What is dual credit?
Dual credit allows high school students to participate in a college course to earn NTCC college credit.
How will students benefit from participating in the NTCC dual credit program?
Who can take NTCC dual-credit classes?
NTCC classes are open to current high school juniors and seniors.
When is the admission application deadline?
Admissions applications should be completed and submitted at least 2 weeks before the beginning of classes.
What are the requirements to enroll in NTCC dual credit classes?
How can a student be assured that his/her dual credit class will be rigorous?
NTCC courses are designed and developed according to the accreditation standards of regionally accredited colleges and universities.
What is the composition of NTCC dual credit classes?
NTCC dual credit students will be enrolled in the same college classes as regular undergraduate NTCC students.
Who teaches NTCC dual credit courses?
NTCC dual credit courses are taught by regularly employed faculty members who meet the requirements of regionally accredited colleges and universities.
What NTCC courses are available to take for dual credit?
Dual credit students can take any NTCC freshman or sophomore level college course available for registration.
Who is responsible for the content of a course offered for dual credit?
Because the course is a college course, NTCC is responsible for the content.
Where are NTCC dual credit taught?
All NTCC courses are developed and designed to be offered completely online. At instructor discretion, some classes offer supplemental in-person or virtual meetings that are live-streamed, recorded, and posted in the online classroom for students who cannot attend in person.
What is the length of NTCC dual credit courses?
NTCC offers two 8-week sessions every fall and spring and one 5-week session each summer.
How many NTCC college courses for dual credit may a student take?
NTCC recommends that students take one class per 8-week session. Two classes may be taken per 8-week session (with special permission) after successful completion of one NTCC course with a grade of B or better.
Credits and Grades
Who is responsible for determining what credit(s) are earned by the student?
NTCC is responsible for the college course materials and awards college credit upon successful completion of the dual credit course.
Who awards grades in NTCC dual credit courses?
Grades are assigned by the NTCC instructor of record.
What happens if a student earns a F in a dual credit course?
If a student earns a F in a dual credit course, he/she will not receive NTCC credit for the course, but the grade will be documented as a F on the NTCC transcript.
How many grades are issued in a NTCC dual credit course?
The number of grades issued range between 15 and 24 during an 8-week NTCC course.
Award of NTCC College Credit
When does NTCC transcript the credits earned by a dual credit student?
College credit will be transcripted by NTCC immediately upon the completion of the academic term.
How can students ensure the transferability of courses for dual credit?
NTCC is non-accredited and cannot guarantee the transferability of its classes to non-UPCI colleges or universities. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the college or university they plan to transfer to before enrolling in NTCC courses to ensure NTCC course transferability.
How is NTCC attendance recorded?
NTCC class attendance is based on the assignments completed and submitted by the weekly due dates.
Who pays the cost of NTCC dual credit courses?
Students are required to pay for tuition, textbooks, and fees related to NTCC dual credit courses.
What is the cost of a NTCC dual credit course?
One NTCC 3 credit hour dual credit course costs $390 (plus any fees).
What is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and why can’t I see my dual credit student’s grades?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA calls for the protection of a student’s records once he/she turns 18 or enrolls in college. Dual credit students fall under this classification.
While North Texas Christian College does not currently receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education, we reserve the right to receive funding in the future. Therefore, NTCC will maintain the confidentiality of academic records and follow all federal and state laws governing the release of academic records. In accordance with these laws, NTCC will not permit access to or the release of personally identifiable information contained in academic records to any party without the written consent of the student.
Students can contact NTCC administration for a FERPA waiver.
Is financial aid available for NTCC dual credit students?
No, financial aid is not available for NTCC dual credit students.
Are tuition discounts or scholarships available for NTCC dual credit students?
NTCC offers discounts for active military members and their dependents and for active UPCI missionaries and their dependents. NTCC does not have an active scholarship program.
Does NTCC provide 1098-T forms to its students for income tax purposes?
NTCC is not accredited and cannot participate in any federal financial aid programs. Therefore, we are not eligible to provide 1098T forms to our students.
NTCC Academic Calendar/Holidays
Due to the short length and fast pace of NTCC classes, North Texas Christian College follows its academic calendar and schedule of due dates with strict adherence. Fortunately, due to the virtual nature of NTCC classes, coursework can be completed by posted due dates regardless of travel to attend events, conferences, vacations, etc.
NTCC Dual Credit Contact Information
General Questions about Dual Credit
Kendra Chandler - Dean of Academic Affairs
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