Dual credit is a program that allows high school students to earn both college and high school credits simultaneously. Each high school in the WNC service area determines which WNC courses can also count as high school credit. High school students that successfully complete approved WNC courses may have the college credit also apply towards high school graduation.
ENROLLMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors may enroll with consent from an official at their high school who can verify the student is in good standing. After applying for admission, high school students are required to submit a high school authorization form each academic year prior to registering. A parental signature is required on the form. To help ensure high school students are ready for the academic rigor of college, a WNC advisor must approve all high school students for enrollment. A student’s high school academic performance, test scores, WNC courses the student plans to take, and the recommendation of a high school official are some of the factors that may be used to determine approval.
High School students who have been officially excused from compulsory school attendance on the condition of equivalent instruction outside of the schools (home school students) may be approved on a case-by-case basis for enrollment if the student is a high school junior or senior, or if deemed academically talented if the student is a high school freshman or sophomore.
Students below the age of 14 will need to submit an official middle school or high school transcript to verify they are a high school freshman or higher grade level. Permission from the instructor of each class the student wishes to enroll in must be obtained. Approval by a WNC Counselor and by the Director of Admissions and Records or her/his designee must also be granted. Students must submit an Enrollment Request form to enroll.
Upon successful completion of the WNC course, students must request that a WNC transcript be sent to their high school.
Dual credit is approved by each high school and subject to change. Students are advised to talk with their high school counselor before enrolling in a WNC course for dual credit.