Dual Enrollment FAQs

  Dual Enrollment FAQs




What is Dual Enrollment?

The Dual Enrollment Program at Los Fresnos High School allows students to earn college credit while still in high school.  This year our dual enrollment school is Texas State Technical College (TSTC). 

How much does it cost?

Dual Enrollment classes taken at Los Fresnos High School are free!  Tuition, fees, and books are all paid by the high school.

Does it transfer?

The dual credit courses can apply to an associate’s degree at TSTC and may transfer to other colleges and universities.  As with all transferring courses, it is up to the accepting college or university to honor dual credit course work.       

How can I enroll?

  • Talk to your counselor and register for the dual enrollment class
  • Complete the online TSTC application
  • Submit qualifying test scores
  • Complete TSTC packet  

 What happens if I do not pass the class?

Once a student is enrolled in a DE class, they are beginning a permanent college transcript.  Students must maintain good grades and should try to make no less than a B in the DE class.  Students must always be aware of withdrawal deadlines each semester.  Failure to meet these deadlines could result in a D or F on their college transcript.

Do I qualify to take DE classes?

 To be considered for admission into the DE program, students must demonstrate college readiness by achieving the minimum passing standards of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).  Student must meet criteria from one of the tests listed below:

**For more information on the New TSI Assessment please click here.  Please note that before taking the TSI Assessment you must participate in the PreAssessment Acitivity.

**Note to parents:  After taking the TSI Assessment, official scores (which will cost an additional $20) are not necessary for dual enrollment purposes here at LFHS.  A copy of unofficial scores from the TSI Assessment will suffice for LFHS dual enrollment purposes.

TAAS*

TAKS**

STAAR EOC**

ACT**

SAT **

New TSI Assessment**

Reading

89

Reading

2200 & Essay 3

English III

Level 2

English

19

Critical Reading

500

Reading

351

Writing

1770

Writing

Math

19

Math

500

Writing

5 or 363 &4

Math

86

Math

2200

Algebra II

Level 2

Composite

23

Composite

1070

Math

350

Exemption is valid for a period of three (3) years from the date of testing.

**Exemption is valid for a period of five (5) years from the date of testing

Phase I thru August 2017


How can I prepare for these tests?

http://www.tstc.edu/harlingencounseling/paa
http://www.act.org/compass/sample/

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice
http://www.act.org/products/k-12-act-test/
 

 Benefits of taking DE Classes:

· Taking DE classes means that once you get to college, you don't have to take some classes because you have already earned the credit in the DE program!

· Saves your parents money!

· Challenging course work prepares you for the rigor of college work!

· Looks great on transcripts when applying to college, if you make good grades!

 
 
Please see Mrs. Stambaugh for more information on dual enrollent.
 
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