Dual Enrollment


A dual enrolled student is a student who is enrolled in college while still enrolled in high school. Any high school student who meets dual enrollment admission requirements may participate. The student will first gain admission to the college, then be advised by a Hinds counselor who will help the student choose appropriate classes that fit around their high school schedule. Classes may be taken in day, evening, or online on any one of Hinds 6 campuses. Normal tuition and fees apply.

Dual Enrollment allows you to:

  • Earn transferable college credit from an accredited institution while still in high school
  • Ease into college classes now and have a smooth transition into college after you graduate
  • Reduce the number of college classes you’ll have to take after high school graduation
  • Save money – earn college credit at HCC for a lot less than at a four-year university

Dual Enrollment vs AP Courses

AP (Advanced Placement) courses are high school courses designed to prepare students for college-level course work. Students take an exam upon completion of an AP course. The score on that exam determines if a student will receive any AP college credit in that subject.

Dual enrollment courses are college courses in which a high school student enrolls. Upon completion of the course they will have widely transferable college credits on a college transcript. College credits do not depend on the score of an end-of-course exam; they are automatically awarded.

Admission to Dual Enrollment

  • Students must be classified as a junior or senior. Students not classified as a junior or senior 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 subscores 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

  • Complete an application for admission.
  • Submit an official, signed high school transcript.
  • Submit official ACT scores (typically on the high school transcript) or take the ACCUPLACER test at any Hind campus.
  • Submit this letter of recommendation form completed by the high school principal or guidance counselor.
  • After submitting admission requirements, students must be advised by a Hinds Counselor to register for classes. To do so, simply visit any Hinds campus to see a Counselor or by submitting a request for remote advisement.

Important Things to Know

  • While dual enrolled, you are earning real college credit that will appear on your college transcripts and transfer to other colleges and universities. So, take it seriously, and do your best!
  • Normal tuition and fees apply to dual enrolled students taking classes on their own at any Hinds campus or online.
  • No financial aid is available to students admitted to Hinds with a dual enrollment admission status.
  • Students admitted to Hinds with a dual enrollment admission status are subject to the same policies as all other Hinds students.
  • Dual Enrollment does not affect freshman scholarship eligibility at Hinds. However, if you attend a university immediately after high school graduation, we recommend you check with your university on their freshman scholarship policies.
  • Please note that your Hinds transcript will not be released unless your balance is paid in full. Hinds transcripts are also not released without proof of completion of a high school diploma. So, after you graduate high school, be sure to send us a final, official transcript verifying your graduation.


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