Houston Community College (HCC) and Lamar High School have entered into partnership to offer dual credit courses on the Lamar campus. A dual credit course is a college course taken by a high school student where the student earns both college and high school credit. Eligible students may take 2 courses each semester which saves money and time toward college degrees before they finish high school.
Visit the College Corner for a list of offerings and eligibility approval. (Search on College Corner in the Directory for appropriate contacts)
Tuition is free, but students must purchase their textbooks and Lamar will buy back your books for a portion of the original cost. Eligible sophomores and juniors may take free Dual Credit classes for college credit in the summer.
Juniors and seniors must meet these requirements for Dual Credit classes:
TAKS ELA and Math of 2200 or higher with a minimum of a 3 in Writing OR
SAT of 1070 in Critical Reading and Math with a minimum of 500 in each section OR
ACT composite of 23 or higher OR
COMPASS score minimum of 81 in Reading, 59 in Writing and 6 on the Essay