Double the Enrollment, Double the Credit

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The Dual Enrollment program at Southern Union State Community College allows eligible high school students to enroll in college courses, getting a jumpstart on their college credits while still in high school.


The objective of the dual enrollment program is to introduce students to the experience of college in a supportive environment, thus creating a more seamless transition to college. Students are able to see for themselves how high school classes com-pare to college courses. Studies suggest that students who acquire college credit in high school are more likely to graduate from high school and continue their postsecondary education.

The opportunities are endless. Class options include career and technical programs as well as academic courses. Dual enrollment allows students to enroll in courses that may not be offered at their high school, and have access to many “perks” of college life.


What are the top reasons to consider dual enrollment at Southern Union?

  • Cost Savings: Pay less than half of the cost for many courses being taught at four-year colleges and universities.
  • Simultaneous Credit: Coursework counts for both high school and college, at the same time.
  • Experience: Experience college early and ease the transition when graduating high school.
  • Achievement: Dual Enrollment students are more likely to enroll in college right out of high school and earn a higher GPA in their first year of college.

What grade level and GPA are required?

Students must be in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade with a minimum cumulative (unweighted) grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

What Southern Union courses are offered for Dual Credit?

Most courses offered at Southern Union are available for dual enrollment. The courses a student chooses each term must be listed on his or her Dual Enrollment Statement of Eligibility form and must be approved by the high school counselor, principal, and Southern Union. Dual Enrollment students may not enroll in developmental courses, physical education courses and co-requisite learning support courses since these types of courses do not have an equivalent high school course.

Is financial aid available to dual enrollment students?

Students enrolling in academic dual enrollment courses are not eligible for federal financial aid (such as Pell Grants). The Southern Union Foundation provides a limited number of academic dual enrollment scholarships during each fall and spring semester. Students wishing to enroll in certain high wage, high demand Career and Technical Education programs may be eligible for a dual enrollment scholarship.


Since its inception, SUSCC has had two students complete their associate degree before earning their high school diploma. So, upon high school graduation, these students are able to go straight into the workforce. Can you think of a cheaper or quicker way to get into your specific field of study with a degree? Neither can we!

For more information on the dual enrollment program at Southern Union please email

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