UNT and Frisco ISD Partner for Dual Credit Program

           The University of North Texas has partnered with the Frisco ISD to offer students a new project-based dual credit program according to an NBC5 DFW article published on November 17th. In it they say: 

The University of North Texas and Frisco ISD are teaming up to offer students a head start on a college degree. The program, called North Texas NOW!, is the first collaboration between the University of North Texas and Frisco ISD as UNT prepares to open a new Frisco campus in 2023.”

              Star Local Media also published an article online on this subject on November 16th. In it they say: 

As sophomores, Frisco ISD students who meet the requirements can apply for half-day dual credit classes at a discounted tuition rate starting their junior year. The students earn credit that applies to both their high school degree and bachelor’s degree and is transferable to most Texas colleges and universities.”

          Star Local Media also published an article about the new UNT Frisco branch campus earlier in the month, on November 5th to be exact. They interviewed Clinton Purtell, a Frisco resident and UNT Frisco Assistant Professor. In it they say:

“Purtell said groundbreaking for the UNT Frisco branch campus had been pushed to the upcoming year. The groundbreaking had been previously slated for fall 2020. Purtell said he felt having the new campus would be the school’s first big milestone.”

           UNT’s growing presence in Frisco is bringing about exciting and groundbreaking educational opportunities closer to home. 


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