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.
Please be aware that the Dual Credit process is long and takes several steps to complete. It is critical that you read all the information in this handbook so as not to miss something that could determine whether your student qualifies for dual credit or not. Below you will see blue hyperlinks that will connect you with websites and important resources that we are providing. Please click on these blue links for more details. PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL PARTS OF THE HANDBOOK!! All the information you need to know is listed below.
2024-2025 Application Timeline
- ApplyTexas Application Deadline: March 22, 2024
- NEISD Checklist Deadline: March 28, 2024
- Alamo Colleges Consent Form Deadline: March 28, 2024
- Initial Assessment Score Deadline: April 30, 2024
The NEISD Dual Credit Information includes a brief overview of how to apply for dual credit as well as a link to FAQs.
Talk to your counselor and read the 2024-2025 Dual Credit Handbook for your school before applying for Dual Credit. Below are the requirements for Dual Credit:
Step 1: Apply for Admissions at Alamo Colleges -- www.applytexas.org
Students seeking dual credit enrollment will complete the ApplyTexas application for the specific college (San Antonio College - Math, English, Art, Spanish, Social Studies courses, Palo Alto - Agriscience courses). Students and families may reference the ApplyTexas Application Quick Guide and/or High School Programs ApplyTexas Guide for assistance completing the application.
Step 2: Obtain Student Banner ID Number
Students who complete the ApplyTexas application for the Alamo Colleges will receive a nine-digit student ID number called a Banner ID. Students will need their Banner ID to access college services. To obtain their Banner ID number, students should contact Patsy Sanchez at email@example.com. Students are advised to record their Banner ID number in a safe place.
Step 3: Complete GoFAARR
Alamo Colleges requires all new Dual Credit students to complete the Go FAARR module (approx. 30 minutes) and the PAA (Pre-Assessment Activity).
- All new DC students are required to complete the GoFAARR module.
- Only those students who are taking the TSIA2 will need to complete the PAA
Step 4: Meet Testing Eligibility Requirements of the College
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 TSIA2 includes a testing component designed to identify and provide diagnostic information about each student's reading, mathematics and writing skills.
Coming Soon -- Madison TSIA2 Registration Form with Test Dates
Students may potentially meet the TSAI2 Exemption requirements by using PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, or ACT exam scores, check the chart below.
Dual Credit Score Requirement Chart -- Submit qualifying (PSAT, SAT, ACT, TSIA2) test scores.
Turn in a completed hard copy to Ms. Padilla in the counseling office.
Step 6: Verify Enrollment
Verify the 'D' designation at the end of your course number on your 2024-2025 student schedule in Skyward. If you do not see a D on your course number, contact your Madison counselor immediately. The completed Dual Credit Checklist form and all required paperwork must be submitted on or before posted deadline. Acceptance into the Dual Credit program will be determined based on meeting the submission deadlines and the minimum eligibility requirements of the college.
2024-2025 Application Resources for Students
- 2024-2025 DUAL CREDIT HANDBOOK
- 2024-2025 APPLYTEXAS QUICK START GUIDE (NEISD)
- 2024-2025 APPLYTEXAS GUIDE (SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE)