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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dual Credit


Dual Credit Program

The purpose of Dual Credit is to provide high school students with an opportunity to acquire university course credit at University of Houston-Victoria that supports their high school curriculum and introduce them to the Jaguar experience. 

Dual Credit students are responsible for following both their high school and UHV policies and procedures found in this catalog and the UHV student handbook.

Eligibility

A high school student is eligible to enroll in an academic dual credit course if the student meets all college’s standards under the provisions of the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2 (TSIA2) test. In addition, the school district must have a valid memorandum of understanding (MOU) on file with the University pursuing Dual Credit.

Students will be assessed Reading, Writing, and Mathematics prior to enrollment and show they meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirement:

For TSIA2 administered January 11, 2021 and after

  • ELAR (Integrated Reading and Writing)
    • CRC score of a 945-990 with an Essay of 5-8, or
    • CRC of a 910-944 with a Diagnostic Level of 5-6 and an Essay of 5-8
    • CRC score of 950-990, or
    • CRC score of 910-949 with a Diagnostic Level of 6

For TSIA administered prior to January 11, 2021

  • Mathematics: 350
  • Reading: 351
  • Writing: Essay Score of 5; Essay Score of 4 and Multiple Choice of 340

TSI Exemptions and Other Approved Scores for Dual Credit

All students in Texas public colleges are required to take the TSI Assessment unless the student qualifies for a TSI exemption. In addition, high school students can be waived from taking the TSI Assessment by submitting approved placement scores.  A high school student may be exempt or waived from taking the TSI Assessment by meeting one of the following requirements.

  • Achieve a STAAR EOC 4000 score for English II and/or Algebra I (and in conjunction, a passing grade in Algebra II course relevant to the courses to be attempted
  • Achieve an ACT Composite of 20 or higher; (Minimum 19 English and 19 Mathematics) [For scores prior to February 15, 2023 ONLY]
  • Achieve an ACT combined score of 40 on the English and Reading (E+R) tests and a Math score of 22 (for use of scores after February 15, 2023)
  • Achieve an SAT Total of 1070 (Minimum 480 EBRW and 530 MATH combined)
  • Achieve a PSAT Section Score of 460 (EBRW) and 510 (MATH)
  • Achieve a PLAN Composite of 23 (Minimum 19 English and 19 Mathematics)

 

Admissions

A student’s first step in the application process is to meet with their high school counselor to receive formal approval and academic advising on appropriate class selection. Students should then be ready to continue through the application process:

  • Apply Texas
  • Student Portal:  MyUHV
  • UHV Dual Credit Course Request: Submit a Dual Credit Course Request‌ and return the completed form to your high school counselor.
  • Test Scores: Determine & verify student has the required test scores. If a student needs to take the TSI test, please visit the UHV Testing Center for the schedule of test dates.
  • Transcript: Submit current high school transcript to dualcredit@uhv.edu.
  • Authorization to Release Educational Records: Authorization to Release Educational Records Form
  • Registration: Registration for classes will be processed by the Enrollment Management office.
  • Pay for Course(s): MyUHV account 
  • Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Record: For all students under 22 years of age, submit proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination or exemption. This is only required for students taking courses on the UHV campus.

Academic profiles are created with submitted documentation and admission decisions based on that profile and accomplishments to date.  High school representatives are accountable for ensuring documentation is complete and submitted on time. It is recommended that all documents are submitted together.

Dual Credit students who wish to continue their studies at The University of Houston-Victoria after high school graduation will be considered for readmission upon application as First Time in College Freshmen and will be invited to attend the Freshman Orientation.

Excluded Courses from Limit

Courses taken by students while enrolled in high school - whether for dual credit, early college credit, or for college credit alone are excluded from the course drop limit.

Dual Credit Academic Probation and Suspension

Dual Credit students must maintain eligibility by earning grades of C or better in each class to continue in the program.

Dual Credit Academic Probation

Students are placed on academic probation at the end of any term when a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 is not attained in college-level courses. Students are not subject to academic probation until a minimum of six semester hours of UHV dual credit courses have been attempted. Students on academic probation will be allowed to enroll in the next term but may not register for more than 6 hours of dual credit courses in that term.

Dual Credit students who enroll while they are classified as being on academic probation may continue to enroll in succeeding terms providing, they achieve at least a 2.00 GPA each term, even though their cumulative GPA is still below 2.00.

Dual Credit Academic Suspension

Dual Credit students who enroll in dual credit courses while on academic probation will be suspended from the succeeding long-term if they fail to achieve at least a 2.00 GPA in dual credit courses for that term.

  • Students placed on academic suspension at the end of a fall semester are not eligible to re-enroll in dual credit courses until the following summer.
  • Students placed on academic suspension at the end of a spring semester are not eligible to re-enroll in dual credit courses the following spring.
  • Students placed on academic suspension at the end of a fall semester are not eligible to re-enroll in dual credit courses until the following spring.
  • Students are only allowed to return to the dual credit program after one academic suspension.

Dual credit students that are suspended a second time, those students lose their eligibility for the dual credit program.

Dual credit students placed on academic suspension at the end of the spring semester of their senior year and wish to continue their studies at UHV after high school graduation will be considered for readmission after completing an appeal with the registrar. Contact the Office of the Registrar and Student Records for more information.

 

Concurrent Enrollment Program

If you are a student that has completed their junior year in high school, you are now eligible to enroll at UHV by applying for admissions under our Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP). This program will allow students to earn college credit before their high school graduation and get jumpstart on their university studies. Concurrent students may not enroll in more than two university-level courses each long semester or summer session.

  • For students to participate in the CEP, they must:
  • Have completed their junior year in high school; however, high school freshman, sophomore and junior students must undergo an admission reviewing process by the Concurrent Admissions Committee.
  • Rank in the top 50% of their class
  • Have a “B” average (3.0 GPA)
  • Be TSI complete by meeting one of the requirements listed in the above TSI Exemptions and Other Approved Scores for Dual Credit section.                                            
  • Fill out the Dual-Credit/Concurrent Enrollment Agreement with parent or guardian acknowledging and understanding of the program granting approval for participation
 

Students are required to submit the following:

  • Step 1:

Complete the U.S Freshman Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment Application through the ApplyTexas Website at http://www.goapplytexas.org/

  • Step 2:

Submit a Non-refundable Application Fee of $25.00

  • Step 3:

Submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores

  • Step 4:

Complete a Release of Educational Records (FERPA) form and submit it to dualcredit@uhv.edu

  • Step 5:

Dual-Credit/Concurrent Enrollment Agreement form must be submitted each subsequent semester and students must maintain a 2.0 or higher-grade point average based on a 4.0 scale to continue in the program

 

Concurrent Admission to University of Houston-Victoria is only granted for the semester for which students apply. Students who do not enroll for the semester they are approved, should contact the Office of Admissions and Student Recruitment before attempting to enroll for another semester.

Concurrently admitted students will be required to pay the regular tuition rates and will be permitted to enroll in college courses conducted during and after school hours and during summer terms. Students will be allowed to enroll in up to six hours of freshman or sophomore-level courses. Keep in mind that students within CEP do not qualify for Financial Aid or Scholarships.