class.
- Listen, encourage, and empower them to do their best in their dual credit courses!
Empowering your High School Student to Become a College Student
One of the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program (1818 ACC) biggest benefits to students who take dual credit courses is the opportunity to begin to developing the out-of-class skills necessary to become a successful young adult in college.
The transition from high school to college is an exciting time, but also an important time for students to grow into their potential. We realize, though, that there are many challenges students face as they begin to take responsibility for their future, and because of that the 1818 ACC dual credit program works to help students bridge that gap long before walking onto a college campus.
We're here to empower students and hope you'll join with us so that when they're on campus for their first year it's a breeze.
Responsibility: 1818 ACC vs. College
|Student 1818 ACC Responsibility||College Responsibility|
|Register for 1818 ACC classes through Banner by deadline||Research, select, and register for classes online by semester deadline|
|Submit tuition payment by due date||Apply for loans, grants, scholarships, and to make payments on time|
|Complete classwork on time and at college level||Responsible for all deadlines in syllabus, complete all assigned work, and submit it on time|
|Request SLU transcript if attending another institution other than SLU||Know how to request a transcript for internships, employers, and graduate school|
|Keep a copy of the course syllabus and class material for credit transferability||Keep syllabi for questions regarding policy, due dates, and course information|
|Contact 1818 ACC Office with questions, concerns, or issues||Resolve any issues without parental help in regards to college career.|
|Contact institutions to see how their 1818 ACC credits will transfer||Contact various offices for troubleshooting, issues, and needs related to college career.|