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1. What is difference between Dual Credit and the College Credit Only option?

Dual Credit courses must apply toward high school graduation requirements. College credit only courses do not count for high school credit. (i.e. PHED 1164, MUAP 2221, ENGL 0309, MATH 0308, etc.) With this option, you are responsible for all tuition and fees and do not receive the dual credit waiver and are considered an Exceptional Admit student.

2. May I take summer courses?

Yes; homeschool students may take two courses each summer term (Summer I & Summer II). Summer courses are in an accelerated format and only six weeks long.

3. May I take mini-term courses in May or December?

Yes; homeschool students may take one course each mini-term (May/December). Mini-term courses are in an accelerated format and only 3-4 weeks long.

4. Does the cost include books?

No; the fees that you pay as a dual credit student does not cover the cost of books. 

5. May I take online courses?

Yes.

6. What happens if I fail a Dual Credit course?

Yes. Dual Credit students must maintain a C or better to remain eligible for the Dual Credit program.

7. Does the State of Texas mandate homeschool families to follow state graduation requirements?

No.

8. I want to take a higher level math (Trig, Pre-Cal, Cal) instead of College Algebra. How do I qualify?

Students must place in at least college level Algebra or higher, then must submit qualifying test scores. For upper level courses such as Pre-Cal or Cal, students must submit qualifying test scores such SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer AND have successful completion of HS Trig or Pre-Cal with a B or better; in addition to college readiness in reading and writing. 

9. How do I find out more about Dual Credit at Lone Star College-Tomball?

Get more information at lonestar.edu/TomballDualCredit or by email TC-DualCredit@lonestar.edu.