Dual Credit Registration Requirements

Students are encouraged to turn in all paperwork as soon as possible. To avoid complications, applications for fall semester should be turned in no later than August 1st and no later than December 1st for spring semester.

  • Complete an Online Application for Admission (apply.southplainscollege.edu)
    • When creating a new student application account, please DO NOT use a high school email address.
    • After creating an account, please start a "New Dual Credit Application".
    • Students will receive an acceptance email within 24-hours of submitting the dual credit application.
    • Please make sure to check SPAM/JUNK folder for acceptance email.
  • Meet with High School Counselor
    Students wishing to participate should talk with their parent/guardian and high school counselor before enrolling in courses. The high school counselor can determine if the student is eligible and help the student develop a plan. Then, the counselor will submit an enrollment spreadsheet to notify SPC of the courses the student plans to enroll in for the semester.
  • If you're a homeschool student wishing to enroll in dual credit, please submit the enrollment approval form to dualcredit@southplainscollege.edu.
  • Submit Unofficial High School Transcript 
    Transcript is required when student first applies and another upon high school graduation.
    • Homeschool students must submit a notarized transcript.
  • Submit Official college transcript(s) for colleges attended other than South Plains College. 
  • Proof of the Meningitis Vaccination
    • Only if taking a course at one of the SPC campuses.
    • Must have been received within the last five years.
  • Meet Testing Requirements
    All students in the Dual Credit program taking academic courses must satisfy Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2) requirements and/or prerequisite requirements for all college level courses. Students taking career/technical courses are exempt from any TSIA2 prerequisites. 
    • Click here to register for the TSIA2 Assessment.

 

Dual Credit Academic and Test Score Requirements

 

Academic Pre-requisites:

  • College-Level Math - must have successfully completed Algebra I at the high school level.
  • College-Level English - must have successfully completed English II at the high school level.
  • College-Level Spanish - must have successfully completed Spanish II at the high school level.

 

All students are not required to show college readiness in all three areas (reading, writing and math), but only for the course(s) they wish to take. For example, students taking English-1301 will only need to show college readiness in reading and writing, since no math score is required for the class.         

    

TSIA2 Qualifying Scores

 Math

950
-or-
910 + 6 Diagnostic

 ELAR
(Reading & Writing)

 945 + 5 Essay
-or-
910 + 5 Essay +
5 Diagnostic 

 

 TSIA2 Exemption Scores

      STAAR EOC                                                     SAT                                                        ACT                                  
 English III 4000  EBRW  480 English  19
 Algebra II 4000  Math 530  Math  19
       

 Composite

 23

 

TSIA2 Exemption Scores are only good for five (5) years

Students who are not exempt through STAAR, SAT or ACT scores may still qualify to enroll in dual credit courses by achieving the minimum cut scores on the TSIA2 Assessment.


Students cannot claim an ACT or SAT exemption on Math or English if they do not meet the Composite or Combined Score first.

 

Temporary TSIA2 Waiver Scores 
                 STAAR EOC*                                                                      PSAT/NMSQT**
                                                                                                                                                               
 English II  4000 Evidence Based Reading & Writing(EBRW)   460
 Algebra I +
must have completedAlgebra II
with passing grade
 4000  Mathematics

510


**
Can only be used while still in high school. PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 cannot be used.