Dual Enrollment / Dual Credit

Dual enrollment/dual credit is an acceleration mechanism that allows you to simultaneously pursue college level courses and credit relevant to your individual postsecondary interests while still in high school. Participation can ease the transition from high school to college and provide a challenging academic experience to qualified students.

If you are eligible you have the opportunity to enroll in classes for dual enrollment/dual credit that include college general education courses (composition, humanities, etc.), foreign languages, advanced math courses, advanced science courses, performing arts, advanced business and technology, and career and technical courses. You may take courses during or after regular high school hours, on the college campus, on-line or at the high school.

Your local school districts and the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning or the Mississippi Community College Board may establish dual enrollment/dual credit programs allowing certain high school students to enroll in state institutions of higher learning.

A Dual Enrolled Student is a student who is enrolled in a community/junior college or state 4-year institution while enrolled in high school.
A Dual Credit Student is a student who is enrolled in a community/junior college or state 4-year institution while enrolled in high school and who is receiving high school and college credit for postsecondary coursework.

As defined by the Mississippi state statute MS Code §37-15-38, Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment are not the same and should be applied differently.

ELIGIBILITY for Dual Enrollment
  • You must have completed a minimum of fourteen (14) core high school units and/or be in high school junior status; and
  • You must have a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or better, on all high school courses, as documented by an official high school transcript; if you are home-schooled you must submit a transcript prepared by your parent, guardian or custodian with a signed, sworn affidavit to meet the requirement of this paragraph; and
  • You must have an unconditional written recommendation from your high school principal and/or guidance counselor. If you are home-schooled you must submit a parent, legal guardian or custodian's written recommendation to meet the requirement of this paragraph.

If you have not completed the minimum of fourteen (14) core high school units, you may be considered for the dual enrollment program who if you have a minimum ACT composite score of thirty (30) or the equivalent SAT score, and have the required grade point average and recommendations outlined above.

Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit CJC Point of Contacts
Statewide Academic Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Articulation Agreement
Course Offering Crosswalk to Community/Junior Colleges

Universities - Admission Office
Unviversity of Alcorn Delta State University Jackson State University
Mississippi State University Mississippi University for Women Mississippi Valley State University
The University of Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi
Community Colleges - Admission Office
Coahoma Community College Copiah-Lincoln Community College East Central Community College
East Mississippi Community College Hinds Community College Holmes Community College
Itawamba Community College Jones County Junior College Meridian Community College
Mississippi Delta Community College Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Northeast Mississippi Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College Pearl River Community College Southwest Mississippi Community College