The Dual Enrollment program allows eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes. Students successfully completing college classes as a dual enrollment student receive both high school and college credit.
Colleges in the Alabama Community College System are authorized to establish dual enrollment/dual credit agreements with local boards of education in the colleges’ services area. Courses offered to dual enrollment students by postsecondary institutions shall be of collegiate quality and rigor. Students applying for the Dual Enrollment Program must take the college placement test (ACCUPLACER) unless exempt because of ACT or SAT scores. Students may enroll in academic, career, and technical courses for dual credit.
Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) grants admission to high school students who are eligible and desire to take courses for both high school and college credit if they meet all of the following criteria:
- Student must meet the entrance requirement established by the Alabama Community College System institution (801.01: Admission: General)
- Student must be in grade 10, 11, or 12.
- Student must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 (unweighted) grade point average (GPA) in completed high school courses.
- Completion of the Application for Dual Enrollment Packet.
- Student must meet applicable prerequisites before enrolling in post-secondary courses.
- Student must have either the appropriate ACT, SAT, or college placement exam (ACCUPLACER) score(s) to place into eligible courses.
Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all attempted college courses to maintain continuous eligibility for dual enrollment for dual credit. Students who fail to meet this minimum grade requirement or who withdraw from a course will be suspended from the program for a minimum of one term. The one-term suspension may not be served during the summer. For re-entry, the student must reapply to the program.
Students may enroll in academic, career, and technical courses in accordance with the guidelines of The Alabama Community College System.
Exceptions may be granted by the Chancellor of The Alabama Community College System for students documented as gifted according to standards included in the Alabama Administrative Code §290-8-9.12. Exceptions apply only to requirement A and B.
Students must pay tuition & fees and purchase necessary textbooks. Tuition may be provided by alternative resources, i.e., Career and Technical Education Dual Enrollment (CTEDE) Scholarship Funds (these funds are contingent upon allocations by the Alabama Legislature), or tuition assistance for employee dependents as defined in Alabama Community College System Policy 612.02.
No Federal Financial Aid is available.
Students are not allowed to take courses numbered below 100 or physical education (PED) courses for dual enrollment/dual credit.
Students may not audit courses.
Preparing for a placement test
Before you take your test, study basic math, reading, and English concepts. For extra help, visit these sites.
March 1 – Summer semester
May 1 – Fall semester
November 15 – Spring semester
The Dual Enrollment Application Packet and other required documentation should be sent to your High School Counselor to forward to the college or it may be mailed directly to:
Enterprise State Community College
Dual Enrollment Office
Attn: Ann Kelley-Spence
P.O. Box 1300
Enterprise, AL 36331