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Dual Credit / Early Admission Program

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Dual Credit Program

  • Graduate from high school with 24+ hours of college credit.
  • Pay only 30% of tuition and fees for certain dual credit classes.

 

Early College High School

  • The Early College High School initiative is designed to allow students to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate Degree. Please click on the Early College High School Program tab on the left for more detailed information about specific schools and programs.

     

Early Admissions

  • A student may take a course for Early Admission when high school credit is not available for the course. 

  • No discount is given for courses taken as Early Admission.  High School permission is required for both Dual Credit and Early Admission.

About Dual Credit

Dual Credit is a form of concurrent enrollment that allows a student to take certain courses at San Jac that earn both college and high school credit. Typically, students take two courses each semester while in high school. By doing this, students can graduate from high school with 24+ hours of college credit! Students can earn even more by taking summer courses.

It’s affordable, too. Students pay only 30% of tuition and fees for certain classes that count toward both high school and college, and students who qualify for the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) pay even less. Check with your high school counselor or San Jacinto College Financial Aid for more information.

Eligibility

To be accepted for enrollment in college-level courses, you must have appropriate academic qualifications, a high level of motivation, and adequate time to devote to studying a college-level course.  In order to enroll in the Dual Credit Program, you must:

  • Be a High School Student. Public, private, or home school students can qualify. Please contact your campus Dual Credit Offices for more information.
  • Have permission from your high school.

  • Pass your classes.  In most cases grades of "C" or better in college coursework is required for both transferability and to matintain enrollment in the program and receive high school credit.

For More Information

Program application requirements and deadlines vary by program.  Informational meetings for incoming Dual Credit students are scheduled by school districts early each spring – please plan to attend for specific information about your dual credit options.  Please click on the San Jacinto College Campus that you would attend using the tabs on the left for more detailed information about specific schools and programs.

Dual Credit at San Jacinto College is affordable. You pay only 30% of tuition and fees for certain classes that count toward both high school and college, and you may even be covered for that amount if you qualify for the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG). Check with your high school counselor for more information or San Jacinto College Financial Aid.

Estimated Costs for 6 hours
of college credit
 In-District   Out-Of-District   Out-Of-State and
Other Non-Resident
Tuition and Fees  $126.60   $202.20   $310.20
Books  $100-200   $100-200   $100-200
Total  $226.60 - 326.60   $302.20 - 402.20   $410.20 - 510.20

 

In order to register for classes, students must show that they meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirement. This shows that they are college ready. There are a few test scores that are used to prove this.

  • ACT –Students with a composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 on the English test and 19 on the Mathematics test.  ACT scores are valid for five years
  • SAT – Students with a combined Critical Reading and Mathematics score of 1070 with a minimum of 500 on the Critical Reading and 500 on the Mathematics.  SAT scores are valid for five years.
  • PSAT – Students with a combined Critical Reading and Mathematics score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the Critical Reading and 50 on the Mathematics test.
  • PLAN – Students with a composite score of 23 or higher with a minimum of a 19 on the English and 19 on Mathematics or an English score of 435 and a Mathematics score of 431 on the ACT-Aspire.
  • STAAR – STAAR dual credit exemptions include: English II EOC score of level II (4000) or higher.  Algebra I EOC score of level II (4000) or higher paired with an Algebra II passing course grade.

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records.  The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Does FERPA give me a right to see education records of my son or daughter who is in college?

When a student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, all rights afforded to parents under FERPA transfer to the student.

What if my child asked me to register them or order a transcript?

Students are free to give their S.O.S log-in information to their parents if they wish.  The S.O.S account can be used to view an unofficial transcript, print a degree evaluation, order official transcripts for college/university applications, and check class schedules. 

How do I get more information on FERPA?

Visit the FERPA website at

www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

High Schools We Serve

Central Campus

8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505

Nicole Barnes, Director
Nicole.Barnes@sjcd.edu
281-478-3628

Clear Creek ISD

Clear Lake High School
Clear Falls High School

Deer Park ISD

Deer Park High School

La Porte ISD

La Porte High School

La Porte ACE Program

Pasadena ISD

Pasadena Early College High School

Pasadena High School
Pasadena Memorial High School
Sam Rayburn High School

Tegeler Career Center

Private Schools

First Baptist Christian Academy

Home School
 

North Campus

5800 Uvalde Rd, Houston, TX 77049

Jennifer Mowdy, Director
Jennifer.Mowdy@sjcd.edu
281-459-7634

Galena Park ISD

Galena Park High School

Galena Park CTE Early College High School

North Shore High School

Sheldon ISD

C. E. King High School

Sheldon Early College High School

Channelview ISD

Channelview High School

Crosby ISD

Crosby High School


Private Schools

Holy Trinity Episcopal

Family Christian Academy

Lighthouse Baptist Academy

Home School
MECA – Modified Early College Academy (Program)

 

South Campus

13735 Beamer Rd.
Houston, TX 77089

TBD, Director
Detra.Merino@sjcd.edu
281-669-4704

Clear Creek ISD

Clear Brook High School
Clear Creek High Schoo
Clear Horizons Early College High School

Clear Springs High School
Clear View High School

Pasadena ISD

Career & Technical High School
J. Frank Dobie High School
South Houston High School

Pearland ISD

Glenda Dawson High School
Pearland High School
Robert Turner High School

Private Schools

Bay Area Christian School
Clear Lake Christian School
Lutheran South Academy

Home School