Student Rights & Responsibilities for Dual Credit Program Students

Students taking dual credit courses exist under two systems, that of their high school and their college, which may operate under different rules and regulations. It is important for students to understand the rules and regulations of all institutions in which they are enrolled for educational credit. All ACC students, including high school students, are subject to the rights and responsibilities specified in the ACC Student Handbook

Students who violate ACC codes of conduct will be subject to the college’s disciplinary processes, which may run parallel to, or differ from, those of their high schools. This means that it is possible for high school students enrolled in ACC classes to face disciplinary actions administered by both the high school and college personnel for the same offense. Those disciplinary actions may differ, based on the rules and regulations of the different educational institutions. 

Higher education is designed to meet the needs of adult students. Thus, any student enrolled in an institution of higher education is expected to behave in a mature and professional manner, regardless of age. Should a high school student face disciplinary action for conduct, College and High School Relations staff work with both ACC and high school personnel towards achieving the goal of changing the unwanted behavior with minimum disruption to the educational process. However, ultimate authority for determining disciplinary action rests with the ACC Student Affairs division.

Any student who has questions about ACC processes or Student Rights and Responsibilities is encouraged to contact their assigned advisor or the Director of High School Programs Advising & Completion, melissa.biegert@austincc.edu. Students may also refer to the High School Programs Student Handbook or the online ACC Student Handbook.