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Dual Credit

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) defines dual credit as a system under which an eligible high school student enrolls in college course(s) and receives credit for the course(s) from both the college and high school. Dual credit courses may be taught on the high school campus by an approved instructor or on the college campus. Dual credit courses include both academic and technical courses.


  • Saves money on college tuition
  • Provides the opportunity to complete college level credential while in high school that can lead to immediate job opportunities
  • Transfers credits earned in high school to Texas public colleges and universities
  • Provides experience with college coursework

Eligibility and Enrollment

In order to enroll in Dual Credit courses, a student must demonstrate that they are college-ready by earning a specific score on a high school assessment (ACT, SAT, STAAR, or TSIA).  Students interested in Dual Credit should meet with their Counselor for more information on eligibility and enrollment.

Lee College Dual Credit MOU (PDF)
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