Welcome to Southwest Texas Junior College's Dual Credit program, a great opportunity for juniors and seniors to get a jump start on earning college credit while still in high school.

This program offers the following benefits:

  • Expands academic options for college- bound high school students 
  • Minimizes the duplication of course's taken in high school and colleges; 
  • Shortens the time required to complete an undergraduate degree; and, 
  • Significantly reduces the cost of higher education

The Dual Credit program at Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC) provides students the opportunity to earn both college and high school credit while enrolled in high school. Through an educational partnership, SWTJC and participating school districts approve students meeting program requirements to enroll in agreed upon courses.

Course credit will be awarded through the school district for high school academic requirements and the college for semester credit hours leading to a post-secondary degree or certificate.

This page is designed to help answer questions about the expectations, requirements, processes and services available to you as a college student through Southwest Texas Junior College's Dual Credit Program. We are delighted that you have chosen to get a head start on your college education by participating in our program.

Office Location:

Southwest Texas Junior College
Joe Richarz Administration Building (Upstairs)
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801

Fax Number:

(830) 591-4182

Office Hours: 

Monday - Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8 am to 4 pm



M Torres
Michelle Torres
Director of Outreach
(830) 591-7321
D Sanchez
Damacio Sanchez
Outreach Coordinator
(830) 591-4198
S Hernandez
Savanna M. Hernandez
Outreach Coordinator
(830) 591-7244
R Lara
Rosie Lara
Admissions Coordinator
(830) 591-7279
A Garza
Angie Garza
Administrative Assistant
(830) 591-2919 

Requirements for Dual Credit

Students who would like to take advantage of dual credit opportunities must meet all of the following:
  1. Be classified as a junior or senior
  2. Meet established admissions requirements and prerequisites for the desired course
  3. Comply with the state-mandated college entrance exam, the TSI.  If a student does not meet exemptions based on SAT, ACT, OR STAAR EOC
  4. Attend mandatory New Dual Credit Student Orientation
  5. Pay the reduced costs associated with taking a dual credit/concurrent enrollment college course.


In order for the admission process to begin, the following must be submitted:

1. A completed application for admissions - apply at (Apply Texas step-by-step instructions)
2. Completed and signed Concurrent/Dual Credit Form
3. Completed Dual Credit Consent Form
4. Receipt and verification that college entrance testing requirements or exemptions have been met.  These scores must be provided


Potential dual credit students must fulfill TSI requirements by:

1. Being exempt with specific scores via SAT, ACT, and STAAR EOC
2. Taking the TSI exam and receiving the minimum passing score on the applicable sections required for entry level in the course desired

Bacterial Meningitis Information

Mandatory Dual Credit New Student Orientation Spring 2017 

Dual Credit Parent Meetings Spring 2017

College Entrance Exam Minimum Passing Scores



Summer I 2017 (revised)
Fall 2017
Spring 2018


$10K Scholar's Program (SWTJC/Sul Ross - Rio Grande College)


This program offers a bachelor’s degree for $10,000, excluding textbooks and some fees. Students will earn an associate and bachelor degree. Available majors for the bachelor degree are Biology and Mathematics. Students will pay $10,000 split between SWTJC and SR-RGC. The program employs a plan to cap the student cost at $10,000. The rebate is applied at key times to serve as an incentive for completion.


  • 29 Dual credit hours which apply to the Core Curriculum
  • 31 hours at SWTJC to complete core curriculum and A.S. degree
  • 60 hours at SR-RGC to complete the major, minor, electives, and required upper level hours
  • Enrollment may be limited to available rebates
  • Available majors:
  1. Biology
  2. Biology Secondary Education
  3. Mathematics
  4. Mathematics Secondary Education

$10K Scholar’s Budget

Student Costs:

SWTJC Without Rebate Rebate Amount With Rebate Applied
Tuition, Registration Fee, General Use Fee, Technology Fee, Campus Access Fee $2,630 (2 Semesters @ 15 Hours Each) $700 ($350 per term) $1,930
SR-RGC Without Rebate Rebate Amount With Rebate Applied
Total Tuition, General Use Fee, Student Service Fee, International Education Fee, Computer Access Fee, Technology Fee, Library Fee, Publications & Records Fee $9,492 (4 Semesters @ 15 Hours Each) $1,422 ($355.50 per term) $8,070
Total Student Cost Without Rebate Rebate Amount With Rebate Applied
Total Tuition, General Use Fee, Student Service Fee, International Education Fee, Computer Access Fee, Technology Fee, Library Fee, Publications & Records Fee $12,122 $2,122 $10,000

Download the 10K Scholar's Program Information Sheet (.pdf)