Dual Credit Program

UNT currently offers an online dual credit program for participating high schools.  Dual credit is a process by which a high school student enrolls in a college course and receives simultaneous credit from both the college and high school. By participating in such programs, students get a head start on earning credits toward a college degree, save money on the cost of higher education, and enter the workforce sooner. 

Learn how to apply

The Benefits

  • Earn dual credit from a Tier One public research institution 
  • Complete university coursework while still in high school
  • Gain transferrable credit toward bachelor’s degrees 
  • Receive discounted UNT tuition


Students eligible to enroll in dual credit courses must:

A list of assessments and the minimum scores required to demonstrate college readiness can be found on UNT's Texas Success Initiative website.

Dual credit students not meeting the college readiness requirement with a STAAR/EOC, PSAT, SAT or ACT exam score may take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2 (TSIA2).  UNT administers the TSIA2 at the testing center in Denton or virtually through remote proctoring.  Contact the UNT Testing Center for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Tuition & Fees

UNT offers reduced tuition and fees for dual credit courses.

  • Tuition = $50 per credit hour
  • Fees = $25 per credit hour

Cost of a Typical Three-Credit Hour Course

Courses Dual Credit Tuition Regular UNT Tuition
Tuition per 3-credit course $150 $1013
Dual credit fee per 3-credit course $75 $377
Total Per Course $225* $1390*

*does not include textbooks, supplies, or a one-time application fee of $75

For more information

For more information on the requirements for dual credit partnerships or UNT’s dual credit programs, please call 940-369-6465 or email DualCredit@unt.edu.