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 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.
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.
- Yes, you can be a home school student if you meet certain requirements. Please contact your campus Dual Credit Offices for more information.
Have permission from your high school.
Have a high school GPA of "C" or better and matintain that average to stay in the program and receive college 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 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
|Tuition and Fees||$126.60||$202.20||$297.60|
|Total||$226.60 - 326.60||$302.20 - 402.20||$397.60 - 497.60|
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.
- TSIA - Texas Success Initiative Assessment- College placement exam. Please see the following for more information http://www.sanjac.edu/apply-register/overview/testing/texas-success-initiative
- 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.
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
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