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South Campus Dual Credit

Earn Two Credits for One Course

with Dual Credit Offerings at San Jacinto College


Taking dual credit courses can be one of the most important decisions that you make in your high school career. Research indicates that students who complete college course work while in high school are more likely to complete a college degree or credential. We are excited that you have found our website and hope that you are able to locate what you need. Please do not hesitate to stop by our office, call or email.

Dual Credit at South Campus

Dual Credit is a form of concurrent enrollment allowing a student to take certain courses at San Jacinto College that earn both college and high school credit.  Typically, students take two courses a semester while in high school.  By doing this, students can graduate from high school with 24+ hours of college credit!  You can earn even more by taking summer courses.


Dual Credit at San Jacinto College is affordable.  You pay only 25% of tuition and fees for certain classes that count toward both high school and college, and you may even be covered for that amount if you qualify for the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG). Check with your high school counselor, the Dual Credit Office, or SJC  Financial Aid for more information.

  • Earn transferable college credit from an accredited institution to JUMP START a baccalaureate degree.
  • Reduce the number of college classes you’ll have to take after high school graduation.
  • Increased confidence for College Success.
  • Facilitates the transition between high school and college.
  • Utilize college resource and services, including the library, computer labs, and tutoring services.
  • Participate in college campus activities.

Prior to completing the admission's processes at San Jacinto College, students should meet with their high school counselor for additional details regarding how to register for dual credit courses.
To apply for a dual credit class, students will need to meet the necessary student eligibility requirements and then submit the following prior to or when registering:

1. Apply Online through ApplyTexas

2. Fulfill Testing Requirements

3. Provide Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Immunization
4. Complete the Dual Credit Request Form
  • The form must indicate the college classes that you need to take and be signed by the student, parent, and high school counselor or designee.
5. Register for Classes
  • Students must visit the Dual Credit office in person to register. Dual Credit students do not have access to web/phone registration.
  • Students, who come to register and want to take a class other than reserved dual credit sections, will need to have in mind the day and time of the classes they desire. To speed up the registration process, you can view a list of available courses by searching our Course Finder. Here you can access specific CRNs (Course Reference Numbers) associated with classes. Bring the five-digit CRN numbers with you when you come to register.
6. Pay for Classes
  • Once a student has been registered, they will be given the 75% fee waiver if applicable. The remaining balance is due immediately to avoid being dropped from classes. Payment plans are available.
  • Financial Aid - If you're in high school and enroll in dual credit classes, you may apply for a TPEG to cover your share of the tuition and fees. You must complete the TASFA or a paper version of the FAFSA and submit income documents along with your TPEG dual credit application at one of our campus Financial Aid Offices
7. Purchase Textbooks from the SJC Bookstore

Parent/Student Dual Credit Presentation

Please view the following document for an overview:



*All dates subject to change; check the website at for updates.  Additional dates for other class session in each term can be found on the SJC Calendar

Contact Us

Kristen Ross, Director
Detra Merino, Coordinator

Dual Credit Office – South Campus

Suite S8-1000
13735 Beamer Road
Houston, TX 77089
Phone: 281-669-4704
Fax: 281-929.4630

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