First, meet with your school counselor to discuss the eligibility requirements. Then you’ll need to follow a few other steps.
Find out how to contact the Dual Credit program coordinator at Richland College.
To enroll in Dual Credit courses, you must present a passing score on one of several tests.
The Dual Credit program at
Richland College offers qualified high school students an opportunity to earn college credit while completing high school requirements.
Some high schools have agreements which guarantee
free tuition for dual credit courses. Otherwise, scholarships may cover the cost of tuition for Dual Credit students attending a Dallas County public or private high school.*Hear what students and parents say about Dual Credit.
Dual Credit information card (PDF - 795KB).
Dual Credit courses are offered in a variety of subject areas including math, science, English, economics, history, government and a wide variety of technical courses.
Dual Credit courses are taught either at the college or at the high school. Courses are taught by college faculty or by qualified high school instructors who meet the same criteria as college faculty.
If you are interested in a Dual Credit course, check with your high school counselor for a complete list of available courses. Dual Credit academic courses are transferable to all Texas public colleges and universities and to some private and out-of-state institutions.
Dual Credit offers motivated high school students the opportunity to earn college and high school credit simultaneously.
As a Dual Credit student, you can:
To participate in the Dual Credit program, you must:
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*Contact your college’s
Dual Credit coordinator for more information about scholarships for students attending Dallas County public or private high schools. Note: If your school is in Texas but outside Dallas County, you will be charged the
in-county tuition rate for Dual Credit classes.