• Dual Credit program 

    Dual credit courses are college courses that students take while in high school, earning both high school and college credit.  FBISD offers dual credit courses through Houston Community College for free if you reside within the HCC taxing district. All students must purchase textbooks. Please note there are limitations to what students can take as dual credit as per our agreement with HCC. For more details, please view the FBISD Dual Credit student contract.

    Dulles High School offers English 1301 & 1302 (equivalent to English iv) during the school year. 



    Deadline for Dual Credit Paperwork for 2024-2025 School Year Is April 12, 2024


    FBISD/HCC Dual Credit Enrollment Steps

    Students interested in enrolling in a dual credit course must complete all required steps listed below.

    1. During the FBISD course selection window, select the Dual Credit classes you are interested in taking.
    2. Submit the HCC application through ApplyTexas.org before  April 12, 2024 (Fall/Spring)
      • visit ApplyTexas to apply to HCC
      • takes up to 3 business days to receive your HCC ID number via email--this is very important as you cannot move on to the next step until you receive your HCC ID number.
      • The HCC ID begins with a "W", followed by 9 digits (example:  W123456789)
      • If you need help filling out the application, please view this document:  ApplyTexas Application Guide
      • Previous Dual Credit students already have an HCC ID and will NOT need to apply again.
    3. Ensure that you are exempt from taking the Texas Success Initiative Assessment or meet the minimum score on the TSIA test.
      • View the criteria below for the minimum eligibility score
      • DHS will offer TSIA to anyone that does not meet exemption criteria.  Dates TBA 
    4. Complete the DHS Survey to submit your documents.  Please upload all documents to this link.
      • go to DHS Survey
      • Log into with your @student.fortbendisd.com account to start the process and submit it or edit at a later date, if needed.
      • In the form you will be asked to upload:
      • Waiver Details:
        • for Beginning Semester-add the semester you will begin Dual Credit
        • for Ending Semester-add your graduation semester
        • for Academic Program--write LAHUM (Liberal Arts & Humanities)
        • for Academic Degree---write Associate of Arts

    TSIA Standards

    Students must meet certain Texas Success initiative Assessment eligibility standards to enroll in Dual Credit courses.  There are several ways for students to be considered TSI eligible.  Please see the table below to determine if you are exempt from having to take the TSIA.

    Eligibility for Dual Credit


    To look up your scores, visit the following websites:



    EOC Scores:  Log into Skyward/Family Access

    • Find "test scores" on the left side menu
    • click on "STAAR/EOC" 
    • scroll until you find "Family Access Portal Unique ID"
    • use this code to access scores through Texas Assessment





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