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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.

  • New Students: Discuss taking dual credit colleges with your Dual Credit Counselor. If approved by the Dual Credit Counselor.
  • ALL Students: Pick up an Early Admission/Dual Credit from from the Dual Credit Counselor. Take it home, get it signed by your parent/guardian, and return it to the Brazosport College.
  •   ​If required for your class, take the TSI if you're not waived or exempt due to
    one of the sets of scores.

          > The test is free for Dual Credit testers but is not
              free to Seniors in their Spring sememster.
                > You must complete before you can take the TSI Assessment:
BC application for Admission:
TSI Pre-Assessment Activity:
      > One of the following sets of scores are required for exemption:
​TAKS 2200 ELA with compositin score of 3 and/or TAKS 2200 math
​SAT 500 Critical Reading and/or 500 Math with 1070 total
​ACT Math and/or English 19 with composite score of 23
      > Find a TSI date that is convenient for you and then call to register
         for the TSI at 979-230-3040.
  • To be eligible for scholarships or grants, fill out a financial aid application (FAFSA) at least one month prior to registration, at, along with any financial aid forms the BC Financial Aid office requires. Dual credit students can receive a maximum of $500.
​2015-2016 Financial Aid Deadline
June 1
​Winter Minimester & Spring:
Nov 1
May Intersession, Sum I​, Sum II, 11wk. Sum:
Apr 1
  •   Register in person at the college or online through myBC at The myBC link is at the bottom of the Brazosport college Homepage. Login with your BC student ID and your college PIN.

​2015-2016 Registration ​Mar 30-
Aug 21
​Nov 2- Dec 11 ​Nov 2- Jan 8 ​Mar 29-
May 4
Mar 28- June 3 ​Mar 28- July 13 ​Mar 28- June 3
​Dropped for Non-Payment ​Aug 21 ​Dec 15 ​Jan 8 May 6​ ​June 3 July 13​ ​May 27
​Add/Drop ​Aug 24-28 ​Dec 14-15 ​Jan 11-15 ​May 5-6 ​June 6-7 ​July 14-15 ​June 6-7

  •  Students who are new to college must attend a Student Orientation session prior to registering for classes. Check out the dates at If you have any questions about orientation, call 979-230-3355.
  • Buy your books and start class!
​Classes Begin
​Aug 24
​Dec 14 ​Jan 11 ​May 5
​June 6
​July 14 ​June 6

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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 standardized tests listed below, 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.


Dual Credit Eligibility

Must have one of these test with the required score to be eligible to take a dual credit class. 






        *No more than 5yrs.
  Students are exempt if they have the following scores: 
Exit Level TAKS
2200 ELA with composition score of 3 and/or TAKS 2200 math
500 Critical Reading and/or 500 Math with 1070 total
50 Critical Reading and/or 50 Math with 107 total of the two
Math and/or English: 19 with composite score of 23
ENGL II: 4000+
ENGL III: 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 x29115
BC: 979-230-3691
Dual Credit Counselor:
Michelle Hendrick
BPORT: 979-730-7260 x29215
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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