Dual Credit Program

Get a Head Start on College in High School

Austin Community College offers college classes to qualified high school students in the ACC service area. Dual Credit classes are taught by college faculty using the same lessons and expectations other college students receive.  You can take general education/core curriculum classes like English and history or sign up for career-tech classes that train you for entry into a rewarding career.

Who can participate?

  • Grades 9-12
  • Partnering public, private, charter, or home school program.
  • Contact your school counselor to find out if the program is at your school.

Where are classes held & who teaches them?

Classes are available at service-area high schools, ACC campuses and Centers, or online through the Distance Learning Program.

Classes are taught by ACC faculty.

Do my credits transfer?

ACC credits are transferable to most Texas public college and universities. It’s important to verify course transferability with your four-year institution.

What's the cost?

Tuition and fees are waived for in tax district students for up to 12 eligible classes.  Out of tax district students are assessed a $150 per course fee for up to 12 eligible classes.  Dual Credit students are assessed regular tuition and fees for additional classes.  Dual Credit fee waivers do not cover textbook and material fees, which must be purchased by the student.

HS Programs Enrollment Guidebook (PDF) >

Get Started

  • Contact the Office of College and High School Relations to identify your program of choice.
  • Meet with your high school counselor to review and complete testing requirements.
  • Submit an online ACC admissions application.
  • All new, first-time High School Programs students must complete the online orientation and pass the Assessment at the end with a score of 80% or higher.
  • Register, attend, and successfully complete your ACC classes.
  • Continue at ACC to finish your associate degree or transfer credits to another college/university.