Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is a pathway that allows high school students to enroll in college courses while still in high school and receive both college and high school credits at the same time.  The college credits that students earn can be used toward both a high school diploma and a college degree.  Courses are taught at the high school by high school faculty certified to teach college courses, online by CLTCC faculty, at CLTCC's main campus or at a CLTCC extension site.  For example, a student can graduate from high school with CLTCC Dual Enrollment credits and use those credits to complete a Technical Competency Area (TCS), Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diploma (TD) or an associate degree. 

Benefits of Dual Enrollment

  • Enroll in college courses taught at your high school, online or at CLTCC
  • Receive instruction from high school teachers who meet technical or community college certification requirements
  • Earn college credits while taking high school courses and apply those credits toward a technical certificate, technical diploma or associate degree
  • Transition from high school to college more easily
  • Lower college expenses by reducing the amount of time spent in college
  • Access college resources and services such as advising, career counseling and mentoring
  • Expedite entry into the workforce (start earning real money sooner)
  • Earn general college education credits that may be accepted at a four-year college or university
  • Meet college entrance requirements by completing developmental coursework prior to high school graduation

Requirements for Dual Enrollment

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must be currently enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade
  • Must have taken either the PLAN, ACT or SAT assessment with scores on file at the high school
  • Must be in good standing as defined by the high school
  • Must have permission from the high school administration
  • Must have permission from parents/guardian

Note: Each high school determines its minimum participation criteria.  Students must meet the admission standards of the college awarding the credit.  Admissions standards vary among technical and community colleges.  Students participating in Dual Enrollment through CLTCC must meet the above requirements.

College Credits earned from Dual Enrollment

Through Dual Enrollment, high school students, on average, earn about 24 CLTCC credits before graduating