Milby High School Dual Credit ProgramNow is the time to prepare to take Dual Credit classes in 2020-2021Dual CreditThe Milby High School Dual Credit Program offers high school students an opportunity to earn free college credit while still in high school. Houston ISD offers opportunities to earn Associate degrees at Early Colleges within the district. Milby High School is not an Early College High School. Those schools can be found by following this link Houston ISD Early Colleges.While Milby is not an Early College, qualifying students may have an opportunity to graduate with a substantial number of credit hours. Some current Milby seniors are on track to graduate with over 20 credit hours. Some current sophomores and juniors have the potential to graduate with 30 or more credit hours. (This projection is soley based on credit earned, current coursework and anticipated future courses, all currently taught on campus by Milby/HCC instructors.)Current Milby Dual Credit Students who want to continue taking Dual Credit classes should have requested them when 2020-2021 Course Requests were completed. These students will be surveyed in February so that we may get an early start on completing required documents as well as populating classes.Non-Dual Credit Students should express their interest by completing the Student HUB survey on the Milby Main Page in It'sLearning. They may also speak with Mr. Ellis in the Library.Students who have expressed interest but not taken classes because they are waiting to qualify will get a notice of their status on Wednesday, Janaury 22.
Important DatesJanuary 25: TSI Accuplacer Placement Test. Qualifies students for Dual Credit. (Focus on students who have previously tested.)February 15: TSIMarch 7: TSIMarch 10: Deadline to Submit Summer Enrollment.April 1: HCC Application Deadline for Fall 2020.April 4: TSIMay 1: Signed HCC documentation for Fall 2020 due.May 16: TSI (Last TSI to qualify for Fall 2020.)DUAL CREDIT MYTH BUSTER OF THE MONTH!
MYTH: Dual Credit classes only transfer to Texas Schools.
BUSTED: The dual credit classes that students take at Milby/Houston Community College will transfer to all public Texas colleges and universities, as well as to many private schools. The credits also transfer beyond Texas! Follow http://www.hccs.edu/support-services/transfers/transferring-credits/ and click on “VIEW EQUIVALENCY CREDITS” to see the very extensive list of schools with course equivalents. Specific degree programs may limit the application of the courses or relegate some to the status of electives. You will have to confirm with the receiving school.
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