Dual Enrollment

For Students

Have you ever thought about how you could start college with an advantage? It's possible through Dual Enrollment!

Who is eligible?
High school juniors and seniors and other students over the age 16 should talk to their high school counselor to confirm their eligibility and to find out which courses are eligible for dual credit.

How do I apply?
Click here to print and fill out the Dual Enrollment Application. Return it to DCC or your school counselor. Remember, if you are under 18 years old, your parent will need to sign it as well. 

How much does it cost?
Concurrent Enrollment (taking a class taught at the high school for both college and high school credit) is free of charge.
Early Start (taking a class taught online or at the College for college credit) is half-tuition and no fees. For an in-district student, taking a 3-credit Early Start class would pay $120, instead of $424.50, for full tuition and fees!

What courses may I take?
Each high school offers a different set of Dual Enrollment classes, so talk to your high school counselor to see what is available at your school. You can also take classes at DCC or online through DCC, and offerings vary each semester.

What is the difference between AP and Dual Enrollment?
For AP classes, you have to pay for and pass a standardized exam with a specific score in order to earn credit. Passing AP scores are accepted for different credit amounts or may replace certain lower-level courses, depending upon the college or university. After you complete a Dual Enrollment class, you are awarded a grade and college credit, both of which will be recorded on your college transcript. 

Will my credits transfer?
DCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; we also follow the Montana University System's Common Course Numbering system, which allows our classes to transfer throughout the state. Generally, most academic courses in which you've earned a "C" or higher will transfer, but make sure to check with the college you will be attending to confirm.

More Questions? No Problem!
Contact Erica Milne, DCC Director of Enrollment
406-377-9403 or emilne@dawson.edu