Dual Credit

Description: Dual Credit courses allow high school students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit while still in high school.

Credit: Credit is awarded when the students passes the Dual Credit course with a grade of C or higher.

Teachers/Instructors: Taught by college instructors and/or high school teachers who serve as adjunct professors. Teacher must have masters w/at least 18 hours of graduate level classes in the course he/she is teaching.

College/University Credit: Dual Credit courses are accepted at most colleges and universities in and around Texas. These are college credit classes. Students should check with individual colleges for their academic requirements/policies.

Eligibility:
Must be identified as a high school student.
Must have high school approval.
Must meet TSI eligibility requirements for college-level course work.
Impact on HS GPA: Double accumulated grade points.

Steps in get enrolled in Dual Credit

  • Step 1- Download and complete DC packet
  • Step 2- Complete Eastfield online DC application
  • Step 3- Bring completed packet to Ms. Upton in the College Readiness Center for evaluation
  • Step 4- TSI student must be TSI met in order to participate in core dual credit classes.
    • Exemptions from TSI...
        • 4000+ on STAAR English 2 EOC (for the reading & writing TSI)
        • 460 EBRW PSAT
        • 510 Math PSAT
        • 480 on EBRW SAT
        • 530 on math SAT
        • 23 on the ACT with a minimum of 19 on English & math respectively

Dual Credit Offerings

Dual Credit Offered at JHHS

  • Core DC Classes
  • Speech (1311)
  • Chemistry (1405/1407)
  • US History (1301/1302)
  • US Government (2305)
  • TX Government (2306)
  • Spanish 3 (1411/1412)
  • Spanish 4 (2311/2312)
  • English 3 (1301/1302)
  • English 4 (2322/2323)
  • College Math (1314/1316)

Dual Credit Offered at Eastfield

  • French 1 (1411)
  • French 2 (1412)
  • American Sign Language (1301/1302)
  • Economics (2301)
  • Psychology (2301)
  • BIM (BCIS 1405)
  • Art Appreciation 1301

 

Enrolling in Dual Credit

Step 1: Complete all dual credit paperwork- usually available in January
Step 2: Complete Dallas College online DC application
Step 3: Turn in all paperwork & information to the Counseling Office or the College Readiness Center for evaluation
Step 4: TSI student must be TSI met in order to participate in core dual credit classes- advisors and/or counselors will evaluate current test scores and transcript to determine TSI status

Exemptions from TSI:
4000+ on STAAR English 2 EOC (for the reading & writing TSI)
460 EBRW PSAT
510 Math PSAT
480 on EBRW SAT
530 on math SAT
23 on the ACT with a minimum of 19 on English & math respectively

TSI/Accuplacer

  • All JHHS students interested in DC can take the TSI for free one time.
  • All other attempts will cost $5 for reading & writing and $5 for math
  • Seniors needing to take the TSI will pay the $5 for each section of the test; reading/writing & math
  • Please use the link below to study for this test- it is a college placement exam.

TSI is also know as the ACCUPLACER. The NEW TSI is called the TSIA2.

Find NEW TSIA2 information, study materials and account info below!

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/tsia-texas-success-initiative-assessment

IMPORTANT: Before you take the TSI

There is a NEW TSI as of 1/11/21

See the link above.

TSI Tips:

Writing - You MUST write a traditional style essay with at least 600 words (Intro, 3-4 body paragraphs with detail and examples, and a conclusion)

Reading - SLOW down, read, and reread!! The first 24 questions are the MOST important, you can’t go back & and the first 2 questions determine your score

Math - You are provided a calculator in the Accuplacer program. You will see the icon in the top right corner for questions that allow a calculator- otherwise you won’t see the icon b/c it isn’t allowed on that question. The first 20 questions are the most important and those 20 questions determine your score