Not all colleges accept dual-credit hours amassed by Texas high school students

For top high school students, the sales pitch for dual-credit classes is almost irresistible – pass one class and get high school and college credit.

Yes, the classes are harder and require more work, but they look good on college applications and students are better prepared for university courses, students are told.

For most, the classes pay off. They start college with part of their degree requirements out of the way. But a few are surprised to find that their classes are not as readily accepted by universities as they thought they would be.

Texas law requires public universities to accept credit for core classes identified by the state, but some students find that the classes don’t count toward their degree. Instead, they are placed on the transcript as electives. Or the credit is accepted but the student is advised to retake the class.

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November 4th, 2010

Staff Reporter

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