AP, IB, and Dual Enrollment Courses Information

The information below outlines our current understanding provided by each of our college partners as they share details with us.  

Advanced Placement (AP): https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/
> Exams will be given from May 11 through May 22, makeup exams from June 1 through June 5.
> Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.
> Each test will consist of a 45-minute online free-response exam taken at home.
> Exams will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
> Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
> Students who need mobile tools or connectivity can reach out to https://collegeboard.tfaforms.net/74
> Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and teachers can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. 
> Teachers will continue to provide instructional support through the At-home Learning Plan


International Baccalaureate (IB): https://ibo.org/news/news-about-the-ib/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/
> The May 2020 examinations, scheduled between April 30th and May 22nd, for Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme students will no longer be held.
> Depending on what they registered for, the students will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student’s coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor, and quality control already built into the programmes.
> Individual teachers are in contact with students regarding specific course requirements

MCC Dual Enrollment: https://www.monroecc.edu/coronavirus/
Grading: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MCC students will have the option to choose between receiving a traditional letter grade or receiving a designation of Satisfactory/Pass/Unsatisfactory for each course taken this semester. We will be communicating the following information with students soon:
At the end of the semester, instructors will enter earned letter grades (A through F). These grades will be permanently kept by MCC, however, students will have the option of requesting that a Satisfactory/Pass/Unsatisfactory grade be displayed in the transcript, as follows:
> Substitute an "S" for earned grades A to C indicating a student's progress was Satisfactory for the course requirements
> Substitute a "P" for earned grades C- to D- indicating a student Passed the course
> Substitute a "U" for an earned grade of F indicating a student's progress was Unsatisfactory for the course
> While both S and P signify earned course credit and are excluded from GPA calculation, S grades are more likely to be eligible for transfer to another institution (pending acceptance by the transfer institution). U grades indicate that a student was unsuccessful in the course; no credit would be awarded, and this grade is excluded from GPA calculation.

Between May 20 and August 1, 2020, students may choose to select S/P/U for some or all of their grades for the spring 2020 term. Thereafter, students may request that their original letter grades be reinstated at any point until their graduation date. No changes to the grades as posted on the transcript may be requested after graduation.

Billing/Payment: Spring Courses Only - The college has delayed sending dual enrollment bills to students/families. All bills are now set to be mailed out on April 14th. The new payment deadline is set for May 13th. Students/families will have the option to pay the bill electronically or through the postal mail. Instructions will be outlined on the bill. Please help us to communicate this deadline out to parents so there is little to no confusion.

Rochester Institute Technology: https://www.rit.edu/coronavirus/
For 2019-2020 full year, or spring 2020 classes, the RIT Undergraduate Credit eligibility and grading will follow the below guidelines:

> In the absence of the PLTW End of Course (EoC) assessment scores, RIT will award credit using only students’ final course averages.
> Students must achieve a final course average of 85%, or higher, to be eligible for college credit.
> The RIT course letter grade will be determine by the following “cut-scores” :
           Course Average RIT Letter Grade
                 >95 A
            90 - 94 B
            85 - 89 C
> The registration deadline will remain the same, November 2, 2020.
> Teachers will continue to follow the same process of submitting grades.
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