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Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit


Get your college career off to the right start!

Enroll in Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit and earn college credit while still in high school.

High school students can jump start their college career with the Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit program at Alabama Southern.  Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit permits eligible high school students to enroll in college courses concurrently with high school classes, either at one of Alabama Southern Community College’s campuses or at the student's high school, earning college and high school credit simultaneously. Eligible students may enroll during the Summer, Fall or Spring semesters. Students may enroll in any Alabama Southern course deemed acceptable by the student's high school, including both general education courses and career technical courses. Certain college courses have prerequisite requirements and/or placement requirements. 

Dual Enrollment students gain early exposure to the college learning environment and positive reinforcement of learning skills. Students who complete the program can enter college at the sophomore level after high school graduation.

A high school student is eligible for Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit if he or she meets all of the following criteria:

  • Students must meet the entrance requirements of Alabama Southern Community College as stipulated in ACCS Policy and Procedure for Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit for High School Student.

  • Students must be in grade 10, 11, or 12.

  • Students must have a minimum cumulative (unweighted) high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  Transcripts must be provided as documentation of the student’s cumulative grade point average.

  • Students must have written approval of the appropriate principal or career and technical education program representative (if applicable), and counselor. Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit eligibility for students enrolled in private, home school/private tutor, parochial, or church/religious secondary educational entities must be documented in writing by an appropriate school official.  Approval from secondary school officials indicates that the student has demonstrated both academic readiness and social maturity.

  • Students registering for any college-level English or math courses must take the Compass placement assessment to determine their academic preparedness for college-level courses.  Students registering for career and technical education courses, with the exception of math and English, in the 10th or 11th grade should not be required to take the college placement test.  Students must take the placement test before the start of their 12th year of high school, or submit ACT scores which exempt them from the exam.

    • Students must meet all applicable pre-requisites prior to enrolling in courses.  For example, an accelerated high school student may not take English Composition until all required high school English courses have been completed.
    • Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) are not offered through dual enrollment.
  • Students are allowed to take two (2) classes per semester during the high school academic year (Fall and Spring semesters).  During the Summer term, students in CTE programs may take up to four (4) classes in their program of study.


Alabama Southern Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Policies

Application for Admission - Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit 

Statement of Eligibility - Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit 

Dual Enrollment is restricted to qualified students in Alabama public and or regionally accredited high schools who have signed an agreement with Alabama Southern. Criteria for student eligibility are developed by each individual school system and may be more restrictive than the minimum criteria listed above. For more information contact your school's counselor.






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