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1 Dual Credit

2 What is Dual Credit? According to The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Dual Credit is a process by which a high school junior or senior enrolls in a college course and receives simultaneous academic credit for the course from both the college and the high school. While dual credit courses are often taught on the secondary school campus to high school students only, a high school student can also take a course on the college campus and receive both high school and college credit.

3 Dual Credit This program: Expands academic options for college-bound high school students. Minimizes the duplication of courses taken in high school and college. Shortens the time required to complete an undergraduate degree and reduces the cost of higher education. Provides guaranteed college credit, begins their permanent college transcript.

4 Dual Credit Requirements Dual Credit students must meet course prerequisite requirements before enrolling in classes. Students may enroll in up to two Dual Credit courses per semester. Students are required to make a TCC grade of “C” or better in all Dual Credit courses to continue in the Dual Credit Program.

5 Dual Credit Requirements Student may not drop a Dual Credit course without permission from the high school counselor. It is the students responsibility to notify his/her counselor. Students must attend class 85% of the time, failure to do so may result in the professor dropping you from class.

6 How to Enroll? 1) Only Juniors and Seniors are eligible for dual credit courses. 2) Notify your High School Counselor and they will pull your official transcript to be submitted to TCC. 3)There will be a set time that TCC will come to the High School to help you fill out the online application and administer the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA).

7 How to Enroll? 4) Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment will take place on the high school campus in the spring (or possibly at TCC Campus, unless otherwise exempt). The TSI Assessment is the approved placement test used by educational institutions to assist in determining if a student is prepared for a college-level courses and to aid institutions in making course placement decisions. Students will take the Reading, Writing, and Math portion of the TSI 5) Immediately following the test, the student will receive results to go over with their counselor as to what classes they are eligible for. The first test is FREE, if you need to re-test, the fee is $11 6). If the student is exempt based on other official test scores (ACT, SAT, PSAT, STAAR) an original and official copy must be submitted to their high school counselor.

8 How to Enroll? 7) Once the student signs the Early High School Enrollment Form with their counselor, the Dual Credit Coordinator will pick up the completed packet to get the students enrolled in the correct course section at their high school. 8) Once students are enrolled in class, they will need to make a payment either through their TCC WebAdvisor account or make a payment in person at any TCC Business Services Office.

9 Deadline for Applications For students wanting to register for fall/spring 2015-2016 school year, all testing and paper work should be completed by TCC deadlines.

10 An Investment with Benefits The State of Texas’ Senate Bill 148 requires each institution of higher education to adopt a Core Curriculum of up to 42 hours of college. This core of classes can be transferred in block to any state college/university in Texas to be substituted for the core of the receiving institution. Tarrant County College has implemented the 42-hour transferable core curriculum. Dual Credit courses are recognized in the state of Texas (both public and private colleges and universities).

11 Academic Core Courses Communication..................................................................6 Hours English(ENGL 1301) and English (ENGL 1301) Mathematics........................................................................6 Hours College Algebra (MATH 1314) and Trigonometry ( MATH 1316) Language, Culture and Philosophy…………………………………6 Hours English (ENGL 2322 and ENGL 2328)

12 Academic Core Courses American History………………..............................................6 Hours U.S. History(HIST 1301 & HIST 1302) Government and Political Science………………………………….3 Hours U.S. and Texas Government (GOVT 2305) Social and Behavioral Science……………………………………....3 Hours Economics(ECON 2301)

13 Dual Credit vs. AP An Investment with Benefits Dual Credit vs. AP Dual Credit Guaranteed college credit upon successful completion of course. AP Classes No guarantee upon completion of course; must pass state exam score with a 3 or above. Examples: Baylor-4 Economics, 3 Government, 5 Psychology OU-3 English, 5 Economics, 3 Government TCU-3 English, 4 Economics, 3 Government UT-4 History, 4 Economics, 4 Psychology

14 An Investment with Benefits Courses may be offered at the High School campus, online, or in a hybrid format. Easy testing and registration process.

15 Access to Tarrant County College (TCC) Resources An Investment with Benefits Access to Tarrant County College (TCC) Resources Career and Employment Services Financial Aid Services Library State of the art computer labs Academic Learning Center

16 Disability Support Services (DSS) TCC does not follow High School accommodations, all paperwork submitted will go through our DSS department and accommodations will be given through TCC. If students require ANY form of accommodation please notify the DSS department.

17 How to be Successful in a College Class Student Responsibility (accountability) Communication with professor Attendance will be taken daily. Tarrant County College (TCC) policy allows faculty to withdraw students for excessive absences. Involvement in extra curricular activities does not excuse the student from course responsibilities. Syllabus outlines configuration of grades. The syllabus is the contract with the instructor. Students taking a 3-semester hour class should set aside a minimum of 6 hours per week to study.

18 An Investment with Benefits $165 per course ($55/credit hour). Financial Aid may be available. High school students who have earned 24 college credits or more upon graduation save about $15,000.

19 Dual Credit Textbooks After the student has received a Dual Credit schedule from their high school counselor, they will obtain their textbook(s) at Follett Bookstore. Students may purchase the textbooks online, if they choose to write in the book, through the Follett Bookstore at Students must have their textbooks on the first day of class. *Some High School’s may provide the textbooks at no additional cost*

20 TCCUTAUNTTexas Wesleyan TCU Tuition$660.00$4,439.00$4,672.70$12,172.00$19,255.00 Data obtained by calling individual college admissions and financial aid offices and by searching the individual college web sites. These numbers were updated on 10/14/14 for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. All amounts are estimates, depending on course of study in which the tuition and fees will vary. Some institutions include general fees for all students. Textbook costs range between $400-1200 depending on the program and institution. Sample cost for 12 semester hours (full load) Academic Year 2014-2015 Sense DOLLARS ‘N

21 Contact Information Dual Credit Coordinators Northeast Service Area Southeast Service Area Tamesha Hillard-Daniels Dr. Stephanie Barnes Northwest Service Area South Service Area Kate Smith Catherine Meyers Central Service Area Felisha Battles 817-515-1650


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