Dual Credit

Welcome & Contacts

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
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.  
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Michelle Torres
Director of Outreach
(830) 591-7321

Damacio Sanchez
Outreach Coordinator
(830) 591-4198
Savanna M. Hernandez
Outreach Coordinator
(830) 591-7244
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Rosie Lara
Admissions Coordinator
(830) 591-7279

Angie Garza
Administrative Assistant
(830) 591-2919  


Office Location:

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

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

Fax Number:
(830) 591-4182 


Eligibility Requirements

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. 

Admissions Process

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

1. A completed application for admissions.  Apply at www.applytexas.org 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

Testing Requirements
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


Academic Dual Credit Course Requirements
Adjunct Faculty Verification Information
Admission Form
Attendance Reporting Policy
Certification Program Sheet
Dual Credit Registration Form
Drop/Add Request
Monitor Verification Information
Payment Agreement
Graduating Dual Credit Student Readmission Form

Participating High Schools/Academies

Brackett   Dilley   Nueces Canyon
Carrizo Springs   Eagle Pass High   Pearsall
CC Winn   Hondo   Premier
Cotulla   Knippa   Radiance Academy
Crystal City   La Pryor   Sabinal
D'Hanis   Leakey   Utopia
Del Rio   Medina Valley   Uvalde
Devine   Natalia   Uvalde Classical Academy


What is Dual Credit? (external link)
Dual Credit Q&A
SWTJC Library
SWTJC Campus Map
Fact Sheet

Portal Quick References (.pdf)
Moodle Log-In Tutorial 

Academic Scholarship
Friends and Alumni Network Scholarship 

New! Dual Credit Education in Texas: Interim Report (Rand Report)


10K Scholar's Program

Southwest Texas Junior College/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                      

  • Upon successful completion of first semester courses at SR-RGC in one of the designated majors, SWTJC will apply a rebate to the student’s account for any excess over $1930, excluding any specialized fees such as online, lab, other specific use fees, and textbooks.
  • Upon graduation from SR-RGC with BS degree in one of the designated majors, students will receive a rebate for any excess over $8070 excluding textbooks or other unrelated fees.
Conditions for Acceptance into the Program
          1. Eligible for full admission
          2. 29 hours of specific dual credit coursework
          3. 2.5 high school GPA
          4. Apply to both SWTJC and SR-RGC
          5. Completed FAFSA
Conditions for Receipt of the Rebate
         1. Full time enrollment in all fall and spring semesters – 15 hours each term
         2. Maintain a 3.0 GPA
         3. Accept financial aid to which student is eligible (excludes loans)
         4. Rebate eligibility ends if student drops any courses or withdraws
         5. Total completion time will be 6 semesters (fall and spring) summer excluded unless courses needed  for the major are only offered during summer terms
                 a. Completion of SWTJC A.S. degree in 1 year
                 b. Completion of SR-RGC B.S. degree in 2 subsequent years
         6. Student pays all other costs (Student may use financial aid, loans, or personal funds).

Rebate Awarding Details

         1.  Student will receive approval into the program and be informed of eligibility for the rebate.
         2. Student will be charged full tuition and fees for each term of enrollment.
         3. Student will not be dropped from courses for non-payment since they will be reimbursed for amount at a later time.
         4.  Rebates will be credited to the student’s account according to the schedule detailed above.
         5.  Student must accept financial aid offered (other than loans). The rebate will be applied to any difference between the financial aid award and the portion of the student cost.
         6. Student must have been enrolled full time, maintained required GPA, and completed approved courses on their designated degree plan.

$10K Scholar’s Budget
Student Costs:
Without Rebate
Rebate Amount
With Rebate Applied
Tuition, Registration Fee, General Use Fee, Technology Fee, Campus Access Fee
(2 Semesters @ 15 Hours Each)
$700                                ($350 per term)
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
(4 Semesters @ 15 Hours Each)
$1,422                     ($355.50 per term)
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