Dual-Credit Students at Frank Phillips College

Are you a dual-credit student or wanting to enroll in dual-credit classes at Frank Phillips College? You're at the Right Place! 

STEP 1:

Discuss Your Options 

Discuss course options with your high-school counselor.

Your counselor will tell you if you meet the criteria to enroll in dual credit courses.

Frank Phillips College determines acceptance of all students, including dual-credit students. However, the college requires permission from a high-school official for students to enroll to ensure that the high school is able to articulate the credit.

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STEP 2:

Apply for Admission

Apply for admission. Then, fill out enrollment sheet for dual credit either with your counselor or an FPC Representative.

STEP 3:

TSI Assessment as Required

Take appropriate TSI test or check with your counselor to see if you are eligible.
(See below for eligibility requirements)

You may meet with an advisor (see Advisor table below) who can help you prepare for the TSI Assessment if you need to take it.

The cost is 10.00 per section (reading, writing, math), and you pay only for the section(s) you need to take. The cost of retesting is the same.

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Dual-Credit Advisor List

Advisor
Site List
Location Advisor Email Address Telephone #
Borger Borger High School Michele Stevens mstevens@fpctx.edu (806) 457-4200 X 707
Channing
Dalhart
Hartley
Texline
Dalhart Center Ilene Walton iwalton@fpctx.edu (806) 244-7669
Dumas Dumas Cosmetology
Center
Misty Light mlight@fpctx.edu (806) 394-9494
Perryton Perryton
High School
Amber Jones
Noah Cano
ajones@fpctx.edu
ncano@fpctx.edu
(806) 648-1450 X 608
(806) 648-1450 X 168
All Other
High School
Locations
All Locations Kamron Nonhof knonhof@fpctx.edu (806) 457-4200 X 775

STEP 4:

Provide Transcripts

Your high school will provide appropriate transcripts and other registration related materials to the Office of Admissions and Records.

Dual-credit students will work with the high-school counselor and the FPC advisor to ensure that students are enrolled in the correct courses and sections. Depending on your location, your FPC advisor with either enroll you at your high-school campus or at an FPC campus.

STEP 5:

Proof of Vaccination

If a student is taking classes on an FPC Campus, proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination is required.

The date of the vaccination must be at least 10 days prior to the first day of classes.

Any student aged 22 or younger who is attending classes on a college campus must have a vaccination within the previous five years. Students may seek an exemption for reasons of conscience.

Evidence of Vaccination against meningitis: Meningitis Vaccination Form

Exemption from meningococcal Vaccination Requirements for Reasons of Conscience Form

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STEP 5:

Enroll for Classes

Enroll for classes with an advisor. Dual-credit students will work with the High School counselor and the FPC advisor to ensure that students are enrolled in the correct courses and sections.

Depending on your location, your FPC advisor with either enroll you at your High School campus or at an FPC campus.

STEP 6:

Pay for Classes

Pay Online:
Log into the Student Portal and check the billing statement under “MY LEDGER.”

Under MY LEDGER, click pay now – Do not change the amount you are paying.

IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR THE PAYMENT PLAN, CLICK PAYMENT PLAN!

Only use payment plan if you intend to make payments.

Pay by mail with check or money order to:
Frank Phillips College Business Office
P.O. Box 5118
Borger, Texas 79008

What is Dual Credit?


The dual credit program allows high school students the opportunity to enroll in college courses while still in high school provided they have:

  • Achieved the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board testing standard on STARR EOC, PLAN, PSAT, ACT, SAT, or TSI;
  • Been granted permission from the high school principal or counselor; and
  • Been evaluated by the Director of Enrollment Management for admission based on demonstrated ability for the courses in which they seek enrollment.

Certain courses are approved through dual credit partnerships between the college and local independent school districts for dual high school and college credit.  Dual credit students enroll in college courses while in high school and earn college credit that the high school will convert to high school credit for graduation purposes.

To be admitted, dual credit students must demonstrate college-level proficiency through a standardized test noted above and provide the Office of Educational Services with written approval of the high school principal or counselor, an official high school transcript, and state-mandated test scores or proof of exemption.

HB 505, effective immediately, states the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may not limit: 1) The number of dual credit courses or hours in which a student may enroll while in high school; 2) The number of dual credit courses or hours in which a student may enroll each semester or academic year; or 3) The grade levels at which a high school student may be eligible to enroll in a dual credit course.

Dual credit students must adhere to all college policies and procedures set forth in the Student Handbook, including email, CAMS, rules of plagiarism, concerns and complaints, grade appeals, and disciplinary action and appeals.

Eligibility


Satisfying TSI Requirements for Dual Credit courses

A high school student is eligible to enroll and does not need to demonstrate additional college readiness for Level 1 Certificate coursework.

Eleventh Grade

Eligibility for students to take dual credit courses during their junior year is established if the student receives a minimum scale score of 4000 on English II STAAR EOC; 4000 on Algebra II STAAR EOC; or 4000 on Algebra I STAAR EOC EOC AND a passing grade in the Algebra II course (C or better) as applicable.

  • PSAT/NMSQT: Combine score of 107 and minimum of 50 on the reading and/or math test as applicable.
  • PLAN: Composite score of 23 with 19 or higher in the English and/or Math, as applicable.
  • ACT-Aspire: Score of 435 in English or score of 431 in Math, as applicable (composite score not part of criteria).

Twelfth Grade

A student who enrolls in twelfth grade who earned credit in a dual credit course in the eleventh grade and demonstrated eligibility in eleventh grade under STAAR EOC.

A twelfth grade student who passed dual credit course(s) in eleventh grade and demonstrated eligibility in eleventh grade under PSAT/NMSQT, PLAN, or Aspire.

A student who is granted a TSI waiver to take dual credit courses while still in high school based on eligible scores is not exempt from TSI.  However, if the student receives an A, B, or C in an applicable dual credit course (reading, writing, and/or math-effected courses), the TSI obligations have been met through coursework, and student enrolling in courses at Frank Phillips College will not have to retest in the applicable section after high school graduation.

Prospective students who do not meet one of the methods of admission above for dual credit, please contact the Director of Dual Credit at 806-457-4275.

Contact Information


Kamron Nonhof

knonhof@fpctx.edu

806-457-4200 X775

Booker, Canadian, Canyon, Darrouzett, Felt, Follett, Gruver, Hereford, Higgins, Nazareth, Randall, Sanford-Fritch, Spearman, Sunray, and Stinnett.


Ilene Walton

iwalton@fpctx.edu

806-244-7669

Channing, Dalhart, Hartley, and Texline.


Michele Stevens

mstevens@fpctx.edu

806-457-4200 ext. 707

Borger


Amber Jones

ajones@fpctx.edu

806-648-1450

Perryton


 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who pays for the class?
    • Students pay for their own classes unless otherwise stated by their school districts.
  • Are books required?
    • Yes, books are required in most classes.
  • Are students eligible for federal aid?
    • No, dual credit students do not receive federal aid.
  • What are the requirements to enroll in dual credit?
    • Dual credit students must meet the college readiness standards set forth by THECB. (see below)
  • Will students' college courses transfer to other institutions?
    • Yes, as per the THECB rules, dual credit CORE ACADEMIC courses will transfer to any state university in Texas.  Students are encouraged to contact their respective institution for transfer guidelines.
  • Are there dual credit scholarships?
    • Yes, the dual credit scholarship application is available online and is due by May 30th for consideration for the following academic year.
  • Do I automatically qualify for a scholarship?
    • No, filling out a scholarship application does not make a student eligible for a scholarship.
  • Are there payment plans available?
    • Yes.  The payment plan is available through the student portal.
  • When is payment due?
    • Payment is due the Friday before classes begin.
  • What is the benefit of dual credit?
    • Taking dual credit classes saves money and provides a jump start toward college graduation.

Important Information about Bacterial Meningitis

The 77th Texas Legislature requires that all public institutions of higher education notify all new students about bacterial meningitis and to obtain confirmation from the students that they received the information.

This information is provided to all new college students in the state of Texas. Bacterial Meningitis is a serious, potentially deadly disease that can progress extremely fast–so take utmost caution. It is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. The bacterium that causes meningitis can also infect the blood. This disease strikes about 3,000 Americans each year, including 100-125 on college campuses, leading to 5-15 deaths among college students every year. There is a treatment, but those who survive may develop severe health problems or disabilities.

Bacterial Meningitis Information (SB 1107)

This information is being provided to all new college students in the state of Texas. Beginning January 2012, all first-time students and students that have not attended any Texas college or university during the 2011 fall semester that are under the age of 30 will be required to have the bacterial meningitis vaccination at least 10 days prior to the first day of the semester. Students will not be able to register until proof of vaccination is on file in the Admissions office.

The following is acceptable evidence of vaccination or receiving a booster dose:

  • The signature or stamp of a physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel on a form which shows the month, day, and year the vaccination dose or booster was administered;
  • An official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority; or
  • An official record received from school officials, including a record from another state

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Form

  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Rash or purple patches on skin
  • Vomiting
  • Light sensitivity
  • Stiff neck
  • Confusion and sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Lethargy
  • Seizures

There may be a rash of tiny, red-purple spots caused by bleeding under the skin. These can occur anywhere on the body.

Those people who are presenting numerous symptoms must seek immediate medical attention due to their high risk or increased complications.

  • Diagnosis is made by a medical provider and is usually based on a combination of clinical symptoms and laboratory results from spinal fluid and blood tests.
  • Early diagnosis and treatment can greatly improve the likelihood of recovery.
  • Exposure to saliva by sharing cigarettes, water bottles, eating utensils, food, kissing, etc.
  • Living in close conditions (such as sharing a room/suite in a Student Apartment or group home).
  • Death (in 8 to 24 hours from perfectly well to dead)
  • Permanent brain damage
  • Kidney failure
  • Learning disability
  • Hearing loss, blindness
  • Limb damage (fingers, toes, arms, legs) that requires amputation
  • Gangrene
  • Coma
  • Convulsions
  • Antibiotic treatment, if received early, can save lives and chances of recovery are increased. However, permanent disability or death can still occur.
  • Vaccinations are available and should be considered for:
  • Those living in close quarters
  • College students 25 years old or younger
  • Vaccinations are effective against four of the five most common bacterial types that cause 70 percent of the disease in the U.S. (but does not protect against all types of meningitis).
  • Vaccinations take 7-10 days to become effective, with protection lasting three to five years.
  • The cost of vaccine varies, so check with your healthcare provider.
  • Vaccination is very safe – most common side effects are redness and minor pain at injection site for up to two days.
  • Vaccination is available from local healthcare providers.
  • Contact your own health care provider.
  • Contact your local or regional Texas Department of Health office at 655-7151.
  • Contact web site:

The student has a right to claim an exemption from the vaccination requirement. To claim the exemption the student must provide one of the following:

  • An affidavit or a certificate signed by a physician who is duly registered and licensed to practice medicine in the United States, in which it is stated that, in the physician’s opinion, the vaccination required would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student; or
  • An affidavit signed by the student stating that the student declines the vaccination for bacterial meningitis for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. A conscientious exemption form from the Texas Department of State Health Services must be used. https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immco/affidavit.shtm