What is Dual Credit?

Dual credit is a process by which an eligible high school student enrolls in a college course and receives simultaneous academic credit for the course from both the college and the high school. While dual credit courses are often taught on the secondary school campus to high school students only, a high school student can also take a course on the college campus and receive both high school and college credit. These courses are stepping stones from high school to college, serving as a path to academic degree programs.

Am I Eligible?

If you are a college ready high school student, you may qualify for this outstanding opportunity.

Steps to apply for the Dual Credit Program:


  • Apply to Sul Ross State University as an early admit for your first semester.

To qualify a student must:

  • Be a high school student
  • Meet high school or school district requirements for taking a dual credit class
  • Meet any required course prerequisites
  • Obtain permission from school and parent to take the course(s)
  • Must demonstrate college readiness by passing relevant sections of the TSI college readiness assessment test (TSIA), if not otherwise exempt:

Click here for more information on the TSIA.
If you need take the TSI Assessment, contact Testing Services at Sul Ross State University to make an appointment.

Click here for more information on the required Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination.

To view current and previous Dual Credit MOUs with Sul Ross State University click here.

  • Julie Vega, MA
  • Sul Ross State University
  • ACE/Languages and Literature
  • Dual Credit Coordinator
  • HB5 Coordinator
  • Box C-132
  • Ferguson Hall 212
  • Alpine, TX 79832
  • (432) 837-8771