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Welcome to the Valley!  We are glad you are considering joining us in the TVCC Dual Credit program.  Before you can get started, first consider the following:

  • Prospective students will need to obtain permission from your high school counselor and/or principal (or home school administrator) as well as your parent or legal guardian. 
  • Before taking some college level courses, students may need to take a placement test or have qualifying test scores to be eligible for the program.  See our testing requirements
  • Interested students should follow the admissions steps for TVCC dual credit students.


Dual Credit Admissions & Enrollment Steps

Student Information

     •  Studies show that dual credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, and enroll in and persist in college.

     •  Courses that are transferrable to public colleges and universities in the State of Texas are generally transferable to colleges and universities throughout the United States.

     •  Enhances the academic record of college-bound high school students.

     •  Assists students in their transition into higher education.

     •  Shortens the time needed to complete an undergraduate degree.

     •  Reduces the cost of higher education. 

     •  New graduates enter the workforce sooner and begin to earn wages, benefiting themselves and the economy.

     •  Local high schools have identified specific courses at TVCC for which students may receive Dual Credit upon completing the course with a grade of "C" or better.

     •  Dual Credit Students are only awarded college and high school credit for those courses identified in the annual agreement with the school district.

     •  Year-long high school courses require a two-semester college course sequence. Semester-long high school courses generally require a one-semester college course. Individual high schools may have different requirements, so it is best to check with your counselor before enrolling. 

Freshman & Sophomore Academic Enrollment Procedure:

     •  Student must have completed all three sections of the TSI, but only pass the Reading and Writing sections.

     •  Freshman students must possess an overall 8th grade average of a B.

     •  Sophomore students must possess a high school GPA of a 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

     •  Student must possess attendance and discipline records reflecting acceptable threshold.

     •  Student who do not meet the attendance and discipline threshold will be required to meet with TVCC officials for an interview.


 Student must provide the following documentation:

     •  College readiness (TSI, ACT, PSAT, SAT) test scores

     •  Copy of high school transcript

     •  Copy of attendance record

     •  Copy of discipline record

     •  Letter of recommendation from principal


Freshman & Sophomore Workforce Enrollment Procedure:

     •  Student must have completed all three sections of the TSI (while we require testing, scores do not have to complete the area requirement for admissions)



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