How Does Dual Credit Compare with Advanced Placement?
|Dual Credit (DC)||Advanced Placement (AP)|
|Description||Allows high school students to simultaneously earn college credit, while also earning credit at their high school.||Allows students to take college-level courses and exams to earn college credit or placement while still in high school.|
|Credit||Guaranteed college credit upon successful completion of course(s) in Texas.||No guarantee upon completion of course(s); must pass College Board Exam AP exams with a score of 3 or higher.|
|Teachers / Instructors||Taught by college instructors or high school teachers who serve as adjunct professors.||Taught by the high school teachers trained by The College Board.|
|College / University Acceptance||Accepted at public college and universities in Texas as well as many other colleges and universities across the nation. Check the policy at each college or university.||Accepted throughout the nation. Check the policy at each college or university|
|Location||Taught at the high school, online or at a TCC campus.||Taught at the high school.|
||Open to any student.|
|Cost||$64 per credit hour (grant funds may be available)||$93 test fee (waivers may be available)|
Got questions? Contact your dual credit campus service area for information.
Updated August 14, 2019