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Dual Credit Student

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

To participate in Dual Credit, you must have writing and reading test scores on file, as well as math scores if you plan to take a math class. You must also meet other college student standards, including 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. Fill out TCC's online application with ApplyTexas
  3. Attend your high school's Dual Credit Application & Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) Session before taking the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment
    • Dual Credit Coordinators may administer the PAA at your high school and will document your participation.
    • You can also complete your PAA online through WebAdvisor.
    • ThePAA 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
      • An explanation of development education options
  4. Participate in your school's scheduled testing or go to any TCC Testing Center to take the TSI Assessment (if necessary)
  5. Submit the supporting documentation and enrollment form to register
  6. Register for classes online in WebAdvisor
  7. Pay for Dual Credit courses
  8. 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.
  9. Attend Dual Credit Orientation at your high school.

Stay in Dual Credit

For continued eligibility in the program, you must:

  • Follow TCC's Academic Standing and all other policies and regulations outlined in the TCC Catalog.
  • Attend class 85% of the time.
    • Failure to do so may result in the professor dropping you from the class.
  • Do 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.
  • If you're a home school student: Submit a High School Early Enrollment formListen (PDF will open in new window) each semester.


Dual Credit

Ismael (Richard) Vela, Director of Dual Credit

Updated May 14, 2018