GET A JUMP START ON YOUR COLLEGE EDUCATION.
Students at Livingston High School have the opportunity to graduate with up to 60 college hours through a combination of dual credit and Advanced Placement courses. Our dual credit courses are offered through Angelina College and Stephen F. Austin State University. In order for a student to receive college credit for an Advanced Placement course, students would be required to earn a score of a 3, 4 or a 5 on the Advanced Placement examination.
What is Dual Credit?
- Credit is a form of concurrent enrollment that allows a high school student to take certain courses at LHS that earn both college and high school credit.
- Courses are either face to face or online.
- Typically, students take one course their freshman year, two courses are taken the sophomore, junior and senior year. Students are allowed to take a third dual credit course their senior year.
- Grades are posted on high school transcript and college transcript.
- Must earn a “C” or better to receive high school credit.
Why Dual Credit?
Get a jump start on Your College Education.
SAVE TIME AND $$$
- Tuition and fees on courses taken for dual credit are paid for by Livingston ISD.
- Reduces the time for college degree completion and saves tuition.
LOCAL 4 YEAR UNIVERSITY FEES VARY
12 Semester Hours: $6,000 - $13,000
- Take on the responsibilities of being a college student.
- Ease the transition from high school to college.
- Academically advanced students can challenge themselves.
- Credit transfers to all Texas public colleges & universities.
- Many private & out of state colleges also accept the credit.
- Always check with the institution you want to attend about transferability.
ACCESS TO RESOURCES AT ANGELINA COLLEGE
- College Libraries
- On-Campus Events
- Student Success Center (Tutoring)
Who is Eligible for Dual Credit?
- Must meet course prerequisite and placement requirements (TSIA). Students must pass the TSIA ELAR section to take English, social studies, and elective courses. Students must pass the TSIA math section to enroll in mathematics courses.
Is Dual Credit the Right Choice for Me?
Parents and students should consider the following:
- Academic ability prior to enrolling in a dual credit program.
YOU MIGHT DECIDE NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN DUAL CREDIT IF YOU:
- Are struggling with your on level classes
- Feel overwhelmed with your current load of coursework and extracurricular activities
- Are not ready to take on college-level coursework and the responsibilities of being a college student
Remember!!! Dual credit classes become part of your permanent college transcript and impact eligibility for financial aid and scholarships!
- Federal law that ensures privacy of student educational records (begins when student starts college regardless of age).
- Angelina College and SFASU cannot share grades, course schedules, test scores, etc. with parents or anyone other than the student, unless permission from the student is given.
- Students’ opportunity to gain new responsibilities and act on his/her own behalf.
Calendar & Assignments
- Dual Credit students are college students and must follow the college calendar.
- You are required to complete your college class assignments even if it is a high school holiday.
- Assignments must be completed by the assigned deadline. Professors DO NOT have to allow work after the deadline has passed.
- Students are held accountable to the policies, rules, and regulations published in the college handbooks.
- Instances of academic dishonesty (e.g. cheating, plagiarism, and collusion) are taken seriously at the college level. Dual credit students are subject to the same consequences as general college students.