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Dual credit: An opportunity to prepare students for a competitive world


Dual credit, whether it involves academic or career technical education coursework, is an opportunity to prepare Texas students for the competitive world beyond high school and beyond higher education.

Dual-credit courses stem from an agreement between a high school and a university or community college whereby an eligible student enrolls in a college course and simultaneously earns college credit and high school credit. As of fall 2015, dual-credit courses are now also available to high school freshmen and sophomores in addition to juniors and seniors.