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Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment
Dual Credit and Concurrent Credit for High School/Home School Students

All new and returning dual/concurrent credit students now register online via CougarWeb(step 6).  Be sure to view the"how-to" video.

What 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.

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

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

• College credit will transfer to most colleges or universities. Please visit Collin's TransferU for more information.
                                           
Who can participate?
Students enrolled in a public high school, private, charter or home school who have at least junior year high school standing 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.
 
Enrollment Procedures and Requirements
Students complete the entire admissions/testing/registration process at Collin College.  A photo ID is required for all transactions.  Start the process by visiting with your high school counselor to discuss eligibility and class schedule.  After meeting with your counselor you can:

1. Apply for admissions at ApplyTexas.org.
2. Turn in completed and signed concurrent enrollment permission form to your high school counselor or directly to Collin College Admissions and Records Office or Special Admissions Coordinator.
3. Provide an Official High School Transcript with test scores such as STAAR, ACT, or SAT.
4. Provide bacterial meningitis vaccination documentation.
5. Take the TSI assessment or provide proof of exemption.
Returning students start here after turning in new permission form.
6. Register online via CougarWeb.   
7. Pay tuition by the deadlines posted in the registration guide.  Some high schools have earlier deadlines (please check with your school).  If you feel your tuition and fee balance is incorrect, please check your residency status with Admissions and Records.
8. Buy books--Collin Bookstore.
9. Pick up your college photo ID and parking sticker--Student Life.

Students are responsible for tuition, books, and materials.

Course information and other program details:

Enrollment is limited to approved courses listed on the Concurrent Enrollment Permission form.  Your high school determines if you will receive dual or concurrent credit.

• Students must meet course prerequisites as outlined in the catalog.

• Dual/concurrent credit high school students in their junior and senior years may take two courses per long semester (16 week).  Seniors may take three with additional approval.

Juniors and Seniors may take two courses over the entire summer.
        One course in Summer I and/or one course in Summer II
        OR
        Two courses in Summer III
       
       Science courses with a one hour lab are not recommended over     
       summer due to the accelerated nature of the session.

• Dual/concurrent credit students are not eligible for Maymester, developmental level, physical education, or express format classes.

• In order to maintain eligibility in the Special Admissions program, students must maintain a “C” or better in EACH course completed.

• Students with less than junior year high school standing must first meet with a Special Admissions Coordinator to discuss their academic goals and early admissions eligibility after completing step five (testing).  Additional high school/home school administrator approval required.

For general inquiries about the dual credit/concurrent enrollment program, please contact dualcredit@collin.edu.

Picture of a dual credit student in the campus library.