Dual Credit / Early Admission

Dual credit is defined as college classes that are taken during the junior and/or senior years of high school and counts as credit for high school and college.

Early Admissions is defined as students who have not yet completed high school enrolling for college classes for which they will only receive college credit. Students will not receive any high school credit. Students may be of any age.  

2015 - 16 Dual Credit Brochure

2015 -16 Dual Credit Handbook

2015 -16 Dual Credit Presentation

Registration Reminders

Fall 2015 registration for dual credit students registering for competitive classes will open on April 20

Fall 2015 registration for dual credit students registering for sectioned classes will open on July 20.

Checklist for Admissions (new students)

A student's first step in the application process is to meet with their high school counselor to receive academic advising on appropriate class selection. Students should then be ready to continue through the application process:

  1. Application - Submit an application for Victoria College admission using Apply Texas. Once an acceptance letter has been received, students should immediately create a Pirate Portal account.
  2. Test Scores - Determine & verify student has the required test scores. A complete list of approved scores can be found at Dual Credit/Early Admission Academic Testing Requirements. If a student needs to take the TSI test, please visit the Testing Center for the schedule of test dates.
  3. Transcript - Request and confirm most current high school transcript has been sent to VC Admissions & Records Office with all completed coursework through the sophomore year. For students entering their Junior year for the fall, VC will accept the most current transcript until the sophomore year is completed. These students should then have their completed sophomore year transcript sent.
  4. Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination - If a student is planning to be on the Victoria College campus for more than 10 consecutive days, they will need proof of a current Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination.  The vaccination must be less than 5 years old from the start of the semester.
  5. Attend a Mandatory Orientation - along with one parent or guardian. For a list of upcoming dates click here.
  6. Apply for Financial Aid - The student will need to have completed the FAFSA to see if he or she shows a financial need. Students will NOT be eligible for grants or loans as this only applies to high school graduates and GED completers. Please contact our Financial Aid office for more details: (361) 572-6415.
  7. Apply for Scholarships - All students are encouraged to apply for a Victoria College scholarship. 
  8. Pay for Class(es) - Pay tuition & fees via the Pirate Portal online, by mail, over the phone (361) 485-6840, or in person with the Payments Office in the Student Services Building. It is the student's responsibility to check his or her Pirate Portal to make payments by the appropriate deadline and ensure their schedules are correct.
  9. Textbooks - Purchase required textbooks.
  10. Individual Approval - Students 15 years of age or younger are required to complete and submit an Individual Approval Form

Additional Requirements for Dual Credit Enrollment only and Returning Dual Credit Students

  1. Contact a high school counselor about eligibility criteria. Home schooled students should call the Pre-College Programs and Recruitment office at 361-485-6823 to speak with a recruitment representative. 
  2. Complete and submit the following to the High School Counselor or Pre-College Programs and Recruitment Office:
  • Dual Credit Permission and Consent Form
  • Dual Credit Registration Form - If a student would like to be considered for the Dual Credit Scholarship, please check both yes slots on the Registration Form.
  • FERPA Release- All students should have this form on file. If we do not have this form on file, discussion can only be made with the student. Counselors and parents/guardians should all be listed on the FERPA Release Form so we are able to communicate with the school and family.
  • Appeal Form to Increase Hours - Students are to complete this form ONLY if they want to take more than two classes (6 credit hours) for a semester.

For registration dates please contact Pre-College Programs and Recruitment at (361) 485-6823 or PreCollegePrograms@VictoriaCollege.edu for more information.


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