Dual Credit

Dual credit enrollment, or concurrent enrollment as it is also known, is the practice of allowing a student to be enrolled in two academic institutions at once. Usually, this involves a high school and a college/university. The credits apply both to high school diploma requirements and college graduation requisites. Courses offered for dual credit must provide advanced academic instruction (college-level) that goes beyond or into greater depth than the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the appropriateSection high school course. If you have any questions, please contact Audra Huff, Director of College and Career Readiness at 361-786-3603 ext. 121.

Three Rivers Jr/Sr High School students participate in dual credit enrollment classes through Coastal Bend College.

What Are the Benefits?

Dual Credit offers motivated high school students the opportunity to earn college and high school credit concurrently.

As a Dual Credit student, you can:
• Save money on college tuition.
• Finish college faster.
• Enjoy an easier transition to college-level coursework.

Who Can Enroll?

To participate in the Dual Credit program, you must:
• Be enrolled in good standing in 10th, 11th or 12th grade at Three Rivers Jr/Sr High School.
• Fulfill appropriate admissions criteria to the college.
• Meet minimum TSI test scores.

To apply For Dual Enrollment:

Step 1: Complete ApplyTexas Application according to the Apply Texas Handbook

On ApplyTexas you can complete a multitude of tasks including:

• Apply for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to participating community and private colleges.• Apply for undergraduate, international and graduate admission.• Copy a submitted application to another institution.• Submit your application essays online.• Apply for scholarships from participating universities.• Search for and view both general and university specific information.

Step 2: Review the Three Rivers Jr/Sr High Policy and Guidelines

Step 3: Review the TSI (Texas Success Initiative)Test Preparation material

Step 4: Take the TSI Exam or the ACT/SAT in order to qualify for Dual Credit

The TSI Exam is a state-mandated program designed to help determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. The program will help you know what type of courses or interventions will assist you to be prepared for college-level course work. Talk to your counselor to find out where to register for your exam.

Step 5:  After you have completed steps 1-4 requirements, visit with your dual credit registration coordinator or Audra Huff, Director of College and Career Readiness to discuss your dual enrollment plan.

Instrument TSIA2 ELAR Standard State TSIA2 Math Standard

TSIA2 Assessment ELAR Score of 945+ AND
Score of 5 - 8 OR 950+ OR Math Score Under 950
Score under 945 AND AND Math Diagnostic Level of 6
ELAR Diagnostic Level of 5 - 6
AND Essay 
Score of 5 - 8