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Dual Credit Students

Dual Credit Information

What is Dual Credit

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) defines dual credit as a system in which an eligible high school student enrolls in college course(s) and receives credit for the course(s) from both the college and high school. Dual credit courses may be taught on the high school campus by an approved instructor, on the college campus, or online by a college instructor. Dual credit courses include both academic and technical courses

     Benefits of Taking Dual Credit

  • Gain first-hand experience with college-level work while attending high school
  • Transition more smoothly between high school and college
  • Transfer credits earned in high school to Texas public colleges and universities
  • Complete a postsecondary degree faster
  • Save money on college tuition

Courses available:

Era ISD Credit          NCTC Credit

English III                 Composition I & II

English IV                 British Lit & World Lit

U.S. History              U.S. History I & II

*Other courses are available with prior approval

Steps for Getting Ready for Dual Credit

Mr. Erwin will assist with all the following steps.

  1. Pass the TSIA2 in ELAR (given on Era campus)
  2. Fill out a college application to NCTC (online)
  3. Complete the FAFSA (also now a graduation requirement)
  4. Complete the NCTC Registration form and turn into Mr. Erwin
  5. Complete the NCTC Scholarship Application (online)
    **If the student completes the NCTC Scholarship Application but does not receive it, Era ISD will reimburse the tuition cost as follows: 100% for an “A” or “B” in the course and 50% for a “C”. If a student drops or fails the course, there is no reimbursement.

Books average between $60-$100, the student is responsible for this.

NCTC/Era ISD Agreement

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