The Dual Credit program is designed to allow high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. Students enrolled in local high schools or students who are home-schooled may be eligible to be awarded credit toward high school graduation for completing certain college-level courses. This process is called Dual Credit where college credit, as well as high school credit, is granted. To be admitted as a dual credit student, students must be classified as a high school student and have a minimum B average.
Courses are taught at the high school campus, the Learning Center (League City), online, and at the main COM campus. For more information about Dual Credit, students should contact their high school counselor or the Dual Credit advisor at 409-933-8679.
To be admitted as a Dual Credit student, students must:
Step 1 - Apply
Apply online at the ApplyTexas website. There is no charge to apply.
Step 2 - Testing
Meet with the high school College Connection Advisor or the Dual Credit Advisor. For more information about testing, visit: http://www.com.edu/testing-center/tsi-assessment.
Step 3 - Meningitis
Some student may be required to provide proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination. Vaccination must be taken at least 10 days prior to the first day of class. Documentation should be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office. For additional information on this requirement visit our website.
Step 4 - Orientation
Dual credit students are required to attend dual credit orientation.
Step 5 - Register
A Dual Credit Registration form must be completed and signed by the student, parent, high school counselor, and college official. Contact high school counselor or College Connections Advisor for registration dates.
Step 6 - Payment
Contact high school counselor or COM’s Dual Credit Advisor for payment information and processes.
Step 7 - Textbooks
Contact high school counselor to determine if the student or the district will be responsible for the purchase of textbooks.
Step 8 - Student ID
Students wishing to utilize the college facilities (i.e., library, gym, testing, computer labs, etc.) will need to obtain a Student ID. Go to the Gym after paying for the first semester of classes to get a free ID card.
Step 9 - Parking Permit
Students attending dual credit classes at the main college campus should obtain a parking permit. A parking permit should be displayed on each automobile parked at any COM campus. Parking permits are available in the Campus Police office at no cost. Students will fill out a brief application and will need their vehicle license plate number(s). A current student ID card or state issued picture ID is required to receive a parking permit. A fine will be imposed on any student who fails to comply with parking regulations.
Step 10 - COM Email
Go to http://www.com.edu/help-center/email-create to set up an official COM email account. Official communication from the College to the student is sent through this email account.
Step 11 - Attend
Attendance at all classes is required. Contact the instructor if unable to attend class. Contact information is available in the course syllabus.
For more detailed information, visit our website.
For assistance with this process, students are encouraged to contact the Student Help Center at 409-933-8663 or visit the Student Help Center located in Room A-146 of the Enrollment Center. You may also contact your College Connection Advisor located at your High School.