Dual Enrollment Courses

In the Dual Enrollment Program, students may take courses that meet requirements for high school graduation while simultaneously earning college credit at Tidewater Community College (TCC). Grades are awarded according to the policies of the college, and credit earned for the courses taken can be transferred to other public colleges in Virginia. Dual enrollment courses will be offered during the regular school day. Interested students at any high school may take other TCC courses for TCC credit if they secure prior approval of their principal. However, TCC courses not designated as dual enrollment will not carry high school credit.

Students are responsible for verifying granting of college credit for successful completion of any course with the colleges or universities they choose to attend.

Admission Requirements

Dual Enrollment applicants must:

  • be prepared for demands of a college level course,
  • complete the required TCC application materials,
  • take required placement tests prior to admission in a course, and
  • pay required tuition costs and fees as established by the college.

Tuition Costs

The student is responsible for costs associated with the course (i.e., tuition, fees, and textbooks).The fees are set by the college. Tuition is required for all courses. Tuition is paid at the time of registration, not at the time of application. Additional fees may be required for some courses.

Credit Awarded

College credit will be awarded to students on a semester basis upon successful completion of a semester of work. Six semester hours of college credit will be equivalent to one high school Carnegie unit and three-semester hours will be equivalent to one-half Carnegie unit. In the case of lab sciences, eight semester hours are equal to a high school Carnegie unit. The college course grade will be used in computing the student's high school grade point average, and the grades earned for dual enrollment courses will not be weighted.

If you need additional information contact Angela Seiders, Office of Instructional Services and Academy Programs.