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Early College/Dual Credit Program

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Dual credit classes are college courses for which a student receives both high school and college credit. Dual credit will be received upon successful completion of college courses with a minimum grade of “C”.  A grade of “C” or better is required to receive high school credit. Check with the high school or college counselor for more information about credits.  Students can earn dual credit in both academic and/or technical courses. 

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1.    Cost savings….students get a jumpstart on their college education, accelerating time to a college degree AND a high school diploma.


2.   Provides an opportunity for students to transition to college while still having additional support at school and/or home.

3.   Serves as a "controlled" introduction to college life.


To be eligible to enroll into the Early College/Dual Credit Program a student must be a sophomore, meet minimum passing standards on TAKS test, and have a good record in the following areas:      

(Note: Sophomores may only take PSYC1300 Learning Frameworks)

 ·    Attendance: The student must not have had excessive absences in the semester previous to the enrollment period. (90% Rule applies(Texas Education Code [TEC], Chapter 25 Rule 092)

·     Discipline: The student must not have had severe discipline problems in the semester previous to the enrollment period. (TEC Chapter 37 Rule 124)

·     Grades: The student must have passed all of his/her classes, including college courses, in the semester previous to the enrollment period.  Any student failing a dual credit class will be placed on automatic probation for the next college session in which they enroll. If during the second session, they fail another class they will be prohibited from enrolling in college classes for one semester. Their enrollment status will be reviewed after the prohibited semester. 

When students satisfy the above qualifications they are eligible for the Early College/ Dual Credit Program. Each student must meet admission requirements in order to register for classes at Brazosport College. To find out more information on your high school requirements check out the Dual Credit Guidebooks.


In order to take academic classes at any public college or university in Texas, students must have either taken or be exempt from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test or a state approved alternate test.  Brazosport College uses the state approved alternate test, TSI Assessment.

  Students are exempt if they have the following scores: 
Exit Level TAKS
2200 in Math and/or
2200 in ELA with a Writing Composition
sub-score of 3
Critical Reading &
Math score: 1070
Math and/or
Critical Reading: 500
Critical Reading &
Math score: 107
Math and/or Critical Reading: 50
Composite score: 23
Math and/or
English: 19
ENGL III- Level II: 2000 (Reading),  2000 (Writing)
Algebra II-Level II: 4000+
  *PSAT scores waive testing for one year only, as do sophomore level TAKS
scores of 2200 ELA and 3 writing sub-score.
If students are taking a technical class, such as welding, computer, electricity, etc., testing may not be required.   Consult your dual credit counselor regarding any testing requirements for these classes.
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Students will not be allowed to withdraw from a college course without special permission from the high school counselor or college counselor. If, for some unforeseen circumstance, a student must withdraw from a college class, he/she must fill-out a Withdrawal form and have it signed by the dual credit counselor before being withdrawn from the course.







 Contact Us

Dual Credit Counselor: 
Heather Dodge
BC: 979-230-3445
AHS: 979-864-8001
Dual Credit Counselor: 
Susan Phillips
BISD: 979-730-7300 ext. 29115
BC: 979-230-3691
Dual Credit Counselor:
BC: 979-230-3040
Columbia-Brazoria ISD
Dual Credit Counselor:
Melissa Blanks
Columbia: 979-799-1720 x2025
BC: 979-230-3552
Sweeny ISD
Dual Credit Counselor(s):
Melissa Blanks
SHS: 979-491-8106
BC: 979-230-3552
Homeschool/Private Schools
BC Counselor: 
Bob Holcombe
BC: 979-230-3690

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