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.