Dual and Concurrent Credit
Earn College Credit While in High School
Programs for High School StudentsHigh school students can get ahead on their college career by enrolling in courses at Collin College for either dual credit or concurrent credit with approval from their high school.
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What is Dual Credit?
Dual Credit is earning high school and college credit simultaneously for one college course
What is Concurrent Credit?
Concurrent credit is high school students taking college courses while in high school, but not earning high school credit.
Who can participate?
Students enrolled in a public high school, private, charter, or homeschool who...
- Have permission from their high school
- Complete the entire enrollment process at Collin College
- Are a high school student (9th grade) at the time of enrollment
- Demonstrate the maturity level needed to be successful in college course work
- Meet course prerequisite and placement requirements
- Are in good academic standing in Collin College
Benefits of Dual Credit
- Allows students to progress towards their college goals without having to wait until high school graduation.
- Encourages students to earn college credits while attending high school that apply toward college graduation.
- Students experience a college environment and the rigor of a college course.
- Offers scholarship opportunities.
- Provides personal attention from Collin College Instructors.
- Eliminates the duplication of courses taken in high school and college.
- Provides access to all that Collin College offers: the Learning Center, the Library, the Bookstore, even a student ID (which provides additional benefits).
- Tuition rates are based on residency and the number of enrolled credit hours.
- Some courses may have additional fees, such as lab or 1st Day Access (eMaterials) fees
- Click here to view the current tuition table
How do I get started?
Program procedures and options vary by ISD/high school. Find your high school's designated information page for program details and designated staff members. Home school students and students that do not attend partnering high schools have designated pages as well.
- Dual/Concurrent students must have written approval (permission form) from their high school or homeschool administrator for any course they plan to enroll in at Collin College.
- Dual/Concurrent Credit students must adhere to Collin College's student handbook
- With high school approval, dual credit students can enroll in one (1) wintermester or maymester course
- High School students are ineligible for Kinesiology (KINE) and developmental education (ex. MATH-0405) courses
- High school students are not able to audit courses