Dual Enrollment (DE) allows qualified students to enroll in college courses through local and state colleges and universities while still in high school. Credit earned through DE can be used towards fulfillment of a high school graduation requirement and can also be used as college credit. Students who qualify may enroll in a college course, and the tuition and textbook cost is waived. No transportation is available. Students can only take courses after regular school hours, in addition to the courses they are enrolled in at their high school. In order to qualify for dual enrollment, students must have a 3.0 unweighted grade point average (GPA) and meet all the college/university criteria for admission. All M-DCPS senior high schools offer DE opportunities.
What you wanted to know about Dual Enrollment
- Requires a 3.00 unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA) to participate.
- To participate, you must be a rising 10th Grade student.
- Requires approval from parent/guardian, counselor and principal. The school is under no obligation to accept credit without it.
- Grades for the courses will be posted on high school transcript independently of student’s choice.
- Requires completion of all college or university admission requirements, including passing a placement test (PERT) if required.
- The Dual Enrollment course requested must meet a high school requirement and must fit into the overall postsecondary plan.
- The course fee is waived by the college/university, and the District pays for the required books/materials.
- Transportation to and from the college/university is the student’s responsibility.
- Required return for all textbooks issued or else will be financially responsible to the high school.
Reporting Course Credits and Grades to the High School Transcript for Dual Enrollment Course
- The postsecondary institution records dual enrollment courses and grades to the official postsecondary transcript and provides end-of-term grade reports.
- The postsecondary institution specifies dates by which students are permitted to drop a course without penalty, known as “drop/add.”
- If a student drops within this approved timeframe, the dual enrollment course is not recorded to the postsecondary transcript.
- If the student withdraws after the college “drop/add” deadline, the postsecondary transcript will indicate a “W” or an “F” code for the course(s), depending on the date of withdrawal during the term.
Please visit your academic guidance counselor for more information.
Go to FIU’s Dual Enrollment website to learn all about dual enrollment and get your questions answered.
Go to MDC’s Dual Enrollment website to learn all about dual enrollment and get your questions answered.