Dual Credit Program


The purpose of the Dual Credit Department is to provide academically talented high school juniors and seniors with an opportunity to acquire university course credit, and introduce them to the “Total University Experience” while still attending high school.

The Total University Experience

If you are a high school junior or senior with a proven record of academic achievement, you are invited to participate in our Dual Credit Program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. As a Dual Credit student you will have the opportunity to enroll in university courses, benefit from the expertise of highly qualified professors, and take advantage of our outstanding academic facilities! Best of all you will earn college credit while you’re still in high school! Dual Credit at UTRGV offers you the "Total University Experience" because we believe it’s the best way to prepare yourself for a successful academic career after high school graduation!

Admissions Criteria

In order to participate in Dual Credit at UTRGV, your high school must have a valid memorandum of understanding (MOU) on file with the University. You must also meet the following criteria. 

  • Be classified as a Junior or Senior in High School
  • Graduating under the Foundation w/ Endorsement or Distinguished Plan
Meet one of the following requirements:
  • Ranked top 10% OR 
  • Have a 90 GPA or higher OR
  • Composite score of ACT-22 OR
  • SAT-1030 (If tested prior to March of 2016) (CR&M) OR 
  • SAT-1110 (If tested after March of 2016) (EBRW & M)

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