Dual Credit / Early Admission Program

About Dual Credit

Want to get a jump-start on your college education? San Jacinto College’s dual credit program may be a good fit for you. Dual Credit is a form of concurrent enrollment that allows a student to take certain courses at San Jacinto College 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 25% 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’s Financial Aid Office for more information.

The Early College High School initiative is another way for students to get ahead in their college education. As part of this program, students can simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate Degree. You can find more information by clicking on the tabs on the left for specific schools and programs.

Early Admission allows a student to take a course for Early Admission when high school credit is not available for the course.

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


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 office for more information.
  • Pass your classes. In most cases grades of “C” or better in college coursework is required for both transferability and to maintain enrollment in the program and receive high school credit.
  • Meet all application requirements and deadlines which vary by program. Informational meetings for incoming Dual Credit students are scheduled by school districts for 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 like to 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 25% 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  $112.50   $180.20   $277.50
Books  $100-200   $100-200   $100-200
Total  $212.50 - 312.50   $280 - 380   $377.50 - 477.50


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 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


High Schools We Serve

Central Campus

8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505

Nicole Barnes, Director

Clear Creek ISD
  • Clear Lake High School
  • Clear Falls High School
Deer Park ISD
  • Deer Park High School
Houston ISD
  • César E. Chávez High School
La Porte ISD
  • La Porte High School
  • La Porte ACE Program
Pasadena ISD
  • Pasadena High School
  • Pasadena Early College High School
  • Pasadena Memorial High School
  • Pasadena Memorial Early College High School
  • Sam Rayburn High School
  • Sam Rayburn Early College High School
  • Career & Technical High School (Technical)
  • Tegeler Career Center
Private Schools
  • First Baptist Christian Academy
Home School

North Campus

5800 Uvalde Rd, Houston, TX 77049

Anne Dickens, Director

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

Kristen Ross, Director

Clear Creek ISD
  • Clear Brook High School
  • Clear Horizons Early College High School (ECHS)
  • Clear Springs High School
  • Clear View High School
Houston ISD
  • Texas Connections Academy @ Houston
Pasadena ISD
  • Career & Technical High School
  • J. Frank Dobie Early College High School (ECHS)
  • J. Frank Dobie High School
  • South Houston Early College High School (ECHS)
  • South Houston High School
Pearland ISD
  • Glenda Dawson High School
  • Pearland High School
  • Robert Turner High School
Private Schools
  • Bay Area Christian School
  • Beta Academy
  • Grace Christian Academy
  • Iman Academy Southeast
  • Lutheran South Academy
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