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You Must Complete Dual Credit paperwork and testing to become eligible to take any DC classes (Academic or CTE) and turn documentation in to the Counselors Office

All students planning to take any Dual Credit classes (including AP/DC Overlay classes) are eligible to take the TSI Assessment.  Some students may be TSI-exempt, and not be required to take the TSI (please see notes below).

Application packets must be picked up in the Counselor's Office, and returned to the Counselor's Office. 

All registration and testing activities (please see notes below) must be completed in advance of beginning class.

For more information or assistance, please contact Ms. Villalobos in the Counseling Office.

Preparing for the TSI Assessment

TSI Assessment information is available at the Dallas College TSI Information page.  Please scroll down the page and look for the section entitled "Dallas College Pre-Assessment Activity" to assess your TSI Assessment preparedness.


All students, in order to undertake classes in the Dual Credit program at NGHS, students must:

  1. Complete and return a DCCCD Application (Dual Credit Application), available from the NGHS counselors office and Richland College, and
  2. Successfully complete the TSI Assessment prior to beginning the Dual Credit course (or earned exemption from the TSI Assessment due to qualifying scores on SAT, ACT, EOC or PSAT).

How do I know if I have earned an exemption from the TSI Assessment requirement?

You are TSI exempt if:

  1. SAT: A student has an SAT composite score of 1070, with a minimum of 500 on the math and critical reading portions of the test. Test score must be less than 5 years old and achieved in one sitting.
  2. ACT: A student has an ACT composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 in both the math and English portions of the test. Scores must be less than 5 years old and achieved in one sitting.
  3. PSAT: a combined score of 107 on the PSAT/NMSQT with a minimum of 50 on the critical reading and/or mathematics test(s) relevant to the courses to be attempted
  4. EOC: a student must earn a minimum score of 4000 on English II Reading & Writing