DC news & dates

Note regarding upcoming 2020 TSI test dates:

Raiders!!  Next year’s dual credit registration has begun!

Please check your student email for information and updates.

All DC registration information is due May 31, 2020.

If you miss registration, you will be removed from your dual credit classes.

Please email Mrs. J. Villalobos with questions. 


The next TSI Assessment test will be here at NG in October 2020. Students, please turn in your applications by TBA. That is the deadline for this testing time. If you turn your application in after TBA, you will have to go to the Richland College campus to take the TSI test. 

Testing for October is will open at a time TBA for current 10th and 11th graders (9th grade will have an opportunity in the spring to test on campus).

In preparation for meeting the May 31 deadline for applications to be completed and submitted, students may email Ms. Villalobos for more information.   

If a student is already on the approved dual credit list (available in the counselors office and with dual credit teachers), you do not need to test again, but you will need to fill out a new enrollment form for the dual credit classes you will take next fall.  If you need to retake a portion of the TSI, you will need to contact Ms. Villalobos in the counselor’s office to receive a referral to retest at Richland.


General information

You Must Complete Dual Credit paperwork and testing to become eligible to take any DC classes (Academic or CTE) and turn documentation in to Ms. Zimmer - in 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.  Please see Ms. Zimmer for assistance.

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.

TSI testing dates / opportunities

TSI testing for 9th, 10th and 11th graders who are planning to take a Dual Credit class for 2020-2021 school year, there are four test dates for you to choose from (testing held at NGHS):

  • Fall Test Dates (applications due to Ms. Villalobos by May 31, 2020)
  • TBA
  • Spring Test Dates (applications due to Ms. Villalobos by TBA)
  • Test dates to be announced

Students needing to re-test at the Richland College campus must obtain a TSI Referral from Ms. Villalobos in the Counseling Office.


Preparing for the TSI Assessment

TSI Assessment information is available at the Richland College TSI Information page.  Please scroll down the page and look for the section entitled "Richland 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