Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dual Enrollment:
Dual Enrollment refers to a student who receives high school and college credit for a particular course taught at the high school or on one of the TSCC campuses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
What is the difference between Dual Enrollment and Accelerated High School Students?
The Accelerated High School Program allows a high school student to enroll in a college class only for college credit. Accelerated High School student does not receive high school credit for the college course. Dual Enrollment means a high school student is enrolled in a college course for high school credit and college credit.
Am I eligible?
Eligible students must:
- Be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade when enrolling in a dual enrollment course.
- Have a 3.0 GPA in completed high school courses to enroll in academic courses.
- Have a 2.5 GPA in completed high school courses to enroll in career technical or health science courses.
- Meet the admission requirements of the College for the academic or career technical program selected by the student.
- Have written approval of the appropriate principal and the local superintendent of education.
- Complete the ACT, SAT, or assessment test to determine placement in English and math courses.
How do I apply?
- Discuss dual enrollment/dual credit options with your high school counselor to determine if you can enroll for dual enrollment at TSCC.
- Apply online or download and print the Application for Admission. Complete and return by mail or in-person to the Admissions Office on any TSCC campus.
- Submit a copy of an unexpired driver’s license or two forms of identification, one of which must be a Photo ID, to the Admissions Office.
- Complete and submit the Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Form with approved courses listed and signed by the high school principal and school superintendent.
- Attach your current official transcript and ACT scores to your Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit form and send them to the Admissions Office.
Is Dual Enrollment right for me?
Dual Enrollment courses are college courses, and the amount of work necessary to succeed in these courses may be much greater than in traditional high school courses. Students should talk to their high school counselors and parents about the dual enrollment program. The grades in these courses will become a permanent part of the student’s college transcript. Students must do well in their first college courses so they can begin their college careers with success. Questions to consider: Am I ready for a college class? What class do I want to take?
What courses are available for Dual Enrollment?
A variety of career technical, health sciences, and academic transfer programs are available through dual enrollment agreements between the high school and TSCC. Courses are numbered below 100 are not available for dual credit. Consult your high school counselor for details.
When and where can I take the class?
Classes may be offered at your local high school or one of TSCC’s campuses. Students can schedule classes at their high school with approval from their high school counselors. Students may take courses at TSCC during the day, evening, or online during the school year and summer.
When and where can I take the class? How do I receive my grade?
Grades are issued to students each semester. Students may view their grades on their My Trenholm Portal located at https://www.trenholmstate.edu/current-students/my-trenholm/. Besides, high school guidance counselors can request a copy of students’ grades each semester.
Are my Dual Enrollment grades listed on my high school and college transcripts?
The grades earned in the Dual Enrollment course are listed on the student’s high school transcript and count toward high school graduation requirements. The grades are also listed on students' TSCC transcripts once they graduate from high school or earn a GED. These grades are permanent college grades and become a part of the student’s permanent college transcript.
Will Dual Enrollment courses transfer to other colleges and universities?
Academic transfer courses will transfer to most four colleges and universities in Alabama. The Statewide Transfer Articulation System (STARS) provides information on courses that transfer from TSCC to Alabama’s public four-year institutions. For information on STARS and transfer credit in Alabama, students should go to www.stars.troy.edu. Students who plan to attend a college or university out of state should contact the institution for specific transfer information. Career technical courses are not designed for transfer. However, these courses allow students to get a jump start in a technical career program at TSCC. These courses can lead to an Associate in Applied Science degree or certificate and help with early employment opportunities in today’s highly skilled workforce.
How much do Dual Enrollment courses cost?
Dual Enrollment students pay the same tuition rate as all TSCC students. Tuition and fees are based on the number of credit hours. Payment is required at the time of registration for classes. Dual enrollment students are also required to purchase books/materials for each course. The Alabama Workforce Investment Area (AWIA) has authorized the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) In-School Youth funding for eligible career technical dual enrollment students.
Can PACT funds be used for Dual Enrollment?
Students must notify Betty Edwards (334) 420-4321 or firstname.lastname@example.org each semester they choose to use their available PACT funds. A PACT Usage Form must also be completed each semester. Students will also need to contact PACT at 1-800-252-7228 to change their original enrollment date.