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Earning College Credit

MISD students may earn college credit while enrolled in an MISD high school in several different ways. It’s important to plan early for a course of study that will assure acceptance at a college or university. High school counselors have many resources that students and parents can use to learn more about college requirements and financial aid.

Listed below are some of the ways students can gain college credit while still in high school:

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The College Board Advanced Placement Program gives students the opportunity to pursue college-level courses while still in high school. College credit may be granted by a university based upon Advanced Placement examinations with a score of 3 or higher. For more information, see the current High School Course Description Guide.

Concurrent Enrollment

  • Concurrent enrollment for college credit provides the opportunity for students to remain in high school and take courses for college credit in the evenings, on the weekend, or during the summer. These courses generally do not count for high school credit unless special circumstances exist; however, high school credit may also be earned for academic courses taken concurrently and passed if certain criteria are met:

  • The courses are provided by institutions of higher education accredited by SACS CASI, AdvancEd or other recognized regional accrediting associations that are part of the same national organization.

  • The course is part of a Special Program recognized and approved by MISD.

  • The college course should correlate to a Texas state approved course and provide advanced academic instruction beyond or in greater detail than the essential knowledge and skills for the MISD high school course.

  • Each course syllabus has been submitted for review and approval by the Administrative Officer – Curriculum prior to student enrollment.

  • The student must arrange for an official college transcript carrying the final grade to be sent from the college to the high school counselor for evaluation before credit can be awarded and before the course can be added to the student’s academic achievement record. 

For more information, see the current High School Course Description Guide.

Dual Credit

Dual credit courses are courses offered to high school students through an official agreement between Dallas County Community Colleges and MISD. These specific, pre-approved courses meet both district and college guidelines in order to provide credit both in high school and college. No grade points were awarded for courses not taught on the high school campus during the regular school day and specific procedures must be followed. Check the MISD website for the specific courses and procedures.

Tech Prep Articulated Courses

Students may earn college credit through the Tech Prep articulated course program under an agreement with the Dallas County Community College District. Information is contained in the High School Course Description describing the Tech Prep courses and how college credit can be earned after high school graduation. The Career and Technical Education counselor at the high school campus will also have information. Students should check with their registrar about specific courses and requirements.

For more information about college credit information, contact the high school counselor or registrar at the campus level, or Dr. Treva Franklin at 972-882-7377, at the district level.

DUAL CREDIT THROUGH DCCCD

Fall 2017

This list of courses applies to the designated school years only, and it may change according to written agreement between MISD and DCCCD. No grade points are awarded for dual credit courses taken outside the regular school day or during summer at the college campus. The tuition-free courses are only available to students who complete all Dallas County Community College registration and enrollment procedures including testing. If a student must repeat a course to earn credit, there may be a tuition charge. Textbook costs must be paid by the student if the course is taken on the college campus.

To obtain one high school credit for a year-long dual credit course, both college semester courses must be taken and passed independently with a minimum of a C letter grade. The student must provide official documentation from the college campus to the high school registrar each semester verifying the grade earned. High school credit may then be awarded and placed on the student’s high school transcript. Some dual credit courses are offered on the high school campus during the school day. Dual credit courses are taught at the college level and assignment due dates are expected to be followed.  In addition, semester exams may be required by the instructor.  The MISD local exemption policy for semester exams may not apply to these courses.  However, if the required coursework is completed and the students meet the exemption requirements, the student will be excused from attendance on exam day at the end of the spring semester.

Courses that are listed as dual credit may not be available at the Eastfield campus each semester, but they may be taken at another DCCCD campus. In these situations, the high school student must go through the Dual Credit Coordinator at the campus where the course is offered to complete enrollment. For enrollment applications, contact the Career and Technical Education counselor at each high school during the school year. During the summer, contact the Dual Credit Coordinator at Eastfield College for applications. The MISD contact is Dr. Treva Franklin at 972-882-7377.

Link to DCCCD legal notices:

https://www.eastfieldcollege.edu/au/fastfacts/legal/pages/default.aspx


Admission Process

  1. Visit with your high school counselor about eligibility and course selection.

  2. Complete the online DCCCD Application for Admission by going to www.Eastfieldcollege.edu;  click on First-Time Students;  Apply Now;  eConnect Application for Credit Admissions;  Begin the Dual Credit Application.

  3. Complete the Dual Credit & Concurrent Enrollment Packet:

    • High School Enrollment Form

    • Consent to Emergency Treatment form.  If under 18, your parent/guardian must complete and sign in blue or black ink.

    • Parent/Guardian FERPA Release and Registration by Proxy Form For Dual Credit 

  4. Request official high school transcript with TAKS, STAAR, ACT or SAT scores.  If college level assessment scores are available (ie. THEA, Accuplacer, Compass etc.) please include.  Home school transcripts must be notarized. 

  5. A student who plans to take dual credit courses on the college campus will be required to submit a copy of his/her immunization record for proof of Bacterial Meingitis vaccination.

  6. Submit complete application packet to high school counselor or Dual Credit contact at your high school.

The Early College Programs office will not process incomplete packets.  Students cannot be tested, advised, or registered until the admissions process is complete.

MISD Courses

PEIMS Number

HS Credit

Eastfield College Courses

DCCCD Course Number

DCCCD Credit Hours

English 3 **

03220300

.5 credit
.5 credit

Composition I
Composition II

ENGL 1301
ENGL 1302

3
3

English 4**

03220400

.5 credit
.5 credit

Composition I
Composition II

ENGL 1301
ENGL 1302

3
3

English 4**

03220400

.5 credit
.5 credit

British Literature I
British Literature II

ENGL 2322
ENGL 2323

3
3

French 1 **

03410100

.5 credit
.5 credit

Beginning French I
Beginning French II

FREN 1411
FREN 1412

4
4

French 2 **

03410200

.5 credit
.5 credit

Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II

FREN 2311
FREN 2312

3
3

Spanish 3 **

03440300

.5 credit
.5 credit

Beginning Spanish I
Beginning Spanish II

SPAN 1411
SPAN 1412

4
4

Spanish 4 **

03440400

.5 credit
.5 credit

Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 2311
SPAN 2312

3
3

American Sign Language 1 **

03980100

.5 credit
.5 credit

Beginning Sign Lang. I
Beginning Sign Lang. II

SGNL 1301
SGNL 1302

3
3

Chemistry**

03040000

.5 credit
.5 credit

Intro. to Chemistry I
Intro. to Chemistry II

CHEM 1405
CHEM 1407

4
4

U.S. History**

03340100

.5 credit
.5 credit

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

HIST 1301
HIST 1302

3
3

U.S. Government **

03330100

.5 credit

Federal Government

GOVT 2305

3

Special Topics in Soc.Studies: Texas Government**

03380002

.5 credit

Texas Government

GOVT 2306

3

Economics **

03310300

.5 credit

Principles of Economics

ECON 2301

3

Psychology **

03350100

.5 credit

Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 2301

3

Communication Applications **

03241400

.5 credit

Into Speech Communication

SPCH 1311

3

MISD CTE Courses

PEIMS Number

HS Credit

Eastfield College Courses

DCCCD Course Number

DCCCD Credit Hours

Automotive Technology II-Automotive Service

13039700

2 credits

Introduction to Automotive Technology

AUMT 1305

3

Automotive Paint & Refinishing

13039900

2 credits

Basic Metal Repair

ABDR 1419

4

Graphic Design and Illustration

13008800

1 credit

 

 

.5 credit

Intro. To Computer Graphics & Digital Imaging I or

Computer Illustration

(Courses do not transfer to a four year college.)

ARTC 1325

and

ARTC 1302

ARTC1353

3

 

3

3

Business Information Management I

13011400

1 credit

Business Computer Applications

BCIS 1405

 

4

 

Engineering Design and Presentation

13036500

.5 credit

 

.5 credit

Special Topics in Drafting and Design

Basic Computer-Aided Drafting

(Courses do not transfer to a four year college.)

DFTG 1491

 

DFTG 1409

4

 

4

 

MISD CTE Courses

PEIMS Number

HS Credit

El Centro College Courses

DCCCD Course Number

DCCCD Credit Hours

Principles of Health Science or Health Science Theory/Health Science Clinical

13020410

2 credits

General Health Professional Management

HRPS 2231

2

Practicum in Health Science/EMT

13020500

2 credits

Emergency Medical Technician Basic

Clinical Emergency Medical Technician

EMSP 1501

 

EMSP 1160

5

 

1

Practicum in Health Science/ Pharmacology (Must be taking Anatomy & Physiology concurrently)

13020500

2 credits

Pharmacology for Health Professions

HPRS 2300

3

Medical Terminology

13020300

1 credit

Medical Terminology

HITT 1305

3

MISD CTE Courses

PEIMS Number

HS Credit

Cedar Valley College Courses

DCCCD Course Number

DCCCD Credit Hours

Practicum in Marketing

13034800

2 credits

Coop
Ed Marketing/Mrkg Mgt.

MRKG 1381

3