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Dual Enrollment at Texas State Technical College

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Dual Enrollment is a tuition-waived program that allows high school juniors and seniors to take college courses and earn simultaneous college and high school credit in a technical program. College courses are available at some high school campuses through a credentialed instructor, on-site at a Texas State Technical College (TSTC) campus, or through a Distance Learning class taught by a TSTC instructor. When a student completes their technical pathway while in high school, they can shorten the time it takes to earn a Certificate I, Certificate II or Associate of Applied Science degree at TSTC. Dual Enrollment truly offers students a head start by 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 affect future college/university admissions, scholarships, and financial aid, just to mention a few. It is important for the student to be committed to the course work and the program they have chosen.

    Process of Admission

    Step 1:

    Verify your high school has a Dual Enrollment Partnership with Texas State Technical College.

    Visit your high school counselor to discuss your program options.

      Step 2:

      Apply Online at www.tstc.edu (Make sure you click “Yes” when asked if you are a Dual Credit student).

      Checklist of documents (see your high school counselor).

        Step 3:

        Submit all required documentation to the high school counselor.

          Annual Dual Enrollment fee of $50.00 for up to six courses per year (will be assessed to either student, parent, or school district after classes begin and enrollment verification is completed).

             

             

            Eligibility Requirements

            Academics (Harlingen Campus only):

            • Attempt all areas of TSI and must be TSI compliant in the area the student wishes to study
            • Follow a dual enrollment pathway
            • Meet TSTC’s admissions requirements

            Technical Certificate Level

            • TSI testing not applicable
            • Follow a dual enrollment pathway
            • Meet TSTC’s admissions requirements (see Process of Admission)

            Technical Certificate Level 2 or above:

            • Students enrolled in courses beyond a technical pathway may become TSI liable
            • Follow a dual enrollment pathway
            • Meet TSTC’s admissions requirements (see Process of Admission)

              * Additional Program admissions requirements may apply

              Additional Forms & Information

              Course Schedule Change form (Add/Drop sheet)

                Dual Enrollment Student/Parent Handbook

                  Dual Enrollment Administrator Handbook

                  Dual Enrollment Student Handbook

                    Dual Enrollment Pathways

                    See your high school counselor for offerings in your area.

                    Dual Enrollment Contact Information

                    Kori Bowen 
                    Director of New Dual Enrollment Initiatives
                    806-475-8323
                    kori.bowen@tstc.edu
                    26706 Southwest Fwy
                    Rosenberg, TX 77471
                    Fort Bend County

                    Colleen Shannon
                    Dual Enrollment Office
                    254-867-3089
                    colleen.shannon@tstc.edu
                    3801 College Drive
                    Waco, Texas 76705
                    North Texas, Waco, Williamson Co.

                    David Basler
                    Dual Enrollment Office
                    956-364-4134
                    david.basler@tstc.edu
                    1902 N. Loop 499
                    Harlingen, TX 78550
                    Harlingen

                    Michelle Ates
                    Dual Enrollment Office
                    903-923-3394
                    michelle.ates@tstc.edu
                    2650 East End Boulevard South
                    Marshall, TX 75672
                    Marshall

                    Rene Ralston
                    Dual Enrollment Office
                    325-235-7412
                    rene.ralston@tstc.edu
                    300 Homer K. Taylor Drive
                    Sweetwater, TX 79556
                    Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Sweetwater

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