Dual Credit Information

DUAL CREDIT INFORMATION (updated January 2021)


  • (updated August 27, 2021) 

    ★  What is Dual Credit?​ Students can receive college credit and high school credit from the same course. Students get to experience college while still having the support of high school.

    ★  Dual Credit saves money​. For 3 hours of college credit the cost is $165. This saves 75% off the price of the same course at a 4 year school. Only additional cost is for textbooks (online/book). ​Scholarships​ are offered for Dual Credit students. The scholarship application window is September 1st - October 15th. If a student is on Free/Reduced Lunch, they will qualify for a fee waiver for tuition. See Ms. Johnson (in counseling office ~ D103) for more information.

    ★  Dual Credit courses are offered at the ​Marcus campus, online, or at the NCTC campus​. Students will receive college credit with a passing grade in the course. Dual credit courses are the same GPA weighting as AP courses.

    ★  Current Dual Credit courses offered at the Marcus campus are ​English 3, English 4, US History, US Government, Economics, and College Algebra​. Other Dual Credit courses are available online or at the NCTC campus. Courses can be taken during the summer, fall, or spring​ semesters. Other courses could potentially be on our campus depending on the level of interest.

    ★  Dual Credit courses ​can transfer​ to Texas Public Universities, as well as many other campuses. Always check with colleges of interest on transferability.

    ★  Communication​ between students and the Dual Credit Counselor and NCTC Staff is imperative. Parents are not able to communicate with professors. All classes follow college guidelines and procedures.

    ★  Many students will be required to take the ​TSI ​(Texas Success Initiative exam) unless an exemption can be provided through ​PSAT, SAT, ACT or STAAR EOC Scores​. The TSI includes 3 sections: Reading, Writing, and Math. The Dual Credit course you plan to take will determine which sections of the TSI you will have to complete.

    ★ The TSI will be administered at Marcus on Tuesday, September 14th at a discounted price. You can register for the test with Ms. Johnson (in counseling office ~ D103). The TSI is also administered at NCTC if needed.

    Registration for Spring NCTC Dual Credit ends October 15th. Students must complete the ApplyTexas application by September 15th. 

    ★  If you are planning to take a course at NCTC, you will be required to turn in a shot record with your up-to-date Meningitis shot.

    ★  All Dual Credit Forms and documentation must be returned to MHS Counselor Ms. Johnson. ​It should NOT be taken to NCTC​. 

    If yu have further questions please see Ms. Neena Johnson in MHS Counseling Office ~ room D103. Or acess all information on the Marcus Dual Credit website.