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LSC Dual Credit

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Dual Credit Registration

LCISD offers many Dual Credit courses through Lone Star College Cy-Fair. The information below is designed to answer both student and parent questions to include:

  • Why should I take Dual Credit in High School?
  • How much does it cost?
  • What's the difference between AP & Dual Credit?
  • How do I register?

Dual Credit Student FAQ
Dual Credit Commitment Form
LSC Dual Credit Information for Parents

Contact Information
Lindsey Troutman
lindsey.troutman@lcisd.org
832-223-0369

Why should I take college credit classes in high school?

  1. College admissions offices are looking for students that take challenging classes in high school.
  2. Dual Credit courses will help develop the skills needed to succeed in your future education.
  3. Money. Money. Money. Dual Credit courses can save you thousands of dollars in tuition, books and fees! The more you take in high school, the more you can save!!!

Colleges may see dual-credit work as a positive when considering an application for admission or advanced academic standing in an honors program.”

-Purdue University

DualCredit-Cost

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What is the difference between Dual Credit, OnRamps, and AP?

DC AP OnRamps Comparison for LCISD 20-21

Presentation Resources

Lone Star Links

 * Contact your Campus DC Counselor for registration and application information
LSC/LCISD Dual Credit
LSC/LCISD Online Students

Additional Dual Credit Resources

Memorandum of Understanding

Lone Star College MOU Signed 2019-2022

Weighted Grade Policy

Numerical Grade Weights

For the purposes of Class Rank a numerical multiplier will be applied as follows below to calculate a student's GPA. Calculation of students' official class rank is governed by Policy EIC (Local).

* Note: OnRamps courses weight at the PAP and DC level, please reach out to your DC Counselor.

AP Courses/Dual 1.3 Multiplier
Pre-AP/PAP 1.2 Multiplier
Academic
1.1 Multiplier
Leveled Academic
1.0 Multiplier

Examples:

Course Grade X Multiplier = Points Earned
AP Biology OR Dual Physics 88 x 1.3 = 114.4
Algebra I Pre-AP or Algebra II PAP
88 x 1.2 = 105.6
English IV 88 x 1.1 = 96.8

Total points earned divided by (3) classes=GPA
316.80 divided by (3) = 105.60 Wgt. Numerical GPA

Weighted numerical GPA will determine class rank.