How to Enroll

First, meet with your school counselor to discuss the eligibility requirements. Then you’ll need to follow a few other steps.

Contact Us

Find out how to contact the Dual Credit program coordinator at Mountain View College.

Minimum Test Scores

To enroll in Dual Credit courses, you must present a passing score on one of several tests.

The Dual Credit program at Mountain View College offers qualified high school students an opportunity to earn college credit while completing high school requirements. 

Some high schools have agreements which guarantee free tuition for dual credit courses. Otherwise, scholarships may cover the cost of tuition for Dual Credit students attending a Dallas County public or private high school.*

Hear what students and parents say about Dual Credit.

View the Dual Credit information card (PDF - 795KB).

What Are Dual Credit Courses?

Dual Credit courses are offered in a variety of subject areas including math, science, English, economics, history, government and a wide variety of technical courses.

Dual Credit courses are taught either at the college or at the high school. Courses are taught by college faculty or by qualified high school instructors who meet the same criteria as college faculty.

If you are interested in a Dual Credit course, check with your high school counselor for a complete list of available courses. Dual Credit academic courses are transferable to all Texas public colleges and universities and to some private and out-of-state institutions.

What Are the Benefits?

Dual Credit offers motivated high school students the opportunity to earn college and high school credit simultaneously.

As a Dual Credit student, you can:

  • Save money on college tuition.
  • Finish college faster.
  • Enjoy an easier transition to college-level coursework and college life.

Who Can Enroll?

To participate in the Dual Credit program, you must:

  • Be enrolled in good standing in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade of a participating high school, private, charter or home school.
  • Have approval from a high school counselor.
  • Fulfill appropriate admissions criteria to the college.
  • Meet minimum test scores.

*Contact your college’s Dual Credit coordinator for more information about scholarships for students attending Dallas County public or private high schools. Note: If your school is in Texas but outside Dallas County, you will be charged the in-county tuition rate for Dual Credit classes.

Dual Credit Courses are offered in a variety of subject areas including math, science, English, economics, history, government and a wide variety of technical courses.

Dual Credit courses are taught either at the college or at the high school. Courses are taught by college faculty or by qualified high school instructors who meet the same criteria as college faculty.

If you are interested in a Dual Credit course, check with your high school counselor for a complete list of available courses.  Dual Credit academic courses are transferable to all Texas public colleges and universities and to some private and out-of-state institutions.

How much will it cost to take Dual Credit courses at Mountain View College? 

Tuition is based on several factors: the high school attended, county of residence, etc.  In most cases, tuition for dual credit courses is waived.  Each student is responsible for purchasing his/her own textbooks for the course(s).

*Important Information: Effective January 1, 2012 Meningitis Vaccination Requirement: All first-time students under the age of 22, will be required to obtain a meningitis vaccination. Additional information regarding the meningitis vaccinations can be found here: Proof of Meningitis Vaccine Required

Students 


​Parents 

Your support is one of your teenager’s most important resource. It doesn't matter whether or not you went to college - by encouraging your children and assuring them that college is important and that they can succeed, you can help them far more than anyone else.

Prepare them for what to expect
College gives students a tremendous amount of freedom.

  • No one is monitoring their progress on a daily basis.

  • No one knows whether they’re doing the assignments.

Students should be prepared to do most of their learning on their own.

  • Self-motivation and discipline are important.

  • A general guideline is that for every one hour spent in class, college students should spend two hours out of class reading, studying and completing assignments.

Let them do it on their own
Early College or Dual Credit students are treated no differently than any other Mountain View College student.

  • There are no parent conferences

  • Communication regarding Mountain View College students is restricted due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA.

  • College is the time for parents to make the transition from being their child’s primary advocate to becoming a supporter.

  • Help your teenagers learn by instilling the message that their academic success depends on their taking responsibility for their own education and behavior.

Discover what Mountain View College has to offer
Support systems are available at Mountain View College, such as learning labs, free tutoring, writing center, career planning, transfer services and computer access, but students must seek out the services, ask for the help and follow through.


​Educators ​

Dual Credit Office
  • W-124C
  • (214) 860-8656
  • (214) 860-3620
  • mvcdualcredit@dcccd.edu

  • Office Hours

    • Monday - Thursday:
      8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Friday:
      8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
       *Call for appointments as needed