• Dual Credit


    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

    Grade Offered

    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

    MATH 1342

    11 - 12

    Multivariable Calculus

    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

    GOVT 2305


    Economics Dual Credit

    ECON 2301


    Speech (HSA students only)






  • Dual Credit Information Sessions

    Parents and students are invited to attend one of the following informational meetings about the Plano ISD and Collin College Dual Enrollment program.

    Collin College will be reviewing admissions and registration procedures. Please plan to attend one of these informational sessions to learn more about this opportunity. Please contact your student’s school counseling office with questions.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Hosted by Plano West Sr. High
    Zoom Meeting Link Here
    Meeting ID: 421 948 7064
    Passcode: PWSH

    Thursday, March 18, 2021
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Hosted by Plano Senior High School
    Zoom Meeting Link Here
    Meeting ID: 991 5048 3742
    Passcode: 882209

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    6:00 – 7:00 pm
    Hosted by Shepton High School
    Zoom Meeting Link Here
    Meeting ID: 927 8278 3171
    Passcode: 204683

    Thursday, April 15, 2021
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Hosted by Plano East Sr. High School
    Zoom Meeting Link Here
    Meeting ID: 980 8242 6953
    Passcode: 377820

  • Enrollment Information

    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.

    Next steps:

    First time dual credit enroll at www.collin.edu/gettingstarted/admissions/freshman.html

    Dual Credit Enrollment Checklist

    Returning dual credit students in PISD

    Go to: Dual Credit Enrollment Checklist. Scroll down to start with step 3.

  • Memorandum of Understanding

    Plano ISD and Collin Community College Partnership Agreement 2019-2020