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Dual Credit

First, meet with your school counselor to discuss the eligibility requirements. Then you’ll need to follow a few other steps.
Find out how to contact the Dual Credit program coordinator at each college of DCCCD.
To enroll in Dual Credit courses, you must present a passing score on one of several tests.
First, meet with your school counselor to discuss the eligibility requirements. Then you’ll need to follow a few other steps.
Find out how to contact the Dual Credit program coordinator at each college of DCCCD.
To enroll in Dual Credit courses, you must present a passing score on one of several tests.
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The Dual Credit program at the colleges of DCCCD offers qualified high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn college credit while completing high school requirements. Dual Credit courses are tuition-free where allowed.*

Hear what students and parents say about Dual Credit.

View the Dual Credit brochure (PDF - 1MB).

What Are Dual Credit Courses?

Dual Credit courses are offered in a variety of subject areas including math, science, English, economics, history, government and a wide variety of technical courses.

Dual Credit courses are taught either at the college or at the high school. Courses are taught by college faculty or by qualified high school instructors who meet the same criteria as college faculty.

If you are interested in a Dual Credit course, check with your high school counselor for a complete list of available courses. Dual Credit academic courses are transferable to all Texas public colleges and universities and to some private and out-of-state institutions.

What Are the Benefits?

Dual Credit offers motivated high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college and high school credit simultaneously.

As a Dual Credit student, you can:

  • Save money on college tuition.
  • Finish college faster.
  • Enjoy an easier transition to college-level coursework and college life.

Who Can Enroll?

To participate in the Dual Credit program, you must:

  • Be enrolled in good standing in the 11th or 12th grade of a participating high school, private, charter or home school.
  • Have approval from a high school counselor.
  • Fulfill appropriate admissions criteria to the college.
  • Meet minimum test scores.

* Contact your college’s Dual Credit coordinator for more information about the tuition waiver.