Dual credit is a great opportunity for qualified high school juniors and seniors to earn both high school and college credit by attending a college level class on the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus. A dual credit course is a class that awards both high school and college credit upon completion through a partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and area school districts.
The Elite Islander Program offers many benefits:
- Gives students the experience of taking real college courses on the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus.
- Expands academic options for college-bound high school students.
- Minimizes the duplication of courses taken in both high school and college.
- Decreases the amount of time needed to earn a degree.
- Drastically reduces the cost of college, by discounting the cost of dual credit courses more than 50%.
- Elite Islander Program dual credit courses are generally transferable to public colleges and universities in Texas and throughout the country.