Dual Credit and AP
Taking a course as dual credit means enrolling in a course at Monterey High School while simultaneously enrolling in that course through our partnering college or university. Students must enroll, register, and pay the college or university in order to receive credit at the college level. At the end of the semester, students receive a high school credit and college credit at the same time.
When students graduate from high school and move on to higher education, they will need to request transcripts from each partnering college and university in order to transfer those credits to their next college or university. One of the main benefits of dual credit is the amount of tuition that students can save by already earning credits before enrolling in college.
Beginning in 22-23, all students enrolled in AP courses at Monterey will participate in taking the AP exam at the end of the year. If students score a 3, 4, or 5 on the exam, then they have potential to earn college credit for the course. Some universities will award college credit for scoring a 3 on the AP exam, where others may require that you earn a 4 or even a 5. It is important to check with the university that you plan to attend regarding their AP credit policies. More information about AP exams and registration can be found here.
This form is a great side by side comparison of AP coursework vs. dual credit classes. AP vs Dual Credit
How to Send Your Dual Credit to Your University
After earning college credit through either Dual Credit or OnRamps, students will need to send record of that completion to their university by requesting an official college transcript be sent.
Dual Credit Partnerships
Monterey is partnering with several different schools to offer a wide variety of dual credit opportunities to students.
A complete list of dual credit courses currently available can be found here:
All of our academic dual credit classes will be partnered with Angelo State University. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, students must:
1. Let your counselor know that you plan to take dual credit.
2. Apply to ASU. (before August 15th, 2022)
3. Submit a dual credit agreement form. (this will be emailed to a parent after you fill out your application- watch your emails!!!)
4. Be TSIA Compliant. (if a student needs to take the TSI, Monterey offers several opportunities) If you do not take the TSIA at Monterey, provide a copy of your scores to your counselor.
5. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or be in the top 50% of the class.
6. Pay for dual credit classes. (payment information will come from ASU after school starts)
*Students that have previously taken dual credit through ASU do NOT need to reapply. All they need to do is register HERE and follow through on payment.
All of our career and technical education dual credit classes will be partnered with South Plains College. Students will work with their teachers to register during the fall semester.
Additionally, Monterey is partnered with The University of Texas in Austin for OnRamps dual enrollment opportunities.