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Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Collin College Dual Credit Studnet Mary NguyenWhat is Dual Credit?

    High School students can take Collin College courses and receive credit both for their high school diploma and their college degree.  Courses may be taught on the high school or college campus by Collin College professors.

  2. What is Concurrent Credit?

    This is when a student earns college credit only for a college course taught on the college campus.

  3. What approvals does a student need before enrolling in a dual credit class?

    High School/Home School Official approval is required for both dual and concurrent credit.

  4. Will Collin College dual credit transfer to universities?

    College credit will transfer to most colleges or universities.  Please visit Collin's TransferU for more information.

  5. Who can participate?

    Students enrolled in a public high school, private, charter or home school who are ready to acquire college credit can participate.  Students must also have permission from the appropriate high school officials, an A/B grade point average, meet Texas Success Initiative standards and demonstrate the maturity level needed to be successful in college course work.

  6. What are my options?

    Courses are offered in many disciplines including economics, English, government, history, math, science, psychology and fine arts.  A variety of technical and workforce programs are also available for dual and concurrent enrollment.

  7. What are the benefits?
    • Simultaneously earn high school and college credit in one class.
    • Experience a college classroom and the rigor of a college course.
    • Earn transcripted college credits for transfer.  Save time and money.
    • Outstanding Collin College support services and facilities including advising, career services, personal counseling, writing centers, math labs and tutoring. Students also have access to state-of-the-art, multimedia college libraries, located in Plano, Frisco, McKinney and online as well as health science facilities at the Central Park Campus in McKinney and lab facilities for all natural sciences at each of Collin's campuses.
    • Affordability and Quality
      Collin College tuition is the lowest tuition in the state of Texas.  Students will experience engaging instruction in small classes. Dual and Concurrent credit programs make it possible for high school students to have access to affordable, quality, college-level coursework taught by prestigious, credentialed, experienced professors. 
  8. What is the TSI and why do I need to take it?
    • The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is a program designed to determine if a student is ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics.  This program will also help determine what type of course or intervention will best meet the student's needs and to assist in becoming better prepared for college-level course work. Click here for more information about the TSI