This is a program offered to  students from Sophomore to Senior.  Students have a class period to take online classes from NCTC to earn credit for High School and college hours, giving them an advantage when headed to college. 

  • Experience college while still in high school

  • Classes held online

  • Financial savings (Dual Credit Tuition Rates)

  • Increase college success and completion

  • NCTC Core Curriculum transfers to all public colleges and universities in Texas giving students a head start on college coursework with a potential to graduate high school with thirty or more college credits. (Students attending private or out of state institutions should check with that institution concerning coursework transfer.



Requirements for SH students to enroll in Dual Credit.

  1. B or better high school average

  2. Score in the 85th percentile or better on ITBS Achievement Tests in the subject matter which you are seeking a DC class

  3. Approval of Principal and Academic Advisor


Registration for dual credit classes is a process, and typically takes several weeks. Please see the Academic Advisor as soon as you decide to pursue dual credit courses.


First step in the process is completing your ApplyTexas  application for NCTC:  www.applytexas.org

Once this is done, it will take a couple of weeks for your student to get entered into the NCTC system, but then they will then send an email to your student with an ID number and password to set up a Lion Pride email account.  There are a series of steps to go through, including taking and completing the online class College 101, and scheduling and passing the TSI test required for your DC class.  For specific info, go to http://www.nctc.edu/DualCreditHome.aspx

For more information on dual credit, please contact Janet Gaston at jgaston@shmuenster.com. Go to https://www.nctc.edu/dual-credit/dual-credit-admissions-process.html for step-by-step instructions to begin the NCTC dual credit program.

NCTC and SHCS maintain a great partnership for serving our Dual Credit Students. See the 2021-2023 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING for complete details on this wonderful program.