Dual Enrollment/Credit Quick Facts

Dual Credit - receiving credit at both the high school and SSCC


What is the difference between applying and registering?

Applying is the process of completing an application to Shelton State Community College.
    Click here to apply.

    Registering means signing up for the classes you have indicated on your
    dual enrollment permission form.  


1. Students applying for dual enrollment are encouraged to speak with their
    high school counselor before applying.
2. Submit online application. Student will receive student ID number after
    applying online. Required
3. Submit photo ID (Alabama driver license or state-issue identification card) and    
    signature page to Enrollment Services by mail, fax, or email.
4. Submit high school transcript documenting the required grade point average to 
    Enrollment Services by mail, fax, or email
5. Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Students permission form with required signature
    of principal or counselor. Click here (Please use black or blue ink.)
6. Application for Admission for Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit. Click here   
    (Please use black or blue ink.)

To apply for career technical funding, email additional required paperwork below to dualenrollment@sheltonstate.edu

7. Career Assessment (ex. Kuder, CareerCruising, or other) to determine suitability
    for career pathway in career technical program. For more information, consult
    high school counselor.
8. Four-year plan that clearly indicates the chosen Career Pathway
    For more information, consult high school counselor.

For career technical funds, the results of the student's career assessment must correspond with the course(s) indicated on Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit permission form. 

II. *Deadlines for submission of required materials for Career Technical Scholarship:

Semester Deadline
Fall semester  May 1   
Spring semester   
November 15
Summer semester 
March 1

III. Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit requirements:

1. Meet all admission requirements as determined by the College,
2. Have a minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 80 on 100 point scale
    (HS Transcripts must be provided.) - CHANGE beginning summer 2016
3. Have written approval forms from principal and superintendent. 
    (Please use black or blue ink.)
4. Meet all prerequisites requirements. 
5. Must take College Placement Assessment if appropriate ACT scores are not on file.
                       (a) ACT scores of 18 or higher in English, 20 or higher in math and reading or 
                       (b) College Placement Assessment    
6. Courses must be above 100 level and PED classes are not eligible. 
7. Students can register online once all documentation and approvals have been granted.

IV. Returning Dual Credit and Accelerated HS students

        Dually enrolled students may register themselves online once all documentation and approvals
        have been granted. Dual Credit will have a restriction (3D) on their account preventing them
        from obtaining an official transcript prior to graduation.
        In addition, all dually enrolled students will have a dual enrollment attribute (DUAL) that will
        prevent students from registering online without the appropriate permits. This is due to the
        fact that permission forms are required each semester.  

V. Dual Credit Students Converting to a First-Time Freshman

        Students must notify Enrollment Services of a change of status if they have not graduated
        from  high school prior to attempting to register for classes. (Usually this only occurs in the
        spring semester when the student plans to enroll in the summer semester.) 

Checklist: (Please use black or blue ink.)

Career Technical Dual Enrollment Checklist    
Academic Dual Enrollment Checklist

Required forms below: (Please use black or blue ink.)
*Permission form is required each semester. 

Application for Admission for Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit     
*Fall_Dual Enrollment Permission Form 
*Spring_Dual Enrollment Permission Form
*Summer_Dual Enrollment Permission Form                                    

Dual Enrollment Resources:

2017-2018 Eligible Scholarship Career and Technical Education Programs
2016-2017 Eligible Scholarship Career and Technical Education Programs
Fall 2017 Academic Courses
Fall 2017 Technical and Allied Health Courses
Dual Enrollment Best Practices Handbook 2016-17

Will my course(s) transfer? What is STARS?

STARS stands for Statewide Transfer & Articulation Reporting System. STARS is a web-accessible database system which provides guidance and direction for prospective transfer students in the State of Alabama.

The STARS System allows public two-year students in Alabama to obtain a Transfer Guide/Agreement for the major of their choice. This guide/agreement, if used correctly, guides the student through their first two years of coursework and prevents loss of credit hours upon transfer to the appropriate public four-year university in Alabama. Although transfer guides/agreements can only be printed for two-year to four-year transfers, the STARS system can still provide guidance and direction to transfer students who have a different transfer situation.

Click here for your STARS Guide