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Dual Credit Student

You're a Dual Credit student if you are a junior or senior in high school and want to earn college credit while attending high school.

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.

  1. Notify your high school counselor of your interest in participating in our Dual Credit Program
  2. Attend your high school's Dual Credit Application & Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) Session before taking the  Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment
    • Dual Credit Coordinators will administer the PAA at your high school and will document your participation.
    • The PAA includes the following:
      • An explanation of the importance of the TSI Assessment
      • Practice test questions and feedback
      • Information on campus and community resources to achieve success as a college student
  3. Fill out TCC's online application
    • You must have a(n):
      • Valid social security number
      • Active email address
    • If you do not meet both of these requirements, you may print a Dual Credit ApplicationListen (PDF will open in new window) and turn it in along with the rest of your Dual Credit paperwork.
  4. Participate in your school's scheduled testing or go to any TCC Testing Center to take the TSI Assessment (if necessary)
    • TSI placement tests will take place on high school campuses in the spring and you can review your results with your school counselor.
    • Find out if you are TSI-exempt based on other official test scores (ACT, SAT, PSAT, STAAR)
  5. Submit the supporting documentation and enrollment form to register
  6. Pay for Dual Credit courses
  7. Purchase or rent your course materials before classes begin
    • After you receive a Dual Credit schedule from your high school counselor, you may buy or rent your books. Visit a TCC campus bookstore or order your books online.
    • You must have your textbooks the first day of class.
  8. Attend Dual Credit Orientation at your high school.

Stay in Dual Credit

For continued eligibility in the program, you must:

  • Earn a minimum grade of "C" in each course attempted.
  • Attend class 85% of the time.
    • Failure to do so may result in the professor dropping you from the class.
  • Not drop a Dual Credit course without permission from your high school counselor.
    • If granted permission, see the tuition refund schedule.
  • Meet course prerequisite requirements before enrolling in a classes.
  • Submit a High School Early Enrollment formListen (PDF will open in new window) each semester.

Contact

Dual Credit
817-515-5003
dual.credit@tccd.edu

Richard Vela, Director of Dual Credit
ismael.vela@tccd.edu

Updated August 23, 2016