DUAL CREDIT INFORMATION (updated January 2021)
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★ 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.