Dual Credit courses are taken in conjunction with North Central Texas College. All students enrolled in classes at iSchool of Lewisville are eligible for enrollment in Dual Credit courses if they meet all of these eligibility requirements:
Have college-ready test scores (TSIA2 or PSAT/NMSQT)
Complete the application process through ApplyTexas.org
Meet registration deadlines
Continue to keep at least a "C" average or above in all dual credit courses.
Dual Credit at iSchool of Lewisville
Dual credit refers to courses in which high school students simultaneously earn high school credit and college credit. It is designed to help ease the transition from high school to college. The overall goal is for iSchool of Lewisville students to attain their associate’s degrees upon high school graduation.
Dual credit allows students to experience the rigor of college classes and boost their confidence to succeed both academically and socially once they transition to a college campus.
Criteria for a Dual Credit Student
In order to be considered for dual credit, a student:
The student must demonstrate college readiness on the TSIA test (or through exam exemptions as detailed in the Testing Policies section).
The student must continue to carry a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) on all courses with at least a C or above in all dual credit courses.
The student must have an attendance rate of 85% or above. In the case of transfer students, the attendance requirement may be waived by the campus director.
They must not have received high school credit for the course previously. For example, a student who takes U.S. History as a junior may not take the same course for dual credit as a senior. In accordance with House Bill 505, any student in grades 9-12 may take dual credit as long as they meet the other criteria.
Dual Credit & GPA
Dual credit courses become a permanent part of a student’s college transcript. Students may not retake classes for a better grade unless they fail a course. If a student makes below a C in a dual credit course (69 or lower) the student will be on probation for a semester from dual credit. A student who fails a dual credit class may have to retake the class in order to graduate from high school; (for example - HIST 1301 is US History which is a graduation requirement) however, retaking the course will not remove the failed grade from the student’s college or high school transcript. Thus, it is very important that students take their dual credit courses seriously.
Most colleges will provide the high school with a numeric grade for dual credit courses at the end of each semester. Schools will use that grade to calculate GPA. If a college provides letter grades, then GPA should be based on the following conversion: A=95, B=85, C=75, and D=70.
iSchool of Lewisville currently works in partnership with NCTC (North Central Texas College) Please contact our Dean of Academics for details.
Cost of Dual Credit
Through the partnership with the state of Texas and the designation of our campus being a PTECH campus, students who meet the criteria for dual credit and are actively pursuing a PTECH pathway at iSchool of Lewisville may enroll in dual credit courses for no cost. This includes course and textbook fees.
If a student withdraws from the course after the start of the semester, or if the student fails the course, they are responsible for the course and textbook fees. The fees are payable through K-12.
Transferring Dual Credit Courses
In the state of Texas, according to Senate Bill 25, the core 42 (42 hours of the core curriculum) are transferable to a public college and/or universities in Texas.
For out-of-state and private institutions, it will be up to the ‘receiving’ institution as to what credit and how much that college/university will take as transfer credit. (Best practices are to contact the admissions department of the college/university and inquire about specific transfer credits).
Dual Credit Enrollment Procedures
In order to be enrolled in dual credit at iSchool of Lewisville, all students must go through these basic steps:
Complete the Parent/Student Dual Credit Orientation from MyNCTC.
Apply to NCTC through ApplyTexas online.
Schedule a TSIA test (there will be opportunities to take the test at iSchool of Lewisville, but they may be scheduled and taken at any time through NCTC).
Activate your NCTC email after your application has been processed
Meet with the dual credit coordinator at iSchool of Lewisville to fill out the Dual Credit Registration Form. A parent must sign this form along with the student. iSchool of Lewisville will send in your registration form when the registration period opens.
Check-in promptly when the course opens (and continue to check school email).
Dual Credit Forms
Please click here to view the Dual Credit Crosswalk, which outlines the high school course credit received for each dual credit course taken at NCTC.