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Dual Enrollment Admission & Placement Criteria

Criteria for Participation in Dual Enrollment

Private, Public, and Homeschool juniors and seniors who meet each of the following criteria may register in college-level credit-bearing courses:

  1. The student submits an Application for Admission.
  2. The student is a rising public or private high school junior or senior, or homeschool student studying at the high school junior or senior level.
    1. The high school student has permission of the principal or designee, and the parent.
    2. The homeschool student has permission of the parent.
  3. The student demonstrates readiness for each college-level credit-bearing course in which they want to enroll. High school and homeschool students are not eligible to enroll in developmental or direct placement co-requisite English and Math courses. In demonstrating readiness, a student must meet one of the criteria established for each type of course in which they want to be registered:

    Course Type High School Transcript* SAT PSAT ACT VPT
    Transfer**
    Courses
    (Except Math)
    Current cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher or ERW score of 480 or higher or ERW score of 390 or higher or 18 or higher on both English and Writing subject area tests or Placement into ENG 111
    Career & Technical***
    Courses (Except Math)
    Current cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or higher or ERW score of 480 or higher or ERW score of 390 or higher or 18 or higher on both English and Writing subject area tests or Placement into ENF 1 or higher
    MTH 101-133 Current cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and a 2.0 (C) grade or higher in a high school math course or ERW score of 480 or higher and math score of 530 or higher or ERW score of 390 or higher and math score of 500 or higher or 22 or higher on math subject area test or Placement in MTH 111 or higher (satisfaction of MTE 1-3)
    MTH 154, 155 Current cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and a 2.0 (C) grade or higher in a high school math course or ERW score of 480 or higher and math score of 530 or higher or ERW score of 390 or higher and math score of 500 or higher or 22 or higher on math subject area test or Placement in MTH 154 or higher (satisfaction of MTE 1-5)
    MTH 161, 167 Current cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and a 2.0 (C) grade or higher in Algebra 2 or a higher level math course or ERW score of 480 or higher and math score of 530 or higher or N/A or 22 or higher on math subject area test or Placement in MTH 161 or higher (satisfaction of MTE 1-9)

    *Cumulative GPA may be weighted or unweighted.

    ** A transfer course is any course that a college offers and will transcript in fulfillment of the requirements for a Degree or Certificate that is designed to transfer (e.g., AA, AS, AA&S, AFA, Uniform Certificate of General Studies).

    *** A career and technical course is any course that the college offers and will transcript in fulfillment of the requirements for degrees and certificates that are not designed for transfer (e.g., AAS, Certificate, Career Studies Certificates).

  4. In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria above, a dual enrollment student must meet all course pre/corequisites as listed in the VCCS master course file and established by the college at which the student is enrolled in the course.

Dual enrollment is restricted to rising high school juniors and seniors and home school students studying at the high school junior or senior levels. Admitting high school or home school students below the junior or senior level is considered exceptional. The college-ready status of each prospective student below the junior or senior high school level shall be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Such students must meet the above elegibility criteria and any other criteria as may be establshed by the college for participation of students below the junior or senior level in dual enrollment. Colleges shall have criteria and procedures for the case-by-case assessment of such students. Formal approval by the college president, or designee, is required for applicants who are below the junior or senior high school level to participate in dual enrollment.

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