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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm

What is Dual Credit?

Northwest Vista College’s Dual Credit Program allows eligible high school students to earn college credit for certain high school courses in which they are currently enrolled while completing their high school requirements. In order for students to participate in the program, the high schools must be approved to offer dual credit courses. Dual Credit is different from AP credit.


Benefits of Dual Credit:  

  • Dual Credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school and enroll continue their college education.
  • Decreases the cost of tuition and fees for students in completing their academic degrees
  • New graduates enter the workforce at an accelerated rate and begin to earn wages, benefiting themselves and making positive contributions to our economy
  • Students can earn up to 24 hours of college credit before graduating from high school.
  • Increases student’s self-confidence!
  • Access to campus resources
  • Tuition is waived for ISDs or discounted for non-ISD students.

Dual Credit Admission Requirements

All Students (Public and Private/Charter only)
  1. Contact your high school counselor/liaison regarding dual credit at your campus
  2. Complete the ApplyTexas application - Before first week of February deadline
  3. Complete the AlamoENROLL modules
  4. Submit Parent/Student consent form
  5. Coordinate with the high school counselor/liaison on testing requirements- Submit Test scores before first week of April Deadlines
  6. Turn in all necessary documentation to your high school counselor/liaison before college deadlines which are usually 8 months in advance before school starts.
All Public and Private/Charter Schooled Students:
  • Each high school has a timeline in which you are to complete the admission process and submit your paperwork to the high school. Please seek your timeline from your High School Dual Credit Liaison. Eligibility into the program is determined by completing the application requirements and submitting qualifying test scores before the deadlines. 
  • Returning students: There is a possibility you may need to re-apply and/or take the TSI Assessment for continuing terms if you did not register for and/or dropped courses during the previous semester.  Please seek guidance from your High School Dual Credit Liaison.

All Home School Students need to contact Tori Martinez before applying for the program.