Dual Credit

  • Grand Prairie ISD Dual Credit Parent Information MeetingSave the Date

    Tuesday, October 18, 6-7 pm

    Grand Prairie ISD Dual Credit Parent Information Meeting

    During the meeting, we will highlight the benefits of taking dual credit in high school, discuss our partnership with Dallas College and hear from GPISD dual credit instructors. In addition, parents and students will learn about the dual credit enrollment process.

    Join via zoom.

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  • What is Dual Credit?

    The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) defines dual credit as a system in which an eligible high school student enrolls in college course(s) and receives credit for the course(s) from both the college and high school. Dual credit courses may be taught on the high school campus by an approved instructor or on the college campus. Dual credit courses include both academic and technical courses.

    Benefits of Taking Dual Credit Courses

    • Gain first-hand experience with college-level work while attending high school
    • Transition more smoothly between high school and college
    • Transfer credits earned in high school to Texas public colleges and universities
    • Complete a postsecondary degree faster
    • Save money on college tuition

    GPISD Dual Credit Partners

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  • Dual Credit Overview

    According to The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Dual credit allows a high school student to earn college credit and high school credit concurrently. Academic dual credit in Grand Prairie ISD may be awarded through various partnering institution of higher learning, while our Career and Technology dual credit is awarded through Dallas College. For more details about what is dual credit visit the Texas Education Agency Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions.

    Our dual credit programs allow a high school student to earn college credit and high school credit concurrently. The dual credit video, presentation slides, and handbook below are designed to guide and inform you as you navigate the dual credit enrollment process.

    Additional Resources

    For additional information about Grand Prairie ISD’s Dual Credit Program go to GPISD Dual Credit Handbook.

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    TEA's Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) includes answers to many common questions received from students, parents, teachers, and administrators.  The FAQ document has been revised to include new rules established as a result of the most recent legislative session.

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  • Dual Credit Handbook and Applications

    Starting College in High School 

    Starting College in High School (Spanish) 

    GPISD Dual Credit Handbook

    Dual Credit Courses in GPISD 

    GPISD Dual Credit Courses Articulated with Dallas College

    GPISD Dual Credit Courses Articulated with University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)

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