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1 Dual Credit~ North Central Texas College Information Session

2 Mission Mission- The Dual Credit program provides a collegiate experience and pathway for exceptional high school students who are college bound and who meet eligibility requirements to successfully bridge from high school to college. Mission- The Dual Credit program provides a collegiate experience and pathway for exceptional high school students who are college bound and who meet eligibility requirements to successfully bridge from high school to college.

3 What is Dual Credit? College level courses that also meet high school requirements College level courses that also meet high school requirements With a passing grade, the student can receive college credit and meet high school course requirements at the same time With a passing grade, the student can receive college credit and meet high school course requirements at the same time Courses can be taken at any NCTC campus, online or on the high school campus Courses can be taken at any NCTC campus, online or on the high school campus Core or basic college transferable classes Core or basic college transferable classes NCTC has been participating in dual credit with area high schools since the early 1990s NCTC has been participating in dual credit with area high schools since the early 1990s

4 Benefits of Dual Credit High school students gain insight into the college level learning environment High school students gain insight into the college level learning environment Smoother transition into college Smoother transition into college Convenience- Courses are taught at the high school campus, at an NCTC campus, or online. Convenience- Courses are taught at the high school campus, at an NCTC campus, or online. Low Cost- Dual credit courses cost less than regular college courses. Low Cost- Dual credit courses cost less than regular college courses. Meets requirements of the Distinguished Achievement High School graduation program in most school districts. Meets requirements of the Distinguished Achievement High School graduation program in most school districts. Dual Credit courses are fully transferable to public colleges and universities in Texas Dual Credit courses are fully transferable to public colleges and universities in Texas

5 What can students expect? College course in all respects College course in all respects Expected to attend class Expected to attend class Time- invest at least as much time out of class as in class Time- invest at least as much time out of class as in class Schedule- dual credit, high school courses, extra curricular activities Schedule- dual credit, high school courses, extra curricular activities Different grading structure Different grading structure Grades in correlating high school subjects Grades in correlating high school subjects Online courses- different delivery method & are not for everyone Online courses- different delivery method & are not for everyone

6 What can parents expect? Parents should be aware of FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) Parents should be aware of FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) NCTC can release the students grades to the high school, parents and/or legal guardian. NCTC can release the students grades to the high school, parents and/or legal guardian. Parents should be supportive of their student by making them aware that their success in this program depends on the student taking responsibility for their education and behavior. Parents should be supportive of their student by making them aware that their success in this program depends on the student taking responsibility for their education and behavior. Students will have access to their grades through out the semester either through Angel or from their professor. Students are encouraged to share this information with their parents. If parents feel it necessary to discuss anything with the professor, the student must sign a release form. The NCTC instructor will have this form. Students will have access to their grades through out the semester either through Angel or from their professor. Students are encouraged to share this information with their parents. If parents feel it necessary to discuss anything with the professor, the student must sign a release form. The NCTC instructor will have this form.

7 Who is eligible? Students must meet all NCTC requirements Students must meet all NCTC requirements A/B high school average on Recommended or Distinguished high school curriculum A/B high school average on Recommended or Distinguished high school curriculum TSI Exempt TSI Exempt Junior or Senior in high school and must exhibit maturity and social behavior necessary to be enrolled in a college level course Junior or Senior in high school and must exhibit maturity and social behavior necessary to be enrolled in a college level course Maintain a C or higher in each dual credit course Maintain a C or higher in each dual credit course Desire to get a head start on their college curriculum Desire to get a head start on their college curriculum

8 Application Process Step One- apply to NCTC through Apply Texas (follow dual credit instruction/guidelines) Step One- apply to NCTC through Apply Texas (follow dual credit instruction/guidelines) Residency information Residency information Once the application has been submitted it becomes an official document, therefore NCTC may require additional documentation in order to make any changes to a students file. Once the application has been submitted it becomes an official document, therefore NCTC may require additional documentation in order to make any changes to a students file.

9 Transcripts and Test Scores Students must submit an official high school transcript during the application process. Students must submit an official high school transcript during the application process. Submit test scores- TAKS, THEA, SAT or ACT scores Submit test scores- TAKS, THEA, SAT or ACT scores If using TAKS scores for TSI exemption, students must submit a copy of the official full TAKS score report If using TAKS scores for TSI exemption, students must submit a copy of the official full TAKS score report Proof of Meningitis shot Proof of Meningitis shot

10 TSI Testing information Appropriate test scores on official report or HS transcript- One of the following: Appropriate test scores on official report or HS transcript- One of the following: THEA/Q-THEA- Math-270, English-220 & Reading-230 THEA/Q-THEA- Math-270, English-220 & Reading-230 COMPASS- Math(Algebra)-60,English -59 & 5 Essay, Reading-81 COMPASS- Math(Algebra)-60,English -59 & 5 Essay, Reading-81 TAKS- Math- 2200, English/Language Arts & sub score 3 TAKS- Math- 2200, English/Language Arts & sub score 3 SAT Combined score (math & critical reading) and 500 in Math and 500 in Critical Reading SAT Combined score (math & critical reading) and 500 in Math and 500 in Critical Reading ACT- 23 Composite and 19 in Math and 19 in verbal ACT- 23 Composite and 19 in Math and 19 in verbal PSAT/NMSQT- combined score of 107 (critical reading and math) with a score of 50 on the subject relevant to the course to be taken. PSAT/NMSQT- combined score of 107 (critical reading and math) with a score of 50 on the subject relevant to the course to be taken. PLAN (a pre-ACT test) - composite score of 23 with a 19 or higher in mathematics or English depends on course student plans on taking. PLAN (a pre-ACT test) - composite score of 23 with a 19 or higher in mathematics or English depends on course student plans on taking. *NCTC does not accept the Accuplacer for admission into Dual Credit

11 THEA/COMPASS THEA: Texas Higher Education Assessment Texas Higher Education Assessment Three sections- Reading, Writing and Math Three sections- Reading, Writing and Math NCTC offers the Quick THEA numerous times throughout the year NCTC offers the Quick THEA numerous times throughout the year Written (scantron and pencil) test, scores are mailed off and typically available within days of test date Written (scantron and pencil) test, scores are mailed off and typically available within days of test date $39 fee for both $39 fee for both Compass: Computerized version of the THEA Computer format (cannot change answer after submitted, etc) Typically offered during regular registration periods Scores are available immediately after testing is complete

12 Enrollment Step Two- Enrollment Step Two- Enrollment Dual credit students must enroll for classes once they complete the application process Dual credit students must enroll for classes once they complete the application process Submit the signed Dual Credit Agreement Form to the NCTC Admissions Office. Form must be completed and signed by high school, student, and parent. Submit the signed Dual Credit Agreement Form to the NCTC Admissions Office. Form must be completed and signed by high school, student, and parent. All dual credit students must be enrolled by the dual credit priority registration deadline. All dual credit students must be enrolled by the dual credit priority registration deadline.

13 Payment Step Three- Payment Step Three- Payment Payment is due at the time of registration Payment is due at the time of registration Tuition is based on residency Tuition is based on residency Students must notify NCTC before the semester begins if they are not taking dual credit. If a student drops or withdraws after the census or date of record they are still liable for enrollment any tuition owed Students must notify NCTC before the semester begins if they are not taking dual credit. If a student drops or withdraws after the census or date of record they are still liable for enrollment any tuition owed Students are responsible for purchasing textbooks Students are responsible for purchasing textbooks Scholarships are available Scholarships are available

14 Tuition & Fees NCTC Dual Credit Tuition Estimated Cost for In- District Students- $72 per credit hour $ class (3 credit hours) $ classes (6 credit hours Students who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch= FREE TUITION Other Colleges & Universities Estimated Tuition and Fees for a 3 hours course at: UNT- $ Texas Tech- $ Texas A&M- $ UT Austin- $ (average) TCU-$ OU- $ (out of state)

15 Scholarships Scholarships are available for Dual Credit students Scholarships are available for Dual Credit students NCTC Foundation Scholarship NCTC Foundation Scholarship Fall- Deadline is April 15th Fall- Deadline is April 15th Spring- Deadline is October 15th Spring- Deadline is October 15th Applications available through NCTC Foundation Office or online at click on Scholarships on the left-hand side of the page, scroll down to Dual Credit Applications available through NCTC Foundation Office or online at click on Scholarships on the left-hand side of the page, scroll down to Dual Credit

16 Course Offerings Core/Transferable Classes Core/Transferable Classes Each partnering ISD has an approved course list Each partnering ISD has an approved course list

17 School Approved Courses Northwest ISD Offerings: Northwest ISD Offerings: Engl 1301 & 1302 Engl 1301 & 1302 Math 1314 & 1342 Math 1314 & 1342 Math 2413 & 2414 Math 2413 & 2414 Spch 1315 & Engl 2332 Spch 1315 & Engl 2332 Government 2305 Government 2305 Economics 2301 Economics 2301 Biol 2401 & 2402 Biol 2401 & 2402 Psyc 2301 & Soc 1301 Psyc 2301 & Soc 1301 Other core courses may be approved on an individual basis- see your handout for more info Other core courses may be approved on an individual basis- see your handout for more info

18 What next? Consider all the data and information to make sure dual credit is a good fit for you Consider all the data and information to make sure dual credit is a good fit for you Complete and submit application through Applytexas.org (Print application confirmation) Complete and submit application through Applytexas.org (Print application confirmation) Submit high school transcript and test scores to NCTC Submit high school transcript and test scores to NCTC Submit Signed Dual Credit Agreement/Registration Form by August 3rd for the Fall 2012 semester to NCTC. Priority registration begins 4/16 Submit Signed Dual Credit Agreement/Registration Form by August 3rd for the Fall 2012 semester to NCTC. Priority registration begins 4/16 Returning students only need to submit the Agreement/Registration Form Returning students only need to submit the Agreement/Registration Form

19 Questions? Denton County- Laura Poignant Laura Poignant


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