Dual Credit Program
The dual credit program allows students to earn college semester credit hours while still in high school. Current eligible high school students may apply for dual credit enrollment in this program.
To participate in the TWU Dual Credit program, students must:
- Meet the state of Texas' college readiness requirements,
- Meet the minimum 2.0 GPA requirement,
- Complete the ApplyTexas freshman application,
- Submit the Dual Credit Permission form with signatures from the student's high school and parent,
- Pay the tuition and fees for dual credit courses, and
- Meet any additional requirements based on the student's school district or individual school.
- Homeschool students must meet the same eligibility requirements as students enrolled in a high school.
In order to apply, a student must submit:
- The ApplyTexas application;
- The nonrefundable application fee;
- Official documents demonstrating college readiness standards as defined by the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) via waiver, exemption, or completion;
- A completed dual credit permission form, signed by the student, a parent/guardian, and the high school principal or guidance counselor; and
- An official high school transcript.
These forms should be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
Applicants with previous military experience will need to complete an undergraduate application. In order to be considered a transfer student, an applicant must have a combination of military credit and college-level credit that equals 12 or more credit hours with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Former military applicants who have not taken any college-level coursework should apply for freshman admission.
Students who withdraw from the university to perform active military service will need to reapply for admission however the application fee will be waived. To qualify for readmission, the applicant must contact TWU within 90 days upon completion of active duty and submit a copy of the military orders calling the student to active duty.
Texas Woman’s University follows, with limitations, the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) as published in the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces in granting credit for military service. The University follows HB 269 in awarding credit for military service. Eligible veterans receive college credit for all the required physical education courses needed for their degree and not to exceed an additional 12 semester hours of elective coursework. To be eligible to receive credit for military service, veterans must have:
- Graduated from a public or private high school accredited by a generally recognized accrediting organization or from a high school operated by the U.S. Department of Defense.
- Completed a minimum of two years of service in the armed services (unless discharged because of a disability).
- Been honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces.
Credit for military service is available to all entering undergraduates, those applying for transfer admission, freshman admission, or for readmission. In deciding whether to claim this credit, students should review all policies concerning tuition rebates and excess credit hours.
For consideration of credit for military service schools, the applicant may submit one or a combination of the following military records:
- A certified original of the DD Form 295,
- A copy of the DD Form 214,
- Course completion certificates,
- An Army ACE Registry Transcript System (AARTS),
- A Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript System (SMARTS), or
- A Joint Service Transcript (JST).
Applicants who are not seeking a bachelor’s degree but who wish to take credit courses must submit an ApplyTexas application, an application fee, and an official transcript from the last institution attended. Applicants must be in good standing with their last institution attended and have earned at least a 2.0 GPA on their last 12 transferable hours attempted. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for federal, state, or institutional financial assistance, other than emergency tuition loans. Non-degree students may earn no more than 30 credit hours at TWU before they will be required to reapply as a degree-seeking student.
Post-Baccalaureate Students Seeking a Second Degree
Applicants who are seeking a second undergraduate degree must submit a completed ApplyTexas application for transfer admission, official transcript(s) from each institution attended (including verification of the bachelor degree awarded), and the application fee. Admission to the University does not imply admission to a specific college, program, or major. Students should contact the specific academic department for admission information.
Students who have attended TWU in the past as an undergraduate student may be eligible for undergraduate readmission. Readmission applicants are expected to meet the regular criteria for transfer admission. Additional requirements may apply if good academic standing was not maintained during prior TWU enrollment. Please refer to Academic Advising for more information.
Readmission as a transfer is required if: (1) an applicant previously accepted as a freshman, takes 12 or more college-level semester credit hours at another institution prior to returning to TWU; or (2) a former or accepted TWU student has 12 or more college-level semester credit hours, but four or more terms have passed, including the applicant's term of acceptance and/or enrollment. Readmission applicants may submit an application for transfer admission at ApplyTexas and pay the application fee; if the applicant attended another institution since his or her last enrollment at TWU, an official transcript from each institution must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
The application for readmission (and any additional credentials required) should be completed and submitted via ApplyTexas at least four to six weeks prior to the start of the term to ensure adequate processing time and notification. Individual TWU schools, colleges, or programs may have additional readmission requirements. Students should contact the specific academic departments for readmission information.
Please note, readmission is not required in the following circumstances: (1) it has been four or fewer terms, including the applicant’s term of acceptance and/or enrollment at TWU, and another university/college was not attended during that time; (2) the applicant has taken courses at another university/college while concurrently enrolled in courses at TWU; or the applicant has taken courses at another university/college during a short term (Maymester/Summer/Wintermester) while being enrolled at TWU during both Spring and Fall terms.