Dual Credit

Garland Independent School District and Dallas County Community Colleges are proud to offer juniors and seniors the opportunity to obtain college credit in a variety of subjects. Please read the information below and visit the Dual Credit portion of the GISD website to learn more.

Process for applying to the Dual Credit Program:

First round of applications due November 4, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.  
Second round of applications due February 22, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. 

You are TSI exempt if:
  1. SAT - A minimum score of 480 on the Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) test shall be exempt for both Reading and Writing sections of the TSI Assessment; A minimum score of 530 on the Mathematics test shall be exempt for the Mathematics section of the TSI Assessment.  There is no combined score.
  2. ACT composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 in both Math and English portions of the test.
  3. Level II or higher on English II STAAR EOC and a combined total score of 4,000.
TSI testing dates for current 10th and 11th grade students at GHS:

April 10th, 2017.  Students with completed paperwork will receive location and time from Ms. Sharp.

Core/CTE Dual Credit courses available for 11th and 12th grade students:
   1. GHS-0505 English Language AP/DCRichland-English 1301/English 1302
   2.GHS-0506 English Literature AP/DCRichland-English 2332/English 2333
   3.GHS-2107 US History AP/DCRichland-History 1301/History 1302
   4.GHS-2222 GovernmentAP/DC Richland-Government 2305
   5.GHS-1637 PreCalculus PreAP/DC Richland-Math 1314/Math 1316
   8.GHS-2322 Intro to Psychology DC Richland-Psychology 2311
   9.GHS-88668 Pract Bus Mgmt Career Prep I DCRichland-POFT 1309/POFT 1380
 10.GHS-88670 Pract Bus Mgmt. Career Prep II DC Richland-POFT 1319/POFT 2380
 11.GHS-88669 BCIM II DC Richland-POFI 1341 MSO
 12.GHS-8697 Global Business DCRichland-IBUS 1305
 13.GHS-88671 DIM DC Richland-POFI 1341 DIM
 14.GHS-88673 Marketing Dynamics I DC Richland-MRKG 1311
 15.GHS-88614 BCIM I DC Richland POFI 1301 - Computer Application 1
 16.GHS-          Financial Math DCRichland POFT 1321 - Business Math


Current Dual Credit students will need to pick up the Dual Credit Returning students only packet in the counseling office.

Performance in a High School Dual Credit course can affect future financial aid eligibility in college. Students must show SAP-Satisfactory Academic Progress. To keep getting financial aid every semester, you must move forward in your program of study. You must meet all three criteria:

  1. Maintain a 2.0 cumulative overall GPA.
  2. Maintain a 75% completion rate for all attempted credit hours.
  3. Credit hours that do not exceed 150% of the minimum number of hours required to complete your program of study.
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