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Dual Enrollment Qualifications

To be eligible for Dual Enrollment, a student must be in grade 10, 11, or 12 and have a minimum 2.0 cumulative average in completed high school courses to take technical courses and minimum cumulative 2.5 average in completed high school courses to take academic courses.

 

Students interested in dual enrollment should speak with their high school counselor to begin the process.

Next Steps

Dual Enrollment Applications Deadlines
Spring 2022 October 11 — December 1, 2021

Students must meet the following requirements to participate in Dual Enrollment:

  • Current high school transcript
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (unweighted) for academic courses and technical courses (HIT, NAS, RPT, and CIS) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (unweighted) for other technical courses
  • Enrolled in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade
  • Courses must be at or above 100 level. Physical education (PED) classes are not eligible for dual enrollment.
  • Meet all prerequisite requirements as listed in the SSCC Catalog.  Students must submit appropriate ACT, SAT, or College placement scores.

Students who meet the criteria for initial admission in Dual Enrollment will remain in continuous eligibility as long as a grade of “C” or better in all attempted college courses is earned. Students who fail to meet this minimum grade requirement or who withdraw from a course will be suspended from Dual Enrollment for a minimum of one term. The one term suspension may not be served during the summer term. The student may not re-enroll until the suspension has been served. For re-entry, the student must reapply to the program and meet the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (unweighted) for academic courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (unweighted) for technical courses.

  1. Submit the Shelton State Admission Application.
  2. Submit the Signature/Residency Form and upload photo ID.
    In the absence of a government-issued photo ID, a certified copy of the student’s birth certificate along with a printout of the student information profile sheet from iNow, signed and dated by the high school counselor, can be submitted. The profile sheet must show the student’s home address and include the student’s photo.
  3. Review the Schedule of Classes.
    Students should only take courses that meet their high school requirements, transfer to the college you are planning to attend, or apply to the degree in which you plan to major. Speak with your high school counselor to determine course approval for classes at either SSCC campus or on your high school campus.
  4. Submit the Dual Enrollment Approval Form.
    The form will be available October 11.
    As part of the Dual Enrollment Approval Form, a student must upload a current high school transcript.
    If selecting a math or English course, a student must upload qualifying ACT scores.
    Once the form is submitted, the form is circulated via email for review and electronic signature in the following order:

    1. Student reviews parent and student section and signs electronically.
    2. Parent reviews parent and student section and signs electronically.
    3. Counselor reviews parent and student section and signs electronically.
    4. The form is submitted to dualenrollment@sheltonstate.edu, and the student, parent, and counselor receive a copy of the completed form.
  5. If a student chooses to take a math or English course and does not have the qualifying ACT scores, the student must take the Accuplacer Placement Assessment.  To register, visit Accuplacer.

After completing the steps listed above, the Dual Enrollment Staff will register the student for class(es).  Students are required to check their myShelton email to receive their registration confirmation email.

Students who wish to continue to take college courses through dual enrollment for subsequent terms are not automatically reenrolled.  They must submit the documents listed below.  Also, if a student does not take a dual enrollment course for two consecutive terms, the student must apply as a first time dual enrollment student.

 

  1. Maintain continuous eligibility.
    Students who meet the criteria for initial admission in Dual Enrollment will remain in continuous eligibility as long as a grade of “C” or better in all attempted college courses is earned.  Students who fail to meet this minimum grade requirement or who withdraw from a course will be suspended from Dual Enrollment for a minimum of one term.  The one term suspension may not be served during the summer term.  The student may not re-enroll until the suspension has been served.  For re-entry, the student must reapply to the program and meet the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (unweighted) for academic courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (unweighted) for technical courses.
  2. Review the Schedule of Classes.
    Students should only take courses that meet their high school requirements, transfer to the college you are planning to attend, or apply to the degree in which you plan to major.  Speak with your high school counselor to determine course approval for classes at either SSCC campus or on your high school campus.
  3. Submit the Dual Enrollment Approval Form.
    The form will be available October 11.
    As part of the Dual Enrollment Approval Form, a student must upload a current high school transcript. If selecting a math or English course, a student must upload qualifying ACT scores. Once the form is submitted, the form is circulated via email for review and electronic signature in the following order:

    1. Student reviews parent and student section and signs electronically.
    2. Parent reviews parent and student section and signs electronically.
    3. Counselor reviews parent and student section and signs electronically.
    4. The form is submitted to dualenrollment@sheltonstate.edu, and the student, parent, and counselor receive a copy of the completed form.
  4. If a student chooses to take a math or English course and does not have the qualifying ACT scores, the student must take the Accuplacer Placement Assessment.  To register, visit Accuplacer.

After completing the steps listed above, the Dual Enrollment Staff will register the student for class(es).  Students are required to check their myShelton email to receive their registration confirmation email.

Advising is the process of preparing for the instruction and training required for the program of study a student wishes to pursue.  At Shelton State, students work individually with advisors to plan, select appropriate courses, and learn of college resources that are available to help them achieve degree completion.

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Student Eligibility for Dual Enrollment Career Technical Education Scholarships

The student must be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and have a 2.0 GPA or higher for most technical programs.  Students participating in Dual Enrollment HIT, NAS, RPT, and CIS must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Approval from the high school counselor or the home school director is also required. All students receiving scholarships must meet established placement criteria as determined by appropriate ACT, SAT, or placement exam scores.  Approval from secondary school officials indicates that the student has demonstrated both academic readiness and social maturity.

 

Continuous Eligibility

Students who fail to meet the minimum grade requirement or withdraw from a course will be suspended from the program for a minimum of one term. The one-term suspension may not be served during the summer. The student may not re-enroll until the suspension has been served. For re-entry, the student must reapply to the program and meet the minimum grade point average requirement of 2.0 or higher.

 

Each student who receives a Dual Enrollment Technical Scholarship must have declared a technical program of study. Only courses required for that program of study will be eligible for scholarship funds.

Dual enrollment technical scholarship funds may be used to cover required technical courses and required academic courses (English, math, and science).

 

Depending on the availability of funding, dual enrollment technical scholarship funds may be used to cover tuition, textbooks, and supplies, as well as the needs of the individual student and the requirements of the technical classes.  The scope of each scholarship is determined by available funding and scholarship grant guidelines.  Costs covered will be determined on an individual basis.

 

Scholarship funds are contingent upon allocations by the Alabama Legislature. Shelton State has received technical scholarship grants since the program was initiated by the state in 2008, however, future grant awards are not guaranteed and will depend on availability of funding through the Alabama Workforce Development program.

 

Students should review the list of eligible Career and Technical Education Programs to ensure their program of interest is approved.

  • Information Sesssion – The Information Session will cover all a student needs to know about Dual Enrollment like the benefits, scholarship opportunities, placement testing, and the application process.
  • Application Workshop – Join the Dual Enrollment Staff to learn the step-by-step application process and how to register for classes.
  • New Student Orientation Session – The New Student Orientation Session will help dual enrollment students navigate the transition between high school and college. First time dual enrollment students are strongly encouraged to attend.
  • Transition Day – Transition Day is for all graduating seniors who have participated in dual enrollment during high school. Students will learn how to successfully transition to Shelton State as first time freshmen.

 

To learn more or registration for an event, visit Dual Enrollment Events.

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