Dual Credit

About

A Dual Credit student is enrolled in a community college while enrolled in high school and receiving high school and college credit for postsecondary coursework.

Admission to Dual Credit

  • Students must have completed at least 14 core high school units. Students with less than 14 core high school units may be considered for admission if they have an ACT composite score of 30 or higher.
  • Students must have taken the ACT or ACCUPLACER. ACT subs cores or ACCUPLACER scores are used to place students in the appropriate courses.
  • Students must have an unconditional written recommendation from a high school principal or guidance counselor.
  • Students taking academic courses in either a face-to-face or online format must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Students taking career/technical courses must have a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher and be high school sophomores or higher.
  • Online students: must have internet access and a reliable desktop computer or laptop.

How To Enroll

Face to Face and/or Online

Students interested in participating in this program should contact their respective high school counselor prior to enrollment at Hinds. Upon completion of high school, students must submit an official final transcript showing confirmation of high school graduation before College transcripts will be released.

  • Complete a Hinds CC application.
  • Submit an official signed high school transcript.
  • Submit official ACT scores (typically on the high school transcript) or take the ACCUPLACER test.
  • Submit this Letter of Recommendation form and the Waiver of Rights to Privacy of Records (FERPA) Form.

Important Things to Know

  • No financial aid is available for dual credit students.
  • Developmental education courses are not eligible for dual credit.
  • Upon completion of high school, students must submit an official final transcript showing confirmation of high school graduation before College transcripts will be released.
  • Students planning to attend Hinds CC once they have graduated high school will be required to submit a new Hinds CC admissions application as a high school graduate.  They should then follow all the admissions requirements of a Beginning Freshman. These requirements can be found under the Admissions section of our college catalog.

Contact

Please contact your local high school counselor prior to enrolling.