You are interested in taking a Dual Enrollment class? Excellent!Dual Enrollment classes provide a taste of college while still in high school. You can gain credits toward college graduation at a fraction of the cost. Students may take classes here at Central, on a college campus, or online.Click her to learn more about Dual Credit Information. If you decide to take these classes you MUST follow the directions to enroll and apply for the dual enrollment (DE) grant.
If you are interested in taking an online dual enrollment class consider the following:The first thing you have to do is ask yourself a couple of questions.
1. Can I work independently?
2. Do I procrastinate?
3. Am I self-starter?
4. Will I reach out for help and advocate for myself?
If you can work independently in a timely manner without prompting … you will be able to do well in this type of class. Even if you struggle a little in some of these areas, this is still a chance to work in a controlled college level class with assistance from your high school teachers. You are still responsible and it is a college level class, but it is a nice small step into post-secondary class work.
If you are concerned about whether these class offerings are right for you, don’t hesitate to ask questions before making your decision. We want to give this opportunity to as many people as possible.
If you feel like you are ready, then you have to start the process by going to http://www.pstcc.edu/dual/ and the admissions check list in on the right side of the screen. YOU MUST FOLLOW THE CHECKLIST! This is the first step in knowing you are capable of taking an online class. Filling out the grant application, applying to Pellissippi and following through with registration is part of being in college … and the real world. You can ask for help, but you also have to be responsible for the process.
Please go to the website and start the process if you are ready.
Disclaimers and Notes:
Students who withdraw from an online class (or an on campus option) will receive an F on their high school transcript in place of the credit they would have received. Remember, that if you attend Pellissippi after high school graduation, the grade you make now, will be on your transcript.
Students may NOT take English 1010 online for their English 4 credit if it is in the last semester. Core classes required for graduation may NOT be taken in an online format in the final semester without approval.
We strongly encourage any student who is interested in taking an online dual enrollment class to take an AP class here at Central. In subsequent years this will become a requirement.NOTE - Here is a list of how funding helps to cover the cost of dual enrollment
Dual Enrollment Grant funding available for each community college course a student takes if they meet the criteria:
- First three-credit hour course: $500 (no tuition balance for most courses)
- Second three-credit hour course: $500 (no tuition balance for most courses)
- Third three-credit hour course: $200 (students would owe a $300 tuition balance)
- Fourth three-credit hour course: $0 (students would owe a $500 tuition balance)
Funding is borrowed from the student's HOPE Scholarship after the fourth dual enrollment course
- Fifth three-credit hour course: $300 (students would owe a $200 tuition balance)
- Sixth three-credit hour course: $300 (students would owe a $200 tuition balance)
- Seventh three-credit hour course: $300 (students would owe a $200 tuition balance)
- Eighth three-credit hour course: $300 (students would owe a $200 tuition balance)