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Dual Credit Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.


Dual Credit students are required to turn in a permission form every semster prior to registration. Please check with your high school counselor for your schools process for completing the form. Home school students can email the form to

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

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.
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. Students will need to check with their counselors to see which courses are available to them. 
  • 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.

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.

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