Welcome to Brazosport College! My name is Kristyn Vest. I am a Counselor and the Foster Care Liaison  for Brazosport College. I am passionate about supporting current and former foster care students and students identified as homeless.

This webpage provides resources and information necessary to guide and support current and former foster youth, orphans, and wards of the court or homeless students on a path to success in college.

 

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8 things dual credit students need to know....

1. Apply to Brazosport College at www.goapplytexas.org

2. Provide all previous college transcripts, high school transcript, or GED certificate, if not in high school enrolling in dual credit courses.

3. Students Formerly in Foster or Other Residential Care The student must provide a letter from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) stating their eligibility. Provides college financial assistance to students who once were in TDFPS foster care and have been adopted. This covers all tuition and fees. This letter can be received by fax, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to finaid@brazosport.edu. This exemption will be applied to all future terms the student registers for as long as the student is meeting the academic requirements. Students who have not attended in more than one long semester must submit a new letter or notify the Financial Aid Office in order for the exemption to be applied again.

Students under Conservatorship of the Dept. of Family and Protective Services – An exemption for current or former foster care students under the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) covers all tuition and fees. The student must provide a letter of eligibility from the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) stating their eligibility. This letter can be received by fax, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to finaid@brazosport.edu. This exemption will be applied to all future terms the student registers for as long as the student is enrolled continuously. Students who have not attended in more than one long semester must submit a new letter or notify the Financial Aid Office in order for the exemption to be applied again.

Foster Care students in high school are able to enroll in college courses for dual credit and must provide a letter from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services stating their eligibility and sent to the Financial Aid office at Brazosport College, by FAX, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to Financial Aid that provides college financial assistance for dual credit college courses.

4. Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination: All new students under the age of 22 must submit a Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Verification Form to the BC Registrar's Office.

5. TESTING INFORMATION: If required for your class, take the TSI test if you're not waived or exempt due to one of the sets of scores, below. *Certificate seeking students are not required to take the TSI Assessment. The test is free for Dual Credit testers but is not free to seniors in their spring semester or after.

You must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity before you can take the TSI Assessment after receiving your ID number:

• TSI Pre-Assessment Activity: www.brazosport.edu/paa
One of the following sets of scores are required for:

       Exemptions
TAKS2200 ELA with composition score of 3 and/or TAKS 2200 math
SATValid AFTER March 2016  EBRW-480  MATH-530
ACTMath and/or English 19 with composite score of 23
STARRENGL III: 4000+
      Dual Credit Waivers

ACT PLAN***

23- Composite Score with a minimum of:

19- English Score and/or 19- Math Score

ASPIRE

435- English  431- Math

PSAT/NMSQT** (SCORES VALID PRIOR TO OCTOBER 2015)****

1070- Combined score (Critical Reading & Math) with a minimum of:

500- Critical Reading score and/or 500- Math score

PSAT/NMSQT** (SCORES VALID AFTER OCTOBER 2015)****

EBRW- 460   Math- 510

STARR/EOC**

-ALG I***
-ENGL II

LEVEL 2, SCORE OF 4000+
  ** Dual Credit Waivers expire after High School Graduation.
  *** High School DC Waivers must also have a passing grade in Algebra II.
  **** Mixing or combining scores is NOT allowed.

                          Scores must not be over 5 years old.
• Find a TSI date that is convenient for you and then register for the TSI at Brazosport College.
 

6. After testing, see an academic advisor or counselor to schedule classes for the semester indicated on application.

7. Take your course schedule to the Enrollment Specialist in the Admission office to register for your classes.

8. Student Orientation: Students who are new to college must attend a Student Orientation session prior to registering for classes. If you have any questions about orientation, call 979-230-3355.

Steps to Enroll in Dual Credit Courses

Step 1: Apply to Brazosport College

Submit an application through Apply Texas up to a year in advance.

Step 2: Required Testing (If Needed)

Students without an exemption or waiver, will have to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment:

*Prospective Dual Credit/Dual Credit students will have fee waived.

If you completed your TSI exam at a high school or another college's testing center, please complete the electronic request form to send scores to Brazosport College. 

Step 3: Submit Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

All students under 22 years of age, taking courses at Brazosport College's Main Campus are required to submit proof of vaccination.

For more information about the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination requirement, visit brazosport.edu/vaccine.

Step 4: Complete the Dual Enrollment Forms

All Dual Credit Students must complete the Dual Enrollment Student & Parent Agreement and the Dual Enrollment Registration Request

Step 5: View your Schedule on myBC

To View Schedule on myBC:

  • Log-in to myBC by visiting mybc.brazosport.edu
    • Username: first initial+last name+last 4 of BC Student ID Number
    • Password: E-mailed to student when admitted to BC
  • Select "Registration", then choose "Schedule"
  • Select "Term", then choose "Display Schedule" button

Step 6: Complete New Student Orientation (Mandatory)

Our two-part New Student Orientation is required for all new students who have never taken college courses before.

Dual Credit students who are attending college for the first time are required to complete the two-part New Student Orientation program.

Steps to Complete the Online Module New Student Orientation

  1. Review the online new student orientation module at www.brazosport.edu/onlineorientation. (A Spanish version of the orientation module is available at www.brazosport.edu/onlineorientationspanish.)
  2. Complete the survey provided at the end of the online module.
  3. Register for a virtual orientation session using the online form.
  4. Attend the virtual orientation session.

Check out the Orientation Registration Instructions PDF.

Need help with New Student Orientation? You can email orientation@brazosport.edu or call 979-230-3412.

Step 7: Pay for Courses

Brazosport College (BC) has partnered with school districts to provide many different options when it comes to taking dual credit courses. Find your school district below to learn more.

Angleton ISD

BC has partnered with AISD to offer free dual credit courses. All courses on the student’s pathway will be eligible. No additional forms nor application required.

Begins: Fall 2020

Brazosport ISD

BC has partnered with BISD to offer 2 free dual credit courses per semester in fall and spring terms. Dual Credit Scholarships available for additional courses. Learn more about these scholarships on the financial aid website.

Begins: Fall 2020

Columbia ISD

BC has partnered with CBISD to offer free dual credit courses. All courses on the student’s pathway will be eligible. No additional forms nor application required.

Begins: Fall 2020

Sweeny ISD

BC has partnered with SISD to offer free CTE/Technical dual credit courses in fall and spring terms. Dual Credit Scholarships available for additional courses. Learn more about these scholarships on the financial aid website.

Continues in Fall 2020

Private School & Home School

Students are responsible for dual credit tuition and fees. Dual Credit Scholarships available for additional courses. Learn more about these scholarships on the financial aid website.

Additional Resources

Cashier's Office: 979-230-3408

Payment Due Dates

Payment Plans

Tuition Fee Table

Step 8: Check for Needed Textbooks

A listing of textbooks needed for each class is available online on the college bookstore's website.