Dual Credit Program

Dual Credit courses allow students to earn college credit while attending high school, beginning as early as their junior year.

Taught by fully credentialed adjunct and full-time TCC faculty, Dual Credit courses satisfy high school graduation requirements and provide college credit at the same time.

Courses identified as college-level academic courses by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) are eligible for Dual Credit coursework. Also, designated college-level technical education courses may be taken for dual credit. Specific course offerings are determined through written agreement between the ISD and TCC.

  • Your ISD will award high school academic credit.
  • TCC will award college-level academic credit.

Dual Credit Benefits

According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Dual Credit provides several benefits to students:

  • Earning college credits while in high school increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school and enroll in and persist in college.
  • Rigorous and meaningful coursework in high school prepares the student for success in college.
  • College credits earned in high school provide a way to satisfy Advanced Measures requirements for the Distinguished Achievement Program.
  • A dual credit student leaves high school already having begun his/her post-secondary degree, leading to reduced college costs and eliminating duplication of effort for highly capable students.
  • Students may complete their college degree earlier, leading to earlier entrance into the workforce, which benefits both students and the economy.

Eligibility Requirements

Dual Credit is limited to high school students in grades 11 or 12. Check our Service Areas to see if your school is included.

Dual Credit students:

  • Must meet TSI eligibility requirements for college-level coursework
  • May not be enrolled in more than two dual credit courses per term
  • Are not eligible to enroll in developmental courses for dual credit
  • Must earn a “C” or higher in each course attempted to remain eligible for dual credit coursework

Do you have questions?

  • What is the Dual Credit program?
  • How can I earn college credit while I'm in high school?
  • Does my school offer Dual Credit with TCC?
  • How do I register for Dual Credit?
  • Can you tell me more about the benefits of Dual Credit?

Join us for our Spring 2015 Campus Outreach Visits (PDF will open in a new window) and bring your questions.

Whether you are a parent, current student or prospective student, please come by to ask us questions and learn more about Dual Credit at TCC.

If you have questions about our Campus Outreach Visits, please contact Kathy Burks at kathy.burks@tccd.edu or 817-515-1417.




Dual Credit


Jack Dalrymple
Director of Dual Credit Policy, Compliance and Reporting



Updated March 26, 2015


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