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Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment

Get a Head Start on your College Career with Eastfield's
Dual Credit Program

What is Dual Credit & Concurrent Enrollment?

Dual Credit simply means you earn high school credit and college credit at the same time.  Credit can be earned in a number of academic areas, including economics, English, government, history, math, science and more.

Concurrent Enrollment is a program much like Dual Credit except, high school credit is not earned. However, you still get a head start on college by earning college credit while attending high school.


Who can participate?

Dual Credit Students

To participate in the Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment Program, a high school student must meet certain requirements:

  • You must be in the 11th or 12th grade of a participating high school, home school, charter,
    or private school with good standing.
     
  • You must have approval from a high school counselor.
     
  • You must fulfill appropriate admissions criteria to the college.
     
  • You must meet minimum test scores.

The Benefits of Dual Credit...

  • Eligible courses are tuition waived.
     
  • Provides a head start on postsecondary core requirements.
     
  • Lowers cost of college (DCCCD waives tuition for Dual Credit).
     
  • Extends the variety of classes available to high school students.
  • Allows access to college facilities/activities — such as, college library, fine arts performances, career development services, computer labs, and learning skills/tutoring services.
     
  • Provides greater opportunity for coordinated, seamless education.
     
  • Serves as a “controlled” introduction to college life.
     
  • Allows for an easier transition to college.
     
  • Builds student confidence and self-esteem.
     
  • Students outside of Dallas County may be required to pay tuition.