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Dual Credit Resources for Advisors

On-Boarding Dual Credit Students

All students must have a valid DCCCD ID number. This ID is generated when a student completes the Admissions Application for High School Students here.

Although students can complete this application on their own, there are a few questions that, if
answered incorrectly, will require that students provide more information regarding their residency
status. High school counselors are encouraged to reach out to their assigned Program Services
Coordinator to schedule an application session.

Once students receive an electronic letter of acceptance, students will be prompted to create an
eConnect account. It is imperative that students remember their login information as this is the student information portal. If planning to TSI test, it is a good idea to have the students watch the Pre-Assessment Video and complete the Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) via eConnect at this time.

In addition to the online application, students must submit a completed Dual Credit Enrollment Packet. A complete packet includes the following:

  • High School Enrollment Form - should include all dual credit courses that the student plans to take for the academic year

  • Consent to Emergency Treatment Form
  • FERPA Release and Proxy Form
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Affidavit of Intent to become a Permanent Resident (if applicable)

Please collect all Enrollment Packets and submit them to your Programs Services Coordinator at one time. Please note that our office will not accept incomplete packets.

If you would like to host a group TSI Administration for your students, please submit a Test Request Form to LaTara Newell. Requests should be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance. However, counselors are encouraged to submit requests as soon as possible because dates fill up quickly.

Available Dual Credit Courses

When advising your students on Dual Credit options, always refer to your school or ISD’s Attachment B (Course List). Only courses listed on this document are eligible for dual credit. Students must pay for courses that are not included on the Attachment B. You can obtain your Attachment B from your Principal or ISD.

Once you confirm that a course is listed on the Attachment B, review the student’s transcript to ensure that the student does not already have high school credit for the course.

Course Pre-Requisite Information

Many college courses require some type of pre-requisite for enrollment. This pre-requisite could be a TSI status or lower-level course. Dual Credit students must meet all pre-requisites for enrollment. Please note that performance in a high school class does not prove eligibility for a college course.

TSI Minimum Standards

Reading – 351 or above

Writing - A placement score of at least 340, and an essay score of at least 4, or a placement score of
less than 340, and an ABE Diagnostic level of at least a 4, and an essay score of at least 5

Math – 350 or above

STAAR Eligibility

Reading and Writing: English II STAAR of 4000 or above

Math: Algebra I STAAR of 4000 or above AND a grade of C or better in Algebra II

Students can also meet minimum standards with their SAT and/or ACT scores. Please see the catalog for more information.

Course Set Up and Roster Information

If your campus offers college courses at the high school, your campus will be responsible for
providing course set-up and roster information to the Early College Programs office.

When requested, the following information will be required for us to set up courses in our system:

  • Courses requested
  • Class dates, days, and times
  • Instructor information

A course set-up template will be provided each semester to assist in this endeavor.

Rosters will also be requested from you to ensure that students are registered for the appropriate
section. Templates will also be provided for this requirement.