Dual Credit

  • Coppell High School & Dallas County Community Colleges

    Dual Credit Registration for Summer & Fall 2021 OPENS 2/8 & CLOSES 3/12.

    Dual Credit classes are classes a student takes and receives both high school credit and credit from North Lake Community College (or another Dallas County Community College). Whether those credits will transfer to the school a student attends after graduation is up to the school that student attends but it is Texas state law that all public universities in Texas must allow those credits to transfer leaving it up to the receiving institution what credit they award. To see what credit a Texas university will award go to www.tccns.org to determine what credit a course taken at North Lake will receive at a different Texas public university.  All Dual Credit classes are level 3 classes for grade point averaging (same as Honors classes).  While tuition is waived for the Dual Credit Courses listed in the CHS Course Planning Guide, books and other required materials are the learner's responsibility.  


    Dual Credit Information:

    Students can take Dual Credit courses after 9th grade. We offer the opportunity for classes to be a part of a learners schedule during 11th & 12th grade.

    • Course list for Dual Credit 
    • Learners have the potential to earn 3 - 60 college credit hours for free!
      • Juniors & Seniors can enroll in 3 - 12 credit hours per semester
      • Summer Students can enroll in 3-12 credit hours
      • Early College Experience Program - An opportunity for Seniors to be a part time high school student and part time college student. Ask your CHS Counselor for more information. 
    • Tuition is waived for all approved courses - Students are responsible for books and lab fees associated with each course
    • Tuition is only waived for the first attempt of the course. All other attempts will be the learners responsibility to pay for.
    • Registration information is available from your counselor and available below.
    • Juniors and Seniors are eligible to take either 1 or 2 classes at North Lake. Students must be at Coppell High School 3 consecutive periods per school day. The release periods for AM classes will be 1, 5 and for PM classes will be 4, 8 for dual credit students. 
    • As with any Honors class, Dual Credit courses will earn GPA points on the following scale: A = 5.5, B = 4.9, C = 4.3, D or F = no credit earned
    • Students with 504 or IEP plans can request accommodations for Dual Credit Courses through - https://dcccd-accommodate.symplicity.com/public_accommodation/


    Dual Credit Registration Information:

    Registration for Dual Credit Courses happens twice during the year. Once you take a dual credit course you are not required to complete the packet again to register.

    Steps for Students New to Dual Credit:

    1. Obtain approval from your counselor to take a Dual Credit course.
    2. Complete the Dual Credit Packet (packet available via links on the right)
      1. Register with North Lake - obtain North Lake ID
      2. Find out if you are required to take the TSI exam or if you are exempt. This information can come from your counselor and is also available in the North Lake Packet.
      3. Complete necessary waivers provided in the packet by North Lake.
      4. Obtain a copy of your shot record from your Doctor. Must have a valid Meningitis vaccine. 
      5. Bring completed packet, checklist and signed forms to Student Services North
      6. Obtain Enrollment form from counselor
      7. Choose North Lake course. Please you use this link to access the course list for North Lake. 
    3. Enrollment form is due back to counselor on assigned due date (done digitally 20-21 school year)
    4. 2 weeks after due date, check Econnect account for proof of enrollment in course. 

    * When you have completed your dual credit course for a given semester please request a transcript so we can add the grade to your CHS transcript. 


    Steps for Students Returning Dual Credit Students to Register:

    1. Obtain approval from your counselor to take a Dual Credit course. Your counselor will provide you with your enrollment information.
    2. Complete the enrollment information. 
    3. Bring your signed enrollment form with section numbers to Student Services on Due Date. (done digitally 20-21 school year)
    4. Check econnect 3 weeks after due date for proof of enrollment in classes. 

    * When you have completed your dual credit course for a given semester please request a transcript so we can add the grade to your CHS transcript. 


    Summer and Fall Dual Credit Registration is Closed. Spring registration will begin October 5th.

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