Dual Credit allows a high school student to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously. Typically, Academic Dual Credit is awarded through San Antonio College. Career and Technical Dual Credit is awarded through St. Philip’s College, Palo Alto College, and San Antonio College.
Please be aware that the Dual Credit process is long and takes several steps to complete. It is critical that you read all the information in this handbook so as not to miss something that could determine whether your student qualifies for dual credit or not. Below you will see blue hyperlinks that will connect you with websites and important resources that we are providing. Please click on these blue links for more details. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL PARTS OF THE HANDBOOK!! All the information you need to know is listed below.
NEISD ApplyTexas Handbook 2023-2024 DUE March 24, 2023
2023-2024 Madison Academic Dual Credit Handbook DUE March 31, 2023
TSAI2 Registration Form with updated test dates
Alamo Colleges Dual Credit Consent Form **Turn in a completed hard copy to Ms. Padilla in the counseling office**
Talk to your counselor and read the Academic High School Dual Credit Handbook for your school before applying for Dual Credit. Below are the requirements for Dual Credit:
Step 1: Complete GoApplyTexas Application according to the Apply Texas Handbook.
Step 2: Review the Dual Credit Handbook - Review the Madison Dual Credit Checklist. Complete and submit the checklist by the posted deadline.
Step 3: Review and complete the TSIA (Texas Success Initiative Assessment) Test Prep.
Step 4: Prepare for and take the TSIA2 Exam or the ACT/SAT in order to qualify for Dual Credit - Once you have taken the TSIA2 and still need more practice, click here for individualized practice.
Step 5: Submit the Dual Credit Checklist (linked in your Dual Credit Handbook) to the Counseling Office by the Deadline
The TSIA2 Exam is a state-mandated program designed to help determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. The program will help you know what type of courses or interventions will assist you to be prepared for college-level course work. Talk to your counselor to find out where to register for your exam. The TSIA2 is an updated version of the same exam and is available in January 2021.
Dual Credit Information
Here is a brief overview of the 6 Dual Credit Steps. Please select each individual step under the Steps section to review the specific instructions and requirements.
- TSIA2 Brochure
- TSIA2 and Accuplacer Practice
- TSIA2 Student Portal and Resources Flyer
- TSIA2 Steps to Share Student Test Scores
- TSIA2 Individualized Practice (Post TSIA2 results)
Meet Testing Requirements
Refer to this chart for test scores will qualify for specific dual credit courses. Please remember that this chart has all classes taught in NEISD.
Madison Test Score Requirements
- Review the TSIA Test Prep
- Take the TSIA2 Exam or ACT/SAT in order to qualify for Dual Credit