• Knowing the difference between Advanced Placement and Dual Credit course will assist you in planning for both high school and college courses.


    HISD Advanced  (HADV)

    Dual Credit (DC)


    The HADV Program allows students to take college-level courses and exams, and to earn college credit or placement while still in high school.

    Dual Credit allows high school students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit by completing courses at their high school.


    Students seeking credit through their HADV exam scores should note that individual college and universities, not the College Board, the AP Program, or the high school grant, course credit and placement.

    Credit is awarded when the student passes the course. Students must pass a DC class with a C or higher to remain in the dual credit program.


    Taught by high school teachers trained by The College Board.

    Taught by college instructors and/or high school teachers who serve as adjunct professors.

    College/University Acceptance

    Accepted throughout the nation. See individual college for their policy.

    Accepted at public college and universities in Texas. Check with individual college for your intended major’s academic requirements.


    HADV courses are taught at Eastwood.

    Dual Credit courses are taught at Eastwood.


    Open to any student

    ·         Must be currently attending high school and be in 10th, 11th, or 12th.

    ·         Must have parent/guardian approval.

    ·         A PSAT score of 55 in Math, 50 in Reading, at least totaling 107.



    ·         An SAT score– min 500 in both Math and Reading, and must total 1070.


    ·         Take the TSI placement test at HCC. www.hccs.edu/tsi


    If student is currently taking the HADV course at Eastwood, the corresponding HADV test is free of cost.

    Free of charge


    Provided by the school

    Possible textbook purchase required, depending on the class and teacher.

    Impact on High School GPA

    5.0  scale

    5.0 scale