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Dual Credit Program Is Cost Effective Option That Gets High School Students On Their Way to Higher Education

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

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

During Del Mar College’s Dual Credit Night on Tuesday, Feb. 21, high school juniors and seniors––and their parents––can learn about earning college credits while concurrently working toward their high school diplomas.

The free event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 106 in the DMC Center for Economic Development (3209 S. Staples across from W.B. Ray High School). For more information, contact Bob Montez, DMC Early College Programs director, at 361-698-1634 or or visit

The DMC Dual Credit program is specifically designed to provide a cost effective it 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 24 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.

College representatives will provide information about admissions and testing requirements, available courses, transferability and free tutoring. Participants also will learn about some of the over 200 transfer, occupational and technical programs available at Del Mar College, along with financial aid and scholarship opportunities. 

Additionally, eligible high school students have access to the College’s facilities and services, including campus libraries and online library resources and computer labs, along with academic and other 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.

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.