Dual credit & TSI
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.
Applying to the Dual Credit Program
The application due dates for the 2018-2019 school year will be announced during the actual school year.
You are TSI exempt if:
- 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.
- ACT composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 in both Math and English portions of the test.
- 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
Testing date information coming soon. Students with completed paperwork will receive location and time from Ms. Sharp.
Core/CTE Dual Credit courses available for 11th and 12th grade students
|GISD Course Name||Richland Course|
|GHS-0505 English Language AP/DC||Richland-English 1301/English 1302|
|GHS-0506 English Literature AP/DC||Richland-English 2332/English 2333|
|GHS-2107 US History AP/DC||Richland-History 1301/History 1302|
|GHS-2222 Government||AP/DC Richland-Government 2305|
|GHS-2322 Intro to Psychology DC||Richland-Psychology 2311|
|8D125 Business Information Management I||Richland-POFI 1341 MSO|
|8K205 Digital Media DC||Richland-POFI 1341 DIM|
|8D205 Global Business DC||Richland-IBUS 1305|
|8F305 Financial Math||Richland-POFT 1321|
|8N315 Practicum in Marketing DC||Richland-MRKG 1311|
|8D125 Business Information Management I||Richland POFI 1301 - Computer Application 1|
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:
- Maintain a 2.0 cumulative overall GPA.
- Maintain a 75% completion rate for all attempted credit hours.
- Credit hours that do not exceed 150% of the minimum number of hours required to complete your program of study.