Dual Credit Registration Requirements

Students are encouraged to turn in all paperwork as soon as possible. To avoid complications, applications for fall semester should be turned in no later than August 1st and no later than December 1st for spring semester.

  • Complete an Online Application for Admission (apply.southplainscollege.edu)
    • When creating a new student application account, please DO NOT use a high school email address.
    • After creating an account, please start a "New Dual Credit Application".
    • Students will receive an acceptance email within two to three business days of submitting the dual credit application.
    • Please make sure to check SPAM/JUNK folder for acceptance email.
  • Meet with High School Counselor
    Students wishing to participate should talk with their parent/guardian and high school counselor before enrolling in courses. The high school counselor can determine if the student is eligible and help the student develop a plan. Then, the counselor will submit an enrollment spreadsheet to notify SPC of the courses the student plans to enroll in for the semester.
  • If you're a homeschool student wishing to enroll in dual credit, please submit the enrollment approval form to dualcredit@southplainscollege.edu.


  • Submit Unofficial High School Transcript 
    A transcript is required when the student first applies.
    • Homeschool students must submit a notarized transcript.
    • An official final high school transcript with graduation date must be submitted upon graduation.
  • Submit Official College Transcript(s), if applicable.
    • Students who have taken college courses at another institution must submit official college transcripts prior to enrollment. 
  • Proof of the Meningitis Vaccination
    • Only if taking a course at one of the SPC campuses.
    • Must have been received within the last five years.
  • Meet Testing Requirements
    All Dual Credit students are not required to show college readiness in all three areas (reading, writing, and math), but only for the course(s) they wish to take. For example, students taking ENGL 1301 Composition I will only need to show college readiness in ELAR, since no math score is required for the class.
    • Click here to register for the TSIA2 Assessment.


Dual Credit Academic and Test Score Requirements


Academic Pre-requisites:

  • College-Level Math - must have successfully completed Algebra I at the high school level.
  • College-Level English - must have successfully completed English II at the high school level.   


TSI Exemption Scores 
Math  950 -or- 910 + 6 diagnostic
ELAR (Reading & Writing) 945 + 5 essay -or- 910 + 5 essay + 5 diagnostic

Tested on or after 2/15/2023

English + Reading Combined 40 English 19
Math                                                            22 Math 19
  Composite          23
English III 4000 EBRW 480
Algebra II 4000 Math 530



TSIA2 Exemption Scores are only good for five (5) years

Students who are not exempt through STAAR, SAT or ACT scores may still qualify to enroll in dual credit courses by achieving the minimum cut scores on the TSIA2 Assessment.

Students cannot claim an ACT or SAT exemption on Math or English if they do not meet the Composite or Combined Score first.


Temporary TSIA2 Waiver Scores 
                 STAAR EOC**                                                                      PSAT/NMSQT**
 English II  4000 Evidence Based Reading & Writing (EBRW)   460
 Algebra I +
must have completedAlgebra II
with passing grade
 4000  Mathematics


Can only be used while still in high school. PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 cannot be used.