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Dual Credit Enrollment

The dual-credit enrollment program allows high-school students the opportunity to enroll in college courses while still in high school provided they have:

  • Achieved the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board testing standard on STAAR EOC, PLAN, PSAT, ACT, SAT or TSI;
  • Been granted permission from the high-school principal or counselor; and
  • Been evaluated by the Director of Enrollment Management for admission based on demonstrated ability for the courses in which they seek enrollment.

Certain courses are approved through dual-credit partnerships between the college and local independent school districts for dual-credit high-school and college credit. Dual-credit students enroll in college courses while in high school and earn college credit that the high school will convert to high-school credit for graduation purposes.

To be admitted, dual-credit students must demonstrate college-level proficiency through a standardized test noted above and provide the Office of Educational Services with written approval of the high-school principal or counselor, an official high-school transcript, and state-mandated test scores or proof of exemption.

HB 505, effective immediately, states the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may not limit: 1) The number of dual credit courses or hours in which a student may enroll while in high school; 2) The number of dual credit courses or hours in which a student may enroll each semester or academic year; or 3) The grade levels at which a high school student may be eligible to enroll in a dual credit course.

Dual-credit students must adhere to all college policies and procedures set forth in the Student Handbook, including, email, CAMS, rules of plagiarism, concerns and complaints, grade appeals, and disciplinary action and appeals.

Satisfying TSI Requirements for Dual-Credit Courses

A high-school student is eligible to enroll and does not need to demonstrate additional college readiness for Level 1 Certificate coursework.

Eleventh Grade

Eligibility for students to take academic dual-credit courses during their junior year is established if the student receives a minimum scale score of 4000 on English II STAAR EOC; 4000 on Algebra II STAAR EOC; or 4000 on Algebra I STAAR EOC AND a passing grade in the Algebra II course (C or better) as applicable.

  • PSAT/NMSQT: combine score of 107 and minimum of 50 on the reading and/or math test as applicable.
  • PLAN: Composite score of 23 with 19 or higher in the English and/or math, as applicable
  • ACT-Aspire: Score of 435 in English or score of 431 in math, as applicable (composite score not a part of criteria).

Twelfth Grade

A student who enrolls in twelfth grade who earned credit in a dual-credit course in the eleventh grade and demonstrated eligibility in eleventh grade under STAAR EOC.

A twelfth grade student who passed dual credit course(s) in eleventh grade and demonstrated eligibility in eleventh grade under PSAT/NMSQT, PLAN, or Aspire.

A student who is granted a TSI waiver to take dual-credit courses while still in high school based on eligible scores is not exempt from TSI. However, if the student receives an A, B, or C in an applicable dual credit course (reading, writing, and/or math-effected courses), the TSI obligations have been met through coursework, and student enrolling in courses at Frank Phillips College will not have to retest in the applicable section after high-school graduation.

Prospective students, who do not meet one of the methods of admission above for dual-credit, please contact the Director of Dual-Credit at (806) 457-4275.

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