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Dual Credit

  • Early College Start - Students who are at least sophomores are eligible to take courses at Austin Community College (ACC) for college credit. Students who reside in ACC's district pay nothing. Those outside the district pay just the ACC tax fee. Please see the Director of Student Services for more information.

    The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) web site of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board defines dual credit as:

    Dual Credit – Dual credit courses are college courses that also count toward high school requirements. These courses may be taken at the college campus and are taught by regular college faculty. Successful completion of the course can earn high school credit as well as college credit.

    Students who take dual credit courses will receive high school and college credit simultaneously. Students who satisfactorily complete pre-approved college courses on the dual credit list will receive high school credit after they present their college courses transcript with grades for placement on the high school transcript.

    For more information, visit or contact the Gateway College Prep, Director of Student Services.