Dual Credit allows a high school student to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously. Typically, Academic Dual Credit is awarded through San Antonio College. Career and Technical Dual Credit is awarded through St. Philip’s College, Palo Alto College, and San Antonio College.
Requirements for Dual Credit
Talk to your counselor and read the Academic High School Dual Credit Handbook for your school before applying for Dual Credit. Below are the requirements for Dual Credit:
Step 1: Complete ApplyTexas Application according to the Apply Texas Handbook
Login to Apply Texas and create an account
Complete the ApplyTexas application to start the process.
Step 2: Review the Dual Credit Handbook
Choose your campus Dual Credit Handbook from the list on the right. Fill in and return the appropriate pages.
Step 3: Review the TSIA (Texas Success Initiative Assessment) Test Prep
Complete the TSIA Test Prep or PAA Module before taking the TSIA exam. A PAA is required prior to taking a TSIA.
Once you have taken the TSIA2 and still need more practice, click here for individualized practice.
Step 4: Take the TSIA2 Exam or the ACT/SAT in order to qualify for Dual Credit
The TSIA2 Exam is a state-mandated program designed to help determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. The program will help you know what type of courses or interventions will assist you to be prepared for college-level course work. Talk to your counselor to find out where to register for your exam. The TSIA2 is an updated version of the same exam and is available in January 2021.
Academic Dual Credit
Career and Technical Dual Credit
Step 5: Submit the Dual Credit Checklist (located in your Dual Credit Handbook) to the Counseling Office by the Deadline