Information for Dual Credit
High school students can take Collin College courses and simultaneously earn credit for both their high school diploma and their college degree.
What is Dual Credit?
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/Homeschool 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.
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Who Can Participate?
Students enrolled in a public, private, charter, or homeschool high 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 (at least ninth grade) at the time of enrollment
Demonstrate the maturity level needed to be successful in college course work
Meet course prerequisite and placement requirements from the Texas Success Initiative
Meet academic requirements to continue courses at Collin College.
Benefits of Dual Credit?
Dual Credit allows students to progress toward their college goals without having to wait until high school graduation.
It 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.
It provides personal attention from Collin College instructors.
It eliminates the duplication of courses taken in high school and college.
It provides access to all Collin College offers to students including the use of campus libraries, learning cneters, bookstores, and additional perks with student ID.