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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are Dual Credit Courses?

A. Clarendon Colleges’ Dual Credit program offers qualified high school (or homeschooled) students an opportunity to earn college credit while completing high school requirements.


Q. What are theTesting Requirements for Dual Credit?

A. Texas Success Initiative ((TSI) requires that all students attending a public college or university test or be exempt from testing to prove college readiness. Test exemptions are based on ACT scores, SAT scores, or EOC scores.


Q. Who Can Enroll?

A. To enroll in Dual Credit a student must:

  • Apply and be accepted to Clarendon College and
  • Comply with Texas Success Initiative testing requirements.
  • Meet established entrance requirements at Clarendon College as well as appropriate prerequisites for any course including testing requirements..
  • Pay the cost associated with taking a college course(s) as established by contractual agreement.


Q. What Dual Credit Courses are offered?

A. Dual Credit Courses are offered in a variety of subject areas including math, science, English, economics, history, government and a wide variety of technical courses. Dual Credit courses are taught either at the college or at the high school. Courses are taught by college faculty or by qualified high school instructors who meet the same criteria as college faculty. If you are interested in a Dual Credit course, check with your high school counselor for a complete list of available courses. Dual Credit academic courses are transferable to all Texas public colleges and universities and to most private and out-of-state institutions.

Core curriculum will transfer to any Texas public university. It is the student's responsibility to verify course transferability with the institution they plan to attend.


Q. How Do I Transfer My Dual Credit Courses To The College/University I Plan to Attend?

A. Contact the registrar to request your transcripts be sent to your new institution.


Q. Can I take Dual Credit Courses in the Summer?

A. Dual Credit Courses are not offered in the summer.  However, dual credit students can enroll in summer classes at Clarendon College once they have met the admissions requirements for the courses desired.  Tuition and fees are charged at the regular college rate.  There is no Dual Credit discount or special rate for Summer classes or other classes not designated as dual credit.