Dual Credit

Contact: Kristi Primus

Enrollment Forms

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Dual Credit Enrollment


Courses offered for dual credit stem from agreements between high schools, universities and community colleges whereby a high school junior or senior enrolls in a college course and simultaneously earns college credit and high school credit for the course.

Partnerships between Texas secondary schools and Texas colleges and universities have enabled high school students to earn college credits before graduating from high school, making their transition to the collegiate campus smoother and their likelihood of graduating from college greater.

Courses are offered by Cedar Valley and include both academic and career/technical courses. While most students take basic core courses such as English, history, math and social science, coursework may include areas such as culinary arts or criminal justice, depending on the various degree plans offered by each community college.

College courses offered for dual credit may be taught at the college campus or the high school campus by credentialed instructors; that is, instructors must be qualified according to criteria established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Courses offered for dual credit include the same content and rigor as courses taught to other college students, utilizing the same instructors, curriculum and policies. Dual credit courses are free. However, students may be responsible for purchasing books for courses taken in the summer.  Also, students will have to pay for courses that need to be retaken due to a failing grade or withdrawal.  Additionally, community colleges can assist with agreements to universities. 

Who can apply:
 Students can start applying spring semester of their sophomore year (only 11thand 12th graders can take dual credit courses). Students can only take up to two dual credit courses per semester.

Summer 2018 applications are due Friday, March 23, 2018
Fall 2018 applications are due Friday, March 23, 2018
New students must be TSI met by May 12, 2018

APPLICATION PROCESS: New dual credit students must complete ALL 10 steps listed below to apply. This includes taking the TSI and receiving acceptable scores. All documents must be completed and submitted to the students counselor by the due date. Continuing dual credit students should submit a complete enrollment form,  letter of parent permission, consent of emergency treatment and transcript.

1. ACCEPTANCE LETTER:  Students should attempt the on-line application first at the following link Online Application. Students MUST print all 3 pages of  the acceptance letter of congratulations. Students should write down their new DCCCD ID number as seen on the acceptance letter. If they receive anything other than a "Congratulations" acceptance letter (will state "Unfortunately special processing etc), they should print all 3 pages of that letter and complete the paper application which can be printed from the following link: Printed Application Form

NOTE:  Undocumented students MUST complete the "Affidavit of Intent to Become a Permanent Resident" and have it notarized.  Additionally, they must provide a copy of the front and back of their permanent resident card.

2. STUDENT INFORMATION PROFILE:  Using their assigned DCCCD ID#, students should create an eConnect account, log in, and complete the “My Student Information Profile” under “My Personal Information.”  The link to eConnect can be found on CVC home page, or at the following link: eConnect Link

3. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT: your students counselors will provide a copy.

4. PROOF OF MENINGITIS: click on the following link and then click on Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Compliance link, print and sign: Meningitis Form.pdf. This form must be provided if students will be attending classes on the Cedar Valley College campus  (must have been administered in the last five years and not set to expire during the spring semester). Students will not need this form if taking classes at the high school. 

 5. LETTER OF PARENT PERMISSION: click on link, print and  Letter of Permission.pdf

6. CONSENT OF EMERGENCY TREATMENT: click on link, print and sign: Emergency Medical Treatment.pdf

7. ENROLLMENT FORM:click on link, print and sign:   Dual Credit High School Enrollment Form.pdf Counselors will assist students in finding their courses and course numbers. For summer courses, students must include course name, number, and section number as found on the online college schedule. Make sure that you are using the correct enrollment form. The enrollment form for the current year is used for summer courses.  For all fall courses, you must use the enrollment form for the following school year.  

Please see attachment for all approved courses.  Be aware that some courses are taken at Cedar Valley only.  Please see your counselor for all courses offered on the DHS campus.
Desoto ISD 2017-2018 Attachment B Final - for 18-19.pdf

Students will only be allowed to enroll in courses that are outlined in Attachment B of their ISD's Dual Credit contract. The counselors will assist students in selecting one of these course. Students must also meet all course prerequisites before taking a course (see prerequisites at Dual Credit Criteria

8. MINOR MEDIA RELEASE FORM:  click on link, print and sign.
Media Release Form.pdf  

9. TSI : All students must complete the pre-TSI and the TSI or submit exemptions. Students can sign up in the counseling suite at Desoto High school to register to take the test on-site or they can take the test at CVC. Testing at DHS is only available during the school year. Students can take the TSI in the summer at Cedar Valley.

Acceptable TSI Scores:
Math- 350
Reading- 351
Writing- Essay 4 & Multiple Choice 363 or Essay 5

  • Students must have a DCCCD ID # (obtained after successful completion of the application) and an active eConnect account.

The Pre-Assessment Activity must be completed a minimum of 24 hours prior to testing.  Students should first watch the video at http://econnect.dcccd.edu/PreAssessmentVideo/CVC.jsp  and then complete the PAA by clicking on the link beneath the video.  Students will be required to sign in to his or her eConnect account!

TSI Testing at Cedar Valley:

  • Students should report to the College Readiness office (C226) to receive their advising report prior to testing – if you call ahead, we will try to have paperwork completed for them ahead of time.
  • Monday - Thursday students should try to start the test by 2:00 p.m. and will not be allowed to test after 4:00 p.m. On Friday, students must start the exam by NOON
  • Photo ID is required
  • No calculators are allowed
  • Students should allow themselves approximately 1.5-2 hours per section
  • If a student has not completed the exam by 8pm, s/he will have to come back to complete the test within the next three days.
  • Student who are taking automotive or business dual credit courses can be waived from taking the TSI by completing and submitting the TSI waiver form TSI Waiver Agreement.pdf

10.  Admissions Form:  Students should complete the admissions form.  Admissions Form.pdf