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Dual Credit at Collin College

Collin College Dual Credit Students

Dual/Concurrent Credit Program

The Dual/Concurrent Credit Program at Collin College is a cooperative partnership between school districts and Collin College enabling high school students to earn college credits while completing the requirements for high school graduation.


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High school students can take Collin College courses and simultaneously earn credit for both their high school diploma and their college degree. Courses may be taught on the high school or college campus by Collin College professors. High School/Home School Official approval is required for dual credit registration.

Students are responsible for determining whether their transfer institution will accept credit from Collin College. For detailed transfer information, please visit TransferU.

The process by which an eligible high school student enrolls in college-level academic or technical courses, while still enrolled in high school, and receives college credit without receiving high school credit for these courses. High School/Home School Official approval is required for concurrent credit registration.

Students are responsible for determining whether their transfer institution will accept credit from Collin College. For detailed transfer information, please visit TransferU.

Students enrolled in a public high school, private, charter, or home school who...

  • Have permission from the appropriate high school officials, and meet any admissions requirements set by their high school
  • Complete the entire admissions, testing, and registration 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 TSI (Texas Success Initiative)
  • Meet Collin College academic requirements to continue courses at Collin College

Thousands of students are already on their journey to a better brighter future, pursuing coursework in Collin College Core Curriculum  or enrolling in Career & Technical courses while still in high school.

  • 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).

In order for students in the dual/concurrent credit enrollment program to achieve academic success, the following parameters are in place:

  • Dual/Concurrent credit students are eligible for 1 online, 3-week May or Wintermester course, as approved by their high school.
  • Dual/Concurrent credit students are not eligible for developmental level, or physical education (KINE) classes.
  • Dual/Concurrent credit students may not audit courses.
  • Students must meet high school requirements and maintain satisfactory academic performance as it relates to Collin College’s Academic Standards defined in the College Catalog.
  • Students can take academic or workforce courses for dual credit, as approved by their high school.
  • Students are held to the various policies as presented in the student handbook.
  • A photo ID is required for all transactions on campus.

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