What is Dual Credit & Concurrent Enrollment?
Dual Credit simply means you earn high school credit and college credit at the same time. Credit can be earned in a number of academic areas, including economics, English, government, history, math, science and more.
Concurrent Enrollment is a program much like Dual Credit except, high school credit is not earned. However, you still get a head start on college by earning college credit while attending high school.
Who can participate?
To participate in the Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment Program, a high school student must meet certain requirements:
- You must be in the 11th or 12th grade of a participating high school, home school, charter,
or private school with good standing.
- You must have approval from a high school counselor.
- You must fulfill appropriate admissions criteria to the college.
- You must meet minimum test scores.
The Benefits of Dual Credit...
- Eligible courses are tuition waived.
- Provides a head start on postsecondary core requirements.
- Lowers cost of college (DCCCD waives tuition for Dual Credit).
- Extends the variety of classes available to high school students.
- Allows access to college facilities/activities — such as, college library, fine arts performances, career development services, computer labs, and learning skills/tutoring services.
- Provides greater opportunity for coordinated, seamless education.
- Serves as a “controlled” introduction to college life.
- Allows for an easier transition to college.
- Builds student confidence and self-esteem.
- Students outside of Dallas County may be required to pay tuition.