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The Dual Credit program at each of the colleges of DCCCD offers qualified high school students an opportunity to earn college credit while completing high school requirements.

Some high schools have agreements that 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.*

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.

All students enrolled in a Dual Credit course at any of our partnering high schools should expect the same level of course rigor and student expectations that are placed on undergraduate students enrolled in the same course at a college of DCCCD.

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:

Technology Recommendations

Please view the recommended technology for students taking online classes.

How Do I Enroll?

Deadline for Summer 2020 registration is April 30.

Deadline for Fall 2020 registration is June 12.

Typically, DCCCD locations host in-person application sessions and often register students in face-to-face meetings. However, with every DCCCD location currently operating in a fully virtual environment, we are taking steps to ensure students are still able to apply as a Dual Credit student and enroll in Dual Credit classes.

  1. Complete the High School Student Dual Credit online application.
    • With every DCCCD location currently operating in a fully virtual environment, high schools will receive a link to a pre-recorded application session.
    • When you sign up for your virtual session, you will receive application steps by email for the application session to follow along.
  2. Submit required Dual Credit forms.
    • We will work with your high school counselor to collect all your documents by the deadline for Summer and Fall registration. Please be sure to confirm the deadline with your high school counselor or your Dual Credit advisor.
  3. Get registered for Dual Credit classes.
    • Your college Dual Credit advisor will register you for Dual Credit classes. They will also follow up with your high school counselor to confirm you have been registered or to address any other concerns.


*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.

Students selecting additional courses to be transferred toward a baccalaureate degree should be aware of House Bill 1172, which addresses Excessive Hours.