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UNT and Frisco ISD are teaming up to offer students a head start on a college degree.

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 diploma and bachelor's degree and is transferable to most Texas colleges and universities.

The program, called North Texas NOW!, is the first collaboration between the university and Frisco ISD as UNT prepares to open a new Frisco campus in 2023.

"Our collaboration with Frisco ISD offers juniors who are academically ready for university-level classes the opportunity to accelerate their higher education experience without missing out on high school experiences," says Jennifer Cowley, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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