Dual Credit Information


  • (updated January 26, 2022) 

    ★  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 50% - 75% off the price of the same course at a 4-year school. The only additional cost is for textbooks (online/book). ​Scholarships​ are offered for Dual Credit students during certain windows of time. The scholarship application window is March 1st - April 15th. If a student is on Free/Reduced Lunch, they will qualify for a tuition fee waiver. 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 have the same GPA weight 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.

    After students have added the Dual Credit course to their course request, students will begin the registration process with Dual Credit Counselor, Ms. Johnson

    ★  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 2 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, March 8th 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.

    If you are interested in summer sessions, the first summer session begins June 2nd. The second summer session begins July 7th. (Please refer to NCTC website for drop & withdraw deadlines) 

    ★ Registration for summer and fall NCTC Dual Credit ends April 8th. Students must complete the GoApplyTexas application by March 11th.

    ★  If you are planning to take a course at NCTC campus, 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 you have further questions please see Ms. Neena Johnson in MHS Counseling Office ~ room D103. Or access all the information on the Marcus Dual Credit website.