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DUAL CREDIT AND CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

Get a head start on your college education by taking college-level classes on your high school campus.

The Vernon College Early College program is a cooperative partnership between a high school district, a private secondary school, or a home school and Vernon College. The program enables students who meet entrance requirements to earn college credits while completing high school graduation requirements. Students who are approved by their individual high school administration (9th - 12th grade) may take approved courses each academic semester. Vernon College provides academic transfer and Career and Technical Education. 

For further information contact:

Melissa Moore

Early College Start Coordinator

mmoore@vernoncollege.edu

(940) 696-8752 ext. 3303


This program is available to high school students whose schools have a dual credit agreement with Vernon College. Check with your high school counselor to see if your high school is currently a dual credit partner with us!

What type of high school student are you?





  • Communicate with your high school administration of your interest in Dual Credit/Concurrent enrollment at VC. Your high school counselor will assist you in the process.
  • Each high school follows their individual policies and procedures, check in with your counselor for your high school.
  • ALL students are approved by the high school each semester.
  • ALL NEW students must apply for admissions, turn in their dual credit/concurrent enrollment approval form, become TSIA cleared/College Ready prior to being able to register for courses. Check with your high school counselor/administrator for your individual high school process.

  • The Texas Success Initiative is a state law designed to make sure that each student taking college level academic coursework is "College Ready". A student who plans to enroll in both high school and college courses at the same time must prove "College Readiness" according to the guidelines in the law. The law covers - reading, writing, and math.
  • Check with your high school counselor/administrator for your individual high school TSIA/Testing process.
  • The high school or student is responsible for providing Vernon College the score reports necessary to utilize an eligibility score for registration into a college class.
  • Student will not be able to register until applicable scores are processed by Vernon College.
  • Check the TSIA handout on the dual credit homepage for exemptions and more information.
  • If you need to send scores or have any questions, please contact us : Melissa Moore at mmoore@vernoncollege.edu or Kristin Harris at kharris@vernoncollege.edu

  • All student courses are approved by the high school prior to each semester.
  • At Vernon College, our dual credit students work from the TX statewide core curriculum courses. These courses include but are not limited to English, History, Government, Economics, Speech, Mathematics, Biology, and more.
  • Please check with your high school counselor for approved courses each semester.

  • Vernon College offers dual credit courses at $100.00 per credit hour. Dependent on the course the prices of a dual credit course could range from $100.00 - $400.00.
  • Textbooks – dependent on the high school, can be the responsibility of the student. Make sure to check with your counselor to see if you will need to plan to purchase textbooks each semester.
  • Each ISD/High School differs on their contribution each semester. Final cost is dependent on the ISD contribution and will be applied upon receipt of that information from the ISD/High School. Please check to see what your individual high school offers financially to their dual credit students.
  • Vernon College does not send out paper bills. Students will use their MYVC account to make payment online or payment can be made in person at one of our Business Office locations. The Business office link is located on our dual credit homepage.
  • Scholarships are available each semester – please check with our high school counselor. Applications are provided to the high school prior to each semester. For more information on scholarship opportunities, contact Michelle Alexander at scholarships@vernoncollege.edu
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