Academics

Dual Enrollment

WHAT IS DUAL ENROLLMENT

Students in Dual Enrollment classes are enrolled at Bishop Lynch High School and Eastfield College, simultaneously receiving credit at both levels. Students never have to leave the high school campus because both our instructors and curriculum are accredited at the college level.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All students with a 3.0 (80%) GPA or higher are eligible. Students must demonstrate their readiness for college level courses via the state mandated TSI test or be exempt by having scored a 480 EBRW/520 Math on the SAT, a composite 23 (minimum 19 English/19 Math) on the ACT or a 460 EBRW/510 Math on the PSAT.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING?
Students must complete and submit an application packet to the Bishop Lynch Guidance Department.

WHAT IS THE COST?
There is no additional cost for taking a dual enrolled class at Bishop Lynch.


WILL MY CREDIT TRANSFER?
All Texas state universities and many private and out-of-state colleges accept credits from Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD).
Dual enrollment at Bishop Lynch was a huge benefit as I entered my freshman year at Texas A&M. Taking only 12 hours per semester (versus 15) is enabling me to focus on the rigors of school as I pursue a degree in aerospace engineering. I have been able to maintain my academic standards while also participating in many extracurricular activities around campus. Dual enrollment enabled me to register for classes as a sophomore ahead of many thousands of freshmen. Not to mention, I was even able to get my football ticket a day before all freshmen and sit closer to the field to watch the Aggies! ” 

BLAKE CASNER 
BL Class of 2020 - Texas A&M University 
2019 - 2020 STATISTICS
  • 525 students participated in the program
  • 33 college courses were offered on the Bishop Lynch campus
  • 1,660 total classes taken
  • 5,708 credit hours earned

BISHOP LYNCH OFFERS DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES* IN:
 
Advanced Calculus III 
Advanced College Algebra/Algebra II 
Advanced English IV 
Advanced Intro to Art 
Advanced Linear Algebra 
Advanced Pre-Calculus 
Advanced Quantitative Reasoning 
Advanced Spanish II & III 
AP American Government 
AP Biology 
AP Calculus BC & AB 
AP Chemistry 
AP Computer Science 
AP English III & IV 
AP Environmental Science 
AP French IV 
AP Macroeconomics 
AP Music Theory 
AP Physics I & II 
AP Psychology 
AP Spanish IV & V 
AP Statistics 
AP US History 
AP World History 

* Course offerings are subject to change year to year based on rulings by THECB (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board) and Dallas College. 
 

ADVANTAGES

The Dual Enrollment program offers distinct advantages to all Bishop Lynch students who elect to participate

List of 6 items.

  • ADDED VALUE

    Students can earn credit toward graduation at BL while also accumulating credits towards a college degree. All classes are held on the BL campus at no additional cost.
  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Dual Enrollment students have access to all DCCCD resources including libraries, databases and facilities.
  • TIME SAVINGS

    Dual Enrollment credits may offer students the ability to graduate from college in a shorter time, take fewer classes per semester or complete a master’s program more quickly.
  • ENHANCED PREPARATION

    Students experience the rigor of college level work, better preparing them for the transition from high school to the college/university setting.
  • HIGHLY QUALIFIED FACULTY

    Dual credit teachers are adjunct college professors with a master’s degree or higher and at least 18 graduate hours in their field (subject taught).
  • CORE CLASSES

    Students can often avoid the repetition of material already covered in high school and begin upper level courses in which they are most interested.
"The structure and rigor of the Dual Enrollment classes I took at Bishop Lynch helped prepare me for college. I find myself more prepared than my college peers because of them."

ZOE BEYER
BL Class of 2018 - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963