It’s not too early for students to start earning credits toward a college education.

On Thursday, April 7, high school juniors and seniors and their parents can learn about earning college credits while concurrently working toward a high school diploma during Del Mar College’ Dual Credit Night.

The free event begins at 6 p.m. in Room 106 in the College’s Center for Economic Development at 3209 S. Staples. For more information, contact Robert Montez, Interim Director of Early College Programs, at 361-698-1634 or or visit

DMC’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 DMC has offered for over 80 years.

Students can earn up to 24 hours of college credit by the time they graduate from high school while saving money, too. Dual Credit costs are $99 per three-hour credit course and the fee structure applies no matter where high school students live within or outside the College’s district.

During Dual Credit Night, College representatives will provide information about the one-price tuition plan, admissions, available courses, credits toward certificates and degrees, transferability and free tutoring through various departments. Participants will also 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, computerlabs, academic and other student support services. And, depending on the program at their high school, students may take college-level courses at their own school, on one of the College’s campuses or online.

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