Earn college credit while in high school with dual enrollment.
Dual enrolled students take MCC classes before completing their high school diploma/certification. A dual enrolled student is enrolled in both college coursework and high school (or homeschool) coursework at the same time.
The two programs are operated separately, and students receive college credit upon successful completion of their dual enrollment courses. In some cases, the college credit earned by a student can count toward the high school/homeschool certification only if the high school or homeschool association approves. These courses are taught at MCC via on-campus or online delivery by MCC instructors.
Tuition for dual enrolled students is half the cost of standard tuition (based on the status of in-district, out of district, or out of state) until they graduate high school. Students can pay by mailing a payment, paying online, or paying in person at the nearest campus. Students are also responsible for purchasing required books as identified per course.
For more information on payment deadlines, financial responsibility, and returned checks, please visit the tuition and fees section. The amount of tuition depends on where a student resides, in district, out of district, or out of state.
Dual enrollment students must meet all prerequisite requirements for any course, including satisfactory placement test scores in English, reading, and mathematics as required by MCC policies for all college-level students. If they are receiving dual credit with their high school, please refer to the dual credit eligibility requirements.
Dual enrollment students have access to the same college resources that current MCC students utilize.
Withdrawing is a formal withdrawal from a course. It must be done by the withdrawal date provided by MCC to display as a “W” on the student’s transcript. This shows the course was attempted, but it does not factor into the student’s grade point average. Students should be aware that transcripted Ws can negatively affect financial aid eligibility in the future.
MCC recommends that students contact an academic advisor before withdrawing from any MCC course.
If a student wishes to drop a dual enrollment course and not be charged, a withdrawal must requested as soon as possible by the specific withdrawal deadline. The refund period is defined in the tuition section of this site. After the deadline, the student will be responsible for the full cost of the course.
Frequently asked questions
Dual Credit - Students enrolled in dual credit courses offered by one of the Metropolitan Community College campuses earn actual college credit by successfully completing these courses at their high school. Courses are half the cost of regular MCC tuition.
Dual Enrollment - Students enrolled in dual enrollment courses offered by one of the Metropolitan Community College campuses earn college credit and high school credit while completing these on an MCC campus. Courses are half the cost of regular MCC tuition.
Advanced Placement - Courses are special sections of high school courses designated by the high school to prepare students for national Advanced Placement tests. Students may earn college credits for these courses that are recognized at colleges and universities across the country based upon their scores on these tests. Generally, students must earn scores of at least 3 and often higher, (on a scale of 1 to 5) on these national exams to earn college credit.
MCC offers a full-range of general education courses including introductory college-level courses in English composition, speech, foreign language, history, psychology, sociology, math, biology, chemistry, and physics.
The college also offers technical and career courses in fields such as business, computer science, drafting, automotive, and child growth and development.
Dual enrolled students can take any classes as long as they have satisfied the prerequisites or obtained a placement test score. College courses may be offered at campuses or online.
Final grades for dual enrollment courses will be reflected on the student’s permanent college record. Students may receive high school credit while completing these on an MCC Campus. Check with your high school to verify high school credit.
Federal financial aid can only be awarded to students who have earned a valid high school diploma or high school equivalency credential. Therefore, dual credit students cannot access financial aid while concurrently enrolled. However, many high schools have programs for qualifying students to cover cost of tuition.
As a college student, your records are private. You can allow anyone you select to access your student records by completing a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) form.