About Dual Credit

Dual Credit is an opportunity for high school students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Students demonstrating college readiness through a college placement examination can earn high school and college credits in the same course by attending classes at their high school, on the college campus, and/or distance learning. Dual Credit courses are available to high school students enrolled in various CyFair area high school campuses through partnership agreements with Lone Star College-CyFair.  For more information about Dual Credit course offerings approved by your high school, please contact your dual credit high school counselor.

Advantages of Dual Credit

Transfer many dual credit classes to Texas public colleges and universities, and some out-of-state and private colleges and universities.

Save money on college tuition.

Accelerate time to degree completion by getting a head start in college - you could earn up to a year or more of college credit.

Build confidence by easing the transition to college life and expectations.

Access Lone Star College - CyFair student support services - library, career services, computer labs, and tutoring.

Dual Credit Eligibility

To be eligible for Dual Credit you must:

  • See your high school counselor for approval;
  • Complete college admissions application;
  • Meet minimum college readiness test scores in reading, writing, and/or math with approved placement tests and meet any prerequisites for the course(s) you want to take for dual credit; and
  • Maintain a college grade of C or better in each dual credit course to remain in the program.

Dual Credit Costs

Lone Star College - CyFair waives the tuition 100% for dual credit students. However, dual credit students will be required to pay fees, and possibly for textbooks. When required, textbooks and other instructional materials may be purchased from the campus bookstore or other textbook retailers in new, used, rental, or e-book formats. The initial Texas Success Initiative Assessment (college readiness assessment) test fee is waived for dual credit students.

Approved Placement Tests for Dual Credit

Students may present score reports for the following college placement tests to determine dual credit eligibility:

  • ACT
  • SAT
  • Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)
  • ACT PLAN/ACT Aspire

Test scores are applicable to requirements as stated in the Texas Success Initiative and dual credit student eligibility rules as governed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). THECB rules may change to meet state legislature requirements with new changes taking precedence as required by state law.  


Contact the LSC-CyFair Dual Credit Enrollment Specialist for more information:
Phone: 281.290.3426
E-Mail: CFC.DualCredit@lonestar.edu

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