Homeschool students who are interested in participating in the dual credit program should bring a copy of their high school transcript to meet with an academic advisor at your respective LSC college campus.
Homeschool Dual Credit Informational Session
Please contact an advisor at your respective LSC College Campus for upcoming information sessions.
Homeschool Dual Credit Agreement
Follow the steps below to complete the process of transitioning from a homeschool student to an LSC dual credit student.
Read and sign the Dual Credit Partnership Agreement
Develop & bring an updated and signed high school transcript as well as a graduation plan.
A template for both documents can be found in the Dual Credit Partnership Agreement
A typed High school transcript must be submitted at the time of registration for course(s) each semester.
NOTE: For a course to be considered dual credit, it must be reflected on their graduation plans and must be a 3 or more credit hour college course. See dual credit courses for more course eligibility information.
Once you have read and signed the Dual Credit partnership agreement, you may proceed with the Enrollment and Registration Process.
Homeschool Dual Credit Enrollment & Registration Process
Step 1: Admissions: First Time Dual Credit Student
What is the 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.
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.
May I take mini-term courses in May or December?
For more information about enrolling in mini-term course, please email or call the appropriate campus contact.
Does the cost include books?
No; the fees that you pay as a dual credit student does not cover the cost of books.
May I take online courses?
What happens if I fail a Dual Credit course?
Dual Credit students must maintain a C or better to remain eligible for the Dual Credit program.
I am not ready for college level courses. May I take a Developmental (non-college level) course?
Does the State of Texas mandate homeschool families to follow state graduation requirements?
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 AND have successful completion of HS Trig or Pre-Cal with a B or better; in addition to college readiness in reading and writing.
For more information about the enrollment process and being admitted to the dual credit program, please email or call the appropriate campus contact.
Dual Credit Registration
Dual Credit Registration (ISD, Charter, and Private Schools)
Summer and Fall 2019 Deadline:
June 1, 2019
Spring 2020 Deadline:
December 1, 2019
*Secondary Schools (ISD, charter, or private) may select a different deadline that supersedes Lone Star College's published deadline. Please confirm the secondary school's deadline with your high school counselor.
Dual Credit Registration (Homeschool)
Summer and Fall 2019 Deadline:
*Please see your Dual Credit Representative on campus.