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Take Summer Courses, Get Ahead for Next Fall

Last updated on July 15, 2019

Headed home to Dallas County for the summer? Consider getting ahead on your degree by knocking out a class or two at the colleges of Dallas County Community College District!

What’s So Great About Summer Courses?

The seven colleges of DCCCD offer summer classes mostly in three basic options: Summer I, Summer II and Maymester. In most cases, that means you can take three or more credit hours over the course of just 4-5 weeks and transfer those credits back to your university at a fraction of the tuition cost. For example: a three-hour course will cost just $177 for an in-county student, compared to thousands of dollars for the same three-hour course at local universities.

If you primarily attend a public Texas college or university, you’ll also want to be aware of “guaranteed transfer” for Core Curriculum courses. As long as your GPA for Core Curriculum classes hits a 2.0 or above, those classes are guaranteed to transfer as part of your general education requirements. Not sure which course will transfer between colleges? Use the Texas Common Course Numbering System to check before you register.

For example, here are just a few courses offered at the colleges of DCCCD during the summer that will transfer between our colleges and the University of Texas.

Dallas County Community College District University of Texas
CHEM 1411: General Chemistry I CH 301+104M: Principles of Chemistry I + Introduction to Chemical Practice I
CHEM 1412: General Chemistry II CH 302+104N: Principles of Chemistry II + Introduction to Chemical Practice II
ECON 2301: Principles of Macroeconomics ECO 304L: Introduction to Macroeconomics
 ECON 2302: Principles of Microeconomics ECO 304K: Introduction to Microeconomics
ENGL 1301: Composition I RHE 306: Rhetoric & Writing
ENGL 1302: Composition II RHE 309K: Topics in Writing
BIOL 2401: Anatomy & Physiology I BIO 416K: Physiology & Functional Anatomy I
BIOL 2402: Anatomy & Physiology II BIO 416L: Physiology & Functional Anatomy II

(Not a Longhorn? Compare other Texas institutions to DCCCD on the Texas Common Course Numbering System website.)

Don’t Forget: Transcripts!

If you normally attend another college or university and you’re taking classes with us, we’ll need your most current transcripts from those other institutions. One of the primary reasons for this is because many courses have prerequisites that must be met before you can register. Your transcripts are the main way we find out if you’ve taken those prerequisites elsewhere before coming to one of the colleges within DCCCD.

Once we receive your transcripts, they’ll need to be evaluated by your college’s Admissions/Registrar’s Office, so you will need to have them sent to the college you plan to attend. The length of time for transcript evaluation varies depending on when your transcript is received and the length of the transcript. Transcripts are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. (Still have questions about transcripts? Check out some of our frequently asked questions about transcripts and evaluation.)

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