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Sophomores to Seniors may elect to participate in our extensive Dual Credit Program where students earn high school AND college credit for approved classes taken through NCTC. Students have a designated class period for each online class. Please review all of the following information as the process and links have changed. Some of the benefits include: 

  • Experience college while still in high school

  • Flexibility as classes held online

  • 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.

  • Financial savings: More economical to take the college while in high school.

       Dual Credit Tuition Rates for Fall 2022, Spring and Summer 2023

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.

Review/Download the NCTC Guide here.

See step-by-step instructions for the ApplyTexas here.

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 general NCTC info, go to For NCTC Dual Credit Admissions, go to

For more information on dual credit at Sacred Heart, please contact Jaime Taylor at

Our NCTC Dual Credit Success Coach is:

Tisha Green


1525 W. California St.

Gainesville, TX 76240


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.

See the following list for suggested classes by grade level:

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