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 Waivers for Tuition Grants by May 21st. These grants will remain in effect for one school year; Fall, Spring, and Summer. No additional documents needed from students.
  • Counselors are required to Certify Student Enrollment Rosters by the deadline.
  • Counselors are required to submit both the Certified Student Enrollment Roster & Student Registration Forms in bulk by the deadline.

Dates & Deadlines

Event Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Registration Begins
September 10-November 30
Scheduled Facilitated Online Registration
December 3-14
Register with Coordinator

New Students or others taking a course in different discipline

Application & Documents Submission

Both 8 and 16 weeks
Ensures timely registration

PLEASE—Emailed Document submissions sent by school personnel for students

  • Should Never be sent one student at a time
  • MUST BE IN 1 email BULK of students
  • ONLY IF AN APPLICATION HAS BEEN PROCESSED

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

VERIFY F&R STUDENT TUITION WAIVERS FUNDED DIRECTLY BY NCTC

Yes this should be a rollover of the Fall Semester, but we still need you to review it, spring, sign, and return

May 21

DC Team will send lists on December 4 (earlier if requested)

You could choose to use this one for final verification wanting to finalize prior to holidays; print, sign, and return

You will not be able to add students if you do

FINAL DEADLINE TO VERIFY
  • F&R TUITION WAIVERS
  • SCHOOL ENROLLMENT ROSTER

Both 8 and 16 weeks

Each one must be printed, 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 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 give college credit.
  • Also, students need to be dropped before the 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 August 2 (earlier if requested)

August 10 @ 8:00 AM Earlier if possible

Add/Drop forms can be submitted until you sign and return your FINAL correct enrollment roster by August 10.

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 before classes begin

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

Last Day to Drop with 100% Refund
August 24 by noon January 18
Classes Begin
August 27 January 22
Last Day to Drop 16 week course

Without a "W" on college transcript

September 7 February 1
Last Day to Withdraw 16 week course

With a "W"

November 8 April 4
Final Exams
December 8 - 13 May 11 - 16
Graduation
ALL NCTC CAMPUSES CLOSED

December 14 @ NCTC

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

May 17 @ UNT

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

Midterm Grades Sent to High Schools for 16 week courses ONLY
October 25 Gives 2 weeks to withdraw March 22
Gives 2 weeks to withdraw
Final Grades Sent to High School
January 3 May 23-24

Thanksgiving Break | November 21-24

Christmas Break | December 19 - January 2

Spring Break | March 11 - 15

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

2017-2018 Academic Year

In-District
(Cooke County)
Graham Branch Campus Out of District, In-State
(Denton, Montague,
all other Texas Counties)
Out of State
$25.00 per credit hour $40.00 per credit hour $100.00 per credit hour $190.00 per credit hour
$75.00 for 3 hr course $120.00 for 3 hr course $300.00 for 3 hr course $570.00 for 3 hr course

 

2018-2019 Academic Year

In-District
(Cooke County)
Graham Branch Campus Out of District, In-State
(Denton, Montague,
all other Texas Counties)
Out of State
$34.00 per credit hour $44.00 per credit hour $113.00 per credit hour $206.00 per credit hour
$102.00 for 3 hr course $132.00 for 3 hr course $339.00 for 3 hr course $618.00 for 3 hr course
  • 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.