Dual Credit

Our Dual Credit program allows eligible high schools students to earn college credit for certain high school courses. In order for a student to participate, their high school must be approved to offer dual credit courses.

Dual Credit students can take courses during the fall and spring semesters only. Students may take courses in the 42-Hour Core Curriculum listing or from the Professional and Technical Education (PTE) programs.

Benefits of Dual Credit
  • Students may earn up to 42 hours of college credit before graduating from high school.
  • Dual Credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, enroll in and complete in college.
  • These programs waive tuition and fees and reduce the overall time and cost to complete a college degree.
  • Graduates can enter the workforce earlier and begin earning wages.
Steps to become a Dual Credit student
  1. Contact your high school counselor regarding dual credit at your campus.
  2. Complete and submit the ApplyTexas application online.
  3. Complete two AlamoENROLL modules: GoFAARR and Test Preparation.
  4. Coordinate with your high school counselor on TSI test dates and testing requirements.
  5. Take the TSI Placement Exams for writing and essay, reading, and math.
  6. Submit a signed Parent Consent Form.
High School Counselor Responsibilities
  1. Schedule Dual Credit Information Sessions with Palo Alto College Dual Credit staff at the high school.
  2. Schedule ApplyTexas application and AlamoENROLL modules completion days.
  3. Communicate TSI Placement Exam and qualifying scores to prospective Dual Credit students.
  4. Schedule students to take the TSI Placement Exam in writing and essay, reading, and math.
  5. Submit the following completed documents to Palo Alto College Dual Credit office:
    • Parent Consent Forms
    • Verification of Eligibility
    • Dual Credit Student Recommendation List with all eligible student information and course recommendations
Participating School Districts

School District     

County

Servicing Alamo College

Charlotte Atascosa Palo Alto College
Jourdanton Atascosa Palo Alto College
Lytle Atascosa Palo Alto College
Poteet Atascosa Palo Alto College
          
Bandera Bandera                          San Antonio College
Medina Bandera San Antonio College
     
Alamo Heights Bexar St. Philip's College
East Central Bexar Palo Alto College
Edgewood Bexar Palo Alto College
Ft. Sam Houston Bexar St. Philip's College
Harlandale Bexar Palo Alto College
Judson Bexar St. Philip's College
Lackland Bexar Northwest Vista College
North East Bexar San Antonio College
Northside Bexar Northwest Vista College
Randolph Bexar Palo Alto College
San Antonio Bexar San Antonio College, 
St. Philip's College and 
Palo Alto College
Somerset Bexar Palo Alto College
South San Antonio Bexar  Palo Alto College
Southside Bexar  Palo Alto College
Southwest Bexar  Palo Alto College
     
Comal Comal St. Philip's College
New Braunfels Comal San Antonio College
     
Marion Guadalupe Palo Alto College
Navarro Guadalupe St. Philip's College
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City                   Guadalupe Northeast Lakeview College
Seguin Guadalupe St. Philip's College
     
Boerne      Kendall Northwest Vista College
Comfort Kendall Palo Alto College
     
Center Point Kerr  San Antonio College
Ingram Kerr Palo Alto College
Kerrville Kerr San Antonio College
     
Floresville Wilson Palo Alto College
La Vernia Wilson St. Philip's College
Stockdale Wilson St. Philip's College

Contact Information: 

High School Programs Office at District

Location:
201 W. Sheridan
Building C, Room 24

Phone:
210-485-0562

Rosena Garcia,
Director of High School Programs

High School Programs Office at the Colleges

Northeast Lakeview College

Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

St. Philip's College

San Antonio College