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Dual Credit Student

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

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Getting Started at TCC

Our steps walk you through the process, from applying for admission to starting your classes at TCC.


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  1. Step 1
    Notify Your High School
  2. Step 2
    Apply for Admissions
  3. Step 3
    Submit Supporting Documents
  4. Step 4
    Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA)
  5. Step 5
    Complete Any Testing Requirements
  6. Step 6
    Register for Classes
  7. Step 7
    Complete Dual Credit Orientation

Notify your high school counselor of your interest in participating in our dual credit program.

If you're a home school student, start your admissions process with Step 2: Apply for Admission.

What should I know before I apply?

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. See below for information on submitting scores.

How do I apply to TCC?

Complete and submit an application for admission.

Apply now with ApplyTCC.

You can apply online with ApplyTCC (use Chrome or Firefox for the best experience), or use ApplyTexas as an alternate online application method.

Watch our dual credit apply instructional video and follow along while you apply.

What's the deadline to apply to TCC?

The admissions application deadline is 7 days before the start of the term. Submit your application at least 7 days before the start of the term.

Find deadlines and important dates in the applicable academic calendar:

Your ISD may also set a certain deadline to apply.

When will I know if I'm accepted to TCC?

Check your personal email within 24–48 hours.

You will receive emails about your acceptance, instructions on activating your student email, submitting any supporting documentation, and next steps.

If you applied through ApplyTexas, please allow additional time for processing.

If you do not receive an email with your TCC ID after 24-48 hours, email with your full name and date of birth.

After you've applied for admission and been accepted, you'll need to submit your supporting documents.

Visit the pages linked below to learn how to submit your documents.

Provide the following documents only if applicable:

You must take the PAA before you take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment.

The PAA includes:

  • The importance of the TSI Assessment
  • Practice test questions and feedback
  • Campus and community resources to achieve success as a college student
  • Development education options

Learn how to complete the PAA.

Your coordinator of educational partnerships will let you know which tests you're required to complete before registering for classes.

Common test requirements include, but are not limited to:

For questions, contact a coordinator of educational partnerships.

TSI Resources for Dual Credit Students

High School Students

Learn how to get started registering for dual credit classes.

If your school is not listed in our dual credit service areas, contact the coordinator of educational partnerships at your nearest campus for dual credit registration help.

Home School Students

To complete your enrollment and register for classes, make an appointment with both a:

For your meeting, fill in the top portion of the High School Early Enrollment Form (PDF)Listen and stop before getting to the courses to be taken section. That portion will be filled out with your home school parent/dual credit designee.

Also be prepared to talk about:

  • Class options and scheduling
  • Course load
  • College course expectations

Please review the Dual Credit Home School MOU Template (PDF)Listen. You will be asked to sign a terms of agreement.

Contact your high school counselor or coordinator of educational partnerships for attendance options and scheduling information.

More Dual Credit Information

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Annual Security Report

Tarrant County College Police Department prepares the Annual Security Report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported Clery Act crimes that occurred on campus, in certain non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the Tarrant County College District, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The Annual Security Report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and policies regarding alcohol, drug and tobacco use.

You can receive a printed or accessible copy of the Annual Security Report by visiting one of our campus police departments or calling 817-515-5500.

Read the Annual Security Report (PDF)

Updated February 05, 2024