High School Counselors


NCTC’s Dual Credit ON TRACK is an opportunity for 9th – 12th grade students to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously. Students taking academic dual credit must have college ready test scores based on courses selected and a high school GPA of 2.0. High schools may require a higher GPA. Students enrolling in Career Technical courses are not required to meet college ready TSI scores. If a student decides to move these credits into an AAS degree plan, then TSI scores would be required at that time. The state of Texas requires each school district to have a Memorandum of Understanding in order to provide dual credit courses. There is a separate Memorandum for Home School.

 NCTC TSI Assessment Testing at High School - Important Preparation Instructions

Counselors are encouraged to attend NCTC’s Counselors Forum where yearly updates are shared.

Dual Credit On Track

  • To be eligible to register for course/s Dual Credit students must submit all documents and adhere to deadlines, Dates & Deadlines Calendar. Schools are encouraged to set earlier deadlines. Students should log into MyNCTC student services to verify if Admission file is complete.
  • Documents required prior to registration deadline
    • Application, ApplyTexas.org
    • High school and college transcripts
    • TSI scores
    • Meningitis immunization may be required if attending NCTC campus

Additional Requirements

  • Student/Parent Orientation & Agreement Form
    Orientations available face to face at high schools or online.
  • Student Registration Form must be completed with high school counselor. This form is NOT required prior to registration.

Beginning Fall 2018:

  • Counselors are required to Certify Free and Reduced Student Tuition Grants by published deadline. These grants will remain in effect for one school year; Fall, Spring, and Summer. No additional documents needed from students.
  • Counselors are required to submit signed Certified Student Enrollment/Free Reduced Rosters by the deadline.

Registering Now for Summer and Fall

Check with your high school for specific dates.

Payment

Payment or Payment Plan set up is due at time of registration. Dual Credit students will be included in all NCTC drop dates for nonpay.

Public Ed free reduced students are required to pay for all textbooks themselves.

Drop dates for nonpayment for Dual Credit students.
Drop Date Semester
4/26/2019 Maymester 2019 and Summer 2019
5/31/2019 Summer 2019 and Fall 2019
6/27/2019 Summer II 2019 and Fall 2019
7/29/2019 Fall 2019
8/16/2019 Fall 2019
9/27/2019 Fall 2019 2nd 8 week
11/1/2019 Wintermester 2019 and Spring 2020
11/22/2019 Wintermester 2019 and Spring 2020

Dates & Deadlines

Deadlines and Important Dates for Fall and Spring Semesters for Counselors
Event Spring 2019 Fall 2019
Registration Begins
September 10-November 30
Scheduled Facilitated Online Registration
December 3-14
Register with Coordinator

April 15 - May 9

Registration May 20 - Aug 1 if High School approved

New Students or others taking a course in different discipline

Application & Documents Submission

Both 8 and 16 weeks
Ensures timely registration

Applications: 1 month prior
to scheduled online registration date

CANNOT ensure Dual Credit Application processed after November 16

Just Updated Test Scores: 3 weeks prior to scheduled registration date with spreadsheet

Applications: 1 month prior
to scheduled online registration date

CANNOT ensure Dual Credit Application processed after July 11

FINAL DEADLINE TO VERIFY

F&R AND WAIVER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT ROSTER

Both 8 and 16 weeks

Must be signed and returned to Dual Credit Office!

F&R Tuition Waivers

  • F&R is paid by NCTC, not state funds
  • If this list is not verified by counselor and a student is missed, they will not be added later and the ISD will have to pay or student will have to drop.
    This is necessary to complete coding by NCTC before classes begin
School Enrollment Roster
  • This is critical for you to ensure students are in courses they need to be at correct times and in what format (online or f2f). If a student sits in a Dual Credit Course and isn't supposed to be, we can't go back and allow college credit.
  • Also, students need to be dropped before the first day of school, otherwise the student still owes a percentage of tuition
  • F&R students need to be dropped before the first day as well, because if not, NCTC is still having to pay the percentage of the tuition

DC Team will send lists on Jan. 7 (4 day turnaround)
(earlier if requested)

Due Back By:
Jan. 11 @ 8:00 AM
Earlier if possible

Add/Drop forms can be submitted until you sign and return your FINAL correct enrollment roster by Jan. 11.

By signing and returning the enrollment roster you are stating that it is correct and nothing needs to be changed plus students are aware of their courses.

Once the F&R list has been signed and returned as being correct, no additions can be made for the semester. This is necessary to complete coding by NCTC before classes begin

DC Team will send lists on Aug 5 (4 day turnaround)

Due Back By:
Aug 9 @ 8:00 AM
Earlier if possible

Add/Drop forms can be submitted until you sign and return your FINAL correct enrollment roster by Aug 9.

By signing and returning the enrollment roster you are stating that it is correct and no adjustments are needed and students are aware of their schedules.

Once the list has been signed and returned as being correct, no F&R additions can be made for the semester. This is necessary to complete coding by NCTC before classes begin

Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund
January 18 August 23
Classes Begin
January 22 August 26
Last Day to Drop First 8 week course
August 30
Last Day to Drop Second 8 week course
October 25
Last Day to Withdraw First 8 week course
September 27
Last Day to Drop 16 week course

Without a "W" on college transcript

February 1 September 6
Last Day to Withdraw 16 week course

With a "W"

April 4 November 1
Last Day to Withdraw Second 8 week course
November 25
Final Exams for First 8 week
October 14-18
Final Exams for Second 8 week and 16 Week courses
May 11 - 16 December 9-14
Graduation
ALL NCTC CAMPUSES CLOSED

May 17 @ UNT

Dual Credit students who do not meet the required deadline for graduation, from the graduation office, will not be able to receive the graduation stole provided by the Dual Credit Team.

Dual Credit students who do not meet the required deadline for graduation, from the graduation office, will not be able to receive the graduation stole provided by the Dual Credit Team.

Midterm Grades Sent to High Schools for 16 week courses ONLY
March 22
Gives 2 weeks to withdraw
October 18
Final Grades Sent to High School
May 23-24 January 10

Thanksgiving Break | November 27-30

Christmas Break | December 18 - January 2

Spring Break | March 16 - 21

General Eligibility

  • Any public, private, charter, or home school high school student in 9th – 12th grade student
  • College readiness in at least one testing area as evidenced with Qualifying Test Scores. The TSI Assessment is the most commonly used test. TSI Testing Request is available for onsite high school testing.
  • Minimum high school GPA of "C" or higher as required by high school principal or school board.
  • Social and behavioral maturity for college level courses
  • Parents and counselors should be aware that college ready scores are not the only criteria for student success. Tips For Being a Successful Dual Credit Student can help students understand the difference between high school and college. GRIT may be more important in determining student success than readiness scores.
     Play GRIT Video
  • Students with prior disciplinary or attendance problems, as defined by The Texas Education Code, section 25.92 Minimum Attendance for Class Credit, are not eligible to enroll in dual credit courses.

What NCTC Offers

Dual Credit at NCTC offers a vast array of services and programs. Is your school interested in an early college high school concept?  NCTC’s Collegiate Academy may be of interest as well as pathways for Core Complete, Associate Degree, University Transfer, and University Partnership.

Collegiate Academy

NCTC partners with high schools to provide early college access for students who desire to graduate NCTC Core Complete or with Associate Degree. Contact the Director of Dual Credit if your high school is interested in establishing a Collegiate Academy. If you are offering Dual Credit opportunities for 9th graders, you may be approved as an NCTC Collegiate Academy Partnership School. Contact Director of Dual Credit.

Dual Credit Courses

Transfer

By state mandate NCTC Core Curriculum transfers to all public colleges and universities in Texas.  Students attending out of state or private universities should check with that institution.

Course Load

High school students may enroll in the number of classes appropriate to their needs with an institutional upper limit of 18 hours per long semester. A load of 12 hours per long semester should be considered advanced by most metrics for Dual Credit students.

Courses Offered

NCTC offers hybrid, online and face to face courses at NCTC campuses and high school campuses. High schools requesting courses taught on site must complete a Course Request Form by February 1. Requesting courses does not guarantee NCTC's ability to provide an instructor.

Cost

Dual Credit students receive a reduced tuition rate based on their residency.

Dual Credit Tuition Rates

Tuition rates for the the Fall 2019, Spring and Summer 2020 Semesters based on student residency.
Residency Tuition General Use Fee Out-of-District Total per Semester Hour
In-District $0.00 $43.00 N/A $43.00
In-District Branch Campus
(Graham ISD)
$0.00 $43.00 $20.00 $63.00
In-State $57.00 $43.00 $32.00 $132.00
Out-of-State $136.00 $43.00 $46.00 $225.00
  • Students must attend a high school located in North Central Texas College's service area (Cooke County, Denton County, and Graham ISD) to receive dual credit discounted rates.
  • Students attending a high school located out of North Central Texas College's service area will pay regular tuition rates.