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LSC-Online Dual Credit

Dual Credit at LSC-Online 

Dual Credit enables a high school student to earn credit towards high school graduation while simultaneously earning college credit towards an Associate's degree or workforce program certificate. In the LSC-Online dual credit program, students demonstrating college readiness through a college placement exam can receive both college credit and high school credit while still enrolled in high school or homeschool. We partner with charter schools, private schools, and homeschool parents to offer courses in the core curriculum, foreign languages, and workforce education. 


Upcoming Events 

Homeschool Dual Credit Information Sessions 

Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 6pm (Virtual)

Use the QR code below to join the meeting: 

LSC Academic Calendar | LSC Important Dates 


Why Dual Credit? 

  • Earn high school and college credit at the same time.
  • Take classes online on your time.
  • Many dual credit courses transfer to Texas public colleges and universities, and some out-of-state and private colleges and universities.
  • Complete college-level certifications while in high school that can lead to immediate job opportunities.
  • 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-Online student support services - library, tutoring, career services, and disability services.

Learn more here and watch the video below!

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for dual credit, students must:

  • Be enrolled in high school; public, private or homeschool 
  • Obtain approval from the high school designee for dual credit enrollment;
  • Complete Lone Star College admissions requirements;
  • Meet minimum college readiness test scores in reading, writing, math and/or prerequisites for the course(s) you want to take for dual credit.

Dual Credit Costs

Dual Credit students receive a tuition waiver and only pay for the fees associated with their class. The complete Tuition & Fee Schedule can be found at LoneStar.edu/Tuition. The initial test fee for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI Assessment) is waived for dual credit students. Retests are $10 per section. Textbooks and other instructional materials may be purchased online or from campus bookstores in new, used, rental, or e-book formats if required for the dual credit course enrollment

LSC Dual Credit vs. LSC College Credit Cost Comparison

 

Dual Credit Academic Courses

Determination that a college course meets the high school TEKS/learning outcomes for a particular high school course is the responsibility of the school district or private/charter/home school.  Lone Star College does not identify courses as meeting any particular TEA requirements for high school graduation. Lone Star College has designed dual credit courses to the meet the TEKS, but additional outcomes required by any school/district will need to be supplemented by that school/district. All decisions regarding a student's high school graduation plan should be determined by their school counselor/administrator. Offering a dual credit course remains the decision of each school. A course that is listed does not automatically grant a school approval to offer a course.

For a list of courses please visit our Dual Credit Courses page.

Registration for Dual Credit Courses

Placement Tests

Students must demonstrate Texas Success Initiative (TSI) compliance and/or have taken an approved assessment test.

  • ACT
  • SAT
  • STAAR End-of-Course Exam
  • Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)
  • ACT PLAN/ACT Aspire
  • PSAT/NMSQT

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.  

Course Prerequisites

A high school student in grades 9-12 is eligible to enroll in dual credit courses if the student meets the course prerequisites requirements required by both the secondary (ISD, charter, or private) school and LSC-Online.

  • High School: For specific enrollment requirements and prerequisites for high school credit, please meet with your dual credit high school counselor or designee.
  • LSC-Online: The student is required to meet all of LSCís prerequisite requirements for the course, such as a minimum score on a specified placement test and/or minimum grade in a specified previous course as stated the LSC Catalog.

Note: Secondary Schools (ISD, charter, or private) may select a different deadline that supersedes Lone Star College's published deadlines. Please confirm the secondary school's deadline with your dual credit high school designee or counselor.


Dual Credit Students 

To find registration information, select the type of dual credit student you are: 

   


 

Information for Public School Students

New Public School Dual Credit Student Checklist

+ Click here to view the steps to becoming a LSC dual credit student.

  • Meet with your high school dual credit counselor to discuss dual credit options. The counselor will also be your main contact for questions regarding registration, payment, and general concerns.
  • If approved, please complete the checklist items below: Note: Your counselor may already have scheduled dates for you to complete the items below.
  1. Complete the LSC Admissions Application through Apply Texas.
  2. Check your email for your LSC username and ID number. You will usually receive this within 24-48 hours of completing the application. Save this information! You will need it to complete the registration paperwork.
  3. Create a password for your MyLoneStar account and log into your student portal at my.LoneStar.edu.
  4. Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity. The activity is found in your myLoneStar student checklist. (Skip this step if you have taken the SAT, ACT, or PSAT).
  5. Complete Placement Testing (ACT, SAT, PSAT, and/ or TSIA2 Testing).
    • The testing fee is waived for all first-time dual credit testers. All first-time testers MUST take the full exam. Students can re-take sections of the exam for a small fee. Please visit our testing center website for more information.
    • TSI testing can be completed either via remote proctoring or in-person proctoring at a LSC campus. Remote proctoring has an additional fee of $25 per administration. Please visit our testing center website for instructions on signing up for remote and in-person testing.
  6. Complete the Dual Credit Packet which includes the following documents:
  7. Submit packet to counselor or dual credit coordinator at your school for signatures and registration. If you took the SAT, PSAT, or ACT please include a full score report in your packet to your counselor.
  8. After registration is complete, your counselor will notify you to make payment for your classes. 

Returning Public School Dual Credit Student Checklist

+ Click here to view the steps needed to register for your next semester of Dual Credit classes.

  1. Meet with your high school dual credit counselor to request courses.
  2. Complete the Course Approval and Parental Consent Form (Registration Form) and turn it in to your dual credit counselor.
    • This form must contain all 3 signatures. Your counselor will complete the course section of the form.
  3. After registration is complete, your counselor will notify you to make payment for your classes.

Information for Private School Students

New Private School Dual Credit Student Checklist

+ Click here to view the steps to becoming a LSC dual credit student.

  • Meet with your high school dual credit counselor to discuss dual credit options. The counselor will also be your main contact for questions regarding registration, payment, and general concerns.
  • If approved, please complete the checklist items below: Note: Your counselor may already have scheduled dates for you to complete the items below.
  1. Complete the LSC Admissions Application through Apply Texas.
  2. Check your email for your LSC username and ID number. You will usually receive this within 24-48 hours of completing the application. Save this information! You will need it to complete the registration paperwork.
  3. Create a password for your MyLoneStar account and log into your student portal at my.LoneStar.edu.
  4. Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity. The activity is found in your myLoneStar student checklist. (Skip this step if you have taken the SAT, ACT, or PSAT).
  5. Complete Placement Testing (ACT, SAT, PSAT, and/ or TSIA2 Testing).
    • The testing fee is waived for all first-time dual credit testers. All first-time testers MUST take the full exam. Students can re-take sections of the exam for a small fee. Please visit our testing center website for more information.
    • TSI testing can be completed either via remote proctoring or in-person proctoring at a LSC campus. Remote proctoring has an additional fee of $25 per administration. Please visit our testing center website for instructions on signing up for remote and in-person testing.
  6. Complete the Dual Credit Packet which includes the following documents:
  7. Submit packet to counselor or dual credit coordinator at your school for signatures and registration. If you took the SAT, PSAT, or ACT please include a full score report in your packet to your counselor.
  8. After registration is complete, your counselor will notify you to make payment for your classes. 

Returning Private School Dual Credit Student Checklist

+ Click here to view the steps needed to register for your next semester of Dual Credit classes.

  1. Meet with your high school dual credit counselor to request courses.
  2. Complete the Course Approval and Parental Consent Form (Registration Form) and turn it in to your dual credit counselor.
    • This form must contain all 3 signatures. Your counselor will complete the course section of the form.
  3. After registration is complete, your counselor will notify you to make payment for your classes.

Information for Home School Students 

Please review the Home School Presentation here.

New Home School Dual Credit Student Checklist

+ Click here to view the steps to becoming a LSC dual credit student.

  1. Complete the LSC Admissions Application through Apply Texas.
  2. Check your email for your LSC username and ID number. You will usually receive this within 24-48 hours of completing the application. Save this information! You will need it to complete the registration paperwork.
  3. Create a password for your MyLoneStar account and log into your student portal at my.LoneStar.edu.
  4. Complete the Pre-Assessment Activity. The activity is found in your myLoneStar student checklist. (Skip this step if you have taken the SAT, ACT, or PSAT).
  5. Complete Placement Testing (ACT, SAT, PSAT, and/ or TSIA2 Testing).
    • The testing fee is waived for all first-time dual credit testers. All first-time testers MUST take the full exam. Students can re-take sections of the exam for a small fee. Please visit our testing center website for more information.
    • TSI testing can be completed either via remote proctoring or in-person proctoring at a LSC campus. Remote proctoring has an additional fee of $25 per administration. Please visit our testing center website for instructions on signing up for remote and in-person testing.
  6. Email the documents to the dual credit team at OL-DualCredit@LoneStar.edu.
  7. Once you have received confirmation of your registration your last step is to pay for your classes.

Returning Home School Dual Credit Student Checklist

+ Click here to view the steps needed to register for your next semester of Dual Credit classes.

  1. Produce a Homeschool Transcript. (must be typed and signed by Homeschool Admin.) Transcript Checklist (If you are using your own format) & Homeschool Transcript Template (if you wish to use your own format)
  2. Complete the Course Approval and Parental Consent Form (Registration Form). This form must contain all 3 signatures. Your counselor will complete the course section of the form.
  3. After registration is complete, your counselor will notify you to make payment for your classes.
  4. Email the documents to the dual credit team at OL-DualCredit@LoneStar.edu.
  5. Once you have received confirmation of your registration your last step is to pay for your classes.
 

Resources and Forms 

Dual Credit Resources Forms
   
FAQ List Partnership Agreement
Placement Score Chart Graduation Plan
Dual Credit Courses Transcript Checklist
Dual Credit Student Enrollment Flowchart  Homeschool Transcript Template
  Course Approval and Parental Consent Form (Registration Form)
  FERPA Form

Contact Information 

For general inquiries, e-mail us at: OL-dualcredit@lonestar.edu 

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