Dual Credit

Dual Credit

Dual credit allows high school students to earn college credit while enrolled in high school.  In some cases, students may earn dual credit for a course and receive both high school and college credit simultaneously. Students earn credit by taking an approved college class offered at a high school, the AC campus, the Polk County Center, or online. Our students can choose to take courses designed to transfer to a four-year college/university or technical courses designed to contribute to a workforce or health science program.

Eligibility Requirements

Student must have the approval of the high school counselor

Complete the Dual Credit Roadrunner application.

If taking classes on the Lufkin or Polk County campus, students must have proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination or a waiver on file.

Students must meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) eligibility requirements for college-level coursework or be exempt based on alternative test scores (SAT/ACT/STAAR). For more information on the TSI, please click HERE

Texas Success Initiative Course Eligibility

Students are required to be considered college-level ready in the specified content area(s) before enrolling in the following courses:
CourseTitleTSI Area Required (If taken Jan 2015- Jan 11, 2021)TSI Area Required (If taken Jan 11, 2021- Present)
ENGL 1301Composition IWritingELAR (English Language Arts and Reading)
ENGL 1302Composition IIWritingELAR (English Language Arts and Reading)
GOVT 2305Federal GovernmentReadingELAR (English Language Arts and Reading)
GOVT 2306Texas GovernmentReadingELAR (English Language Arts and Reading)
HIST 1301US History IReadingELAR (English Language Arts and Reading)
HIST 1302US History IIReadingELAR (English Language Arts and Reading)
MATH 1314College AlgebraMathMath
MATH 1324Math For Business And Social ScienceMathMath
MATH 1332Contemporary MathMathMath
MATH 1342Elem StatisticsMathMath
MATH 1350Fundamentals Of Math IMathMath
MATH 1351Fundamentals Of Math IIMathMath
MATH 1414College Algebra For Science & EngMathMath
MATH 2320Differ EquationsMathMath
MATH 2412Pre-CalculusMathMath
MATH 2413Calculus IMathMath
MATH 2414Calculus IIMathMath
MATH 2415Calculus IIIMathMath
PSYC 2301Gen PsychologyReadingELAR (English Language Arts and Reading)
PSYC 2314Life Span/Growth And DevelopmentReadingELAR (English Language Arts and Reading)
SOCI 1301Intro SociologyReadingELAR (English Language Arts and Reading)

Core Curriculum

Dual Credit students may enroll in courses that apply toward a certificate, degree, field of study or the AC Core Curriculum.  Dual credit may only be awarded with approval from the high school and the college. Dual credit students are not eligible to enroll in developmental education or physical education courses.

The high school (including charter, private and homeschool) is responsible for determining which college courses meet the TEKS requirements or learning outcomes. The decision to offer or accept a course for dual credit lies with the high school counselor/administration and all students are required to have the approval of the district to enroll. Angelina College must have an active memorandum of understanding with the ISD to offer dual credit courses.

Component Area

Dual Credit Course

1.  Communication (6 credit hours) ENGL 1301, 1302, 2311
2. Mathematics (3 credit hours) MATH 1314, 1324, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1414, 2412, 2413. 2414
3. Life & Physical Sciences (6 credit hours) BIOL 1322, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2404, 2420, CHEM 1305, 1409, 1411, 1412, GEOL 1403, 1404, PHYS 1305, 1401, 1402, 2425, 2426
4. Language, Philosophy & Culture (3 credit hours) ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, 2341, 2351, SPAN 2311, 2312
5. Creative Arts (3 credit hours) ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304, DRAM 1310, MUSI 1307, 1310
6. American History (6 credit hours) HIST 1301, 1302
7. Government/Political Science (6 credit hours) GOVT 2305, 2306
8. Social and Behavioral Science (3 credit hours) ECON 2301, 2302, GEOG 1303, PSYC 2301, 2314, SOCI 1301
9. Component Area Option (6 credit hours)

1 course from: SPCH 13154, 1318, 1321, EDUC 1300, PSYC 1300

1 course from: HIST 2311, 2312, MATH 1325, CHEM 1105, PHYS 1105 and/or any course listed in component 2, 3, 4 and 8

Technical and Vocational Programs

Dual credit students participate in a variety of technical programs at Angelina College. These programs are designed to put students on the pathway towards a degree or certificate that will enable them to enter the workforce.  Examples of these types of programs include:

Health Professions

Certified Nurse Aide
EKG Technician
Licensed Vocational Nursing

Arts, Communications, and Humanities

Graphic Arts
Sound Recording Technology


Child and Family Development


Microcomputer Applications
Office Administration QuickBooks

Manufacturing, Transportation, and Logistics

Automotive Technology
Certified Production Technician
Diesel Technology
Drafting and Design
Electromechanical Technology
Heating, Air Conditioning

Public Safety

Criminal Justice


Computer Maintenance
Network Support Technician

Dual Credit - Home School

Angelina College is happy to provide dual credit to home school students.
  1. Fill out the Dual Credit Application. On page 3 of the application, you will be asked to select the name of your high school.
  2. Click the “Search button”. A list of options will come up. Select Texas Home-Schooled
  3. Submit an unofficial high school transcript. This transcript but be a typed document listing all completed high school coursework.
  4. Students planning to attend classes on the Lufkin or Polk County campus must submit proof of bacterial meningitis or a waiver. Students wo are taking online classes only, do not need to submit this document.
  5. Register to take the Texas Success Initiative [provide link to Testing]. Student must pass the reading and writing portion to take college level writing and the math portion to take college level math. Each portion of the TSI exam costs $15. Students may re-test as desired.
  6. Once accepted, students may log in  to the myAC Portal and submit a FERPA waiver (located on the Students tab under Student Forms) if the student wishes to allow parents/guardians to speak to Angelina College faculty and staff (students must be logged into the AC Portal to access this form).

All Admissions documents may be submitted to documents@angelina.edu

Course Registration

Student must complete a Dual Credit Registration Form and return it to the Director of Academic Success. This form will require the signature of the parent/guardian, student and the high school counselor (the parent is often the designee). Dual credit students are not permitted to self-register. See Course Eligibility” [Link to Page 2] for information on courses available for dual credit.

Tuition and Fees

Dual credit students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees. The federal government not allow dual credit students to be eligible for financial aid. If the course requires textbooks, students are responsible for purchasing required materials. Most of the courses required in the core curriculum utilize free, open resources for textbooks. For tuition and fees information, click here.

College Preparatory Course - House Bill 5

In compliance with Texas House Bill 5, Angelina College provides college preparatory courses in mathematics and the English language arts. The course materials are provided by the college while course delivery is provided by the school district, utilizing a high school instructor. Students who successfully complete the course, and achieve the required score on the final exam are considered TSI complete for a period of two years at Angelina College.

The Office of Academic Success has created an online resource for the districts offer this program courses to 12th grade students. The online resource includes course materials, exams and sample assignments. Any district who wishes to offer the course must have a current memorandum of understanding on file.

Angelina College has also partnered with Texas College Bridge for an individualized, online option for college preparatory courses.


  • Wells
  • Lufkin
  • Huntington
  • Hudson
  • Groveton
  • Central 
  • West Sabine


If your district would like to participate in the college preparatory program, please Contact Us.

HB 5 Frequently Asked Questions [Link to PDF]

Memorandum of Understanding [Link to PDF]

Angelina College Dual Credit Agreement MOU