School hosts dual credit informational webinar

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Kasey Harvey

In response to social distancing for COVID-19, FISD students have made the transition to eLearning. Students in dual credit, however, have had to make the transition for their on campus and college level classes.

Shreya Jagan, Staff Reporter

Along with the multiple new changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, much of the dual credit process still remains up in the air. Everything is now digital with a webinar Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 12 p.m. to clear any confusion future dual credit students might have. 

“There’s going to be an online session for students and parents to ask questions and figure out the whole process,” sophomore Anshul Patil said. “I think it’s a good opportunity to get trivial things out of the way.”

Even though the webinar will be held for two days, some are worried about the spread of misinformation. 

“I feel that communication will be harder as the counselors at Liberty and the Collin counselors are getting so many emails from so many students, it’s very possible that your questions may not even get an accurate response at all with the sea of problems they already have to deal with,” sophomore Isra Mohammed said. “This could lead to a lot of confusion. And, since clarification isn’t quick, it opens up the possibilities for inaccuracy.”

Others are skeptical of the effectiveness of the new process.

“Well of course the online version won’t be the same as that in person,” Patil said. “With these circumstances, we have to make do with what we have and look on the positive side.”

Even still, Mohammed believes that these new changes and additions will serve a good purpose. 

“This process allows everyone to stop and take a breather,” Mohammed said. “We can go through the same requirements as before but there isn’t so much of a rush and we can do it all from the comfort of our homes.”