2022-2023 Dual Credit Registration

Posted by Cezanne Rowland on 12/1/2021

You can find the presentation from the Monday, 11/29 meeting here.  Read on for a summary and important info.  Additionally, our partners at Collin College have provided this helpful presentation that outlines the entire dual credit program and enrollment process.  It’s a lot of things, but we’ve given you a summary and directions on how to get help below.


Dual Credit courses are specific classes that earn high school and college courses simultaneously.  Juniors and Seniors are eligible to participate, with a singular exception for sophomores on the health science track who may choose to take Medical Terminology.


Class Models:

Starting in school year 2022-2023, we have three options for students wishing to participate in dual credit classes:

  1. Traditional:  This is the a la carte model that we have utilized in the past. Students take select classes on their PISD campus. These classes may be taught by “visiting” faculty who travel from Collin to teach at our schools, or by “embedded” professors, who are also PISD teachers, certified and hired by Collin College to teach these classes.  Students can also take a la carte classes in-person in the evenings, weekends, and summer, with certain restrictions.
  2. Collin Celina Campus Cohort: This model is new this year.  Students who commit (during the Spring semester, date TBD) to the Celina Cohort, will do the morning half of their school day at the Collin College campus in Celina.  Bus transportation will be available for those who need it.  Students who enter this cohort as a junior and continue as a senior, can earn up to 58 credit hours prior to graduation, just shy of an associate's degree. This program will depend on guaranteeing a level student interest to ensure classes are available. If your student is interested in participating in this program, please fill out this form.  We will connect with all students later in the year to request a firm commitment.

How do I sign up for dual credit classes?

Here is last year’s checklist provided by Collin College.  We will update this document when we have a new version for 22-23, if anything changes.

  1. Apply to Collin College.  Do this now. 
    1.  You have to apply and become a Collin student before you do anything else--Hint: Do NOT use your Prosper ISD email on your application since it will go away after you graduate from high school
    2. Save your email that you receive that has your CWID and Collin Login information.  
  2. Select your dual credit course choices in Skyward when you do your High School course selection in January.  Doing this lets us know how many students might be interested in a class, but it DOES NOT sign you up for the class.  You must complete the process with Collin to enroll in your classes. This step is new for Fall ‘22.
  3. Decide if you want to commit to the Celina Campus Cohort. If you do, we will ask you to submit a form in late January or early February.
  4. Submit your Dual Credit Permission Form (not yet made available)
  5. Clear your other registration holds.
    1. A Collin College counselor is on campus at both high schools who can help with both dual credit, Collin College, and any college and Career issues beyond high school.  Email Alicia Schulze if you have questions. She is a great resource.
    2. Collin has provided us with this guide to resolving holds.
    3. Your high school counselor can also be a big help.  (PHS Counselors / Rock Hill Counselors)
    4. Try to complete this step by April 19th.
    5. If you wait to clear your holds, you may find the class periods that you want for your dual credit classes are full.
  6. Register for classes.
    1. We will release registration instructions and course registration numbers around April 19th.
    2. Our partners at Collin College have provided this informative, how-to video, to help guide you through the process of registering for your classes, once you have cleared your holds, of course.
    3. The deadline to clear holds and register for classes will be May 13th, 2022. Students who have not completed registration by this time will not be taking DC classes in the Fall.
  7. Pay for your classes or set up a payment plan with Collin College before July 20th, 2022.
    1. Students who do not pay for their classes by this deadline will be dropped and not reinstated into dual credit classes.
  8. Summer: Our counselors will contact you if we cannot reconcile conflicts in your schedule.  In rare cases you may be asked to choose between dual credit classes, or elective programs.


Need help?

Contact your counselor  (PHS Counselors / Rock Hill Counselors)

Contact Collin College Liaison Counselor Alicia Schulze

Submit your questions here to help us update our FAQ.


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