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Guidelines

  1. Find out how to qualify for dual credit
    • Talk to the high school counselor to inquire if your student's high school has a dual credit agreement with Lone Star College. 
    • Discuss classes required for your student's high school graduation plan for dual credit and obtain the counselor's approval before completing the college admission application.
    • Inquire about eligibility rules for University Interscholastic League (UIL) competition and dual credit participation and ask about dual credit application deadlines. 
  2. Learn about approved college placement tests
    • Check with the high school counselor regarding college placement tests and score requirements. 
    • Get copies of college placement score reports of examinations the student has already completed. 
    • ACT, SAT, Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment, may be presented for dual credit eligibility.
  3. Check costs
    • LSC waives 100% of the tuition for dual credit courses. Students only pay for fees and textbooks. 
    • Initial TSI (college readiness assessment) test fee is waived for dual credit students. 
  4. Submit the Lone Star College online application
    • Complete the admissions application at Lonestar.edu/admissions-application.
    • Submit placement test scores or complete pre-assessment activity (PAA) and take approved assessment test as recommended by high school counselor or dual credit advisor for the courses you are attempting to take for dual credit. 
    • Bacterial Meningitis vaccination is required for courses taken physically on a LSC campus.
  5. Registration and paying for classes and textbooks
  6. Tips for student success and transferring courses
    • Student must maintain a grade of C or better to continue in the program. 
    • Talk to a dual credit advisor to learn how dual credit courses transfer to the university. 
    • Request a copy of your official LSC transcript to send to colleges and universities. 
    • Keep a notebook with a copy of the syllabus for each dual credit course completed. 
  7. Enjoy all the benefits of your student getting a head start in college
    • Increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, as well as enroll in and succeed in college. 
    • Decreases cost of tuition and fees for students by completing up to a year or more of college credit. 
    • Transfer many classes to public colleges or universities in Texas, and some may be accepted by out-of-state and private colleges. 
    • Accelerate time to degree completion allowing new graduates to enter the workforce and begin to earn wages sooner which benefits themselves and the economy. 
    • Access to LSC student resources, such as library, tutoring, career exploration, and much more. 

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