Dual Credit Course/College Coursework
If you are interested in more information about the Dual Credit Program please contact our Registrar/Academic Advisor, Hope Mancillas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (361) 572-4568, x209.
FA students who participate in Dual Credit program earn on average 12-15 college credits while in high school!
Juniors and seniors may be granted credit for a college course(s) taken in approved institutions to fulfill units for high school graduation under the following provisions:
- The parent(s) or guardian(s) must affirm in writing to the administration that their student has parental permission to take a college course(s) prior to enrollment in such course.
- The student must have a cumulative average of 90 or higher in course work in order to take college classes.
- The student/parent(s) pays all costs associated with taking the college course(s). The dual credit program is an opportunity provided by FA for the awarding of high school credit(s) that apply toward graduation; therefore, a reduction in tuition will not be given.
- The student provides the school with an official college transcript showing the grade received. The grade must be a minimum of a “C” to qualify for high school credit.
- When earning dual credit, student must be enrolled in four academic classes a day.
- When considering a dual credit course please keep in mind that FA’s academic schedule takes priority over any off-campus course.
- Dual credit courses will not be figured into a student’s GPA and credit will not be awarded toward graduation if class is not passed.
- Only two courses can be from a higher-level institution per semester.
If a student desires to replace a full-year High School course , English or History, with a Dual Credit Course, the student must successfully complete two semesters of college courses to meet the TEA requirements for the awarding of one High school credit. Other courses may be taken. (See the Academic Advisor for information.)
- Be a high school junior or senior (Exceptions do exist for students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance. The student's parents, the school principal, and the academic advisor will meet to make the best decision for the student.)
- Meet high school or school district requirements for taking a dual credit class in addition to Victoria College’s requirement of a “B” average
- Meet any required course prerequisites
- Permission from school and parent to take the course(s)
- Pass all sections of TSI, if they are not exempt by the following qualifying test scores:
- ACT: 23 composite, with 19 or above in English and 19 or above in Math
- SAT: 1070 composite, with 500 or above Verbal and 500 or above Math
- PSAT: 107 composite, with 50 or above in Reading, 50 or above in Math
- TSI: 351 Reading, 350 Math; 340 Writing with an essay of 4
Victoria College Dual Credit Admission Requirements:
- Dual Credit Orientation - Attend a Dual Credit Orientation Session.
- Test Scores – Meet above mentioned minimum test scores.
- Application - Submit an application for Victoria College admission using Apply Texas.
- Permission & Consent Form - Submit a Dual Credit/Early Admission Permission & Consent Form
- Transcript - Request and confirm most current high school transcript be sent to VC Admissions & Records Office.
- Registration Form - Dual Credit/ Early Admission Registration Form
- FERPA Release Form - students should have this form on file with Victoria College
- Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination - If a student is planning to be on the Victoria College campus for more than 10 consecutive days, they will need proof of a current Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination. The vaccination must be less than 5 years old from the start of the semester.
- Financial Aid - If a student would like to be considered for the Dual Credit Scholarship , please check both yes slots on the Registration Form. The student will need to have completed the FAFSA to see if he or she shows a financial need.
- Pay for Class(es) - Pay tuition & fees.
- Textbooks - Purchase required textbooks.
Top 5 Reasons to Dual Enroll in College & High School
- Save Money: Victoria College (VC) is a third the cost of most universities.
- Save Time: Earn College & High School Credit at the SAME time
- Classes Transfer: All Core Curriculum courses guaranteed to transfer to any Texas Public Institution
- Small Class Sizes: Student to Faculty ratio is 18:1
- Get the Edge: Gain an advantage by easing into the College Experience