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Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Dual Credit

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Our service area includes 13 counties and hosts 29 independent school districts – proof that we touch many lives, both young and old, in our efforts to provide a top quality higher education option in West Texas.

Welcome to Howard College! We the faculty, staff and administration take pride in our students and our college and are pleased that you have chosen to begin your college career at Howard College.  We hope that your college career will be rewarding and that your association with Howard College faculty, staff and students will be enjoyable and enlightening.

We believe that you are the most important person on our campus.  Howard College faculty and staff are here to serve your educational needs.  This web site was designed to help you find out more about Howard College.  It is intended to provide you essential facts about many aspects of college life.  It contains important rules and procedures, academic and general information, details on student services and facilities, activities, organizations, and educational support services.

We encourage you to review this web site and use it to learn more about how you can be successful at Howard College.  If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the dual credit department.  Howard College strives to accommodate the individual needs of all students in order to enhance their opportunities for success in the context of a comprehensive community college setting.

What Is Dual Credit Enrollment?

Dual Credit enrollment is a program that allows high school students to enroll in college courses while still attending high school.  Courses are taken in place in of the normal course load at high school.  High school as well as college credit may be earned upon successful completion of the course.

Students enrolled in Howard College will be eligible to be awarded credit toward high school graduation for completing certain college-level courses.  The process of earning high school and college credit simultaneously is called Dual Credit.

Area school districts have identified specific courses at Howard College for which high school credit will be granted upon successful completion of the college course with a minimum grade established by each school.  Year-long high school courses typically require a two-semester college course sequence.  Semester long high school courses are generally associated with a one-semester college course.