Courses offered for dual credit stem from agreements between high schools, universities and community colleges whereby a high school junior or senior enrolls in a college course and simultaneously earns college credit and high school credit for the course.
Partnerships between Texas secondary schools and Texas colleges and universities have enabled high school students to earn college credits before graduating from high school, making their transition to the collegiate campus smoother and their likelihood of graduating from college greater.
A high school student who qualifies to enroll in a college course offered for dual credit must be a junior or a senior and must meet the college’s prerequisite requirements for enrollment for the college course. Students must satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements as well; although, they may be exempt from this testing if they meet the standards established by TEA. Check with your high school counselor to determine whether there is a program/course for you.