Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit for High School Students
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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|Benefits of Dual Enrollment|
Tuition and fees at Wallace State are significantly
less than those at four year colleges.
Earn credit for both high school graduation and your
college degree with the same amount of coursework!
Get a jump start on your college career while easing
the transition from high school to college.
Dual Enrollment Students:
What is Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit?
Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit refers to a student receiving both high school and college credit for coursework completed for a particular course taught at the high school, at WSCC, or online.
What is the difference between Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit and Articulated Credit?
Articulated Credit allows a student to receive credit for a high school course when the content matches the college curriculum for a “like course.” The course has been approved by both the local school system and the College. The student receives articulated college credit for the course upon graduation from the high school and admission to WSCC. For more information regarding articulated credit, please visit http://web.alsde.edu/
Am I Eligible to take college classes?
Eligible students must:
- Be in the 11th or 12th grade at the time of enrolling in a Dual Enrollment/ Dual Credit course - some schools will allow students to begin during 10th grade
- Have a 3.0 GPA in completed high school courses to enroll in academic courses
- Have a 2.5 GPA in completed high school courses to enroll in career technical or health science courses
- Provide current high school transcript as documentation of the student’s cumulative grade average
- Meet the admission requirements of the College for the academic or career technical program selected by the student
- Have written approval of the appropriate principal and local superintendent
- Complete the ACT or COMPASS Placement Exam in order to determine placement in English and math courses and meet pre-requisites for all approved courses at the College.
How do I apply?
1) Discuss Dual Enrollment / Dual Credit options with your high school counselor to determine if you are eligible to enroll for Dual Enrollment / Dual Credit at WSCC
2) Complete an Application for Admission
3) Create an account with DualEnroll.com
Do I have to take the COMPASS test?
All students must take all sections of the COMPASS placement exam prior to beginning their 12th grade year of high school or before enrolling in English or math courses. The COMPASS requirement can be waived if a student has an 18 on the English portion of the ACT and a 20 on the math portion.
If a student has a 18 on the English portion of the ACT but a score of less than 20 on the math portion, that student must take only the math section of the COMPASS exam. This student would still be eligible to take college level English courses regardless of the math score earned on the COMPASS.
If a student has a 20 on the math portion of the ACT but a score of less than 18 on the English portion, that student must take the reading and writing sections of the COMPASS exam. The student is still eligible to enroll in math courses regardless of the reading and writing scores earned on the COMPASS.
For more information regarding COMPASS testing, please visit http://www.wallacestate.edu/action-center/compass-testing.
What courses are available for Dual Enrollment?
A variety of courses in academic transfer, career technical, and health sciences are available through Dual Enrollment / Dual Credit agreements between the high schools and Wallace State Community College. If a student meets all pre-requisites, most courses offered at WSCC can be taken for dual enrollment credit with the exception of transitional and PED courses. Students should speak with high school guidance counselors regarding specific courses they would like to take. WSCC’s recommended course equivalencies for Dual Enrollment courses are listed below.
|High School Course (1 credit unless noted)||WSCC Course Equivalent||High School Course Code|
|English 11||ENG 101 and high school lit
or ENG 101 and ENG 102
|ENG101 = 903201
ENG102 = 903202
|English 12||ENG 101 and high school lit
or ENG 101 and ENG 102 or ENG 261
and ENG 262
ENG261 = 903205
ENG262 = 903206
|Anatomy and Physiology||BIO 201||901415|
|DE Biology I||BIO 103||901402|
|DE Biology II||BIO 104||901403|
|General Chemistry||CHM 104||902000|
|Advanced Chemistry||CHM 111||902005|
|Physical Science||PHS 111||909400|
|Physics||PHY 115 or PHY 120||PHY115 = 909605
or PHY120 = 909606
|Advanced Physics||PHY 201||909600|
|Math Elective (12th Grade)||MTH 103 or MTH 116||MTH103 = 907619
or MTH116 = 907621
|DE Pre-Calculus Algebra||MTH 112||907601|
|DE Pre-Calculus Trigonometry||MTH 113||907602|
|U.S. History I *||HIS 201||905004|
|U.S. History II||HIS 202||905005|
|Economics (1/2 credit)||ECO 231||902600|
|U.S. Government (1/2 credit)||POL 211||909801|
|Spanish I||SPA 101||911600|
|Speech (1/2 credit)||SPH 106 or SPH 107||SPH106 = 911800
or SPH107 = 911801
|Other Approved Electives||3 Semester Hours = 1 Credit|
|Approved Career Technical Courses||3 Semester Hours = 1 Credit|
Will Dual Enrollment / Dual Credit courses transfer to other colleges and universities?
Academic transfer courses will transfer to most four year colleges and universities in Alabama. The Statewide Transfer Articulation System (STARS) provides information on courses that transfer from Wallace State to Alabama’s public four-year institutions. For information on STARS and transfer credit in Alabama, please visit http://stars.troy.edu. Students who plan to attend a private college or university or an out of state school should contact the institution in which they plan to attend for specific transfer information. Career technical courses are not designed for transfer. However, these courses allow students to get a jump start in a technical career program at Wallace State. These courses can lead to an Associate in Applied Science degree or certificate and can help with early employment opportunities in today’s highly skilled work-force.