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What is the Dual Credit program? 

Palo Alto College’s Dual Credit Program allows eligible high schools 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.

Benefits of Dual Credit:  

  • Dual Credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, enroll in and persist in college
  • 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. Ask your high school counselor about the 24 hour dual credit challenge today!
  • Increases student’s self-confidence!

Steps to becoming a Dual Credit Student:

  1. Contact your high school counselor regarding dual credit at your campus
  2. Complete and submit the ApplyTexas application online.
  3. Complete two AlamoENROLL modules - GoFAARR and Test Preparation.
  4. Coordinate with your high school counselor on TSI test dates and testing requirements.
  5. Take the TSI Placement Exam in all three areas (Writing and Essay, Reading, and Math).
  6. Submit a signed Parent Consent Form.

Dual Credit students will take courses in the Fall and Spring semesters only. Courses offered for dual credit follow the coursework found in the 42-Core Curriculum list. Students may take courses in the 42-Hour Core Curriculum listing or from the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. This includes students enrolled in a Texas High School, some private schools, and students who are home schooled.

High School Counselor Responsibilities:

  1. Schedule Dual Credit Information Sessions with PAC Dual Credit staff at the high school.
  2. Schedule ApplyTexas application and AlamoENROLL modules completion days.
  3. Discuss TSI Placement Exam and qualifying scores for Dual Credit courses.
  4. Schedule students to take the TSI Placement Exam in all three areas (Writing and Essay, Reading, and Math).
  5. Submit the following documents to PAC Dual Credit office:
      - Parent Consent Forms (signed by Student, Parent, and Counselor)
      - Verification of Eligibility (signed by High School Registrar)
      - Dual Credit Recommendation List with all student information and course recommendation.

References and Forms:

High School Dual Credit Teams:

Annual Agreement
Course Agreement
Verification of Eligibility
Parent Consent Form
PAC Dual Credit Process
Dual Credit Apply Texas Guide for Spring 2018 & Fall 2018

High School Students:

Homeschooling Parent Invoice Registration Form
Homeschool Online Payment Guide and FAQ

Contact Information

Dual Credit Office
1400 W. Villaret Blvd.  
Ozuna, Room 116
San Antonio, TX 78224
Phone: 210.486.3170
Fax: 210.486.9183

Dean of High School Pre-College Programs:
Monica Ayala Jimenez

Coordinator of Student Success:
Jennifer Rivera

Coordinator of Southwest High School Programs:
Anna Villarreal

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