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Dual Credit

What is dual credit

Dual credit is a system in which an eligible high school student enrolls in college courses and receives credit for both the college and high school. The courses will appear on the college and the high school transcripts.

There are two types of dual credit

Academic Dual Credit

These are primarily academic core courses, like ENGL 1301, HIST 1301, MATH 1314, etc. which generally transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree.  Courses may be from the academic core, foreign language, or part of an approved Field of Study (FOS)

Technical & Workforce

These are courses designed to help you complete a certificate or AAS at TJC and lead directly into the workforce.  Students in these programs are often hired by companies prior to graduation. Technical & Workforce programs may transfer into TJC’s own BAS and BAT degrees, or to other four-year BAS, BAT and BAAS degrees.  

Who is eligible for dual credit?

  • High school students in grades 9-12
  • Students who have achieved academic college readiness based on TSIA 2, SAT or ACT
  • Students in their first 15 hours of college credit
  • Students who are earning a Level 1 certificate in a technical program.
  • Students who are taking courses which do not require TSI.

Where are classes held?

TJC offers dual credit courses taught at the high school, online, and at a TJC site (TJC Central Campus and TJC West)

Who is the teacher?

Our courses are taught by college-credentialed faculty, including TJC full and part-time faculty, or high school teachers who meet our credentialing requirements.

How much does it cost?

FAST Eligible Schools such as public and charter high schools, pay the FAST rate set by the State of Texas.  Students who are educationally disadvantaged, meaning that they qualify for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch program, incur no cost.  FAST eligible schools must have a signed MOU with TJC in order to receive this reduced rate.

Non-FAST Eligible Schools such as private schools are eligible to pay a flat-rate tuition of $175 in-district or $275 out-of-district rate.

Additional costs may include textbooks, course fees, and supplies.

How do I get started?

Apply for Admissions to TJC: https://ssbprod.tjc.edu:8100/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Speak with your high school counselor

How to Register

Complete the Online Registration Form