The Ysleta Independent School District Dual Credit program, in partnership with El Paso Community College, offers qualified students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. Classes offered through the Dual Credit program count for both high school and college credit simultaneously, so students graduate with their high school class having earned up to 15 hours of college credit. Research shows that students who are part of a dual credit program are twice as likely to graduate from high school, enroll in a post-secondary institution, and complete a college degree or certificate. Qualified students may enroll in Dual Credit courses at any YISD high school campus. Dual Credit courses at YISD are taught by credentialed EPCC instructors or by EPCC professors and are at no cost to students.