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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm



M Torres
Michelle Torres
Director of Outreach
(830) 591-7321
D Sanchez
Damacio Sanchez
Outreach Coordinator
(830) 591-4198
S Hernandez
Savanna M. Martinez
Outreach Coordinator
(830) 591-7244
P Perez
Patricia Perez
Outreach / Admissions Events / Admissions Coordinator
(830) 591-7312
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


Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Summer I 2020

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


College Entrance Exam Minimum Passing Scores 

Dual Credit Calendar of Events add

January 28, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mandatory Dual Credit New Student Orientation
Matthews Student Center Ballroom

March 28, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Counselors’ Workshop
Matthews Student Center Ballroom

April 17, 2019, Postponed to May 9, 2019
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
College Day
SWTJC Uvalde Campus

Participating High Schools/Academies add
Participating High Schools/Academies
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