Dual Credit / Early Admission Program

High School Dual Credit

Get a jump-start on college

Dual Credit offers students great benefits:

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

What is 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 in the fall semester and two more in the spring for both their junior and senior year of high school. By doing this, students can graduate from high school with up to 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 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.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete an admission application at www.sanjac.edu/apply-register/overview/apply-now. You are looking for a G# after completing this that will come in an email approximately 2 days later.
  • Submit an Endorsement Form signed by you, your parent or guardian, and your high school counselor or administrator. Please ask your high school counselor for this form.
  • Submit documentation that you have met the TSI requirements. This can be done by taking the TSIA (college placement exam), submitting SAT/ACT scores, or for juniors only PSAT/PLAN scores, STAAR English II/Algebra I scores and Algebra II course scores. These vary so speak with your high school counselor to help guide you.
  • Submit proof of current meningitis immunization to the Office of Enrollment Services.
  • Meet High School specific application requirements and deadlines.

Registration Requirements:

  • Complete the steps listed above in the admission requirements.
  • Dual Credit students must visit the Dual Credit office to register in person.  Dual Credit students do not have access to web/phone registration.  Students who come to register and want to take a class other than the reserved sections, need an exact day and time in mind for which they would like their classes.  Students can access specific CRN (Course Reference Numbers) associated with the classes and will need to bring these with them.  Students can find this information online in Course Finder (under the Apply and Register tab at www.sanjac.edu), and will need the five digit number located in the course schedule.    
  • At the time students register in person, they will be given the 70% fee waiver for dual credit classes to be immediately taken to the Business Office. The remaining balance is due immediately to avoid being dropped from classes.  Payment plans are available for a $25 fee.

Program Costs:

Dual Credit at San Jacinto College is affordable. You pay only 30% of tuition and fees for 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.

In District (6 hours of college credit)

Tuition and Fees     $126.60
Books $100 - $200
Total   $226.60 - $326.60

 

Out of District (6 hours of college credit)

Tuition and Fees   $202.20
Books $100 - $200
Total   $302.20 - $402.20

 

Non Resident (6 hours of college credit)

Tuition and Fees    $297.60
Books $100 - $200
Total  $397.60 - $497.60

Testing Information:

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 the Mathematics test (21 for College Algebra) will be exempt from those corresponding sections. 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 test (minimum 550 for College Algebra) will be exempt for those corresponding sections. SAT scores are valid for five years.
  • PSAT – The student achieves a combined score of 107 with a minimum of 50 on the Critical Reading and Mathematics test (minimum 55 for College Algebra) relevant to the courses to be attempted. (This can be used for junior year classes only.) An eligible student who has enrolled in dual credit under the PSAT scores must demonstrate further eligibility to enroll in courses in 12th grade.
  • PLAN – Students earn a composite score of 23 or higher and a minimum of a 19 on the English and 19 on Mathematics (21 for College Algebra) relevant to the courses to be attempted. (This can be used for junior year classes only.) An eligible student who has enrolled in dual credit under the PLAN scores must demonstrate further eligibility to enroll in courses in 12th grade.
  • STAAR – STAAR scores can be used by high school juniors only.  English II EOC score of level II or higher, Algebra I EOC score of level II or higher paired with an Algebra II passing course grade.  

FERPA Facts for Parents

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

Contact Us

Central Campus
8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505

April Poissant, Director
April.Poissant@sjcd.edu
281-478-3628

North Campus
5800 Uvalde Rd, Houston, TX 77049

Jennifer Mowdy, Director
Jennifer.Mowdy@sjcd.edu
281-998-6150, ext. 7443 or 7457

South Campus
13735 Beamer Rd, Houston, TX 77089

Kate Graham, Director
Kate.Graham@sjcd.edu
281-669-4704

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 visit the "High Schools We Serve" tab if you are unsure which Dual Credit Office to contact.  You can also 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.