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Dual Enrollment/High School

This program is available to qualified high school students who have received approval from their high school to receive both college credit and high school credit.

Why should I consider Dual Enrollment?

  • Find your passion for a career while gaining college experience .
  • Earn both high school and college credit with each class.
  • Reduce the possibility of needing a develop­mental class when you become a full-time college student.
  • Save time and money by getting an early start on your college career.

Fast Facts

  • Students can take class­es on campus or online.
  • Classes are offered during 16-week semesters or 8-week mini-terms. There are two mini-terms offered each semester.
  • Dual enrollment students can participate in Snead’s clubs and organizations.

To Participate

  • You must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior.
  • You need to have a cumulative minimum high school GPA of 2.5
  • You need to meet the entrance requirements of Snead State Community College.

To Enroll

  • Complete and submit the Snead State online application for admission.
  • Provide one primary form of government ­issued photo ID to the Admission Office.
  • Sign and submit the signature/residency form.
  • Have a copy of your current high school tran­script sent to the Snead State Admission Office.
  • Complete and submit a Dual Enrollment recommendation form through your high school counselor.

Download a copy of the Dual Enrollment Student Handbook for more information.

For more information about the 2019 career tech grant, download this handout.

Requirements

  • Students must meet the entrance requirements of the College.
  • Students seeking enrollment in Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit coursework must have a minimum cumulative (unweighted) high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students must have written approval of the appropriate principal or career and technical education program representative (if applicable) and counselor.
  • Students must be in grade 10, 11, or 12.
  • Snead State Community College has the right to restrict a student’s enrollment on the basis of academic readiness, social maturity, health and safety concerns, course availability, and/or local institutional policy.
  • All dually enrolled students must take a state-approved college placement test, where minimum placement is required, specifically for college-level English, math, or reading courses.  Students in the 10th or 11th grade registering only for career and technical courses may take a state-approved placement test but are not required to do so.  Colleges must ensure that all students take a state-approved college placement test prior to registering for dual enrollment courses in the 12th grade.
  • Dual enrollment students who fail to meet a grade of C or better in all attempted college courses or who withdraw from a course will be suspended from the Dual Enrollment program for a minimum of one term.  The one-term suspension may not be served during the summer.

*Dual enrollment high school students are admitted on a “conditional” status.  The conditional status remains in effect and an official college transcript cannot be released until the student fulfills the general admission requirements (i.e. diploma from an approved high school, GED, etc.).

Accelerated High School

This program is available to qualified high school students who have completed required high school prerequisites.  Accelerated students receive college credit but not high school credit.  High school approval is required.

Requirements

  1. The student has successfully completed the 10th grade.
  2. The high school principal or his/her official designee certifies the student has a minimum cumulative “B” average and recommends the student be admitted.
  3. The student enrolls only in postsecondary courses for which high school prerequisites have been completed.

*Accelerated high school students are admitted on a “conditional” status.  The conditional status remains in effect and an official college transcript cannot be released until the student fulfills the general admission requirements (i.e. diploma from an approved high school, GED, etc.).

Steps to Apply

Learn more about How to Apply for High School Programs.