Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit for High School Students Program- Calhoun Community College
The Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit for High School Students program allows qualified students the opportunity to receive both high school and college credit. The program is restricted to qualified students in Alabama high schools and home schools which have signed a working agreement with Calhoun Community College.
Criteria for student eligibility is developed by each individual school system and may be more restrictive than the minimum criteria that follows:
The student must have a “B” average in completed high school courses;
The student must have written approval (application and approval form available online at www.calhoun.edu) of his/her principal and the local superintendent of education; and
The student must be in grade 10, 11, or 12.
Determination of the equivalencies of Calhoun Community College coursework toward high school graduation requirements is at the discretion of the high school system. Typically, one 3-semester hour course equates to one-half unit.
Courses eligible for Dual Enrollment include any college-level courses in English, foreign languages, mathematics, science, or social science; any occupational/technical courses; or any other courses agreed upon by the school system and the college. Students must meet the course prerequisites prior to enrollment in any of these courses including completion of the Calhoun Placement Examination and/or minimum levels on the ACT or SAT in English and Mathematics. Students may not enroll in developmental courses, physical education courses, nor may they enroll in any course on an audit basis under the Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit program.
Students in the Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit program may take their coursework at any Calhoun campus. Students should consult the college's current course offering schedule or contact the academic advising centers for information on the dates, times and locations of courses. Calhoun also offers courses at selected school campuses. Information is available through local high school counselors.
For additional or more specific information contact your high school counselor or the Calhoun Community College Dual Enrollment Coordinator , Ms. Gwen Baker at (256) 306-2665.