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High School Programs

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment is a program that offers eligible high school students the opportunity to receive both high school and college credit for college-level courses taken at their high school, online, or on a JSCC campus. To participate in dual enrollment at Jefferson State, your high school must have a Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Agreement with the college. Your high school counselor will have this information.

Benefits of Dual Enrollment

Students who participate in dual enrollment:

  • Earn high school and college credit simultaneously
  • Save money since JSCC’s tuition is less expensive than most universities
  • Complete college courses transferrable to a four-year university
  • Can earn a college credential in a Career and Technical Education program by the time they graduate from high school

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in dual enrollment, you must

  • Be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade
  • Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5
  • Show academic readiness and maturity
  • Meet the entrance requirements of JSCC

These criteria are issued through the State of Alabama. Some Local Education Authorities (LEA) may formulate their own eligibility criteria that is articulated through the dual enrollment agreement between JSCC and the LEA. In those cases, Jefferson State Community College will abide by the criteria outline in their agreement.

Application Process

A complete application into the dual enrollment program requires that you submit

  • Online application for dual enrollment
  • Signature page listing requested classes and signed by the you, your parent/guardian, and your high school counselor (required each term)
  • Photo ID – unexpired learner’s permit, driver’s license, passport
  • Current High School Transcript
  • ACT or Accuplacer test scores (required only for students taking English and/or math courses)

 

Placement into English and Math Courses

If you are registering for dual enrollment English and/or math courses, you must meet the appropriate placement criteria. Placement into these courses is based on one of the following:

  • ACT sub score
  • A combination of ACT sub score and grade in a specific high school course (used only for math placement)
  • Accuplacer score (The Accuplacer is being administered online. If you have not taken the ACT, you should register early for the Accuplacer.)
Course ACT
ENG 101 English Composition 1 18 English sub score
MTH 100 Intermediate Algebra or MTH 110 Finite Mathematics 18 Math sub score
MTH 112 Precalculus Algebra ACT Math sub score of 20 or higher AND “C” or higher in high school Algebra 2 or Precalculus or Calculus OR 24-25 Math sub score
MTH 113 Precalculus Trigonometry ACT Math sub score of 20 or higher AND “C” or higher in high school Precalculus or Calculus OR 26 Math sub score
MTH 125 Calculus 1 ACT Math sub score of 20 or higher AND “C” or higher in high school Precalculus or Calculus OR 27 Math sub score

Scholarships

If you are participating in one of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs listed below, you are eligible to apply for the CTE Dual Enrollment Scholarship. This scholarship covers tuition, fees, and textbooks for a limited number of program-specific classes each semester. For more information on the CTE Dual Enrollment Scholarship, including a link to the application, please click here.

  • Child Development
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Emergency Medical Services (seniors only)
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Office Administration Technology