Dual Credit courses are college courses provided by institutions of higher education (IHE). These colleges are typically local junior colleges that school districts partner with, but can also be four-year universities or online programs. NISD has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with North Central Texas College to provide dual credit options to our students.
College courses that also satisfy high school credit requirements are listed on the Course Crosswalk that is updated annually. Courses taken at the college that are not listed on the crosswalk, may not result in high school credit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why take Dual Credit?
Benefits to DC courses include increased savings and an easier transition to college as well as higher rates of successful and on time completion of college. DC allows students the opportunity to enroll in a college course while also earning high school credit. *Students can graduate having earned core college credits, giving them a head start with their post high school education.
Who should take Dual Credit?
Students who want to take challenging college courses while also earning high school credit should consider DC. Students should always discuss schedules and course selections with counselors and parents to ensure the best choices are made for short and long-term success. Remember, as soon as you take a DC course your college transcript has begun.
Do I have to pay for courses?
Yes, but financial assistance is available. Courses at NCTC cost approximately $130 per credit hour. Tuition assistance is available through various scholarship and grant programs. Books and other materials are not included in tuition and fees.