Start college while in school

AlamoCollegesNOW allows eligible high school students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Students who join the program enroll in a college course at one of the Alamo Colleges and receive simultaneous college credit, saving time, and money. In most cases, this program is at no or low-cost to the student.

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What does AlamoCollegesNOW include?

The Alamo Colleges District is committed to providing a high-quality education to our community, including programs for high school students to earn ‘dual credit’ for both high school- and college-level credentials. There are multiple dual credit programs for students to choose from:

Traditional Dual Credit Program — Traditional Dual Credit high school students earn both college and high school credit for college courses completed through one of our five Alamo Colleges. Dual credit courses include both academic and technical courses.

If a student qualifies for Dual Credit (Program), they may take courses in the 42-hour core curriculum listing or from the Professional and Technical Education (PTE) programs. Courses taken should be aligned with your degree plan or career choice.

Early College High School (ECHS) and Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) — Students receive a high school diploma and the opportunity to earn an associate, certification, or up to 60 college-credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree.

Alamo Academies — Students are exposed to STEM careers and earn college credits and certifications in programs driven by industry and high-demand career pathways through a hands-on curriculum. We have programs specializing in advanced manufacturing and technology, aerospace, diesel technology, health professions, and information technology and security.


What are some benefits?

Save time — Earn up to 60 hours of college credit before even graduating from high school.

Save money — Free or reduced tuition and fees to cut down your cost to complete a college degree.

Get a head start — Start your college journey today. Begin working towards a college degree or certificate, enter the workforce earlier and begin earning wages.

Get a taste of college — Make your transition to college easier by starting that journey now.

Get a taste of college — Make your transition to college easier by starting that journey now.

Get the support you need — Take advantage of the free tutoring, academic coaching, access to college learning tools, and more!

How to Attend AlamoCollegesNOW

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