Frequently Asked Questions regarding FISD Dual Credit Advantage Program
Please review the below questions regarding Dual Credit in Forney ISD, if you have additional questions please CLICK HERE to complete the Dual Credit FAQ and we will post questions and answers on this site.
For questions regarding Dual Credit, please contact the appropriate campus representative:
Megan Boyd - North Forney High School
Joanie Granado - Forney High School
Having difficulties with your eCampus or eConnect accounts?
DCCCD has set up a designated technical support for dual credit students, students can call 972.669.6402, Monday-Sunday 7am - 12 midnight.
My child is having difficulty completing the DCCCD online application, it will not give him/her a DCCCD student ID?
If your student has not been able to complete the online DCCCD application, please contact Lakayla Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org
When do we pay for our student's dual credit classes?
Payments will be made online through Eastfield, online payment will open at the beginning of August for Fall semester and January for Spring semester.
What is the difference in weight for GPA between AP and Dual Credit classes?
AP and Dual credit classes are weighted the same, both are on a 6.0 scale.
What are specific class times and location of Dual Credit classes?
Classes will be offered at both Forney High School and North Forney High School (if a course requires transportation to a campus other than a students home campus transportation will be provided or students can sign the transportation waiver to drive themselves). Times of dual credit course offerings will vary by campus: M/W, T/R, or M/W/F and will have AM or PM times: 1st-2nd period, 4th-5th period, 6th-7th period and 7th-8th period.
Is a dual credit class 1 or 2 periods long? What do students do on Friday, if the class is only Monday/Wednesday and/or Tuesday/Thursday?
Dual credit classes are 2 periods. For Juniors/Seniors the student will have early release or late arrival depending on their dual credit course. For sophomores early release/late arrival is not an option and will be provided a supervised location to work on coursework, assignments or projects.
My child has already taken the TSI and/or a dual credit course what do I need to do?
If a student has previously taken the TSI and/or a dual credit course with another college he/she will need to request a transcript from that college and return their transcript with their enrollment packet to their high school counselor.
How much does it cost to take the TSI?
Through our partnership with Eastfield students will be able to take the TSI two times free of charge, if a student needs/wants to take the TSI more than two times he/she will be charged a fee of $10.00
Can my child take the TSI at Eastfield if they want to take the TSI before or after the campus testing dates?
Yes, if a student wants to take the TSI before the scheduled time he/she can go to Eastfield. The student will need to go to Building C at Eastfield college to the Dual Credit Office to obtain a testing referral and he/she will then go to the testing center located at Eastfield college and take the TSI at that time. Students will need their DCCCD student id# and will need to have completed the DCCCD TSI Pre-Assessment Activity prior going to Eastfield.
My child is registering for 10th grade, what course will he/she be taking?
Due to scheduling and 10th graders not having early release or late arrival they will need to enroll in all of the following courses:
- History 1301 - Fall Semester
- History 1302 - Spring Semester
- Speech 1311 - Fall Semester
- Psychology 2301 - Spring Semester
What are the requirements to take Dual Credit Science Courses?
Students wanting to take Dual Credit Biology or Chemistry will need to have taken High School Biology and Chemistry
How much do FEF Dual Credit Advantage PLUS Scholarship recipients receive for courses?
The Forney Education Foundation will provide needs based scholarships to students that complete all required forms and meet requirements. FEF will:
- Pay 50% of up to 2 dual credit courses per semester (4 dual credit courses per year)
How do I know if my child is exempt from the TSI?
If a student meets one of the below criteria he/she is exempt from the TSI. A copy of the student’s SAT/ACT or previous TSI score will need to be turned in with enrollment packet.
- SAT - a combined critical reading and math score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on critical reading test (student shall be exempt for both the reading and writing), and/or a minimum of 500 on the math test (student shall be exempt for math)
- New 2016 SAT scores for SAT Testing administered on or after March 5, 2016: a minimum score of 480 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) test shall be exempt for both reading and writing sections of the TSI Assessment; a minimum score of 530 on the mathematics test shall be exempt for the mathematics section of the TSI Assessment. There is no combined score.
- Mixing or combining scores from the SAT administration prior to March 2016 and the SAT administered on or after March 5,2016 is not allowable. The newly approved scores became effective on August 10, 2016.
- ACT - a student with a composite of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test shall be exempt for both the reading and writing sections, and/or 19 on the math test (student shall be exempt for the math section).