Dual Credit Information Night series begins Wednesday


Nick Young

Juniors and seniors enrolled in Dual Credit have the opportunity to drop classes. Collin College’s drop deadline for the Spring 2023 semester is Monday at 5 p.m.

Maya Silberman and Karina Grokhovskaya

Students who are looking to gain both high school and college credit can look to Frisco ISD’s Dual Credit Nights for information with the next one a webinar Wednesday from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

“I first heard and learned about dual credit through the informational sessions last year,” junior Eva Soto said. “They usually go through all of the information and have a lot of time for questions, so it’s really helpful.”

The presentation will provide details about Dual Credit, how it works, and ideally give students the information they need to decide if they want to pursue the program. There are several Dual Credit options including classes at Collin College and classes at UNT Frisco.

“I know that there are a few different options, for me Collin classes seemed the best,” Soto said. “They worked well with my existing schedule and I had flexibility to choose the different classes I wanted.”

Along with Wednesday’s webinar, there will be a series of Collin College Dual Credit nights from Wednesday to Jan. 12, with the first one at Heritage High School also on Wednesday. Other than events at Heritage and Independence, all meetings take place at 6 p.m. 

For senior Braden Cobb, Dual Credit is a good choice to prepare for college.

“Dual credit benefits me because if I get all my credit at hours, I can actually skip a year when I get into college,” Cobb said. “It sets me up. So when I graduate high school this year, it’ll set me up to succeed later on with material that I’ll see in college.”