Frequently Asked Questions

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Dual credit allows students to earn high school and college credit at the same time. High school students enroll in university classes and, upon successful completion, credits will apply to high school graduation AND a college degree. Dual credit courses will appear on both high school and university transcripts.

Students will earn dual credit from a Tier 1 Public Research University while getting a head start on a bachelor's degree. Through North Texas NOW!, you will complete the Texas Core Curriculum and gain transferrable college credit at a discounted university tuition rate.  Dual credit course grades are weighted on a 5.5 scale for Frisco ISD GPA.

Project-based learning is designed around solving real-world problems—problems that make the course content relevant and meaningful.  You will apply course content while working in teams to explore, discover, and recommend unique solutions to problems.  Through this unique learning experience, you will develop analytical, professional, and interpersonal skills that employers identify as essential.  The North Texas NOW! experience will allow you to:

  • Collaborate with renowned faculty and peers to solve real-world problems.

  • Discover the power of interactive, team-based problem solving. 

  • Experience an interdisciplinary approach to both teaching and learning.

  • Study coursework centered around real-world problems. 

  • Advance your future by starting your college degree now.

  • Develop and sharpen skills in project management, collaborative thinking, data analysis, communication, creativity, decision-making and leadership. 

Current Frisco ISD sophomores who are graduating in 2022 can request to participated in the program.  Fill out a request to participate form found at www.friscoisd.org/unt.

CollegeBoard released an updated TSI exam, so below are the new TSI 2 scores needed to demonstrate
college-readiness:

TSIA2
Reading/Writing 
 945 & 5 Essay or 5 ELAR Diag & 6 Essay Diag

Math Composite
950 or 6 Math Diagnostic

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment is a standardized test that can also be used to meet dual credit eligibility requirements.  The TSI assessment score reports are available as soon as the test is completed.  The TSI assessment can be taken by making an appointment at the UNT testing center in Denton.

The UNT Learning Center has a list of TSI resources on the bottom of the webpage at this link: TSI Resources.

The program focuses on the 42 semester credit hour Texas Core Curriculum.  Core requirements are common to all public colleges and universities in Texas.  A completed Texas Core Curriculum is fully transferrable between public higher education institutions in Texas. Learn more about the program courses

All UNT dual credit courses will be offered at UNT Frisco and Hall Park located at 2811 Internet Blvd., Suite 100, Frisco, TX 75034.

UNT offers reduced tuition and fees for dual credit courses.
Tuition = $50 per credit hour
Fees = $25 per credit hour

Learn more about the program costs.

Dual credit students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Check with your financial advisor to verify that dual credit tuition and fees are an eligible 529 expense.  The following information on the web indicates 529 Plans can be used for dual credit tuition and fees.  Books, supplies, and living expenses are not eligible expenses for dual credit students.

U.S. News and World Report 
Savingforcollege.com

Steps to complete an application on ApplyTexas can be found by clicking this link: Apply to UNT.

Applications take about 3 days to process.  If you have questions regarding your application, please use the ApplyTexas help menu for technical issues or call UNT’s Office of Admissions at (940) 565-2681.  

Once your application is processed, you will receive an email with your user ID (EUID), PIN number, and directions on how to activate your UNT account.  Once you have activated your account, you can log in to my.unt.edu using your EUID and new password.

Registration deadline for Fall 2021 was April 30, 2021. Payment or Payment Plan deadline was June 30, 2021

Step by step instructions can be found at this link: Registration Instructions.

Clear the hold by following instruction or submit an email describing your hold to dualcredit@unt.edu

This hold appears each semester and requires you to confirm that you agree to the financial terms and conditions of attendance at UNT.  Instructions on how to clear this hold can be found at this link:  Financial Obligation Hold 

Payment or Payment Plan deadline was June 30, 2021.

Step by step instructions on how to pay electronically by credit card or electronic check can be found at the following link: Payment Instructions.

You can contact your dual credit administrator at Frisco ISD or email dualcredit@unt.edu.

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