Transfer Credit While in High School
The Dual Credit Program allows eligible high school students to earn college credit for certain high school courses in which they are currently enrolled while completing their high school requirements. In order for students to participate in the program, the high schools must be approved to offer Dual Credit courses.
Dual Credit students must meet the following requirements:
- Submit Dual Credit Form(s), including Parental Consent Form and high school counselor approval
- Demonstrate college-level ability in the subject area(s) requested
- Must be TSI Exempt (compliant) in at least one area and must meet the basic skills required for specific dual credit courses
In accordance with Texas regulations and the Alamo Colleges policy, students may take up to two Dual Credit classes per regular semester. Dual Credit courses are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters only.
Current Alamo Colleges’ policy allows Dual Credit students to enroll in two (2) courses (six (6) to eight (8) semester credit hours) per semester. This includes students enrolled in a Texas high school, some private schools, and students who have been home schooled. Course credit will be counted for both high school graduation credit and college credit.
Official transcripts of the Alamo Colleges’ coursework will be released when the student’s complete, official high school transcript, including the graduation date, is on file. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure Dual Credit courses will be accepted by the transfer institution they plan to attend after graduation from high school.
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