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What Is Dual Credit?
Dual credit is a process through which a student may earn high school credit for successfully completing a college course that provides advanced academic instruction beyond, or in greater depth than, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a corresponding high school course. The “dual credit” earned is college credit and high school credit for one course. Source: Texas Education Agency, Dual Credit FAQ
At Judson ISD dual credit courses are offered at no cost to our students.
Why Take Dual Credit Courses?
The American Institutes for Research found that high school graduates who participated in dual credit outperformed students who did not. Measures of performance included grades in both dual credit and college credit only courses, college remediation, enrollment, persistence and completion. Source: Dual Credit Education Programs in Texas, 2018
High school students in dual credit
- transition more smoothly into higher education.
- acquire the confidence to succeed academically and socially in a college environment.
- complete their college and career goals faster.
- save money on their overall college costs.
Who Can Take Dual Credit Courses?
A high school student is eligible to enroll in no more than two academic dual credit courses per semester if the student demonstrates college readiness by achieving the minimum passing standards on relevant section(s) of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam:
Exemptions include the following exam scores:
What Is the TSI Exam?
The TSI exam is a requirement for students who want to enroll in dual credit courses while in high school and who do not meet an exemption.
High school students may register with the college counselor at their respective high schools to take the TSI exam.
Additional information and practice for the TSI exam can be found by clicking the following links:
TSI Brochure (Before Test)
Writeplacer Sample Essay
What Dual Credit Courses Are Offered at Judson ISD?
Under the core subjects of English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Fine Arts, Psychology and Speech, the following college courses may* be offered at our comprehensive high schools:
English 1301 English 1302 English 2322
English 2323 Math 1314 Math 1414
History 1301 History 1302 Government 2305
Government 2306 Biology 1408 Biology 1409
Biology 1406 Biology 1407 Arts 1301
Drama 1310 Music 1306 Psychology 2301
These college courses comprise our Texas Core Complete courses. Texas Core Complete courses are very likely to count towards any college major at any public university in the state of Texas.
*Course offerings at each high school are dependent on teacher qualifications and student enrollment.