College Now Eligibility

  • According to WCCC policy, all dual enrollment students must be high school juniors or seniors, or the home school equivalent
    • Exception may be made for high school freshman and sophomore students or home school equivalency who are able to exhibit readiness for college-level coursework. Each freshman or sophomore will be treated on a case-by-case basis; they must be approved by high school administration and the WCCC vice president for Academic Affairs and Student Services
  • Students must apply for admission to WCCC and identify themselves as Dual Enrollment students. They must meet all course prerequisites as outlined in the current WCCC catalog available at wccc.edu. This may require students to complete placement testing
  • Students are responsible for all tuition and fees (based on residency) before classes begin or make arrangement for an approved college payment plan
  • Dual Enrollment students will be limited to nine (9) credits per semester. Exceptions may be made up to 12 credits on a case-by-case basis and the submission of a recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor/advisor
  • Individual school districts may set additional requirements for student eligibility
  • Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or above to be eligible for the Dual Enrollment Program
  • High schools, at the student’s request, must submit an online permission form completed by counselor/home evaluator/principal from home high school
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 or above in all Dual Enrollment courses to continue in the program
  • Students must register for classes by the following dates:
    • Spring Term: Application due by November 1. Placement Assessment, if indicated, by December 1
    • Summer Term: Application due by April 1. Placement Assessment, if indicated, by May 1
    • Fall Term: Application due by July 1. Placement Assessment, if indicated, by August 1
  • High schools must obtain and certify parental/guardian consent at time of application
  • Students may be responsible for purchasing textbooks for dual enrollment courses. Textbooks for Dual
  • Enrollment classes will be determined by WCCC
  • Students may not participate in extracurricular activities (clubs, sporting activities, driving school, etc.) during the scheduled class meeting times
  • Students may not register for:
    • Auditing courses
    • Directed study courses
    • Courses for which prerequisite courses are listed and are not successfully completed
    • Courses taken from other colleges/universities and repeated as dual enrollment
    • Courses/programs that have specific admission requirements (ex: nursing, dental hygiene, etc.)
    • Credit by examination
    • Courses where age is a factor

Faculty Qualifications

Faculty/instructors who teach in either Classes Taught at the High School or Classes Taught at WCCC or via Online/e Learning format must meet WCCC’s established faculty hiring criteria/standards.

What if a student does not meet the criteria for eligibility for the WCCC Dual Enrollment Program?

A petition process must be completed by the student seeking admission to the Dual Enrollment Program who do not meet the criteria. The petition MUST be in writing to the WCCC director of Admissions for evaluation. The petition materials must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the semester start date of the semester that the student wishes to attend. Late petitions will not be considered. Students will need to explain clearly why they should be considered.