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

This program offers the following benefits:

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

The Dual Credit program at Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC) provides students the opportunity to earn both college and high school credit while enrolled in high school. Through an educational 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 the college for semester credit hours 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



M Torres
Michelle Torres
Director of Outreach
(830) 591-7321
D Sanchez
Damacio Sanchez
Outreach Coordinator
(830) 591-4198
S Hernandez
Savanna M. Martinez
Outreach Coordinator
(830) 591-7244
P Perez
Patricia Perez
Outreach / Admissions Events / Admissions Coordinator
(830) 591-7312
V Rendon
Venessa Rendon
Administrative Assistant
(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. Be classified as a junior or senior
  2. Meet established admissions requirements and prerequisites for the desired course
  3. Comply with the state-mandated college entrance exam, the TSIA2.  If a student does not meet exemptions based on SAT, ACT, OR STAAR EOC
  4. Attend mandatory New Dual Credit Student Orientation
  5. 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 (Apply Texas 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


Spring 2021
Summer I 2021
Fall 2021

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 

Dual Credit Calendar of Events add

January 29, 2020
10:00 am
College Day
SWTJC Uvalde Campus

February 13, 2020
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
College Day
SWTJC Uvalde Campus