Dual Credit

  • Earn College Credit in High School with Dual Credit at NEISD

    NEISD students can get a head start on their college degree and save on tuition by earning college credit while still in high school through dual credit programs. NEISD partners with San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, and Palo Alto College to offer academic and career-focused dual credit courses to eligible students.

    Why Take Dual Credit Courses?

    Taking dual credit in high school offers many benefits:

    • Earn college credits before graduating high school, getting a head start on a degree.
    • Save money on tuition by completing college credits at high school dual credit rates.
    • Get ready for college by experiencing advanced college-level academics with the support of high school faculty.
    • Explore interests with dual credit courses spanning various academic areas.
    • Stand out on applications with college credits signaling motivation and readiness for higher academics.

    Apply for Dual Credit Courses

    Students should consult with their school counselors about applying for the dual credit program to take advantage of the opportunity to accelerate their academic progress. Counselors can guide eligible students through the application process and getting started with college-level courses while still in high school.

    Review the requirements for dual credit below and contact your high school counselor today to learn about applying for the dual credit program at NEISD!

    Follow These Steps to Enroll in Dual Credit Courses

    Dual credit allows high school students to take college courses and earn credit towards both their high school diploma and college degree. Follow these steps to enroll in dual credit:

    1. Complete the ApplyTexas college application.
    2. Review your school's Dual Credit Handbook and submit the checklist by the deadline.
    3. Prepare for the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA2) with test preps.
    4. Take the TSIA2 placement exam or the ACT/SAT to qualify.
    5. Submit your Dual Credit Checklist to counseling by the deadline.

    The TSIA2 exam determines readiness for college-level academics. It is a Texas state-mandated assessment that evaluates college readiness in reading, writing, and math. The TSIA2 identifies areas for improvement to help students prepare for college-level coursework. Passing the exam is required to qualify for dual credit. Speak to your high school counselor about registering for the TSIA2.

    Dual Credit Partner Information and Resources

    NEISD partners with several local colleges to provide academic and career-focused dual credit courses to high school students.

    Academic Dual Credit Info

    Career and Technical Dual Credit Info

    Dual Credit Resources

    Explore the websites of each dual credit partner to get details on various courses, requirements, and program resources offered through our college partnerships.

    Transcripts For Dual Credit Students

    Dual Credit students do not automatically receive a transcript. However, beginning June 17, 2024, Dual Credit students may request a transcript from San Antonio College using their online system. The Registrar charges a fee for each transcript ordered, which is a residential fee, not an NEISD fee. Students can access SAC records and transcripts for the request form and additional information can be found in this transcript request presentation.

Academic High School Dual Credit Handbook