North Texas Now! Program
Since the fall of 2020, Frisco ISD has partnered with the University of North Texas to create a unique dual credit opportunity for students. The UNT North Texas Now! program involves students taking a half-day of dual credit classes at the UNT campus in Frisco and then spending the remainder of the day at the home campus. The program is a collaborative, 2-year, interdisciplinary, project-based learning experience
designed to allow students to see the relevance of course content as they apply it to solve real-world problems. Students can only begin the program in at the start at their Junior year.
Earn dual credit from a Tier 1 Public Research University
Complete the Texas Core Curriculum which is required by Texas public universities while in high school
Gain transferable credit toward bachelor degrees
Discounted university tuition
Program offered at UNT Frisco Campus at Hall Park
Students admitted into the UNT North Texas Now! Program will:
Learn in a collaborative environment with renowned faculty
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
Get a head start on your college degree
Develop skills that employers have identified as most desirable: project management, collaborative thinking, data analysis, communication, creativity, decision-making and leadership.
The course program is a set pathway that 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 transferable
between public higher education institutions in Texas.
Students must enter the program at the start of their Junior year.
|Junior Year -Fall||Junior Year -Spring||HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT|
|College Writing 1 (ENGL 1310)||College Writing 2 (ENGL 1320)|
English 3 credit
|US History 2 (HIST 2620)||US History 1 (HIST 2610)||US History credit|
|Texas Government (PSCI 2306)||US Government (PSCI 2305)||Elective credit / US Government credit|
| Art Appreciation (ART 1300) ||Intro to Communications (COMM 1010)||Elective credit / Speech or elective credit|
|SENIOR Year -Fall||SENIOR Year -Spring||HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT|
|English Literature 1 (ENGL 2341)||English Literature 2 (ENGL 2331)|
English 4 credit
|Statistics (MATH 1680)||Microeconomics (ECON 1100)||Math (0.5) credit / Economics credit|
|Earth Science + Lab (GEOG 1710)||Environmental Science + Lab (BIOL 1132)||Science credit|
There is limited availability and if there is more interest than space available, a lottery process will be implemented.
Students must be logged in to their FISD Google Account in order to access the form They must have their test score reports ready to upload, before completing the form. Student's name and all scores must be visible.
Enrollment Dates and Deadlines
December 7 until spots filled:
Program Application Window Open
February 21: Notification of acceptance begins -- Lottery will be used if more than 60 qualified applicants.
February 28: Deadline to accept program acceptance notification for initial applicants. Further acceptance notifications may be sent for any remaining vacancies filled.
April 7: Last day to apply to UNT and have holds resolved
April 13--30: Registration window for Fall 2023 classes
April 26: Signing Day Event for new cohort
July 11: Tuition or Tuition Payment Plan Deadline
August 21: Fall 2023 Classes Begin>
College Readiness Scores
| Test|| Reading/Writing|| Math||Composite|
| TSIA2|| 945 & 5 Essay or|
5 ELAR Diag & 6 Essay Diag
|950 or |
6 Math Diag
| ACT|| 19|| 19||23|
| SAT|| 480|| 530||-|
| PSAT|| 460|| 510||-|
Math College-Readiness Disclaimer: Students can be conditionally accepted as Rising 11th graders into Year 1 of the UNT Now! program. They will have until Spring of their junior year to earn the college-readiness math score required
for Year 2 of the program. This will allow our students more time to build their math skills prior to taking UNT's Statistics course in the fall of their Senior year.
If your student is required to take the TSIA2 exam in order to meet UNT's college-readiness requirement, the district can provide your student access to free, asynchronous online learning modules via Edgenuity. To sign up for this additional
training, please have your student fill out the request form. Our Online Programs team will reach out to students via email once they have registered. Note, students must be logged in to their FISD Google account in order to access the
form: UNT Now! TSIA2 Test Prep Interest Form.
Notification of Admission
Students must complete a Commitment Form within 48 hours of receiving the email to secure their seat in the program. Students who accepted admission will then be required to meet additional deadlines for enrollment. Failure to meet these deadlines
will result in the loss of admissions.
If you do not receive admission initially, please continue to monitor your email because as students decline the opportunity, additional emails will go out offering admission to other students.
Spring 2023 Information Night
January 10: Start of FISD Spring Semester
January 12: UNT Spring Payment Deadline
January 17: Start of UNT Spring Semester
January 30: Drop Deadline
February 20: FISD Holiday - UNT still has class!
March 1: School Day SAT for Juniors
March 13-18: UNT & FISD Spring Break
April 7: Withdraw Deadline
April 10: FISD Bad Weather Day -- UNT still has class!
May 1-12: AP Exams
May 8-12: Final Exams Week