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Academic Dual Credit at Blinn College

The Academic Dual Credit Program enables high school juniors and seniors to earn credit toward a college degree by enrolling in a college course and to simultaneously satisfy the requirements for high school graduation.  Qualified students may attend Blinn College beginning in the summer following their sophomore year with a limit of two (2) college credit courses each semester.

College courses offered for dual credit may be taught at one of the Blinn College campuses or on a high school campus by credentialed instructors, according to criteria established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. (SACS)

College courses offered for dual credit include the same content and rigor as courses taught to other college students. Dual Credit student’s permanent records will include both a high school transcript and an official college transcript.

Benefits

You will:

  • Earn transferable college credit hours
  • Save time earning a degree
  • Save money by graduating from college sooner
  • Attend intellectually stimulating classes
  • Have access to all Blinn College facilities
Challenges
  • College courses are more demanding
  • Classes require strong self-discipline and self-direction
  • Failure in a class taken for Academic Dual Credit may affect high school graduation
  • Grades affect high school and college GPAs
  • Conflicts in college and high school calendars may arise
Admission Requirements
  • See your high school counselor to begin the process
  • Complete a Blinn College application and Dual Credit forms
  • Receive written permission from the high school principal
  • Have a “B” or better average in high school academic classes
  • Submit an official high school transcript
  • Satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements

Students must:

  • Pass the section(s) of the THEA or alternative test that directly relates to the course(s) OR
  • Satisfy exemption criteria as based on ACT, SAT, or exit level TAKS scores
  • Dual credit high school graduates wishing to continue enrollment at Blinn College are required to submit a final high school transcript
  • NEW State of TX law:  All students must show proof of a Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination if attending a class on any college campus http://www.blinn.edu/immunization.html
  • Upon high school graduation, Dual Credit students wishing to continue enrollment at Blinn College are required to submit a final high school transcript

 

Cost
  • Dual Credit students receive a reduced rate on tuition and fees
  • Current tuition and general fees are published on the Blinn College website www.blinn.edu
  • Tuition and fee payments are due at registration. Failure to pay by the due date will result in the student being dropped from classes
  • Financial aid and scholarships are not currently available to Dual Credit students
  • Additional costs for books, parking, supplies, etc. may be incurred

Grades
  • Final letter grades are posted myBLINN. Grades will not be mailed out
  • There are no midterm grades
  • Number grades are provided to the high school at the end of the semester
  • Under Federal law parents cannot access student grades without proper documentation on file

Traditional Blinn College Dual Credit Class Offerings

ECON 2301 Principles of Economics (Macro)
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 1302 Composition and Introduction to Literature
HIST 1301 History of the U.S. I
HIST 1302 History of the U.S. II
GOVT 2305 American Government - Federal

Dual credit class options will be specified by the individual high school.