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The Dual Credit program at the colleges of DCCCD offers qualified high school students 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 information card (PDF - 795KB).
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 students the opportunity to earn college and high school credit simultaneously.
As a Dual Credit student, you can:
Who Can Enroll?To participate in the Dual Credit program, you must:
* Contact your college’s Dual Credit coordinator for more information about the tuition waiver.