Dual credit is a great option for starting college early. Although, it is not free everywhere but here in Dallas, it is, alhumdulillah. Dual credit is a process of earning course credit for both high school and college. This is done through a partnership with a signed agreement between the homeschool and a college.

Steps/check list to take for dual credit courses at Dallas County Community College (DCCCD).

  • The students will need to be in high school, 9th grade or above.
  • A notarized transcript if taken any high school level courses prior to dual-credit enrollment.
  • Fill an online application
  • Do a pre-assessment activity (Visual Explanation of this Process)
  • Pass a Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Exam. Learn more about the TSI here.
  • Proof of Texas residency
  • Bacterial meningitis vaccination documentation (or declare an exemption)
  • Note: Make sure to submit a FERPA Release/Proxy Authorization Form so that you, the parent, can register for classes on your child’s behalf (child will not need to be present).

    High School + Dual-credit
    Texas Education Agency High School Graduation Requirement
    Graduation Requirement for High School Students in Irving
    Courses Planning Worksheet
    Texas Common Core Numbering System (TCCNS) – Course Compatibility between colleges and universities in Texas

    Core Curriculum
    DCCCD Dual Credit Deadlines
    High School Student Enrollment Form
    Rate My Professors

    DCCCD-North Lake College [NLC] (Contact Precious Green at 972-273-3073 | pgreen@dcccd.edu)
    How to Enroll
    Online Application
    DCCCD-Richland (Contact Lisa Graef at 972-238-6190 | Lgraef@dcccd.edu)
    How to Enroll

    Transferring to UTA
    Course Equivalency for Transfer to UTA (from any college/university)

    UTD Transfer Plans