Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dual Enrollment?
- Dual enrollment is a program that allows qualified high school students to earn college and high school credit while meeting graduation requirements.
What are the advantages of Dual Enrollment?
- Earn your college degree in less time
- Eliminate duplication of coursework between high school and college
- Save Money! Concurrently enrolled students are not required to pay tuition. All materials and books will be purchsed by the student or by the participating high school and/or district.
- Explore career fields before starting college
- Easier transition to college
Can I receive both college and high school credit?
- Yes. The student will earn both high school and college credit. If the student wishes to receive high school credit for a college class, a 3.0 unit or more one-semester college class will earn one semester of high school credit (5.0 credits). To determine how a college course fulfills a high school requirement see your high school counselor. Academic college courses that meet the University of California 'a-g' requirements will be given a weighted grade point and ranking on the high school transcript at the discretion of the high school.
Who can participate in Dual Enrollment?
Which courses are offered?
Who teaches these courses?
Dual enrolled classes may be taught by approved MSJC Associate Faculty who are also high school teachers. Instructors use college curriculum and textbooks, and deliver a college-level course, which will require stuents to work at a higher level.
Where are these courses taught?
Do I have to be an MSJC student?
How do I get involved in the Dual Enrollment program?
Where can I find out more information about the RTA "Go Pass"?