Dual Credit Classes 2020

Brazosport College, 4 local ISDs partner to offer free dual credit classes

Brazosport College, 4 local ISDs partner to offer free dual credit classes

Tue Jul 14, 2020

Brazosport College and four independent school districts are teaming up to not only give local high school students a head start toward a college education, but they’re also offering it at a price that’s impossible to resist.

Brazosport College is partnering with Angleton, Brazosport, Columbia-Brazoria and Sweeny ISDs to offer free tuition for dual credit courses during the upcoming Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters at no cost to the student.

Students only need to apply and enroll in the classes, and each individual school district will pay the balance. No FAFSA form is needed. Details vary by district.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students and their families,” said Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek. “Brazosport College has made modifications to its Fall schedule and we are pleased to announce that we have safe, flexible and engaging options for ways in which students can take dual credit courses.

“We know that taking dual credit classes is one of the highest predictors of college success and, with the great news that tuition is paid by their school district, this makes it the perfect time for students to enroll and start on their path to a college credential,” she added.

Interested students can learn more about this opportunity by attending a free webinar on either Thursday, July 23 or Tuesday, July 28. The July 23 information session is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., while the July 28 session is from 12 to 1 p.m. More information — which includes instructions on how to register and receive a password for the webinars through Zoom — can be found at brazosport.edu/dualcredit.

Each school district has slightly different requirements, but all are offering free dual credit classes through Brazosport College. Details are as follows and are for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 school year: 

  • Angleton ISD and Brazosport College have partnered to offer all dual credit courses on the student pathways for free.
  • Brazosport ISD and Brazosport College have partnered to offer two free dual credit courses each semester. Dual credit scholarships are also available up to $500 for additional courses. To apply for a scholarship, visit Brazosport.edu/scholarships.
  • Columbia-Brazoria ISD and Brazosport College have partnered to offer two free dual credit courses each semester. Dual credit scholarships are also available up to $500 for additional courses. To apply for a scholarship, visit Brazosport.edu/scholarships.
  • Sweeny ISD and Brazosport College have partnered to offer all CTE/Workforce courses for free. Dual credit scholarships are also available up to $500 for additional courses. To apply for a scholarship, visit brazosport.edu/scholarships.
  • Dual credit scholarships up to $500 are also available for private school and homeschooled To apply for a scholarship, visit brazosport.edu/scholarships.

Brazosport College’s Fall semester classes will be delivered in the following formats: 

  • Online — Courses are taught entirely online with no face-to-face meetings.
  • Scheduled Live Online — Courses meet at designated class times through a real-time, two-way connection between students and instructors.
  • Blended — Courses meet both on campus and online.
  • Face-to-Face — Courses meet on campus each with physical distancing measures and other precautions in place.

For more information about Brazosport College or this opportunity for receiving free dual credit at Brazosport College, visit brazosport.edu/dualcredit. To learn more about the College’s plans for the Fall 2020 semester, go to brazosport.edu/backtobc.

For more information about Brazosport College or to start the registration process, visit brazosport.edu/choose or call (979) 230-3000.