DUAL CREDIT at CVHS
The Guide to DUAL CREDIT at CVHS
College View High School will offer DUAL CREDIT through Blinn College beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. The following classes will be offered:
JUNIOR YEAR: SENIOR YEAR:
English III/ENGL 1301/1302 English IV/ENGL 2322/2323
Algebra II/MATH 1332 PreCalculus/MATH 1324 or MATH 1325
US History/HIST 1301/1302 (may also be taken sophomore year) Government/GOVT 2305
Psychology/PSYCH 2301 (may also be taken sophomore year) Economics/ECON 2301
Art Appreciation/ART 1301 (may also be taken sophomore year) Total Hours = 15
Total Hours = 21
All classes will be held at CVHS. Courses may be offered as Interactive Video Conferencing Classes (IVC), online or direct teach. The mode will depend on the class and how many students are enrolled. Students enrolled in dual credit courses will be expected to spend several extra hours per week on each dual credit course.
What are the steps to taking DUAL CREDIT classes at CVHS?
1. See Ms. Rath if you are interested in taking Dual Credit.
2. Apply to Blinn College Station ISD at www.applytexas.org
3. Complete the Dual Credit Approval form (see attachment below or get one from Ms. Rath)
4. Have a “B” or better average in completed coursework
5. Submit an official school transcript (Get this from the school office)
6. Satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements. This includes taking the Pre-Assessment activity.
What does DUAL CREDIT cost?
At this time, CVHS will cover the cost of tuition and textbooks. Current tuition costs are $318 per semester class. (This is a price break from the regular Blinn tuition of $474 per course.)
Important Dates and Deadlines:
New students entering College View HS for the 2018-2019 school year may still take Dual Credit, but will need to complete all steps above prior to the start of school. Please talk with Ms. Rath if you are interested in dual credit for the 2018-2019 school year.
Parents: Once a student takes a college course, parents do not have access to their child’s records unless a FERPA Release waiver is signed and on file with the college.
Students: Once your application is submitted, you will need to check your email within 48 hours for your MyBlinn account. You may need to check your Spam or Junk mail folder if you do not find it in your incoming mail folder.
TSIA – Texas Success Initiative Assessment
Each student applying for Dual Credit must prove they are college ready by either having required scores on the ACT/SAT/PSAT or the TSIA. Students may use the STAAR EOC English II and Algebra I scores for dual credit. Please see the sheet titled “Test Scores for Dual Credit” for the scores needed.
If a student does not qualify for dual credit on their SAT/ACT/PSAT/EOC scores, then they are required to take the TSIA. College View HS is a TSI test center. There is no cost for CVHS students to take the test on our campus. However, you may also take the test at the Blinn Campus, but there will be a $45 cost. You would need to contact Blinn College for test dates.
You can find links to TSI Study materials on the drop down list under 'Academics' on the CVHS Website.
Before a student can take the TSIA, they must take the Pre-Assessment Activity and print the certificate of completion. Please allow at least an hour to take the Pre-Assessment Activity. The Pre-Assessment Activity link is https://www.tsipreview.com/welcome/CollegeViewHS
Once you have done the Pre-Assessment activity, you will contact Ms. Rath to set up a testing date and time. If your scores qualify you as college ready, you will be registered for dual credit. The TSI tests you take are dependent on the courses you are wanting to take. You will take TSI Reading for all dual credit courses. If you are taking a math course, you will also need to take the TSI Math course. If you are taking English dual credit, you will also need to take the TSI Writing and WritePlacer tests.
Please click on the attachments below for the Dual Credit Approval Form, the FERPA Release and to see the Test Scores Required for Dual Credit.