What is Dual Credit

What is dual credit?

Dual credit is a partnership between South Plains College and area high schools. This program allows you to receive college credit for courses taken while in high school. SPC is able to offer these dual credit courses to high school students at a discounted rate.

Who is eligible?

Students who have completed at least 14 high school credits, are in TSI compliance, and have permission from their high school principal and the Dean of Admissions and Records are eligible to enroll in dual credit courses.

How do I apply?

Dual credit applicants must complete a South Plains College Application for Admission as well as a Dual Credit/Early Admission Course Approval Form. In addition, dual credit applicants must submit an official high school transcript and test score reports.

Early Admissions Program

The early admissions program allows high school students to enroll in college courses while still in high school. Students may also enroll in approved courses at South Plains College and receive credit toward high school graduation. Such dual credit programs are part of a cooperative agreement between local accredited high schools and South Plains College.

  • The student must complete a South Plains College Application for Admission. The student must also complete an early admission application and have it approved and signed by his/her principal and parent/guardian. The student must include with the application an official high school transcript prior to admission.
  • The student must be in TSI compliance.
  • Upon acceptance by the Dean of Admissions and Records at South Plains College, the student will be admitted under the conditional entrance policy.
  • The student must have at least fourteen (14) high school credits and will be limited to the following:

    A. Two (2) Dual Credit courses per semester.
    B. Two (2) Early Admission courses per semester.

    However, under special circumstances that indicate a student with exceptional academic abilities is capable of college-level work, based on such factors as grade-point average, ACT or SAT scores, and other assessments, the high school principal and the Vice President for Academic Affairs may grant exceptions to this requirement.
  • Students taking Dual Credit courses should contact the high school counselor regarding UIL (NO PASS/NO PLAY) regulations. Students who drop a college course are subject to forfeiting UIL eligibility. Please consult with your high school counselor.
  • By signing the early admission application the student and parent/guardian give South Plains College permission to release the student's academic record to the high school.

While attending South Plains College, the student will be expected to adhere to all policies of the college.

The Admissions and Records Office should be contacted for an early admission application which must be signed by the parent, principal, and student. Once approved for the program, the student should follow the regular admission steps. The major state and private colleges and universities in Texas have agreed to accept early admission hours from South Plains College. It is the responsibility of the student to check on out-of-state requirements.

For more information about early admissions to SPC or opportunities for dual credit enrollments, contact the Dean of Admissions and Records.



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