Dual Credit Program

Get a Head Start on College in High School

Austin Community College offers college classes to qualified high school students in the ACC service area. Dual Credit classes are taught by college faculty using the same lessons and expectations other college students receive.  You can take general education/core curriculum classes like English and history or sign up for career-tech classes that train you for entry into a rewarding career.

Who can participate?

  • Grades 9-12
  • Partnering public, private, charter, or home school program.
  • Contact your school counselor to find out if the program is at your school.

Where are classes held & who teaches them?

Classes are available at service-area high schools, on , ACC campuses and Centers, or online through the Distance Learning Program.

Classes are taught by ACC faculty.

Do my credits transfer?

ACC credits are transferable to most Texas public college and universities. It’s important to verify course transferability with your four-year institution.

What's the cost?

While tuition and fees are waived, students will pay a fee for each Dual Credit class.  Students residing in the ACC District pay $100 per course for up to 60 credit. Out-of-district students pay  $150 per course for up to 60 credit.  Dual Credit fees do not cover textbooks and supplies, which must be purchased by the student.


Get Started

  • business  Contact the Office of College and High School Relations
    Contact the Office of College and High School Relations to identify your program of choice.
  • chat  Meet with your High School Counselor
    Meet with your high school counselor to review and complete testing requirements.
  • file_upload  Submit an ACC Admissions Application
  • directions_walk  Attend a High School Programs New Student Orientation Session
    High School Programs holds orientation New Student Orientation sessions at your high school to complete the enrollment and registration process. Be sure to attend.
  • people  Register and Attend ACC Classes
    Register, attend, and successfully complete your ACC classes.
  • school  Continue at ACC
    Continue at ACC to finish your associate degree or transfer credits to another college/university.