FAQs

 

1.   What ar​e my options for enrolling at Brookhaven College while still in high school?

Brookhaven College offers opportunities for high school students to earn college credit while attending high school. Dual credit is a program in which students earn both high school and college credit in approved courses. 

 

2.   Who may participate in these programs?

All high school students who meet the following criteria may enroll in classes at Brookhaven College.

  • High school juniors or seniors who are in good standing  (minimum age is 16)
  • Appropriate Brookhaven College TSI Assessment or ACT/SAT/PSAT/STAAR scores as determined by the Admissions Office
  • Approval from the high school counselor’s office or the principal

 

All students who plan to enroll in college-level courses MUST take the state mandated TSI Assessment exam.  Students may be exempt from this placement exam if they have certain ACT/SAT/PSAT/STAAR scores.  The Brookhaven College TSI Assessment exam is given by the Testing Center on the Brookhaven campus or at the high school campus, as determined by the Dual Credit office.

 

3.    How do I apply for admission to Brookhaven College?

The following MUST be submitted to the Admissions Office.

 

  • Application for Admission to the college (online application is mandatory)
  • Social Security number will be required
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis immunization will be required for students who attend class on the Brookhaven College campus
  • High School Student Enrollment form completed and signed by the counselor or principal of the high school as well as the student and parent or guardian (regardless of the age of the student, a parent or guardian must sign this form)
  • Official high school transcript - Transcripts will show student’s ACT/SAT/PSAT/STAAR scores for possible TSI exemption. It will also assist in proving residency status.
  • Photographic release will be required for students under 18 years of age

 

4.     How many college courses may a high school student take?

High school students may register for no more than six semester hours (or two classes) per long semester and no more than three semester hours (or one class) in a mini-mester or summer session.  Student must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in all college courses to be approved for admission in subsequent semesters. 

 

5.    Will the credit(s) earned at Brookhaven College transfer to other institutions?

Brookhaven College is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  The credits earned here are generally transferable to most colleges and universities.   

 

6.   How much will it cost to take classes at Brookhaven College?

Dual credit courses are tuition-waived for Dallas County high school students attending a high school that has a Dual Credit Agreement with Brookhaven College.  Check with your high school to determine whether textbooks are provided by the high school or ISD. 

 

7.   How can I drop my course(s)?

If you decide to drop your class(es) you will need to:

 

  • See your high school counselor or principal.
  • You must also officially withdraw from the college class by the withdrawal date listed on the credit class schedule.

8.  Who can I contact if I have any questions?

            Dual Credit Admissions               972-860-4829
            Counseling                                972-860-4748
            Bookstore                                 972-860-7652
            Testing Center                           972-860-4865
            Financial Aid                              972-860-4110
            Special Services                         972-860-4847

 

9.   What is the application deadline for the academic year?

Please contact the Admissions Office at 972-860-4829 for the application deadline OR check the credit class schedule for the semester in which you wish to enroll.

 

TSI/THEA exemption scores (these are minimum scores)

 

ACT

SAT

STAAR

PSAT

TSI

Juniors

-Math: 19
-English: 19
-Composite: 23

OR
ACT – The Plan
Same scores as above

*Good for 5 years.

-Math: 500
-Critical reading: 500
-Combined: 1070
*Good for 5 years

- Algebra I EOC Level 2
minimum score 4000 AND a passing grade of A, B or C in the Algebra II high school course

-English IIEOC level2 (combined reading and writing)- minimum score 4000

-Math: 50
-Critical reading: 50
-Composite: 107


*Good for 5 years

-Reading: 351
-Math: 350
-Writing:
Writing score must be a 5 or 4 with sentence skills 363

Seniors

-Math: 19
-English: 19
-Composite: 23


*Good for 5 years.

-Math: 500
-Critical reading: 500
-Combined: 1070


*Good for 5 years

 

 

         N/A

 

 

         N/A

-Reading: 351
-Math: 350
-Writing:
Writing score must be a 5 or 4 with sentence skills 363

 

For ACT, SAT and PSAT, all scores for exemption must be earned at one testing-- no combined testing scores.​