What are Dual Credit Courses?
Dual credit is a process through which a student may earn high school credit and college credit for one course.
What is the cost of a Dual Credit course?
UTPB Dual Credit courses are $150 for each 3 hour course. English 1301 and English 1302 courses are $200 each.
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) information:
School districts and students interested in taking the TSI Assessment/Accuplacer with UTPB may contact Karla Olivas at 432-552-2555 or 432-552-2557 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 only has to pass reading and writing, while a student taking math only has to pass the math TSI.
Textbooks are required for UTPB Dual Credit courses:
Students are responsible for obtaining their own textbooks. Since some schools provide textbooks for their students, you should check with your high school counselor to determine the policy for the individual school. All required textbooks are available from the UTPB bookstore located on the UTPB campus, at 432-552-0220 or http://www.bkstr.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=10632&demoKey=d or digital books at www.CafeScribe.com . Students are encouraged to purchase their books through UTPB bookstore, but have the option of purchasing through other sources.
UTPB Support services for Dual Credit students:
UTPB Dual Credit students have access to support services on-line including the Student Success Center, On-line Library, and the On-line Writing Center (OWL). Click on the link below to print out a copy of the student support services which are beneficial to UTPB Dual Credit students. The services are free to UTPB students and many services can be accessed on-line. A list of these Student Support Services can be found here.
What is the Spur Scholarship?
UTPB offers a $500 Spur Scholarship each semester (one per semester) to UTPB Dual Credit students that successfully complete a course with a 70 or better. The Spur Scholarship can only be used at UTPB after high school graduation as a credit towards tuition, fees, and books.
UTPB Dual Credit Courses
ATTENTION TxVSN Participants! The following courses are now available for TXVSN. As a reminder, All of UTPB's TXVSN courses have been aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. You may find more information on how to become a receiver district at http://www.txvsn.org and view under "latest news". No scholarships opportunities available after Fall 2013.