Getting the most out of an educational experience is a top priority for students, teachers and parents. South Plains College recognizes the importance of allowing highly motivated students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.

The Dual Credit Program at South Plains College allows eligible students to enroll in college-level courses and earn college credit as a sophomore,  junior or senior in high school. In most cases, these college credit courses can be applied toward the student's high school credit requirements for graduation.

DUAL CREDIT refers to the granting of high school graduation credit for college courses taken through South Plains College. The policies of the local independent school district govern the granting of such credit for the high school.

 Download a Dual Credit Student Handbook


Eligible Courses

South Plains College has identified a number of courses which may be taken for dual credit. Dual Credit students take core courses commonly required for any bachelor's degree program at most universities. Academic credit received at South Plains College is fully transferable to Texas public universities. Courses available at the high schools may be found by contacting counselors from the high schools listed on the Dual Credit High School Partners page.


Enrollment in Dual Credit Courses

Students wishing to participate should talk with their parents and high school counselor before enrolling.  Students must submit the following:

 

TSI  Exempting Scores
STAAR EOC SAT
Administered on March 5, 2016 or after
ACT TSI 
English III 4000 EBRW 480 English 19 Reading 351
Algebra II 4000 Math 530 Math 19 Math 350
        Composite 23 Writing 340 + 4 Essay
           -or-
310 MC+5 Essay +4 ABE

                                          TSI Exempting Scores are only good for five (5) years. 
Students cannot claim ACT or SAT exemption on Math or English if they do not meet the Composite or Combines Score first.

Students who do not meet a TSI exemption, may qualify to enroll in dual credit courses by achieving the minimum cut scores on the TSI Assessment. 

Temporary TSI Waiver Scores
STAAR EOC * PSAT/NMSQT **
Administered on October 15, 2015 or after 
English II Reading & Writing    
4000
Evidence Based Reading & Writing (EBRW)      460
Algebra I EOC Plus
Passing Algebra 2 class
4000 Mathematics  510
       

 *These scores are only valid for one year and must be used for courses taken during students’ Junior year in high school.

**Can only be used while still in high school. 

 Withdrawal from Dual Credit Courses

Dual credit students wishing to drop a dual credit course must contact their high school counselor for a drop form. Students must submit a completed drop form signed by their high school counselor on or before the final drop date of the semester to the SPC Admissions Office in order for the drop to become effective.

 

Grades

Dual credit students may check their grades at the end of the semester through TexanConnect.  Grade reports are not mailed.

 

Disability Services

Any student who anticipates a need for accommodiations due to a disability should contact the Disability Services Office. For more information, click here.

 

Transcript

Students may obtain a copy of their official South Plains College transcript by completing an online request. Official transcripts are $5.00 per transcript and can take 1 to 3 business days to process.  To make a request, click here