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Dual Credit For High School Students

Published or Revised February 03, 2021


Dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn both college and high school credit while enrolled in high school. Through educational partnerships, PJC and participating school districts approve students meeting program requirements to enroll in agreed upon courses. Course credit is awarded through the school district for high school academic requirements and through PJC for semester credit hours leading to a postsecondary degree or certificate. Students must meet TSI requirements and have the approval of their high school to participate in dual credit classes.


To enroll in dual credit courses, first-time students must complete the following:

Returning students should bring to registration their high school transcript and a counselor approval letter from their high school.

Exemptions & Test Scores

Students who meet qualifying standards on certain tests, as indicated below, may be exempt from testing. TAKS, ACT and SAT scores are valid for five years from the date of testing.

TSI Waivers while in High School - (An eligible high school student who has enrolled in dual credit under this provision must demonstrate eligibility to enroll in dual credit courses in the 12th grade).

If not exempt, students must pass the portion of the TSIA2 that correlates with the dual credit class. New TSIA2 Passing Scores:

Workforce Education CTE Courses High school students enrolled in Level I certificates are not required to meet TSI requirements. They are not exempt from TSI if they take dual credit courses that are not included in the Level I certificate.


Students may purchase the required textbooks from Paris Junior College’s bookstore on the main campus or at off-campus locations.

When to Register

Registration times will be published in official Paris Junior College Class Schedules and discussed with area high schools to accommodate their needs as much as possible.

Need-Based Dual Credit Scholarship Program

Student Eligibility Criteria:

Awarding Criteria:

For more information, contact Rob Stanley, Frank Grimes Center, Room 119, 903.782.0311, or Amie Cato, Administration Building, Room 149, 903.782.0425.

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