Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment / Dual Credit is a program which allows eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes, either at the college campus or at the high school, and receive both high school and college credit. The courses available are determined by the contract with the high school system.

Students must meet all course prerequisites prior to registration. Prerequisites may be met by achieving required minimum scores on the placement test or ACT Test. Dual enrollment students take courses at their high school and on Drake State’s Campus.

Admission Eligibility

High school students must meet the following criteria to be admitted into the program.

  • 5 cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade (students are considered in the 10th grade during the Fall of their Sophomore year)
  • Approval from high school administrators

Continued Eligibility

  • Earn a “C” or better in all dual enrollment courses
  • Students who do not earn a C or higher, or Withdraw (W) from a course, are suspended from dual enrollment for one term, not to include the summer term
  • Students can reapply following the one term suspension
  • For re-entry, the student must reapply to the program and must meet the minimum grade point average requirement of 2.5 or higher.

Tuition & Fees

Drake State has received a Workforce Development Grant from the Alabama Community College System to offer Career and Technical Dual Enrollment which pays the cost of tuition and fees for eligible students. Eligible students can also pay for dual enrollment costs out of pocket. Financial aid is not available to high school students.

A student can choose a program from a list of approved Career and Technical programs to enroll in at Drake State. Per grant requirements, students can choose to take 2 career and technical courses or one career and technical course with a math, English, or science course. However, taking academic courses will have to be approved by the students’ School System.

Admission Application Process

  • Contact your high school counselor or Drake State’s Dual Enrollment Team.
  • Complete an Online Application.
  • Complete Dual Enrollment Forms with signatures from student, parent, and high school counselor, and superintendent.
  • Submit an official high school transcript reflecting GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Provide a copy of unexpired identification document, such as a driver’s license.
  • Please see the Admissions Checklist for other required items

QUESTIONS?

Dual Enrollment Office

3421 Meridian Street North
Huntsville, AL 35811
256-539-8161

College operating hours
M - TH 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

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