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Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements

  • All students and instructors in Dual Enrollment are responsible for being familiar with college policies and procedures.
  • All students who enroll at Jefferson State Community College should be familiar with the current Jefferson State Community College Catalog/Student Handbooks and the schedule of classes.  Upon termination of dual enrollment status, students who wish to pursue an Associate Degree must comply with the general admission requirements as stated in the Catalog.

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

Students are eligible to enroll in dual enrollment if they meet the conditions set by their local school system, are a 10th, 11th or 12th, grader, have the appropriate High School GPA (minimum of a 2.5), show academic readiness and maturity, and meet the entrance requirements at JSCC. Eligible applicants should complete and submit the following documents to be considered a complete application:

  1. Online application for Dual Enrollment
  2. Signature Page with student, parent/guardian, and counselor signatures—required each term
  3. Photo ID – Unexpired driver’s license (I-Now photos are accepted)
  4. Current High School Transcript (2.5 GPA unweighted)
  5. Test scores required for placement in English and Math courses

Excluded Courses:

The following are excluded from Dual Enrollment/Accelerated:

  • Courses numbered below 100
  • Audit Courses

Continuous Dual Enrollment

Continuous Dual Enrollment is when a student takes dual enrollment classes with JSCC in a continuous sequential order of academic terms. i.e. Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018.

Continuous Dual Enrollment students are required to resubmit only 1 document each term:

  • (1) Signature Page. JSCC may request updated transcripts at any time for students.

Accelerated Admission Requirements

Students are eligible to enroll in the Accelerated Program if they meet the conditions set by their local school system, have successfully completed the 10th grade or have an exception granted by JSCC upon the recommendation of the student’s principal and superintendent and in accordance with Alabama Administrative Code 290-8.9.17 regarding gifted and talented students, have completed all high school prerequisites (i.e. may not take English Composition until all required high school courses are completed), have a 3.0 GPA, and meet the entrance requirements at JSCC. Eligible applicants should complete and submit the following documents to be considered a complete application:

  1. Complete hard copy application can be downloaded below.
  2. Signature page with student, parent, counselor, principal and/or superintendent signatures
  3. Photo ID – Unexpired driver’s license (I-Now photos are accepted)
  4. Current High School Transcript
  5. ACT/ACCUPLACER scores only if pursuing English or Math

Excluded Courses:

The following are excluded from Dual Enrollment/Accelerated:

  • Courses numbered below 100
  • Audit Courses

Admission Status and Granting of College Credit

  • JSCC is authorized to admit eligible high school students on a continued “Conditional Status.”
  • The conditional status remains in effect until the student fulfills the general admissions requirements for a course creditable toward an associate degree as stated in the Catalog.

Test Scores and Eligibility

 
Course ACT ACCUPLACER
ENG101 English Composition I 18 [English sub score] WritePlacer 5-8
MTH100 Intermediate College Algebra 18 [Math sub score] QAS 243-252
MTH112 Precalculus Algebra 24 [Math sub score] QAS 267-300 or CLM 50-59
MTH113 Precalculus Trigonometry 26 [Math sub score] CLM 60-79 or AAF 263-275
MTH125 Calculus I 27 [Math sub score] AAF 276-300

 

ACCUPLACER Information

  • Jefferson State Community College requires a comprehensive assessment of dual enrollment students in Math and English classes prior to enrollment in classes unless appropriate exemptions are on file with The Dual Enrollment Department.
  • Students enrolled in courses for which they are ineligible will be administratively withdrawn.
  • There is no fee for initial Math and English placement tests.
  • Pursuant to college policy, students must wait one calendar year before retesting on the Math and English placement tests and there is a retest fee of $10.00.
  • Students must present photo identification and have their on-line dual enrollment application on file with the Dual Enrollment Department at the time of testing. It is highly recommended that a student takes the placement test at least 5 business days prior to any program deadline that one may need to meet.
  • For up-to-date testing locations and times, visit the Testing Center website.