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Dual Credit Programs

Public, private, or home-schooled students may attend Wharton County Junior College dual credit classes following completion of their sophomore year of high school. Tuition for dual credit classes is waived for in-district students.
 
Steps to Follow:
  1. Submit an electronic application through ApplyTexas.  Follow the instructions to complete the online application. Please allow up to 96 hours processing time. Students will receive written notification (email or letter) of acceptance.  Please do not fill out an application every semester, unless pertinent information such as residency changes.  
  2. Turn in current, official high school transcript. A transcript will be required at the end of the 10th and 11th grades. Official high school transcripts can be sent electronically to the Registrar’s Office; mailed to Wharton County Junior College, 911 Boling Highway-Wharton, TX 77488; or hand delivered to any WCJC campus in a sealed envelope from the high school. Opened envelopes or unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.
  3. Turn in official exemption test scores (as listed below), or contact the Testing Center to take the TSI Assessment. Note: SAT, ACT ,TAKS and STAAR scores used to support an exemption must be within 5 years.
    • A student with combined PSAT minimum score of 107 with at least a 50 on the Critical Reading is exempt from the Reading and Writing requirements. (PSAT exemption is for dual credit students only.)

    • A student with a combined PSAT minimum score of 107 with at least a 50 on the Math is exempt from the Math requirements. (PSAT exemption is for dual credit students only.)

    • A student with an SAT score of at least 1070 and a Math score of at least 500 is exempt from the Math requirement.

    • A student with an SAT score of at least 1070 and a Critical Reading score of at least 500 is exempt from the Reading and Writing requirements.

    • A student with an ACT composite score of at least 23 and a Math score of at least 19 is exempt from the Math requirement.

    • A student with an ACT composite score of at least 23 and an English score of at least 19 is exempt from the Reading and Writing requirements.

    • A student with a TAKS exit-level Math score of at least 2200 is exempt from the Math requirement.

    • A student with a TAKS exit-level English/Language Arts score of at least 2200 and an essay score of at least 3 or above is exempt from the Reading and Writing requirements.

    • A student with a STAAR Math score of at least Level 2 for Algebra II is exempt from the Math requirement. A student with a STAAR Algebra I End of Course exam score of  4000 or above and a pasing grade ("C" or better) in Algebra II is eligible for dual credit courses that require the student to meet TSI standards.

    • A student with a STAAR English/Language Arts score of at least Level 2 for English III is exempt from the Reading and Writing requirements. A student with a STAAR English II End of Course exam score of 4000 or above is eligible for dual credit courses that require the student to meet TSI standards.

4.  Complete a Certificate for Early Admission form. This form can also be requested from the high school counselor’s office. Signatures from the student, parent/legal guardian and principal are required. Turn this completed form in to the Admissions Office.
5.  Login to Online Services and register and pay for classes. Students will need to know their WCJC student ID# to login to Online Services. Refer to the registration instructions for step-by-step directions.

Additional Information:

  • Juniors may take more than two dual credit courses (maximum of three courses) under the following conditions:
    • Class rank must be in the top 25%.
    • Must meet all of WCJC admission requirements.
  • Seniors may take more than two dual credit courses (maximum of four courses) under the following conditions:
    • Class rank must be in the top 25% OR must have made only A’s or B’s in Junior level dual credit courses.
    • Must meet all of WCJC admission requirements.
  • Prior to registration, a list of students who are eligible to take three or four courses should be emailed from the high school principal to the WCJC Dual Credit Coordinator at waynet@wcjc.edu.
  • All ITV (Interactive Television Course) classes are “pooled” with other high schools, and a specific number of seats are allocated to each school. Enrollment in ITV or any dual credit class taught by a WCJC instructor are on a “first come, first serve” basis. Students who register and pay first will be enrolled in the class. When the class reaches its maximum number of students, the class will be closed. 

Registration Dates and Financial Information:

View the academic calendar for the appropriate semester for registration dates. Tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration each semester. Tuition and fees are charged according to the number of semester credit hours (SCH) for which a student is enrolled. Current tuition and general fees can be found here

 

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