Starting the summer after completing their sophomore year, students who meet the entrance requirements are eligible for dual enrollment in high school and college. The college credit earned is transferable to most Texas public colleges and universities. Additionally, if a student completes the 48-hour "core," the credit is automatically transferred as a block, equivalent to more than what is needed for college sophomore status.This program benefits both students and parents. Students taking dual credit classes could begin taking courses in their major as college freshmen and even complete college in less than four years. Since Dallas County pays the college tuition fees for students enrolled in dual credit classes, parents could save several thousand dollars depending on which college their child attends.
Students interested in the dual-credit program should read through their high school campus' course catalog for more information or visit the North Lake website.
|Every Texas public college and university is required by Texas law to have a core curriculum that, if completed, should transfer and take the place of the core at the receiving institution.