Dual Credit

  • 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.

    Dual Credit Statewide Goals

    Dual Credit San Antonio College MOU 2020-2023


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.

    ApplyTexas Instructions (pdf)

    ApplyTexas Screenshot Instructions

    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

    Test Prep or PAA (Pre-Assessment Activity) Module

    Complete the TSIA Test Prep or PAA Module before taking the TSIA exam.  A PAA is required prior to taking a TSIA.

    TSIA2 and Accuplacer Practice

    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

    Resources Available at SAC and Alamo Colleges For Dual Credit Students


Career & Technical Dual Credit

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