If your teenager is a freshman or sophomore in high school, a decision about college is closer than you think. Given the steep tuition prices at most colleges and universities, higher education may seem out of reach.
But what if your student could get a jump start on college credit while saving up to $15,000 on the total cost of college tuition?
TCC’s Dual Credit Program is a way your student can earn college credit while attending high school, beginning as early as junior year.
Our Dual Credit students take college-level courses taught by fully credentialed adjunct and full-time TCC faculty. These courses satisfy high school graduation requirements and provide college credit at the same time.
When Dual Credit students graduate from high school, they have already completed up to 1 full year of transferable college credits.
The Texas Legislature restructured the state’s graduation requirements in House Bill 5 (HB 5), which was passed in 2013. To learn more about how HB 5 relates to Dual Credit programs, please see the Texas Education Agency (TEA) College Prep Courses FAQ (PDF will open in a new window).
Students who become a part of our Dual Credit program:
High school students in grades 11 or 12 who attend a school in one of our Service Areas are eligible for Dual Credit courses.
Dual Credit students:
Jack Dalrymple, Director of Dual Credit Policy, Compliance and Reporting
Richard Vela, Director of Dual Credit
Updated May 11, 2015