Apply for Dual Credit

To participate in Dual Credit, high school students must meet the same standards as the general college student. This includes appropriate test scores and GPA as well as sometimes providing residency documentation.  

Learn more:


Step 1: Fill out TCC's online application

Online application: TCC Active Apply

What you need to use Active Apply:

  • Valid social security number
  • Active email address

If you do not meet both of these requirements, you may print a Dual Credit Application (PDF opens in new window) and turn it in along with the rest of your dual credit paperwork.


Step 2: Submit the enrollment form

High School Early Enrollment form (PDF opens in new window)

  • Must be:
    • Signed by high school counselor or principal
    • Filled out each semester of enrollment


Step 3: Submit supporting documentation

  • Official (sealed) high school or home school transcript
  • Qualifying test scores


Step 4: Register for Dual Credit courses in person

You cannot register for Dual Credit courses online.

Contact the campus on which you will take courses for college course placement information.

Check with the TCC Dual Credit Coordinator for specific information.


For Continued Eligibility in the Program

You must:

  • Earn a minimum grade of "C" in each course attempted.


Financial Aid

Dual Credit students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

However a local TCC reimbursement grant may be available to Dual Credit students with demonstrated financial need. The grant has limited funding and is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Even if you meet eligibility requirements, the program may not have any funds to distribute.

If your ISD does not provide tuition or books, you should be prepared to pay for tuition and books.

To apply for the reimbursement grant:

  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form
    • Note: The FAFSA is used by TCC Financial Aid offices to determine eligibility and need. Submission of the FAFSA by Dual Credit students should not be construed as application for federal financial aid.



Dual Credit


Jack Dalrymple, Director of Dual Credit Policy, Compliance and Reporting

Richard Vela, Director of Dual Credit



Updated May 11, 2015


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