Frequently Asked Questions

Students taking Dual Enrollment courses in high school save money with discounted tuition, and time by earning college and high school credits simultaneously. Students will also gain college experience before they even graduate high school.

High school accommodations/modifications will not be automatically applied in Dual Enrollment classes. You need to contact the ACC Student Accessibility Services Office to discuss any test and/or classroom accommodations for DE courses. Call 281-756-5701 or email for an appointment: sas@alvincollege.edu

Dual Enrollment Academic Core courses are guaranteed to transfer with a grade C or higher to any Texas public college or university. Some universities will accept “D” grades.

Students should check with the university, public or private, to determine the policy regarding the acceptance of college transfer credit. Many workforce education courses, e.g. welding, EMT, medical terminology, culinary, keyboarding are not designed for transfer to a baccalaureate. 

House Bill 505 removed limitations on the number of classes a student may take. However, Alvin Community College recommends that students taking more than three classes per semester do so only under the recommendation or advisement of the ACC Advisor or the High School Counselor.

While the student will receive a letter grade from the college, all the dual enrollment courses will also have a corresponding numeric grade that will be delivered or assigned by the ISD. Grades will appear on both student high school and college transcripts.

Most college courses are 3 credit hours; 4 credit hour courses have a lab. The second number of the course lets you know how many hours you are earning. Ex: History 1301=3hrs; Spanish 1411=4hrs. You can view your Unofficial Transcript to see how many hours you have completed in the POD. Here is a helpful video

Yes! Dual Enrollment students should register for summer courses in April with their ACC Advisor. 

In The POD students can update their info under Students then Self-Service. They can edit that info in their profile. They can also update that info with a Data Change Request through their ACC Advisor. 

Students should maintain a minimum 2.0 ACC cumulative GPA. Students are encouraged to speak directly to the admission office or refer to the admission webpage of their college of choice for GPA standards set by that college. 

After you have completed the steps for admission into the Dual Enrollment Program, your ACC Advisor will register you for your college courses. Students will receive an email with instructions on how to view the fee statement, the payment deadline, payment plan information, and instructions on how to use the ACC online payment system. 

Dual Enrollment courses are college level courses. They are more rigorous but achievable with hard work, good study habits, and turning your work in ON TIME! 

Visit the ACC College Store.Students are encouraged to purchase their textbooks from the ACC College Store. There are some classes that require additional access codes that are bundled with the textbook only when purchased at the ACC College Store. 

The Testing Center administers all assessment tests. The Center is located in Building A. If you have any questions call 281.756.3526.

Check the semesters Refund Schedule for that information. 

Yes, home school and private school students take Dual Enrollment college courses. Contact HomeschDual@alvincollege.edu for information on enrollment. 

Students can expect to spend about 10 hours a week on an online course. You can view the course syllabus online, to review the course description and requirements. Self-motivation is essential for success in an online course. 

Federal Financial Aid is not available for Dual Enrollment students. Federal aid is only awarded after high school graduation. 

Students taking classes at their high school are not required to provide proof of the Bacterial Meningitis shot. Dual Enrollment students taking classes on an ACC campus, must provide proof prior to course registration. 

Orientation is required for all new Dual Enrollment students. Effective 2014, Dual Enrollment Parent Orientation will also be available. Refer to our webpage for orientation dates. Dual Enrollment Orientation will empower and equip students with the tools and resources needed for success in the Dual Enrollment Program.

January and February - Course selection happens at your high school
May - Dual Enrollment Admissions priority deadline
June and July - New Student Orientation sessions
Mid July to early August - Fall course registration
End of July to August - "You Have Been Registered" Emails
Friday after courses begin - Fall payment final deadline
November - Spring course registration
December - "You Have Been Registered" Emails
Friday after courses begin - Spring payment final deadline

Person Proxy allows the student to designate a person to view certain areas of a student’s record online.  It is an online "view only" option and should not be mistaken as a FERPA Limited Disclosure access.  Students may change or remove access at any time.  Person Proxy is completely FERPA compliant. The link to get to Person Proxy is under My Student Records in The Pod.

Student Access screenshot 

Once the student click’s on Grant Online Access, they are directed to Student Self Service where the student can then designate who to grant access to.  The student will be prompted to enter their Proxy’s first name, last name, DOB, SSN, email address and any former last names.  Students cannot grant access to anyone without a valid SSN. 


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