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Concurrent Enrollment

Enrolling at other schools while studying at NLC


International students can, if they wish, take classes at another school in the Dallas/Fort Worth area while they study at North Lake. Students usually concurrently enroll because they need to take a course which is not offered at NLC. U.S. law forbids you from concurrently enrolling solely to pay lower tuition.

Effective for Fall 2015: NLC F1s must enroll for at least 9 hours at NLC, and no more than 3 credit hours at the other school.
 
This includes campuses within the DCCCD. If you are on summer vacation from NLC, summer is not your first term of study, and you are not an IEP student, then there is no limit on summer classes at other schools. Please note that concurrent enrollment policies are subject to change on short notice. See an F1 advisor by appointment if you have questions.
 
You can only enroll at one other school per semester (see below). You must keep your I-20 record at the school where you plan to complete your degree.

Enrolling at other schools in the DCCCD

If you are enrolling in other DCCCD colleges, you still must enroll in at least 9 credit hours at NLC. You do not need to submit transcripts for classes taken at DCCCD colleges, but you still must request approval from the International Center.
 
To enroll, contact the main admissions office of the college with the class you want to take. If you want to take online classes, visit Dallas Colleges Online.

The concurrent enrollment process for NLC F1 students

If you wish to take classes outside the DCCCD, you must submit a completed concurrent enrollment request form. Incomplete forms will not be processed. This form is not necessary for classes at any DCCCD college.

First, we will check your academic standing. If you are on probation from NLC, you will not be allowed to concurrently enroll. Second, if we approve your request, we will contact you and provide you with a letter to take to the school where you are enrolling in classes. The international student office at that school may ask for this letter before allowing you to register for classes.

You must submit a copy of your transcript from the new school to the North Lake College International Center no later than 3 business days after the date of enrollment at the concurrent school. This is required in order to verify that you are still a full-time student. This rule does not apply to classes at other DCCCD colleges.

At the end of the semester of enrollment, once you have received your grades, you are required to submit a final transcript from your concurrent enrolled school so we can verify that you completed the concurrent course(s). This rule does not apply to classes at other DCCCD colleges.

Concurrently enrolling at North Lake (My I-20 is NOT at NLC)

If you are enrolled at another university/college but want to take additional classes at North Lake College, you must first contact the NLC International Center. We will provide you with the form to complete.
 
If your request is approved, you will then be referred to Admissions to apply and obtain your student ID number. If you have previously attended NLC or another DCCCD campus, you will instead be referred to Academic Advising to register for classes. The International Center will provide a form which you need to take for registration.

In order for the NLC International Center to sign/approve the concurrent enrollment you must:
  • Provide a verifiable note or letter from your current school F1 advisor (DSO) that holds your I-20 that gives their approval for you to concurrently enroll at NLC.
  • Provide your SEVIS ID number as requested on the concurrent request form (This number is found on page 1 of your I-20 and should start with the letter "N".)
  • Provide a copy of your current I-20 that shows this SEVIS ID number.
If you are on your annual summer vacation you may only be required to provide the concurrent enrollment request form and a copy of your I-20/SEVIS ID number.

All concurrent enrollments are subject to final approval by the NLC International Center.

If you wish and if you are eligible to concurrently enroll in all online classes, please visit Dallas Colleges Online for registration information. This is especially useful for F1 students who are enrolled in schools that are outside the Dallas area, who only want to take a class or two during their annual summer vacation period.

Please check with the International Office at your current school once you enroll at NLC to ask if they need any additional documents from you.