Dual Credit

TVCC Dual Credit -  Experiencing College Before College

DUAL CREDIT AT TVCC                                                             


Want to earn college credits while you are still in high school? Let Trinity Valley Community College show you the way!Girl happy to be in TVCC Dual Credit

Dual Credit is a process in which a high school student enrolls in a TVCC course and receives simultaneous college credit for the course from both TVCC and the high school. While dual credit courses are often taught on the high school campus to high school students only, a high school student can also take courses on one of the TVCC campuses, through Distance Education, and/or through ITV, and receive both high school and TVCC credit. Dual credit courses include both academic courses as well as technical courses. These courses offer a pathway from high school to college, serving as an option to academic degree programs or college-level workforce education courses.

This program offers the following benefits:

  • Studies show that dual credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, and enroll in and persist in college. 
  • Enrollment in courses that are transferrable to public colleges and universities in the State of Texas and 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.


There may be certain restrictions regarding enrollment in Dual Credit courses:

  • 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.