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1Northwest Vista College 2015-2016 Dual Credit student and parent information
2What is Dual Credit?College credit and high school credit earned upon completion of a class with a grade of “C” or betterStudents will be exposed to college-level material and are considered college studentsDual credit courses generally transfer to most Texas public colleges/universitiesAlways check with the school you want to attend about transfer creditsDual credit becomes a part of the student’s high school and college transcripts
3Advantages of Dual Credit Saves moneyStudents can potentially earn up to 2 courses of college credit each semester at no costReduces tuition and textbook costs for overall college educationGets many prerequisites out of the wayStudents take on the responsibilities of being a college student, easing the transition from high school to college
4How does AP differ from Dual Credit? AP classes are not college credit until the receiving institution accepts the score earned on the AP test and transmits the credit onto the transcriptDual Credit is a course for college credit. The AP exam may earn college credit.AP score requirements vary from one institution to the nextAP credit is not automatically transmitted on the college transcriptSome high school courses are set up to offer both AP and dual credit
5Who should take Dual Credit? The Dual Credit program is designed for high school juniors and seniors seeking to get a jump on their college coursework.Students who have test scores that indicate they are ready to enter the program and who feel comfortable doing college level work should consider dual credit.Students are allowed to take a maximum of TWO dual credit courses per semester.
62015-2016 Dual Credit Courses 11th Grade Courses: 12th Grade Courses: AP/Dual BiologyAP/ Dual Environmental ScienceDual Spanish 312th Grade Courses:Dual English Composition (for students currently in Level English 3)AP/Dual British Literature (for students who earn a score of 3+ on the AP Language Exam)College Algebra (for students who complete Algebra 2)AP/Dual Environmental ScienceDual US Government
7High School Course= College Course High School Course NameHS CreditCollege Course EquivalentCollege CreditAP/Dual Biology1Biology 1406 and 14078AP/Dual Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Biology 24063Dual English 4English 1301 and 1302 (Comp I and II)6AP/Dual English 4English 2322 and 2323 (Brit Lit I and II)College AlgebraMath 1414 (College Algebra)Dual Spanish 3Spanish 2311 and 2312US GovernmentGovernment 2305
8Dual Credit Admission Requirements Complete the application at applytexas.org by February 6, 2015Instructions can be found at Click on Applying for Dual Credit and Ready-Set-Apply for step-by-step instructionsSubmit your Parent Consent Form to the Counseling Office by February 6, 2015
9Dual Credit Admission Requirements Send official SAT/ACT scores to Northwest Vista College by April 20, 2015.SAT score requirements: Critical Reading+ Math=1070 with 500+ on each sectionACT score requirements: 23 Composite with 19 on English and Math sectionsPSAT (sophomores only): Critical Reading + Math=107 with 50+ on each sectionWithout these minimum scores, students will have the opportunity to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Exam the last week in March to reach college readiness standards for admission into dual credit.
10Final Steps Current dual credit students do NOT have to re-apply Check the you use to apply through Apply Texas-You will receive an from Alamo Colleges with instructions on how to Access your ACES account and new ACES accountYou will need to complete the GO FAARR and Test Prep modules (if you need to take the TSI) in order to be registered for the classes you choose (instructions will come later)Once you log in to ACES, all of Alamo Colleges communication will go directly to your ACES account, so check this regularly.
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