The purpose of this policy is to allow eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes, either on the college campus or at the high school, and to receive both high school and college credit. Institutions within The Alabama College System are authorized to establish dual enrollment/dual credit programs with local boards of education in the college service area. Courses offered by postsecondary institutions shall be of postsecondary level and enrolled students must pay normal tuition as required by the postsecondary institution, or as stipulated in a contract for services between the two levels.
The goals of this policy are to: (a) provide greater flexibility for students in meeting rigorous educational and career objectives; (b) enable students who attend high schools which have limited curriculum offerings and/or are geographically isolated, to experience equal learning opportunities; (c) address the need for effective articulation which incorporates dynamic labor market demands; (d) maximize economies of scales and assure the efficient allocation of resources; and (e) promote the life span opportunities for all residents of Alabama.
Students enrolled in courses offered during the normal high school day on or off the high school campus shall have prior permission of the students’ principal, superintendent, and the participating postsecondary institution president.
Dual Enrollment Application Packet
Courses offered shall be drawn from the respective College’s existing academic inventory of courses offered for credit. Courses numbered below 100 are not eligible for dual enrollment/dual credit. Students may not audit courses under the terms of this policy (Policy 801.03). Eligible high school students are permitted to enroll in College courses conducted during school hours, after school hours, and during summer terms. The College reserves the right to cancel course offerings when courses do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.
Payment of the current rate of tuition and fees per credit hour, textbooks and materials will be the responsibility of the student unless otherwise negotiated between the college and the local board of education. Full payment of tuition must be completed by the first day of class. School Boards will be notified of any unpaid tuition and fees prior to the start of classes.
Students are responsible for knowing policies relative to dual enrollment/dual credit of colleges/universities to which they plan to transfer credit. The College reserves the right to refuse readmission to any student who is found to be in violation of college policies (academic standards of progress, Student Code of Conduct, etc.).
Students Not Attending Public School