Dual Credit

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  • Dual Enrollment

  • What is dual enrollment? Dual enrollment is an opportunity for eligible high school students to earn lower-division college credit during their regular high school classes.  The credits students earn through dual enrollment are treated the same as regular college credit, i.e. they can be transferred to other Maricopa Community Colleges, Arizona's state universities, and even some out-of-state colleges.

What is the difference between AP classes and dual enrollment?   Dual enrollment isn't the same as AP credit.  A student can spend the whole year in an AP class, but receiving college credit is dependent upon earning an adequate score on the AP test at the end of the year, and the requirements to get college credit on these tests are sometimes higher than what the student may expect.  Dual enrollment classes are based on the grade the student receives in the class; if they pass (usually with a grade of C or better), they get credit.

How does dual enrollment differ from concurrent enrollment?  Dual enrollment classes meet at the high school during the regular high school day and are taught by college certified high school instructors using a college curriculum and textbook.  The high school agrees to accept these courses toward a student's high school completion, if needed.  Concurrent enrollment classes meet at the college or online and are not affiliated with the high schools.  Students need prior approval from their high school counselor if they want these college courses to help satisfy high school requirements.

How much does Dual Enrollment cost?  The in-state, in-county tuition rate is $86.00 (in-state) per credit hour.  There is an additional $15.00 registration fee per semester for each college you do dual enrollment through. (Tuition is subject to changes by the State Community College Board.)
Dual Enrollment Information DE 2017 Tuition Assistance Mesquite High Class List 2017-2018 AZ Transfer AZTransfer is a free online college planning tool to assist students in transferring among Arizona's public community colleges and state universities. Using AZTransfer.com, Arizona students can plan a smooth and seamless transfer without losing academic credits.
GPS Course Description Book 2017-2018 states the following: DUAL ENROLLMENT - "Maricopa Community Colleges and Gilbert Public Schools have designed a cooperative program that allow students to earn both high school and college credits. These classes are held on the high school campus as part of the regular school day. Dual credit classes will only be offered if a qualified teacher is available. If students are to receive community college credit, they must pay community college tuition. They may also need to pass the AccuPlacer test. The registration process will be handled in the individual courses. Upon successful completion of these courses, students may transfer the credits to other colleges or universities. In-state universities accept all credit. Students should check transferability of their courses to in-state universities by visiting aztransfer.com. Acceptance and applicability of transfer credits by out-of-state universities varies by institution. Courses, which may be offered for community college credit, are noted in the description of each course and are noted as “dual credit.” "




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