Dual Credit

Earn college credits while you’re still in high school! Our Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment courses allow high school students to take classes for college credit while still in high school!

Both options are affordable, convenient ways to get a head start toward a college degree.

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What is Dual Credit?

Dual Credit is a college level course delivered to high school students who earn both college and high school credit for the course simultaneously. Dual credit classes are taught by ECC-certified high school faculty in their high school. Students can take dual credit academic and technical courses. Both pathways lead to success and savings!

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment refers to students enrolled at their high school and a college or university. Dual enrollment classes are attended by high school students on a ECC campus or location and taught by ECC faculty either on campus or online. The classes are transferrable core courses, like History or Chemistry, and are often required for Bachelor degrees. Students earn college credit but may or may not gain high school credit for dual enrollment courses.

Who Should Enroll?

Juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better are encouraged to sign up. Freshman, sophomores, and students with less than a 3.0 GPA can be considered under special circumstances. All students must meet ECC’s placement requirements; some may be required to provide written permission from a high school official and a parent or guardian before enrolling.