Earn College Credits while still in High School

Dual Credit enrollment is a program that allows high school students to enroll in college courses while still attending high school. Courses are taken in place of the normal course load at high school. High school as well as college credit may be earned upon successful completion of the course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dual Credit rates are substantially less than regular college tuition. Cost varies based on which School District you attend. Contact your High School Counselor for details. 

Most courses at Howard College are available to dual credit students unless course prerequisites or testing requirements are required. However, not all high schools accept college credit as high school credit. Some high schools have restrictions on which dual credit courses their students can take and what they will accept as high school credit. Please contact your high school counselor for rules and restrictions on dual credit classes.

Yes. Most of the classes we offer at the high school are basic, core classes which are guaranteed to transfer to Texas public colleges and universities. Many also transfer to Texas private colleges and universities, as well as schools out of state.

Depending on the student’s major when they attend college, those credits may count toward their degree or as an elective for their degree. It is always in the student’s best interest to contact the college or university they are planning to attend to see how their dual credit courses factor into their required degree plan.

Textbooks are available through the Howard College Bookstore by going to howardcollege.edu, select a campus and click the bookstore icon. Some ISD’s supply books. Contact your High School Counselor for more information. 

Currently, there is no state or federal financial aid available to students that have not graduated from high school. Please check with your high school to see if the school district provides funding for students.

Dual Credit Forms

Admission Requirements

Students must have permission in writing from their high school principal and counselor, permission of the student’s parent/guardian, and must present an official high school transcript.  Students must satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements prior to enrolling in college-level course work.

With the appropriate permission and assessment, a student may be concurrently enrolled. 

New Students

Go to http://www.goapplytexas.org

  1. Fill out the apply Texas Common Application at goapplytexas.org. Include the Social Security number.

  2. Complete the Registration Packet

    1. The application agreement must be signed by a parent, the student, their counselor, and the principal. 

  3. Turn in the Registration Packet to your counselor

    1. If taking any classes on a Howard College Campus a Bacterial Meningitis Shot record will be needed.)

Returning Students

Fill out the Registration Packet and turn it in to your counselor

High School Agreements

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Christoval High SchoolChristoval Agreement
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Cornerstone Christian High SchoolCornerstone Agreement
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Glasscock County ISDGlasscock Co. Agreement
Grady ISDGrady Agreement
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Irion County ISDIrion County Agreement
Jenkins Home SchoolJenkins Agreement
Junction High SchoolJunction Agreement
Klondike High SchoolKlondike Agreement
Lamesa High SchoolLamesa Agreement
McDermott Home SchoolMcDermott Agreement
Menard High SchoolMenard Agreement
Miles High SchoolMiles Agreement
Oasis Home SchoolOasis Agreement
Paint Rock High SchoolPaint Rock Agreement
Premier High SchoolPremier Agreement
Pure Medley AcademyPure Medley Agreement
Robert Lee High SchoolRobert Lee Agreement
Salem AcademySalem Academy Agreement
San Angelo High SchoolSan Angelo Agreement
Sands High SchoolSands Agreement
Schleicher ISDSchleicher Agreement
Schmidt AcademySchmidt Academy Agreement
Sonora High SchoolSonora Agreement
Stanton High SchoolStanton Agreement
Sterling City High SchoolSterling City Agreement
Texas Leadership Charter Academy (TLCA)TLCA Agreement
Trinity LutheranTrinity Lutheran Agreement
Veribest High SchoolVeribest Agreement
Wall High SchoolWall Agreement
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Westbrook High SchoolWestbrook Agreement
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