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  • What is Dual Credit?   
     Dual credit is a process through which a student may earn high school credit for successfully completing a college course that provides advanced academic instruction beyond, or in greater depth than, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a corresponding high school course. The “dual credit” earned is college credit and high school credit for one course.  
       
     Can high school credit be awarded for any college course?  
    No. It is the responsibility of the institutions entering into a dual credit partnership to ensure the following requirements are met: (a) Courses offered for dual credit by public two-year associate degree granting institutions must be identified as college-level academic courses in the current edition of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Lower Division Academic Course Guide Manual (ACGM) or as Last updated August 12, 2011; college-level technical education courses in the current edition of the board’s Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM). (b) Courses offered for dual credit by public universities must be in the approved undergraduate course inventory of the university. Public colleges may not offer remedial or developmental courses for dual credit. (c) Courses offered for dual credit must provide advanced
    academic instruction that allows for mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the appropriate high school course and that goes beyond or into greater depth than those TEKS. 
    These requirements should be specified in the written agreement drawn up by the partner institutions.  
     
       
    What is a course equivalency crosswalk (also referred to as an articulation chart)?  
    The course equivalency crosswalk is an officially approved document that matches coursework between schools and/or establishes procedures for reviewing courses that may be offered for dual credit. The course equivalency crosswalk should be a part of the written agreement. One example can be seen at http://www.leanderisd.org/docs/1-DualCreditList.pdf  
       
    What modes of delivery in which Dual Enrollment course taught?    
    All CBC locations, high school campuses, video-conferencing, and online with Blackboard  
       
    How do I drop a course?  
    If a student wishes to withdraw from a course they should first discuss the matter with his/her high school counselor. It is the student’s responsibility to let their instructor know they wish to withdraw from the class. The high school will complete a CBC drop form with their signature and the student’s signature then it is submitted to the Office of Dual Enrollment for processing. Students should follow up on their drop by checking their Campus Connect account. Students can also stop by the nearest CBC location and complete a drop request themselves. Students will receive a “W” until after the date as published in the semester schedule calendar. A “W” has no academic consequence. Students may not request a drop after this official published date.  
       
    How many college courses for dual credit may a student take?  
    Texas Administrative Code §4.85 specifies that a high school students may not be enrolled in more than two courses for dual credit per semester. Exceptions to this requirement include students enrolled in an approved Early College High School and individual students with demonstrated outstanding academic performance and capability (as evidenced by grade point average, ACT or SAT scores, or other assessment indicators) if approved by the principal of the high school and the chief academic officer of the college.  
       
    Who is responsible for determining what credit(s) are earned by the student?  
    The college is responsible for the college course material and awards the college credit upon successful completion of the course. The high school is responsible for determining the specific high school credit that will be awarded for the college course. The high school and college are encouraged to work together to determine appropriate high school credit to be awarded upon successful completion of the course.