Dual Credit in LISD
North Central Texas College
What is dual credit?
Dual credit refers to courses taken in high school that count as both high school credit and college credit. Courses may be offered on the high school campus or at the community college partner campus. LISD partners with North Central Texas College at Flower Mound High School, Lewisville High School, and Marcus High School. Dual credit students must be academically ready to take on the responsibilities of a college student.
Currently the cost for a dual credit course through NCTC is $258 (In-district tuition rate) per 3 semester credit hour course. A student residing in Denton county NOT enrolled in Dual Credit would pay additional fees above and beyond the dual credit tuition rate of approximately $20 if taking classes at the Flower Mound or Corinth campuses. Denton County students taking classes on the Gainsville campus would pay $396 per 3 semester hour course. Students who qualify for the Free/Reduced lunch program are eligible for 6 hours of dual credit per semester at no cost. The cost of books are not included in tuition.
Students are getting both high school and college credit for the same course which speeds up degree completion. Students leave high school with many of their college core curriculum requirements already met.
Studies show that students who complete dual credit are better prepared for college-level work and are more successful once they transition to college. Dual credit students tend to have higher rates of enrollment in college after high school and complete their college education more quickly and with significant cost savings.