Dual Enrollment Program

Dual Enrollment Program

Coastal Alabama Community College provides instructional opportunities to eligible high school students through Dual Enrollment. This allows eligible students to enroll in college classes to receive high school and college credit.

Coastal Alabama Community College must have a contract with the school or district in which the student is enrolled to ensure that high school credit will be awarded. Only students enrolled in participating schools/districts may participate in the dual enrollment program.

Tuition for Career/Technical and STEM-related courses will be covered by a dual enrollment scholarship if funds are available, and students are responsible for tuition and fees for courses not under these categories. Students must pay costs of books/materials for all courses.

INDIVIDUAL STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

Students interested in taking ACADEMIC courses must meet the following criteria for each term in which they wish to participate:

· 10th - 12th grade

· Have at least a 2.5 GPA, unweighted

· Have written verification and recommendation from the Principal or Principal Designee

· Have met placement guidelines for English and math courses

Students interested in taking CAREER/TECHNICAL courses must meet the following criteria for each term in which they wish to participate:

· 10th - 12th grade

· Have at least a 2.0 GPA, unweighted

· Have written verification and recommendation from the Principal or Principal Designee

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

· Students may not begin dual enrollment courses until the Fall of their 10th grade year.

· Students may take both Career/Technical and Academic dual enrollment courses concurrently.

· Participating schools/districts may impose additional requirements and/or restrictions based on their own policies.

· Dual enrollment students may not take developmental (099, 098 or “With Support”) or PED courses.

· College credit is transcripted unofficially while the student is still in high school. Credits are not official until the student graduates and submits a final high school transcript to the college.

· Failure to maintain a “C” average or withdrawing from courses will result in a term of ineligibility that may not be served in the summer. Students must reapply to return to the program.

The terms and conditions of Dual Enrollment are subject to change without notice according to changes in secondary and postsecondary standards.