Home School Student
You're a home school student if you're receiving your secondary schooling at home.
What are my options at TCC?
If you're a home school graduate, complete our new-to-college admissions steps.
If you're currently a home school student, you can:
- Enroll in our dual credit program, which lets you earn high school and college credit at the same time.
- Take continuing education courses for home-schooled students. To learn more about our non-credit courses for home-schooled students, visit our home school courses page.
How do I get started in the dual credit program?
Step 1: Apply for Admission
Apply now through ApplyTCC (use Firefox or Chrome for the best experience).
You must use your personal email address.
You may also use ApplyTexas as an alternate application, but should allow more time for processing.
When will I know if I'm accepted?
After you've submitted your application, you'll receive an email with instructions about using your new myTCC email and finding your student ID number.
Step 2: Complete Testing and Pre-Enrollment Requirements
Complete the following requirements only if you don't meet the listed exemptions.
Find out if you are TSI-exempt or qualify for a temporary TSI waiver based on your official test scores (ACT, SAT, PSAT, STAAR).
Review additional options to meet dual credit eligibility for dual credit courses.
Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA)
Before you take the TSI Assessment, you must take the PAA.
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
To access the PAA,
- Log in to WebAdvisor.
- Choose Pre-Assessment Activity under the Prepare to Register heading of the student menu.
WebAdvisor help is available online.
TSI Assessment (TSI-A)
After you've completed the PAA, schedule a time to take your TSI Assessment.
Results of the TSI-A should be reviewed with the coordinator of dual credit or another TCC representative. You must meet or exceed the college-ready scores.
Online Readiness Assessment
If you have never taken an online course at TCC and are registering for a class with our TCC Connect Campus, you must take the Online Readiness Assessment before you can register.
Step 3: Submit Your Supporting Documents
Submit the following documents to the Admissions and Registrar Office:
- Qualifying test scores
- Meningitis documentation (only if taking classes on campus)
- Health Services Minor Consent Form (only if taking classes on campus)
- Residency documents (if applicable)
- FERPA Waiver of Privacy Form (PDF)Listen (optional but recommended)
Step 4: Meet with TCC's Dual Credit Staff
Make an appointment to meet with our Dual Credit Office to complete your enrollment, including registering for classes.
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 homeschool parent/dual credit designee.
Also be prepared to talk about:
- Class options and scheduling
- Course load
- College course expectations
Step 5: Pay for Classes
Dual credit tuition rates are the same as TCC undergraduate rates.
Pay for your classes online through WebAdvisor in the Student Account Center, or at any Business Services office. Visit our payments FAQ page to learn about your Student Account Center and paying for classes.
Find more information about possible financial aid for dual credit courses.
Step 6: Get Your Textbooks and Course Materials
You must have your textbooks for the first day of class in order to have a successful semester.
Step 7: Stay in Dual Credit for Home School
To be eligible for continued dual credit classes, you must:
- Follow TCC's academic standing policy, as well as all other policies and regulations outlined in the TCC Catalog.
- Complete the High School Early Enrollment form (PDF)Listeneach semester. The form will require a TCC representative's signature, so you'll need to schedule an appointment early and have it signed before you can register for classes.
- Submit the Financial Responsibility Agreement (FRA) in WebAdvisor (located under the Business Services heading in the student menu).
- Attend class 85% of the time. If you don't, your instructor may drop you from the class. For online classes, attendance is tracked via your academic assignments. Always contact your instructor if you fall behind to avoid getting dropped from the class.
- Meet course prerequisite requirements before enrolling in a class.
- Complete #NotAnymore Title IX training.
Do not drop a dual credit course without permission from a dual credit coordinator. If you're granted permission, see the tuition refund schedule.
For more help, contact our Dual Credit Office.
Updated April 06, 2021