To be eligible for enrollment in a dual credit course, students must have at least a junior year high school standing. High school students are only allowed to take two dual credit courses at one time. Exceptions to these requirements are students with demonstrated outstanding academic performance and approval by the principal of the high school and the Chief Instructional Officer of the college. Included in this program are academic and workforce course offerings. This program is not in competition with, or in lieu of, high school credit. It is designed to offer high school students the opportunity to accelerate their educational program.
Instructors must be regularly employed faculty members of the college or must meet the same standards (including minimal requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).
Regular academic policies applicable to courses taught at the college’s main campus must also apply to dual credit courses. These policies could include the appeal process for disputed grades, drop policy, the communication of grading policy to students, when the syllabus must be distributed, etc. Students in dual credit courses are eligible to utilize the same or comparable services that are afforded college students on the main campus.
Check with your high school counselor for a list of dual credit classes offered through your ISD.
Academic Dual Credit courses typically transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students taking these courses often plan to pursue a four-year degree after high school graduation. Courses listed in the Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) are eligible for academic dual credit.
Workforce Dual Credit courses more than likely will not transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students taking these courses often plan to enroll in a certificate or AAA degree program at TC. Courses listed in the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM) are eligible for workforce dual credit. High school students may be able to take courses not approved for dual credit as an early admission student (college credit only). Contact TC’s Advising Department. 903-823-3283
All dual credit courses offered at the high school and the corresponding course offered at the main campus of the college are equivalent with respect to the curriculum, contact hours, materials, instruction, and method/rigor of evaluation of student performance, regardless of student composition of the class.
Dual Credit students are not eligible for Financial Aid.
To be eligible for a refund, students must officially drop individual courses or completely withdraw from the College by the deadline in the Refund Schedule. Specific provisions of the Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part I, Chapter 21, Subchapter A, Rule 21.5 “Refund of Tuition and Fees at Public Community/Junior and Technical Colleges,” govern the refund schedule. Only the Texas Legislature or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as authorized by the Legislature can alter this schedule.
Students officially withdrawing during a regular 16-week semester are eligible for a refund of tuition and fees according to the following schedule:
|100% refund…………………………………………………..||Prior to the first class day|
|70% refund…………………………………………………….||First through fifteenth class day|
|25% refund…………………………………………………….||Sixteenth through twentieth class day|
NOTE: If you are on an Installment Payment Plan and have not made all installments, your refund may apply to any outstanding payments.
If a student wishes to drop a class they should first discuss the matter with his/her high school counselor. It is the student’s responsibility to let their instructor know they wish to withdraw from the class. The instructor will submit the drop and the official drop date through My TC. Students should follow up on their drop with a phone call to TC Admissions. Students can also come to TC campus and complete a drop request themselves. Students will receive a W until after the date as published in the semester schedule calendar. A W has no academic consequence. Students may not request a drop after this official published date.
Official college transcripts are made available to students while they are enrolled in high school; however, upon graduation from high school, the student’s official records will be held until the Office of Admissions receives a completed high school transcript. Re-enrollment at TC following high school graduation is encouraged, but is not required for receiving credit. Students should check with the institution they plan to transfer to regarding the transferability of dual credit/early admissions coursework.
High school students should consult with their high school administrator before starting the grievance process. Students wishing to review the action of a particular individual or department should direct their questions to the one who supervises the individual or department in question. More information on the student grievance procedure can be found in the Texarkana College Student Handbook.
For more information please contact TC’s dual credit coordinator: