Dual Credit

Tomball High School partners with Lone Star College, Tomball to offer dual credit courses to high school students to earn college credit prior to graduation. Students typically begin taking dual credit courses during the junior year of high school. Dual credit courses require students to meet qualification/eligibility through test scores prior to registration. Students begin the process for entering the dual credit program the spring semester prior to taking the courses. Deadlines will be given to students throughout the process, and it is the student's responsibility to make sure they meet deadlines. The State of Texas pays for tuition for the course, and the student is responsible for fees which are paid each semester, depending on the course. Students are also responsible for their books.  Grades earned through dual credit courses will be reflected on the high school transcript and LSC college transcript. This program is a wonderful way to begin earning college credit, as well as help prepare students for their post high school education.
The First Time in Dual Credit Parent meeting was held on January 11, 2022 during the Elective Fair & Course Selection Kickoff event. If you were unable to attend the event, the link to the presentation is below.
 
Mrs. Nichols' also presented information on Earning College Credit in High School. Below is the link to the presentation.
April 29th:  Student must have met qualification/eligibility for all courses taking in 2022-2023, and submitted all paperwork. This is the last opportunity to make changes to any dual credit course selections for 2022-2023. FINAL DEADLINE. NO EXTENSIONS. NO EXCEPTIONS. 
 

DUAL CREDIT COURSES OFFERED

Year-long Courses

Earn High School and College Credit BOTH semesters

Students will pay fall AND spring semester course fees

Fall Semester College Credit 

*Register in spring of prior year (May)

Spring Semester College Credit

*Register in fall of current year (November)

English Lang. (Jr. or Sr. English)

ENGL 1301

3 hours

English Lang. (Jr. or Sr. English)

ENGL 1302

3 hours

English Lit. (Sr. English only – must have completed 1301/1302 )

ENGL 2332

3 hours

English Lit. (Sr. English only – must have completed 1301/1302 )

ENGL 2333

3 hours

U.S. History

HIST 1301

3 hours

U.S. History

HIST 1302

3 hours

Calculus 1 (taken with Calc. II)

MATH 2413

4 hours

Calculus II

MATH 2414

4 hours

Biology

BIOL 1406

4 hours

Biology 

BIOL 1407

4 hours



Year-long Courses - SPRING COLLEGE CREDIT

Earn High School Credit FALL & SPRING - Earn College Credit ONLY SPRING Semester

Registration for spring only courses will be done in November

Students will pay spring semester course fees (except Anatomy & Physiology, which was paid in the fall)

Fall Semester

(High School Credit Only)

*Anatomy is only course completing registration in spring of prior year (May)

Spring Semester - Register in Fall 2021

(Both High School and College Credit)

Register in fall semester (November)

College Algebra

-no college credit, high school credit only-

College Algebra DC

MATH 1314

3 hours

Statistics

-no college credit, high school credit only-

Statistics DC

MATH 1342

3 hours

Anatomy (Register for fall semester)

-no college credit, high school credit only-

Anatomy DC (Do not register again)

BIOL 2401

4 hours

 

SEMESTER COURSES

Earn High School and college credit EACH semester

Students will pay fees depending on which semester course is taken

Fall Semester College Credit 

*Register in Spring 2021

Spring Semester College Credit

*Register in Fall 2021

Government (**Fall OR Spring)

GOVT 2305

3 hours

Government (**Fall OR Spring)

GOVT 2305

3 hours

 

Required Qualification & Eligibility Scores For Dual Credit Courses

Unlike Advanced Placement (AP) or TAP courses which are open enrollment, students must submit test scores to meet qualification or eligibility requirements to take a dual credit course.
 
Deadlines will apply for students to complete the process to take a dual credit course during the spring of the prior school year.
Example: If the student is wishing to take a dual credit course in 2022-2023, they must meet application/qualification/eligibility/registration requirements by the given deadlines during spring 2022.

Helpful Resources to Prepare for Testing

News & Updates for CURRENT Dual Credit Students

Fall 2022 Fee Payments - Fall fees are due by August 1, 2022. Please begin making payments in mid-June. Students who have balance after August 15th will be dropped from their courses by Lone Star College. How to Make a Payment, LSC Cashier office 281-357-3754. Click HERE to access the copy of the May 2022 email regarding payments.
 
Class of 2022 SENIORS - At the end of the year you will need to send your LSC transcript to your college. Your instructors will let you know when all grades have been submitted so you can begin your requests. You will request the transcript through your MyLoneStar account (Student tab > Academic Records > Request the electronic transcript to be sent). If you attending LSC, you will NOT need to do this.