The Dual Enrollment program is a tuition-waived program that allows high school juniors and seniors (16 years of age or older) to take college courses and earn simultaneous college and high school credit in an academic or technical course. Dual Enrollment courses are offered on the TSTC campus and on site at participating high schools either through an adjunct instructor or through Distance Education. This program can save high school students a significant amount of class time while offering considerable savings in money when compared to earning the same college credit as a traditional college student. High School students can potentially earn an entire semester or more of college credit. It truly offers students a big head start toward earning college credit before they graduate from high school!
Only students from school districts with whom TSTC has an agreement are eligible to participate and courses taken by high school students must be approved by the school district. Additionally, high school students may need to meet placement test criteria. High School dual enrollment students are considered college students. Grades will be recorded on a permanent college transcript, which will effect future college/university admissions, scholarships, Financial Aid, etc. so it is important for the student to be committed.
Students should visit their high school counselors to discuss their choices. Remember, these decisions are far too important to leave to chance.
Dual Enrollment Checklist
(to be completed with high school counselor)
Note: All Enrollment forms must be completed and submitted by designated deadlines.
Programs with dual credit offerings include:
After you register for the courses you want to take, we’ll see you at one of our high school orientations (your parents are welcome to come as well!).
TSTC offers New Student Orientation specifically for dual enrollment students and requires that all first-time dual enrollment students attend before registering for college classes.
Once students have attended the orientation, they must see their high school counselor to sign up for college classes. Since orientation is required, you will not be allowed to register for classes without attending or viewing the New Student Orientation video. We require this to help ensure your success!