Welcome to Southwest Texas Junior College's Dual Credit program, a great opportunity for high school students to get a jump start on earning college credit while still in high school.

Dual Credit programs offer the following benefits:

  • Expands academic options for college-bound high school students 
  • Minimizes the duplication of courses taken in high school and college 
  • Shortens the time required to complete an undergraduate degree 
  • Significantly reduces the cost of higher education

Dual Credit programs through Southwest Texas Junior College provide students the opportunity to earn both college and high school credit while enrolled in high school. Through a formal partnership, SWTJC and participating school districts approve students meeting program requirements to enroll in agreed-upon courses.

Course credit will be awarded through the school district for high school academic requirements and through the college for semester credit hours possibly leading to a post-secondary degree or certificate.

This page is designed to help answer questions about the expectations, requirements, processes and services available to you as a college student through Southwest Texas Junior College's Dual Credit Program. We are delighted that you have chosen to get a head start on your college education by participating in our program.

Office Location:

Southwest Texas Junior College
Joe Richarz Administration Building (Upstairs)
2401 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX 78801

Fax Number:

(830) 591-4182

Office Hours: 

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


S Martinez
Savanna M. Martinez
Director of
Dual Credit Program

(830) 591-7244
D Sanchez
Damacio Sanchez
Coordinator of
Dual Credit Program
(830) 591-4198
A Ramirez
Anahi Ramirez
Coordinator of
Dual Credit Program
(830) 591-7321
N Avila
Nayelli Avila
Administrative Assistant,
Dual Credit Program
(830) 591-2919

Requirements for Dual Credit

Students who would like to take advantage of dual credit opportunities must meet all of the following:
  1. Meet established admissions requirements and prerequisites for the desired course
  2. Comply with the state-mandated college entrance exam, the TSIA2.  If a student does not meet exemptions based on SAT, ACT, OR STAAR EOC
  3. Attend the mandatory New Dual Credit Student Orientation
  4. Pay the reduced costs associated with taking a dual credit/concurrent enrollment college course.


In order for the admission process to begin, the following must be submitted:

  1. A completed application for admissions - apply at 
    (ApplyTexas step-by-step instructions)
  2. Completed and signed Concurrent/Dual Credit Form
  3. Completed Dual Credit Consent Form
  4. Receipt and verification that college entrance testing requirements or exemptions have been met.  These scores must be provided.

Potential dual credit students must fulfill TSI requirements by:

1. Being exempt with specific scores via SAT, ACT, and STAAR EOC
2. Taking the TSI exam and receiving the minimum passing score on the applicable sections required for entry-level in the course desired


College Entrance Exam Minimum Passing Scores