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Dual Credit and Early College High School Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is eligible to participate in the dual credit and early college high school program?
  2. When and how do students register for dual credit and early college high school courses?
  3. What happens if I miss registration?
  4. Do dual credit and early college high school credits transfer to other college and universities besides DCCCD?
  5. How do I get my DCCCD transcript sent to my university?
  6. Are dual credit and early college high school courses the same as advanced placement?

Who is eligible to participate in the dual credit and early college high school  program?

The dual credit and early college high school  program is designed for those exceptional high school juniors and seniors who have the ability, motivation and maturity to begin their college educations before high school graduation. Every student admitted to the dual credit and early college high school  program must meet the following admission standards:

  1. be a high school student
  2. carry a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above (on an unweighted 4.0 scale)
  3. completion of the high school student online application and the dual credit application packet
  4. submission of an official high school transcript 

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When and how do students register for dual credit and early college high school courses?

Students register for courses at their high schools between April and early August for the fall semester, and between November and early January for the spring semester. For information about registration, see the dual credit and early college high school calendar of events.

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What happens if I miss registration?

Students can only register when registration is open. If you miss the deadline to register, you cannot register for courses that semester. It is your high school's responsibility to communicate deadlines to students. It is the student's responsibility to meet the deadlines. There are no exceptions. All dates and deadlines are posted online on the dual credit and early college high school calendar of events.

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Do dual credit and early college high school credits transfer to other colleges and universities besides Dallas County Community College District?

For information about the transferability of credits, refer to Transfer Services.

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How do I get my Dallas County Community College District transcript sent to my university?

To transfer Dallas County Community College District's dual credit and early college high school credit, students should request that a transcript be sent from the registrar's office to the recipient university. Learn more about how to request a transcript on the transferring dual credit and early college high school credits page.

Dallas County Community College District does not issue paper grade reports to students. The registrar's office issues grades electronically to students through eConnect after the close of the semester. Students should review the Check My Grades (GPA) section of the website for information regarding how to access their account and other essential functions they are responsible for.

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Are dual credit and early college high school  courses the same as advanced placement courses?

No, the dual credit and early college high school  program is not affiliated with the Advanced Placement Program; however, some schools do offer both programs for honors-level courses. 

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