What is Early College (dual-credit)?
Dual Credit classes are classes where students are enrolled at Furr and at Houston Community College at the same time and earn grades and credits for the same class at each institution. Students can graduate with an Associate’s degree or a Level 1 certificate, complete the 42-hour University Core, or just begin to accumulate academic college credits. The successfully completed HCC core credits will transfer to other Texas colleges (two-year and four-year).
How do I get into dual credit classes?
You must complete a waiver signed by your parent, a Houston Community College application and obtain your HCC “W number” by May 30 for Fall semester classes and October 30thfor Spring semester classes. In addition, for academic core classes, you must have qualifying STAAR scores* or pass the TSI exam. Students will take TSI in October. See Ms. Endsley in room 234 for more information or questions.
*4000 on English 2 for all courses, 4000 Algebra with Algebra 2 completed for math or science courses
What dual credit programs are offered at Furr?
The Furr Institute offers dual credit classes to all qualified students, as well as 2 distinct accreditation programs:
What if I start on an accreditation program (Academy) and do not finish all the credits for the Associate’s degree or Level 1 certificate before graduation?
You may choose to transfer the credits to another two year or four-year college or you may continue at HCC to complete the degree. Summer bridge courses may be offered at Furr according to cohort needs.