Dual credit courses are college-level courses provided by institutions that have partnered with NISD. These courses are eligible to be used as high school credit.
NISD currently offers over 30 dual credit courses including several Career and Technical Education options.
Courses completed as part of the Texas Core Curriculum will transfer to all public in-state colleges and universities. Many out-of-state and private institutions will accept these courses as transfer credit, but it is up to the institutuion.
The grade earned in the college course is the grade posted to the high school transcript for the high school course.
Tution varies by partner and is based on the cost per credit hour plus any textbooks and fees.
OnRamps courses allow students meet the Texas College Core requirements by taking courses developed and vetted by the University of Texas, and presented in a face-to-face format with online components.
NISD currently offers the following OnRamps courses (selection may vary by campus):
Courses tranfer to all public in-state colleges and universities. Many out-of-state and private colleges may take courses as transfer credit.
Students should talk with their prospective college to determin how the courses will be applied to their degree plan.
Students who qualify for college credit have the option to accept or decline the credit at the end of the term.
OnRamps courses cost $149 per college course ($99 for students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch).