What Is Expected of Students

Remember, you are a college student now! Your college classes will be rigorous and fast-paced.

Dual Credit, ECHS, P-TECH and T-STEM students are required to follow all Dallas College policies and procedures with regard to conduct and academic standards and to abide by Dallas College student rights and responsibilities. As a college student, you are considered a responsible adult. Your enrollment indicates acceptance of the Code of Student Conduct. Some policies and procedures that may affect you are outlined below.

Information Disclosure

You are covered under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA. Under this law, Dallas College may not share certain information with anyone, including parents, without your written consent. For more information, please read the current catalog.

What is FERPA?

FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, 1974) is a privacy law designed to protect a student’s educational records. FERPA gives parents rights to their children’s educational records in grades K-12, but those rights transfer to the student once they enroll at a college or university.

Why is FERPA important?

FERPA prevents your private information being accessed or released without your permission. Dallas College is allowed to disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, you can request not to disclose this information. Dallas College is required to notify you about your directory information and to notify you each year about your FERPA rights.

How does FERPA apply to me?

As a Dual Credit student, you are protected by FERPA. Dallas College staff cannot discuss or allow your parents access to your personal information without your written consent. Professors cannot discuss your grades or personal information with your parents. Students or proxies conducting official college business on campus (registration, schedule changes, transcript pickup, TSI testing, residency changes) must be prepared to present a picture ID at all times.

How do I give permission for someone to register for me?

The FERPA Release for Proxy Registration/Admission is required if your parents, siblings or family friend(s) need to conduct official Dallas College business on your behalf if you are unable to see us in person. Please note: The FERPA Release for Proxy does not grant parents permission to contact professors on behalf of the student.

Required Attendance

You are required to follow the college’s academic calendar, which may vary from that of your high school. Your college will treat you, as a Dual Credit student, the same as your college peers. All students should make the necessary time commitment required of their class.

Missing a college Dual Credit class to attend high school-related events, such as pep rallies and field trips, is not considered an excused absence. If you know you will be absent, please talk to your college professor about what to do.

Statement on Scholastic Dishonesty

Scholastic dishonesty is not allowed and may result in punishment. Scholastic dishonesty can include, but is not limited to, cheating on an exam or quiz, plagiarizing and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work. Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of their thought, work, research or self-expression. Academic work is defined as, but not limited to, tests or quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations; and homework.