LSC-Tomball High School Dual Credit FAQs
1. What happens at Dual Credit Application, Qualification and Registration days at my school?
Lone Star College-Tomball provides opportunities to complete the entire process from application to registration at your high school. Please check with your counselor to see if TSI testing is being offered at your school. That testing will need to be done at the LSC-Tomball campus if your school has not made arrangements to provide TSI testing onsite.
- APPLICATION DAYS: to assist new students interested in Dual Credit with the LSC application. (Please check with your high school counselor for more information.)
- Scheduled specifically for Dual Credit students, but are also offered at high schools throughout the year
- Students will receive the LSC-Tomball Dual Credit Checklist
- Students will be given the opportunity to complete TSI Pre-Assessment Activity if time allows
- QUALIFICATION DAYS: to issue new and returning Dual Credit students testing tickets and/or accept other qualifying test scores. (Please check with your high school counselor for more information.)
- Scheduled specifically for Dual Credit students by Counselors and LSC-Tomball staff
- Applications are completed if needed
- Any prior test scores, including PSAT, are reviewed for qualification
- TSI Pre-Assessment Activity is completed if needed
- Testing ticket is issued with information on testing, including dates, times and how make a reservation to test
- Students will receive Welcome to Dual Credit brochure, FERPA form, payment information and the blue Dual Credit Registration form
- REGISTRATION DAYS: LSC-Tomball Dual Credit Advisor will retrieve and confirm completion of blue Dual Credit Registration forms from Counselors. (Please check with your high school counselor for more information.)
- Dual Credit Advisor will pick up the completed blue Dual Credit Registration forms
- Dual Credit Advisor will remain on campus to review forms for completion and note any incomplete issues or additional requirements from the student
- Dual Credit Advisor will be available to clear up incompletes if students are available, to resolve problems with student records or accounts and to field general Dual Credit questions
2. What is difference between Dual Credit and the College Credit Only option?
Dual Credit courses must apply toward the mandatory high school graduation requirements. Courses taken that are not required for high school graduation will receive college credit only. When taking college credit only courses, you are enrolled as an “Exceptional Admit” student as you have not completed high school and are taking college credit only courses. For college credit only classes you are responsible for all tuition and fees and do not receive the dual credit waiver.
3. May I take summer courses?
Yes; as college credit only, you will pay full tuition and fees. You may take two courses each summer term (Summer I & Summer II). Summer courses are in an accelerated format and only six weeks long. (Please see your high school counselor for more information.)
4. May I take mini-term courses in May or December?
Yes; as college credit only, you will pay full tuition and fees. You may take one course each mini-term (December/May). Mini-term courses are in an accelerated format and only 3-4 weeks long. (Please see your high school counselor for more information.)
5. May I take online courses?
Yes; as college credit only, you will pay full tuition and fees. (Please see your high school counselor for more information.)
6. What happens if I fail a Dual Credit course?
You must maintain a C or better to remain eligible for the Dual Credit program.
7. I want to take a higher level math (Trig, Pre-Cal, Cal) instead of College Algebra. How do I qualify?
You must submit qualifying test scores and place in at least college level Algebra or higher. For upper level courses such as Pre-Calculus or Calculus, you must submit qualifying test scores such as SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer AND have successful completion of high school Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus with a B or better; in addition to college readiness in reading and writing.
8. Does the cost include books?
No; the fees that you pay as a Dual Credit student does not cover the cost of books.
9. How do I drop/withdraw from my course(s)?
You must obtain an official Lone Star College Dual Credit Drop Form from your high school counselor. In addition, you must return the completed form to your high school counselor or to an LSC Tomball advisor in order to completely drop/withdraw from the requested course(s). If it is after the official day of record according to the LSC calendar, your college transcript will indicate a “W” for withdraw from the course(s). Standard LSC refund policies will apply.
10. How do I find out more about Dual Credit at Lone Star College-Tomball?