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Dual Credit Program Holding Live Chat on Thursday, March 4

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

It’s not too early for parents and their high school-age children to think about college. In fact, it’s not too early for high school students to start earning credits toward a college-level education while saving Mom and Dad some money!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, how do you get started and where do you send admissions documents to enroll in dual credit courses?

Join the Del Mar College (DMC) Dual Credit team for a live chat at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, where high school juniors and seniors—and their parents—can learn about earning college credits while concurrently working toward their high school diplomas. College representatives will provide information about the admissions application and testing requirements, transferability and other information needed to get started.

To participate, access the live chat on YouTube at https://youtu.be/b7QapyDLj5w or join using Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live.

For more information, contact Bob Montez, DMC Early College Programs director, at 698-1634 or dualcredit@delmar.edu, or visit the program’s page at www.delmar.edu/dualcredit.

Del Mar College’s Dual Credit program is specifically designed to provide a cost-effective option for Coastal Bend secondary school partners. The program ensures that students, administrators and school districts are afforded access to the educational value Del Mar College has offered for over 80 years.

High school students can earn up to 60 college credit hours by the time they graduate with a $99 per three-hour credit course fee structure that applies no matter where they live within or outside the College’s district. 

As a DMC Dual Credit student, eligible high school students have access to the College’s facilities and services, including online library resources, computer labs and other online student support services. And depending on the program provided at their high school, students may take college-level courses at their own school, on one of the College’s campuses or online.

Note: Del Mar College is currently under Phase 2 of its Return-to-Campus Plan with restricted access to campus facilities limited to designated employees and students.

Dual Credit at Del Mar College … it’s a great start toward the future.


About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.