Dual Credit Parent Resources

As a parent, you want your child to have the best possible future. And we believe that dual credit is a gateway for you and your child to save money AND get ahead with their studies before graduating high school.

What is Dual Credit?

It's a unique opportunity that allows your child to take courses at San Jacinto College that earn both college and high school credit, all while still in high school.
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How it Works

Typically, students take two courses each semester, and by doing this, they can graduate from high school with 24+ hours of college credit. And the best part? Courses taken for dual credit enjoy a 75% discount on tuition and fees. Additional hours can also be earned by taking courses during the summer.
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More Benefits

Credit for high school and college is awarded when students successfully pass the course, making it a win-win situation for both you and your child. Plus, dual credit is widely accepted at public colleges and universities in Texas, with the potential to transfer out-of-state and/or select private universities.
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Encourage Success

Encourage your student to follow these easy tips to help them succeed:
  • Our official form of communication is through San Jac email. Students should check their email daily and email their instructor or the dual credit office for assistance.
  • Students should always include their ID number, also known as G#, on any emails they send.
  • Take advantage the College's many resources, such as student support, tutoring, and the library.
  • Read and print the syllabus and calendar to become familiar with the class and important deadlines.
  • Schedule time for studying.
  • Create a study routine of at least three hours per week.
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We can’t disclose grades, attendance, or any education records of the student with parents due to FERPA guidelines.

Dual credit vs advance placement

While AP courses can potentially earn college credit or placement, dual credit courses allow eligible high school students to earn BOTH high school and college credit by successfully completing an approved San Jacinto College course. Plus, unlike AP, dual credit classes are taught at San Jacinto College by highly qualified professors, giving your child a truly college-level experience.

Dual Credit Student Path

 

 

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Advanced Placement (AP)

Description

Dual Credit allows eligible high school students to earn BOTH high school and college credit by successfully completing an approved San Jacinto College course.

Advanced Placement is a program which offers college-level curricula and exams to high school students, which can potentially earn college credit or placement.

Class/Course Length

Term/Semester

Academic year 

Cost

Tuition is reduced by 75%
San Jacinto College waives fees

$96 per exam

Credit

Credit for high school and college is awarded when students successfully pass the course.

College credit is granted when students pass AP exams with approved scores designated by individual colleges and universities.

Higher Education Acceptance

Accepted at public colleges and universities in Texas; may transfer out-of-state and/or select private universities.

Exam score (not final grade) accepted throughout the nation (typically requires a score of 3 or higher, but it varies by institution).

Location

San Jacinto College, high school campus, online and/or hybrid.

High school campus.

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Enrolling in Dual Credit

Help your child get ahead
Dual Credit is a unique and valuable opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. San Jacinto College offers a variety of dual credit courses taught by highly qualified professors, giving your child a truly college-level experience. Plus, courses taken for dual credit enjoy a 75% discount on tuition and fees, making it an affordable option for families.

High School Partnerships

If you are interested in the ECHS program, you'll be happy to know that there are several high school partnerships currently in place with San Jacinto College. These partnerships allow students to participate in the ECHS program. To see if your school is participating, simply click the link provided on the program website.

Channelview ISD

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

  • Channelview High School

Clear Creek ISD

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

FAST Amendment

  • Clear Horizons Early College High School
  • Clear Brook High School
  • Clear Lake High School

Crosby ISD

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

  • Crosby High School

Deer Park ISD

Friendswood ISD

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

  • Friendswood ISD Memorandum of Understanding

Galena Park ISD

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

FAST Amendment

  • Galena Park CTE Early College High School
  • Galena Park High School
  • North Shore High School

Home School ISD

  • MOU Coming Soon

Houston ISD

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

  • Texas Connections Academy at Houston

Humble ISD

La Porte ISD

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

FAST Amendment

  • Academy of Viola Dewalt High School
  • La Porte High School

Pasadena ISD

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

FAST Amendment

  • J. Frank Dobie Early College High School
  • Pasadena Early College High School
  • Pasadena Memorial Early College High School
  • Sam Rayburn Early College High School
  • South Houston Early College High School
  • Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High School

Pearland ISD

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

  • Glenda Dawson High School
  • Pearland high School
  • Robert Turner College & Career High School

Private Schools

Beta Academy
Bay Area Christian School
Eagle Heights Christian Academy
Faith Christian Academy
Family Christian Academy
First Baptist Christian Academy
Grace Christian Academy
Iman Academy Southeast
Lutheran South Academy
Richard Milburn Academy

Sheldon ISD

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANING

FAST Amendment

Sheldon T-STEM Early College High School

  • C.E. King High School
  • C.E. King High School STEM Academy