Dual Credit Information
Dual Credit Program Information
A Dual Credit Program allows eligible students to earn college credit for certain high school courses in which they are enrolled. Dual credit courses are high school courses that adhere to college-level standards.
What are some positive outcomes of dual credit?
There are numerous advantages for the student in regards to dual credit. A few possible advantages include:
Ø Studies show that dual credit increases the likelihood that a student will complete high school, and enroll in and persist in college.
Ø Decreases cost of tuition and fees for students by accelerating time to degree.
Ø Challenging course work prepares students for the rigor of college work.
Ø Your student will be more desirable to their preferred university.
The primary purpose of the Dual Credit Program is to enable students who meet the requirements to earn college credits while completing their high school education. A successfully completed dual credit course earns the student college credit which may be applied toward an associate degree and/or may transfer to other colleges and universities.
Under the High School/Dual Credit Agreement, students may enroll in:
· Freshman- 1 dual credit course during spring semester only
· Sophomores- 1 dual credit course each semester
· Juniors- 2 dual credit courses each semester
· Seniors- 2 dual credit courses fall semester and 3 dual credit courses spring semester.
Students that are interested in Dual Credit Classes for the 2021-2022 year should plan to attend Dual Credit Information Meetings that will take place before the Holiday Break in December. Students must attend an information meeting in order to start the enrollment process into a dual credit class. The enrollment process will start at the very beginning of the spring semester and should be completed by the end of February. Exact dates will be posted once they are received from St. Philip’s College.