Effective as of May 23, 2015, signed by the Governor of the State of Texas, House Bill 505 takes effect. The University of Texas of the Permina Basin now offers dual credit courses to students in the 9th-12th grade. Students can now take up to 15 hours of dual credit courses per semester.
UTPB Dual Credit Courses
UTPB Dual Credit courses are $150 for each 3 hour course. English 1301 and English 1302 courses are $200 each.
Find the book link to all dual credit courses at the link located at the bottom of the page
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation*
ENGL 1301 - Composition I*
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II*
ENGL 2322 - British Literature to 1800*
ENGL 2323 - British Literature since 1800*
ENGL 2327 - American Literature to 1865*
HIST 1301 - United States History to 1877*
HIST 1302 - US History since 1877*
MUSI 1301 - Jazz Pop Rock*
PSYC 1301 - Intro to Psychology*
SOCI 1301 - Intro to Sociology*
COMM 1315 - Intro to Public Speaking
CRIM 2336 - Intro to Criminology
ENGL 2328 - American Literature since 1865
MATH 1314 - College Algebra
MATH 2412 - Pre-Calculus
MATH 2413 - Calculus I
PLSC 2305 - American National Politics (High School U.S. Government)
SPAN 1411 - Beginning Spanish I (Fall)
SPAN 1412 - Beginning Spanish II (Spring)
SPAN 2311 - Second Year Spanish I (Fall)
SPAN 2312 - Second Year Spanish II (Spring)
* “UTPB –TxVSN” courses contain 100% of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). All UTPB dual credit courses meet and exceed academic expectations.
Click MOU for UTPB Memorandum of Understanding articulation agreement.
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Information:
The TSI Assessment is a program designed to help institution determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing and mathematics. This program also helps determine what type of course or intervention will best meet your needs to help you become better prepared for college-level course work if you are not ready.
If you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSI Assessment — unless you are already exempt (contact high school counselor) — to determine your readiness for college-level work. Based on how you perform, you may either be enrolled in a college-level course that matches your skill level or be placed in the appropriate developmental course or intervention to improve your skills and prepare you for success in college-level courses. For more information click TSI Accuplacer.
School districts and students interested in taking the TSI Assessment/Accuplacer with UTPB. School districts have the option of becoming proctors for their school district and must be given credentials by UTPB. These districts must also contact Karla Olivas. The TSI exam will be given at no charge to the students who will be enrolled in UTPB Dual Credit courses. UTPB honors the TSI testing requirement for relevant subjects only. For example, a student taking history or any other non math course will only have to pass reading and writing, while a student taking math, only has to pass the math TSI.
TSI Counselor Instructions
TSI Pre Assessment Slideshow (PDF)
Pre Assessment Certificate (PDF)
What is the Spur Scholarship?
UTPB offers a $500 Spur Scholarship each semester to UTPB Dual Credit students who successfully complete a dual credit course with a 70 or better. Only one Spur scholarship may be awarded per semester.
The Spur Scholarship can only be used after a student graduates from high school and can be applied toward any UTPB course for tuition, textbooks, or fees for courses either online or on campus. Only one spur scholarship may be used per semester.
UTPB Dual Credit Academy Application:
UTPB Academy Application (Online)
The email address entered on the application will be used to notify the student of their admittance, log in information, UTPB student Falcon ID will be used as a communication tool between the student and Professor.
If you need assistance with any part of the application process, please contact Heather Cress at firstname.lastname@example.org (432-552-2106), Rey Lascano at email@example.com (432-552-2555) or the main office at 432-552-2557.