The Guide to Dual Credit

The Guide to DUAL CREDIT at CVHS
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College View High School currently offers the following Academic DUAL CREDIT through Blinn College:


ARTS 1301 - Arts Appreciation                                            SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking

ENGL 1301 – Composition I                                                 MATH 1324 – Math for Bus. & Soc. Sciences

ENGL 1302 – Composition II                                                MATH 1325 – Calculus for Bus and Soc Sciences

ENGL 2322 – Survey of British Literature II                        BIOL 2401 - Anatomy and Physiology                       

HIST 1301 – United States History I                                    PHYS 1402 - Stars and Galaxies  

HIST 1302 – United States History II                                   ECON 2301 – Principles of Macroeconomics 

GOVT 2305 – Federal Government                                     GOVT 2306 - Texas Government                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Most classes will be held at CVHS.  Science courses will be held on the Blinn campus in Bryan.  Courses may be offered as Interactive Video Conferencing Classes (IVC), online, or direct teach.  The mode will depend on the class and how many students are enrolled.  Students enrolled in dual credit courses will be expected to spend several extra hours per week on each dual credit course.


Requirements:  Students must have a 2.0 or better GPA in completed coursework to take 2 dual credit courses per semester or a 3.0 GPA to take 3 dual credit courses per semester. 


What are the steps to taking Dual Credit at CVHS?

1.        See Ms. Rath if you are interested in taking Dual Credit.

2.        Apply to Blinn College Station ISD at   You can not proceed with the process until             this is submitted and your Blinn ID is received.  Once you receive your acceptance at Blinn, you will                 need to activate your MyBlinn account.

3.        Once the student receives their Blinn ID number, they will fill out the Dual Credit Approval Form. 

4.        Satisfy Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.  This includes taking the Pre-Assessment activity.

5.        Submit a picture for your Blinn ID.

8.        Student and Parent both sign CVHS dual credit contract.


What does DUAL CREDIT cost?

At this time, CVHS will pay tuition and textbook costs.  Current tuition costs are $318 per semester class. (This is a price break from regular Blinn tuition of $474 per course).  If a student fails a course (grade below 70), the student will be responsible for 100% reimbursement of the course to CVHS.  If a student drops a course prior to the end of the semester, the student will be responsible for the remaining difference of the balance of the refund to CVHS.  For example, if CVHS is refunded 75% of the course cost, the student would owe 25% reimbursement to CVHS. 



Parents:  Once a student takes a college course, parents do not have access to their child’s records unless a FERPA Release waiver is signed and on file with the college.

Students:  Once your ApplyTexas application is submitted, you will need to check your email within 48 hours for your MyBlinn account.  You may need to check your Spam or Junk mail folder if you do not find it in your incoming mail folder.


TSIA – Texas Success Initiative Assessment

Each student applying for Dual Credit must prove they are college ready by either having required scores on the ACT/SAT/PSAT or the TSIA.  Students may use the STAAR EOC English II and Algebra I scores for dual credit.  Please see the sheet titled “Test Scores for Dual Credit” for the scores needed.

Students taking PSYC, ARTS, HIST, GOVT, or ECON will need to prove college readiness on the Reading test.  Students taking any MATH course must prove college readiness on the Math test.  Students taking ENGL must show college readiness on both the Reading and Writing exams.

If a student does not qualify for dual credit on their SAT/ACT/PSAT/EOC scores, then they are required to take the TSIA.  College View HS is a TSI test center.  There is no cost for CVHS students to take the test on our campus.   However, you may also take the test at the Blinn Campus, but there will be a $45 cost.  You would need to contact Blinn College for test dates.

Before a student can take the TSIA, they must take the Pre-Assessment Activity and print the certificate of completion to give to Ms. Rath or send an email copy to [email protected]  This needs to be done at least one day prior to testing.  The Pre-Assessment Activity link is

 Testing Dates: To be determined.  Check Student Activities Calendar



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