Early College Start - Dual Credit Program
Early College Start - Students starting in 9th grade (10th or higher is recommended) are eligible to take courses at Austin Community College (ACC) or Temple College (TC) for college credit.
Dual Credit – Dual credit courses are college courses that also count toward high school requirements. These courses may be taken at the college campus and are taught by regular college faculty. Successful completion of the course can earn high school credit as well as college credit.
Students who take dual credit courses can receive high school and college credit simultaneously. Students who satisfactorily complete pre-approved college courses on the dual credit list will receive high school credit after they present their college courses transcript with grades for placement on the high school transcript.
High school students who reside in areas whose property taxes pay into the community college system, such as Round Rock ISD, pay no tuition for fees for those courses. Students in other communities pay only $150 per course while still in high school. This is a substantial savings for high school students.
By participating in this program, Gateway students:
- Experience college life prior to graduating from high school
- Network with other college students and learn about career tracks available
- Raise their GPA by earning advanced grade points
- Gain confidence in their educational abilities
- Accelerate through high school while earning college credit at the same time
- Develop a track record of college readiness before they graduate from high school, which helps ensure admission to more competitive universities and career programs
TSI Information – Please see below for the minimum scores required on the TSI. You can also click HERE for more detailed information.
State-Approved Minimum Scores to be TSI Complete, effective January 11, 2021
Assessment English, Language Arts & Reading (ELAR) Math TSI Assessment 945 and an Essay of 5 or more
Less than 945 and a Diagnostic Level of 5 or more and an Essay of 5 or more
Less than 950 and Diagnostic Level of 6
State-Approved Minimum Scores to be TSI Complete for assessment taken prior to January 11, 2021 (good for 5 years from date of exam).
Assessment Reading Writing Math TSI Assessment 351 *5 or 4/340 350
Austin Community College Important Dates
Summer 2022: May 31, 2022 - Aug 8, 2022
Description 10-Week 1st 5-Week 9-Week 2nd 5-Week Session dates May 31-Aug 8 May 31-July 1 May 31-Aug 1 Jul 5-Aug 8 Classes begin May 31 May 31 May 31 July 5 Current/former student registration Apr 4-May 30 Apr 4 -May 30 Apr 4-May 30 Apr 4-Jul 4 NEW, current and former student registration Apr 18-May 30 Apr 18-May 30 Apr 18-May 30 Apr 18-Jul 4
Fall 2022: Aug 22-Dec 11
Description 16-Week 1st 8-Week 14-Week 12-Week 2nd 8-Week Session dates Aug 22-Dec 11 Aug 22-Oct 16 Sept 6-Dec 11 Sept 19-Dec 11 Oct 17-Dec 11 Classes begin Aug 22 Aug 22 Sept 6 Sept 19 Oct 17 Current/former student registration Mon., May 16-Aug 21 Mon., May 16-Aug 21 Mon., May 16- Sept 5 Mon., May 16-Sept 18 Mon., May 16-Oct 16 NEW, current and former student registration Tues., May 31-Aug 21 Tues., May 31-Aug 21 Tues., May 31-Sept 5 Tues., May 31-Sept 18 Tues., May 31-Oct 16