Admissions

Dual Credit

Get a “jump start” on college by earning college credit before attending on a full-time basis!

Pay a fraction of the cost of regular course fees charged by the college. In most cases, tuition and fees are waived and textbooks are provided by the high school.
Take classes during your normal high school hours earning both high school and college credit for your work.
Enjoy the same community college benefits as other Navarro College students including access to the Richard M. Sanchez library, computer lab, recreation center, and more!
Earn credit hours that are applicable toward a degree at Navarro College and is generally transferable to other accredited colleges and universities. Please note: Because each institution establishes its own transfer credit policies, Navarro College cannot guarantee transfer of credit to another university.
Navarro College is a fully accredited institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
At the successful completion of the dual credit program, students from Ellis and Limestone counties may be eligible for the Brilliance Scholarship.

For Prospective Students

What is Dual Credit

Dual credit is a partnership between Navarro College and area high schools. Dual credit makes it possible for high school juniors and seniors to earn both high school and college course credit upon successful completion of the course(s).

Dual Credit Program Requirements

Testing Temporary Waiver – 10th grade TAKS scores ELA 2200 w/3 subscore and Math 2200
Testing Exemptions -
11th grade TAKS scores ELA 2200 w/3 subscore adn Math 2200, or
SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1070 w/minimum of 500 in both sections, or
Accuplacer score must be
- Reading score of 78
- Essay score of 6 or Essay score of 5 with sentence skills of 80
- Algebra score of 85 or higher
- College level Math of 50 or higher
3. A required state-approved placement test.

What You Can Expect

Course Rigor – The course syllabus and content are approved by the academic department at Navarro College and will be taught at the college level. Therefore, you can expect the difficulty of this course to be greater than other high school courses.

Study time – As a general rule, you will be expected to study two hours per week for each credit hour taken. Thus, for a three credit hour course, you should plan on approximately six hours per week for study and homework in addition to your class time.

Grades – You will be graded based on Navarro College standards and against other Navarro College students. You may be required to take a departmental final exam upon completion of the course. This exam will be administered at your high school.

Academic Record – The credit and grades you earn through the pre-college dual credit program will become a part of your permanent academic record (transcript) at Navarro College.

Policies/Procedures – You will be expected to follow Navarro College policies and procedures. To receive a copy of the Navarro College Catalog, call the Office of Admissions and Records at (903) 875-7349 or toll-free at 1-(800)-NAVARRO.

Attendance – You should avoid missing classes unless it is absolutely necessary.

Course Fees – Course fees are based on an established rate, which is one-half the rate charged for courses taken at the Navarro College campus.

Current Dual Credit Offerings

For Current Dual Credit Students

For High School Graduates

How to Get College Credit

If you have earned dual credit while in high school and are interested in applying for admission to Navarro College, please request that the college or university the credit was awarded through (not your high school) mail an official transcript to:

Navarro College
Office of Admissions and Records
3200 W. 7th Avenue
Corsicana, TX 75110

Navarro College awards credit for most college-level courses taken as dual credit if the course credit is posted on an official college transcript from a regionally accredited college or university. Exception: Credit for college work that involves remedial or highly technical content may not be accepted.

We have no limit on the number of dual credits accepted. General education courses are more likely to be accepted than credit for major specific courses. Check with the academic department, however, before assuming your dual credit will count toward your major. For more information, contact the Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities at (903) 875-7594.

To view how your credits will transfer, use our Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.

Dual Credit FAQ for Admitted Students

The following information is designed to answer questions most frequently asked by admitted students who have taken college courses while still in high school. Please read carefully to ensure you receive proper credit.

Will I receive transfer credit for my courses at Navarro College?


Navarro College awards credit for most college-level courses taken as dual credit if the course credit is posted on an official college transcript from a regionally accredited college or university. Exception: Credit for college work that involves remedial or highly technical content may not be accepted. We have no limit on the number of dual credits accepted. General education courses are more likely to be accepted than credit for major-specific courses. Check with the academic department, however, before assuming your dual credit will count toward your major. Please use our Transfer Equivalency Guide to see how your credit transfers to Navarro College.

When will I learn how my courses transfer?

If you have not already received an evaluation of how your courses transfer, you will receive one when you come to campus for our BeauCamp program. During BeauCamp, an advisor will review your evaluation with you and use it when helping you to select the courses you will take during your first semester at Navarro College. When you come to BeauCamp, you will need to bring copies of your college grade reports or transcripts showing the name of the college and the course code, course number, credit hours, and grade for each course you have taken. If your grades from other colleges are available to you online, you can bring a screen print of those grades. We cannot use your high school transcript for this purpose.

Do I need to request official transcripts showing my college credit?


Yes. The copies that you bring with you to BeauCamp will be used to prepare a tentative evaluation of your transfer credit, but we will need your official transcripts from each college before your evaluation will be complete. Please request the registrar at each college to mail your transcript to the address shown below.

What if I have already had an official transcript sent to Navarro College?


If we had an official college transcript for you when you were admitted, you should find an evaluation of transfer credit for the course(s) taken at that college with your admission letter. If you had an official transcript sent to us after you were admitted but have not yet received an evaluation from us, please bring a photocopy of your transcript or grade report to BeauCamp but do not have another official copy sent at this time.

What if I earned my dual credit through Navarro College?


You do not need to take any additional action. Your credit will already be on your Navarro College record, and your advisor will have that information when you come to BeauCamp.

Will my dual credit courses hurt my eligibility for scholarships?


Your eligibility for freshman scholarships is based on your class rank, grade point average, and/or ACT/SAT scores. Since your grades for your dual credit courses are likely factored into your overall high school grade point average, your dual credit courses could potentially affect your eligibility for scholarships. However, your grades on dual credit courses will not affect your ability to renew your scholarships for future years.

Grades earned by students through the Navarro College dual credit program or dual enrollment prior to their freshman year will not prevent a student from renewing freshman scholarships for their second year. (That is, if students meet the GPA requirement for renewal based on courses taken during their freshman year but do not meet the cumulative GPA requirement when dual credit courses are included, their scholarships will be renewed.) However, to renew for their third or subsequent years, students must meet the GPA renewal criteria based on their cumulative GPA (including dual credit hours).

Credit earned through NC dual credit or dual enrollment is not considered in determining whether students meet the credit hour requirements for scholarship renewal.

The courses are on my high school transcript. Can't you use that?


No, because your high school transcript shows the high school credit that you earned. We must have your college transcript to verify the college credit.

Am I required to provide transcripts showing college credit, even if I don't want to?


Yes. It is important that we know about all college courses that you have taken. Failing to provide us with this information is considered falsification of records and may result in denial of admission or enrollment.

What if I have taken Advanced Placement (AP) exams?


It’s possible to gain Navarro College college credit, depending on your AP test score. Students must contact The College Board to request an original copy of their score report be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Records. We typically do not receive scores for AP exams taken by seniors until mid-summer. View our Advanced Placement (AP) credit web page for more information.