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 HS 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

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

3. Life & Physical Sciences (6 credit hours)

BIOL 1322, 146, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2404, 2420, CHEM 1305, 1411, 1412, GEOL 1403, PHYS 1305, 1401, 1402, 2425, 2426

4. Language, Philosophy & Culture (3 credit hours)

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, 2341, SPAN 2311, 2312

5. Creative Arts (3 credit hours)

ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310, MUSI 1307, 1310

6. American History (6 credit hours)

HIST 1301, 1302

7. Government/Political Science

GOVT 2305, 2306

8. Social and Behavioral Science (3 credit hours)

ECON 2301, PSYC 2301, 2314, SOCI 1301

9. Component Area Option (6 credit hours)

1 course from: SPCH 1315, 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

Contact Us


Office Of Academic Success

Student Center, Ste 200

Phone: (936) 633-5212
Email: dualcredit@angelina.edu

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

 

AC Pathways

College Preparatory Course (HB5) 

Course Eligibility

Disability Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Home School Students

 

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
Phlebotomy
EKG Technician
Licensed Vocational Nursing

Arts, Communications, and Humanities

Graphic Arts
Sound Recording Technology

Education

Child and Family Development

Business

Microcomputer Applications
Office Administration QuickBooks

Manufacturing, Transportation, and Logistics

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

Public Safety

Criminal Justice
Paralegal

Technology

Computer Maintenance
Network Support Technician

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for classes?

All dual credit students must have the approval of their high school administration in order to enroll for dual credit. Your high school counselor is the best place to start if you wish to register or change your schedule. You will be asked to complete the admissions process and complete a registration form. If you are currently homeschooling, your parent/guardian must approve your registration.

Do I need Student ID card?

We do not require dual credit students to have an AC Student ID card, but you are welcome to get one! ID cards can be obtained by visiting Roadrunner Central, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Roadrunner Central is located on the first floor of the Student Center.

Can I drop my dual credit class?

Students may drop dual credit classes only with the permission of the high school counselor. After the census date, a dropped class will result in a “W” on your college transcript and will not affect your GPA. You are only allowed a total of 6 W’s in your entire college career, so use them wisely!

What qualifies as a passing grade?

A grade of “A”, “B”, “C” or “D” is considered passing for Angelina College, however in most cases, a “D” will not count towards high school credit. Most four-year institutions will require a grade of “C” or better for transfer.

Do I have an advisor?

Yes! Although your high school counselor is your primary contact, the AC Success Coaches (advisors) can help you explore majors or careers and connect you to campus resources. Angelina College is committed to providing the same services to dual credit students that are available to traditional students. You should know your transfer or degree plan and we are here to help. To schedule an appointment with a Success Coach, please contact us at oas@angelina.edu.

Where can I check my grades?

The AC Portal is where all of the information relevant to your enrollment is located. You may check grades, view your schedule, print and view unofficial transcripts and pay tuition and fees (if applicable).

If I take an online class, how do I access the course?

Your Angelina College class will use a platform called Blackboard for your college courses, even those that are not taught completely online! Blackboard is a great way to keep up with your grades and make sure you are completing all of the assigned coursework.

Do I have an Angelina College E-mail address?

Yes! You should get into the habit of checking your AC e-mail at least once a week. Your AC e-mail address is the only e-mail address Angelina College and your instructors will use to communicate with you. [Link to Student E-mail Instructions]

What do I do if I’m having trouble accessing the AC Portal, Blackboard or my student e-mail?

Please contact the IT Helpdesk at 936-633-5208 or ithelpdesk@angelina.edu

Can the college share my academic information with my parents?

Angelina College complies with the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). In accordance with this federal law, the institution has adopted policies and procedures governing the confidentiality of student educational records. No individual shall have access to, nor will the institution disclose any information from, a student’s educational record without the written consent of the student, or as otherwise authorized by FERPA. Students must complete a dual enrollment registration form if they wish to grant parents, guardians, spouse, and/or others access to their educational records.

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. Submit FERPA waiver 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 [provide link to college catalog].

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 one year, 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.

Districts

  • 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]