2021-2022 PHS NCTC Dual Credit Enrollment Checklist

    ___1.  January 13, 2022 Dual Credit Information Night Presentation -- All parents and students need to review this presentation if planning to pursue dual credit course work from NCTC. If you and/or your parent were not able to attend the meeting, click on the link above and review. Email Mrs. Ivy if you have questions at aivy@ponderisd.net 

    ___2.  By Monday 1/24/22, all future NCTC students/parents should have reviewed the presentation(above) and then printed, signed, and scanned and/or returned this form 2021 NCTC Orientation Certificate to Anne Ivy, PHS Counselor, in the high school office. 

    ___3. January 31st - February 4th, Complete Apply Texas online  -- It's Free; Student must create a username, password, and make sure that they have completed the process for Apply Texas as outlined by the NCTC dual credit office.  Apply Texas -- Mrs. Ivy will be available during student lunches Wednesday February 3rd and Thursday February 4th (10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m). ***Please see this attachment for step by step directions so that you can complete this at home with your parents if you don't attend at school...Apply Texas Directions . Once Apply Texas is completed, students will receive an email in 8-10 days with your NCTC student ID. If you don't get an email, something is wrong and you will need to log back into Apply Texas or contact NCTC IT Help Desk at 940-498-6288 or via email at  itssupport@nctc.edu 

    ___4. By Thursday February 10th, Sign up and pay for the TSIA2 -- Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2-- Students will need to take the ELAR (English Language Arts) Combined Assessment as well as the Math portion. Mrs. Ivy will post a google link on the PHS website to sign up and payment must be made in person in the PHS library -- checks should be made payable to Ponder HS. ($10 total for both ELAR and Math)

    ___5. By 2/11, students also must complete the TSIA2 Pre-Assessment for testing -- Once you complete this, you will get an email. PLEASE forward the email TO MRS. IVY at aivy@ponderisd.net

    ___6. On Wednesday February 16th-Friday February 18th, we will complete TSIA2 testing at PHS , Mrs. Ivy will let you know your day/time to test.

    ___7. By Friday, March 18th, Dual Credit Registration Forms are due to PHS office (if your TSIA2 scores permit--ELAR passing is 945-990/essay greater than or equal to a 5; passing for Math is 950-990). Students and parents will be asked to sign and return a Fall 2022 registration form to register for dual credit at PHS-- Mrs. Ivy will provide this form to students when the time comes with the appropriate course numbers.

    ___8. Before April 15th deadline, Apply for and submit scholarships through NCTC or grants through the Ponder Education Foundation. The deadline is April 15th (For Fall) and October 15th (for Spring); The responsibility to apply for grants or scholarships correctly rests entirely with the student. Do not wait until the last minute as these applications require signatures and other items that require preparation. Click here for details:  NCTC Scholarships and Ponder Education Foundation Grant Application

    ___9. Pay NCTC for the courses as close to the day that your student registers online at PHS. The day we register, Mrs. Ivy will ask students to text their parents about paying. Failure to pay, may result in the student being dropped from dual credit. Any books needed for the course can be purchased after the course begins as the instructor will share what he/she requires. (Grants through the Ponder Education Foundation  and Scholarships through NCTC are available, but they have strict guidelines for on-time submission; students on free/reduced lunch do NOT pay for the course, but will have to purchase  any required books)

    ___9. Ponder HS dual credit students must maintain a "C" or better each semester or they must drop dual credit. Also, please remember...A new registration form and payment is required each new semester (Fall and Spring) as the course work changes from semester to semester just like it does in college. Mrs. Ivy will provide the form, but payment to NCTC should occur at the time your student completes online registration using their completed/signed registration form. Here is the link to pay online: Pay NCTC for dual credit courses Pay by date is TBD, but please plan to pay by May 1st (latest).

    ___10. NCTC transcripts for college applications will not be available until at least 2 weeks after the student completes the college semester. Official college transcripts must be requested through NCTC. Here is the link to request a transcript: NCTC transcript request link

    Thanks so much,

    Anne Ivy, M.Ed.              

    Ponder H.S. Counselor