Dual Credit

Dual Enrollment is a program that allows high school students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit while enrolled in their local high school. Dual Enrollment is also referred to as dual credit or concurrent course credit. However, dual enrollment refers to a circumstance in which a student is enrolled in more than one educational institution.

Texas Education Code, §§29.182, 29.184, 61.027, 61.076(J), 130.001(b)(3) - (4), 130.008, 130.090, and 135.06(d) provide the Board with the authority to regulate dual credit partnerships between public two-year associate degree-granting institution and public universities with secondary schools.

The curriculum for college credit courses is approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board. The curriculum for non-college credit courses is determined collaboratively between industry and faculty.
Benefits for Students
  1. Students receive dual credit for courses successfully completed. They receive high school credit and college credit for courses completed.
  2. Students obtain marketable skills for employment beyond high school.
  3. Students complete courses in the general education and core curriculum for programs offered at LIT.
  4. Students earn college credits before graduating from high school thus reducing their college tuition costs and accelerating their college degree program.
  5. School districts may develop additional partnerships with local Workforce Development Boards or local businesses to support dual enrollment students.