Dual Credit

Overview

Dual credit is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Students demonstrating college readiness through a college placement exam can earn college and high school credits in the same course by attending classes at their high school, on a Lone Star campus, and/or online.

We partner with independent school districts, charter schools, private schools, and home school parents to offer courses in the core curriculum, foreign languages, and workforce education.

Benefits

Transfer many dual credit courses to Texas public colleges and universities, private institutions, and some out-of-state colleges and universities.
Save money on college tuition dual credit students receive a 100% tuition waiver; fees and textbooks are the only expenses.

Accelerate time to degree completion by getting a head start in college dual credit students can earn up to a year or more of college credit. 

Build confidence by easing the transition to college.

Access the Lone Star College System student support services library, career services, computer labs, and tutoring.

Dual Credit Opportunities at Lone Star

 

We partner with independent school districts, charter schools, private schools, and home school parents to offer dual credit courses. 

Courses are offered in the core curriculum, foreign languages, and workforce education.  These courses are divided into two groups: Academic and Workforce.

 

Academic courses are designed primarily to apply to transfer, Associate of Arts (AA), or Associate of Science (AS) degrees.  Core curriculum and foreign language courses are academic. These courses are all part of the Texas Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM).

Workforce courses are designed to apply to Workforce Certificates and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.  These courses are all part of the Texas Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM).

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