Current Dual Credit Students

1. How to Activate Your Seneca Account

When you become a Seneca student, you need to activate your Seneca account to access Seneca email and Blackboard. You can do this through our online system, Learn@Seneca.

To activate your account, visit MyID Self Service:  

  1. Enter your username and temporary password and select “login”.
  2. Select “yes” to accept Seneca’s terms and conditions.
  3. To change your password, enter your temporary password in the “Current Password” field. Create a new password next and confirm it. Your password needs letters (uppercase and lowercase), digits and special characters. For example, combine your favourite number with your initials and an exclamation point.
  4. Be sure to remember your Seneca username and password. You will need to use them every time to log in to your Learn@Seneca account (Blackboard and email).

If you have problems logging in to Learn@Seneca or forget your password, visit MyID Self Service or call 416.491.5050 ext. 22129.

 

2. Counselling & Accessibility

Academic accommodations for Dual Credit students are provided on a temporary basis for the duration of your course. 

If you are a Dual Credit student with an Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Your Seneca counsellor may provide you with temporary accommodations such as extended time on tests and exams.

If you require more than extended time, a psychoeducational assessment or other relevant documentation from an appropriate Regulated Health Provider must be provided. In this case, temporary academic accommodation will be issued and additional services may be provided as required. 

What are your responsibilities as a Dual Credit student?

  • To book your appointment as early as possible, call Counselling and Accessibility Services at the campus where you are taking your Dual Credit course. You will need your student number to book your appointment.
  • Share your IEP and/or psychoeducational assessment with the counsellor at Seneca.
  • You will be interacting with counsellors and staff. Initially you may do so with the support of your parents/guardians. Seneca follows an adult learning model and will be speaking directly with you on matters related to your performance in the course and academic accommodations. Your support person may assist you in understanding the academic accommodations process through a signed consent where you authorize communication between staff and counsellors. Your Seneca counsellor will assist you in completing the appropriate form.
  • After you meet with a counsellor at Seneca, based on your IEP/psychoeducational assessment, eligible students will have an academic accommodation letter. This letter will be delivered through a secure electronic system directly to our faculty, the Dual Credit program designate and the relevant chair of your program.
  • You are encouraged to provide your instructor(s) with any additional information you feel would be helpful in implementing academic accommodations.
  • Notify your Seneca counsellor and/or Dual Credit program designate should you experience difficulties with your academic accommodation letter.

Learn more about Counselling and Accessibility Services

 

3. Student Services

As a Dual Credit student at Seneca, you have access to the following services:

Whether you need tutoring or are looking for a fun study break like Zumba or trivia games, Student Services is available to help you achieve a work-life balance with a variety of virtual activities.

Learn more about activities by checking out the Student Life calendar.

 

4. Academic Dishonesty

As a Dual Credit student, the rights and responsibilities of being a Seneca student apply to you.

Examples of Academic Dishonesty

Plagiarism: copying without properly referencing the work of others (ideas, words, phrases etc.)

Cheating

  • Falsification: changing answers once submitted, grades, forging signatures
  • Impersonation: pretending to be someone else
  • Misrepresentation: providing false information, distortion
  • Procurement: buying/selling/obtaining reports, essays, exams and submitting as your own

Academic Dishonesty Consequences

First offence: Receive a grade of “0” on the specific work in which the offence occurred and a comment will appear on your transcript.

Second offence: Receive a grade of “F” in the subject. A second comment will be added to your transcript and you will be eligible for suspension from Seneca (minimum three semesters).

For more information, review Seneca’s Academic Integrity Policy

 

5. Grading System

The grading system is not the same as in high school. Make sure that you know the grade that you need to earn in order to pass your Dual Credit course:

A+ 90 – 100%
A 80 – 89%
B+ 75 – 79%
B 70 – 74%
C+ 65 – 69%
C 60 – 64%
D+ 55 – 59%
D 50 – 54%
F 0 – 49%

 

  • You must pass the college course in order to receive the credit towards your high school diploma.
  • At the end of the semester, Seneca will mail you a copy of your transcript. This is your official record of enrolment in a college course. Hard copies of your transcript will be sent by regular mail once we are able to return to campus.

For more information, review Seneca’s Grading Policy.

 

6. Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Seneca Student Code of Conduct applies to Dual Credit students. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with this code of conduct. 

Students have the right to:

  • Express themselves freely and openly, without fear of censorship
  • Freedom from discrimination and/or harassment
  • Be secure in one’s person and possessions
  • Form an association and/or to organize
  • Use Seneca’s facilities
  • Be given a subject outline for each subject of study
  • Attend Seneca’s events and functions that are public
  • A smoke-free environment
  • Use approved electronic devices for teaching and learning purposes

Students have the responsibility to:

  • Not take, or threaten to take, an action that threatens or endangers others; not abuse other students, employees or guests of Seneca
  • Not act in a manner that discriminates or harasses any student or group of students
  • Not take or use property that is not the student’s without consent of the owner
  • Not engage in disorderly conduct
  • Take no action that damages property that is not the student’s own
  • Comply with academic policies and act with academic integrity
  • Not obstruct or disrupt Seneca activities or make an attempt to do so
  • Smoke in designated outdoor smoking areas only
  • Comply with the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy

7. What Can I Do With My Seneca Dual Credit

Once you successfully complete your Dual Credit, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit towards a future Seneca program. To find out more, inquire with Seneca’s registration department or program co-ordinator.

When you are ready to apply to college, please ensure you have the following information:

  1. Know your student number (the ID number that is on your Seneca OneCard).
  2. Make sure that you have a copy of the course outline from the Dual Credit course that you completed at Seneca.
  3. Keep a copy of your transcript. This will be mailed to you by the Dual Credit Office.
  4. Go to the college’s registration department or to the program co-ordinator of your program and ask about the possibility of using your credit towards your full-time program.

 

8. Bursary

Students who have successfully passed a Dual Credit course at Seneca and who are enrolled in a full-time program will have the opportunity to apply for the Dual Credit Bursary.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must have successfully completed a Seneca Dual Credit course (D and above) between 2005 and 2020.
  • You must be enrolled in the first year of full-time postsecondary program.
  • You must have a financial need that exceeds the value of the bursary ($1,000).
  • You must write a one-page (250 words maximum) typed paper outlining how your Dual Credit experience impacted your decision to pursue college.

Applications are available every September. 

Current Dual Credit Students

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