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Dual Credit

Dual credit classes are courses offered to high school students through an official agreement between Dallas College and MISD. These specific, pre-approved courses meet both district and college guidelines in order to provide credit both in high school and college. No grade points are awarded for courses not taught on the high school campus during the regular school day and specific procedures must be followed. 

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment

Mesquite ISD offers students an array of advanced learning opportunities including Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses. The chart below will help you in planning your high school courses that earn college credit. Please see your school counselor if you have any questions.


Advanced Placement (AP)

Dual Credit (DC)


AP courses allow students to take college-level courses and exams,
and to earn college credit while still
in high school.

Dual Credit courses allow high school students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit while still in high school.


Students can receive college
credit upon passing
(with a score of 3, 4, or 5)
AP exams based on individual
college requirements.

High School and college credit is earned when the students pass the Dual Credit course with a grade of C or higher. The grade earned will be recorded on college transcript.


Taught by high school teachers
rained by The College Board.

Taught by college instructors or high school teachers who serve as adjunct professors.

College/University Acceptance

Earned AP credits are accepted throughout the nation; however, students should check individual colleges and universities for their policies (some accept different
passing scores).

Dual Credit courses are accepted at most colleges and universities in and around Texas. Students should check with individual colleges for their academic requirements/policies.


Open to any academically ready student.

Must be a high school student.
Must have high school approval.
Must meet TSI eligibility requirements for college-level course work.

Impact on High
School Rank

Double accumulated rank points plus 1

Double accumulated rank points