Dual Credit Programs are instructional partnerships between a public secondary school, a charter school, a private school, an Early College High School, or a home school and the college. Course credit is provided to high school students for both high school and college credit. College credit may be for certificate or associate degree programs. Financial aid is limited to those who have either graduated from high school or have a G.E.D.
Eligibility requirements for Dual Credit:
Eligibility for continued participation in the Dual Credit program requires satisfactory academic performance at the high school; earned grades of A, B or C in all college courses; and parental and school approval for each subsequent semester of enrollment. A student who earns grades of W, D or F may not be eligible for future dual credit courses or may have restrictions.
Students must discuss with their high school counselor if they wish to withdraw from their college course(s). Students who decide to withdraw must submit the required withdrawal form to the College Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator or College Registrar by the published deadline.
Academic freedom is practiced at all Colleges of the DCCCD and appropriate and essential discipline-specific terminology, concepts and principles are utilized as needed in the classroom setting, including within dual credit classes.
THECB provisions do not require institutions of higher education to offer dual credit courses for high school students.
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework is a required core course, but EDUC 1300 will not be required of dual credit students while in high school.