Dual Enrollment

The Dawson Community College (DCC) dual enrollment office strives to prepare high schools, their students, and DCC academic departments with the information, resources, and support necessary to provide a college experience for high school students. We strive to help motivated and academically prepared students successfully complete college-level courses and transition to college.

Dual Enrollment is the overarching term used to describe college-credit programs/courses available to high school students in which the student earns credit for both their college and high school transcripts. Programs/Courses included in dual enrollment are concurrent enrollment and dual credit (defined below).

High School Based Concurrent Enrollment courses are college courses taking place in the high school, during the high school day, being taught by high school faculty. High school students participating in concurrent enrollment will earn a grade on the permanent college and high school transcripts. These courses have been approved as having equivalent course content, learning objectives and outcomes, and work assignments as an on-campus college course.

Early Start (College Based Credit) courses are college courses taking place at the college or through the college online offerings, taught by college faculty, in which qualified high school students are enrolled and will earn a grade on the permanent college and high school transcripts.

  • Requirements

    Area high school students, at least 16 years of age and are at Junior or Senior status, may enroll in any course and be charged one-half the regular per credit hour tuition, books and materials.

    A complete application includes the following components:

    • Complete Admissions Application – submit (mailed, delivered, or web) to the Admission Office, prior to or at the time of registration.
    • Printable Dual Enrollment Application
    • Immunizations records if taking 6 or more credits as an Early Start student
    • Placement test scores if registering for course(s) with pre-requisites. If not administered in the DCC ASC, scores must be sent to the DCC Admissions Office from the administering agency/college.
    • Letter of approval from High School Principal/Counselor if enrolling in a day course.

    High School students wanting to take a concurrent enrollment class through their high school must first be enrolled in the course through the high school and then complete application/registration paperwork for the dual enrollment program. Pre-requisites and/or placement/standardized test scores may be required. All dual enrollment students must complete enrollments by applicable deadlines to be enrolled. These dates change each semester and are available from the dual enrollment coordinator.

For more information about Dual Enrollment please contact:

Suela Cela
Director of Enrollment Management
(406) 377.9419