Dual Credit courses are college courses taken during high school. Students who successfully complete dual credit courses earn both high school and college credit for one course. Plano ISD partners with Collin County Community College District to offer dual credit courses.
Plano ISD offers both academic and Workforce Education dual credit courses. College course grades earned in dual credit courses are on the student’s college transcript as well as the high school transcript. There are tuition fees associated with dual credit courses, but students receiving free or reduced lunch benefits may have tuition waived.
Benefits of Dual Credit
Many dual credit courses transfer to Texas public colleges and universities, private institutions, and some out-of-state colleges and universities. Completing dual credit courses can accelerate time to degree completion which also allows students to save money on college tuition. Taking college courses while in high school can help build confidence in students and ease the transition to college, and increases the likelihood of graduating from college.
Cost of Dual Credit
At Collin Community College, a 3-credit hour course is $54 per semester hour or $162 per 3-hour class. Students and parents may save significantly on tuition and fees by taking dual credit courses while in high school.
Dual Credit Courses offered in Plano ISD
Plano ISD Course Name
Collin College Course Name
English Language Dual Credit
ENGL 1301/ENGL 1302
11 - 12
English Literature Dual Credit
ENGL 2332/ENGL 2333
Pre-Calculus Dual Credit
MATH 1314/MATH 2412
10 - 12
Statistics Dual Credit
11 - 12
MATH 2320/MATH 2415
11 - 12
Biology Dual Credit
BIOL 1406/BIOL 1407
US History Dual Credit
HIST 1301/HIST 1302
11 - 12
Government Dual Credit
Economics Dual Credit
Speech (HSA students only)
Dual Credit Information Sessions
McMillen High School
Monday, March 16, 2020
750 N. Murphy Road, Library
Plano East Senior High School
Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 6 PM
Plano East Senior High School Cafeteria
Session open to current Plano East Senior High School students and their parents/guardians.
Plano Senior High School
Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 6 PM
Plano Senior High School Building B - Lecture Hall
Session open to current Plano Senior High School students and their parents/guardians.
Plano West Senior High School
Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 6 PM
Plano West Senior High School Auditorium
Session open to current Plano West Senior High School students and their parents/guardians.
Shepton High School
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 6 PM
5505 Plano Parkway, Presentation Room
First time to take dual credit in PISD?
Step 1: See your school counselor and complete the Dual Enrollment Information Form. You must complete this form and have it signed by your counselor before completing any more steps. These forms are available in each campuses’ counseling office and are not currently available online. This form contains important dates that must be met in order to be enrolled in dual credit courses in PISD.
First time dual credit enroll at www.collin.edu/gettingstarted/admissions/freshman.html
Returning dual credit students in PISD
Go to: Dual Credit Enrollment Checklist. Scroll down to start with step 3.
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