Before you apply, please consider...

Your Schedule

The days and times you choose for your Dual Credit classes should conform to your personal schedule (i.e., high school classes, employment, extracurricular activities and availability of transportation). You are encouraged not to overextend yourself and to allow plenty of time for study. Please remember that UTRGV Dual Credit courses are regular university courses and are often more demanding than high school classes.

Application Process

1. Apply at and submit the "Freshman, U.S." application for Spring/Summer/Fall. 

  • On ApplyTexas, after selecting "Freshman, U.S.", the question “Are you applying to take college courses to be completed while you are still a High School student (Dual Credit or Concurrent Enrollment)?" will appear (in a yellow box), answer YES to make it a Dual Credit application.
  • Answer only questions marked as required.
  • An Application ID number will appear once you submit the application, save the number! 
  • You will receive a letter/email instructions on how to activate your Vaquero Email Account within 3-5 business days. 

2. Submit Dual Credit Authorization Form (w/ 3 signatures)
3. Submit Official High School Transcript (w/ ranking, GPA, graduation plan type)
4. Submit ACT or SAT scores if applicable.

Documents Needed after Admission

1. Submit placement scores (ex. TSI Assessment)
2. Submit Proof of Bacterial Meningitis vaccination or exemption (must be current 10 days prior to 1st class day)

Texas Success Initiative

In compliance with Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements, you must either take a state-approved assessment or be exempt from TSI prior to attending Advisement and enrolling in any college-level coursework. This requirement is for placement purposes and is not used in the admission decision.

For more information about TSI testing dates and fees, contact:

University Testing Services -

Meningitis Vaccination

In accordance with Texas law, UTRGV requires all first-time students, including transfer and returning students under the age of 22, to submit evidence that the student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis at least 10 days prior to the first class day of the semester or to provide other documentation establishing why such a vaccination is not required. Students will not be allowed to enroll without providing proof of the vaccination or exemption.

All first-time students, including transfer and returning students, must provide one of the following documents to the Office of Admissions:

  • A “Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Record” signed by a health practitioner indicating the student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis or any other official state or local immunization record. Vaccinations must be administered no more than 5 years and no fewer than 10 days prior to the first day of the semester for which the student is enrolling.
  • A "Refusal of Immunization for Medical Reasons" signed by a physician who is licensed and registered to practice medicine in the United States that states the physician's opinion that the required vaccination would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student.
  • A "Texas Department of State Health Services Conscientious Exemption" form signed by the student stating the student has declined the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief.Submit original form, no copies allowed.


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