Dual Enrollment offers high school students an opportunity to complete college-level coursework that will meet the requirements for high school graduation and may be applied toward a college degree.
If you are in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in high school and have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 2.5, we recommend that you speak with your counselor about the program.
A placement score is needed to determine students’ eligibility for certain classes, such as English or Math. The ACT is one exam that is used, and the other is ACCUPLACER, available through CVCC.
Complete the Admissions process to become a Chattahoochee Valley Community College student. Complete and submit all of the required Dual Enrollment forms. Take the ACCUPLACER test or submit your ACT scores to the Dual Enrollment Office. Register for classes through the Dual Enrollment Office and your high school. Pay for your classes.
Dual enrollment students pay CVCC tuition and fees (significantly less than a 4-year institution) based on the number of semester credit hours. Payment is required at the time of registration for classes. Dual Enrollment students are also required to purchase books and materials for each class.
In most cases, CVCC courses do transfer to other colleges and universities. To ensure classes transfer register with STARS (Statewide Transfer Articulation System). STARS provides information on courses that transfer from CVCC to Alabama’s public four-year institutions. For more information on STARS and transfer credit in Alabama, consult the STARS link on the CVCC website, or go to www.stars.troy.edu
Dual Enrollment students must follow the academic calendars of both their high school and CVCC. For example, if your high school is closed due to a holiday or inclement weather, but CVCC is open, you are required to attend your college class and complete assignments as assigned. If CVCC is closed, but your high school is open, then you must attend your high school. It is the students’ responsibility to be familiar with the academic calendars of both their high school and CVCC.
Dual enrollment students not eligible to apply for Pell Grant or student loans because of quality, students must already have a high school diploma or GED credential. Traditional Scholarships through CVCC are currently not available for Dual Enrollment students.
No matter how many college courses you complete in high school, you would still be considered a freshman entering college and would be eligible for freshman scholarship awards.
Students may enroll in any classes for which they have qualifying placement scores and for which they have met prerequisite course requirements. Prerequisite requirements for courses are listed in the courses described in the College Catalog.
Students completing an Advanced Placement course receive high school credit, but they have to earn a passing score on the end-of-the-course AP exam to earn subsequent college placement credit for the course. Students successfully completing a college class automatically receive both high school and college credit for the course.
Accelerated high school students enroll in college courses for college credit only. Dual Enrollment students enroll in college courses for both college credit and high school credit.
A dual enrollment student can take any college-level course (100-level courses and above) for which the student is eligible and has been approved by the high school.
Academic Dual Enrollment
While high school students are not eligible for Pell grants, students may apply for scholarship funds provided by the College or other entities, if allowable.
Career and Technical Education Dual Enrollment
Students wishing to enroll in Career and Technical Education Dual Enrollment programs may request for funding through the Career and Technical Education Dual Enrollment (CTEDE) Scholarship which provides funding for tuition and fees. If enough funding is available and at the discretion of the College, the CTEDE Scholarship may also cover the cost of textbooks, materials, and supplies as required in the syllabus of each course. CTEDE Scholarship funds may also be used to cover costs of specific academic course(s) that are required in the eligible CTE program of study but must be taken concurrently with the CTE course(s).
Stem Dual Enrollment Scholarship
In response to the Legislature’s expansion of opportunities that encourage a stronger employment focus for math and science teachers and other STEM-related fields in the state, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) has expanded dual enrollment scholarships to high school students who are interested in taking college-level STEM courses through their local community college.
Currently Child Development, Computer Information System, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting Technology, Nursing Assisting, Applied Technology (Automotive, Industrial Maintenance, HVAC and Welding). Approved programs are subject to change from semester to semester.
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