Take College Courses While Still in High School
Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit
If you are a high school student looking to jump-start your college career, St. Louis Community College has two options for you. Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit options allow you to take classes for college credit while you are still in high school. Both options offer a great way to get a head start on your college education.
Great Opportunities/Great Benefits
- Earn transferable college credit from an accredited institution. Learn more about Missouri's CORE 42 Program for guaranteed transferability of classes.
- Reduce the number of college classes you'll have to take after high school graduation.
- Utilize college resources and services, including the library, computer and academic labs and tutoring services.
- Participate in college campus activities.
- Access to campus facilities.
- Save money and earn college credit at STLCC for a lot less than at a four-year college or university.
Here's how it works ...
High school students 16 years and older may take courses at St. Louis Community College campus that supplement or are more advanced than their high school's curriculum. On campus and online, our award-winning faculty offer a range of classes that fulfill students' high school requirements and count toward university program credits.
Dual Enrollment students must have a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, obtain written permission from a high school administrator and a parent or guardian and meet with a college admissions representative. Dual Enrollment students pay approximately one-half of the maintenance fee (tuition) per credit hour, the student activity fee and other mandatory course fees and receive both high school and college credit. This checklist will help guide you in getting started.
Students can receive college credit for specific classes taken at high schools for which the school and STLCC have an approved Dual Credit agreement. Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, sophomores with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale are eligible enroll in dual credit courses**. Students must also meet the college's prerequisite requirements for entry into the course and they must also obtain permission from a high school administrator and a parent or guardian.
**Freshmen may be considered, under special circumstances, for dual credit classes.
To Apply for Dual Enrollment or Dual Credit:
- You must have completed your sophomore year of high school.
- You must have a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher for Dual Enrollment and 2.5 or higher for Dual Credit.
- Complete an online application. Select either the "Dual Credit" or "Dual Enrollment" application type.
- For Dual Enrollment, submit the Dual Enrollment Authorization Form to the Registrar's Office. Return it with your parents' contact information and signature. For Dual Credit, meet with your counselor to verify your courses for dual credit. Your counselor will verify parent permission has been obtained (no authorization form is needed).
- Take the placement test - testing is waived for students with:
- Math: ACT score of 22 or above, SAT score of 580 and above
- Reading-writing: ACT reading and writing score of 18-composite, SAT critical reading of 500 or above
- Submit a copy of your high school transcript to the Registrar's Office.
St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, Registrar's Office
5600 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
Fax: 314-539-5477 | firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about dual credit or dual enrollment, contact the following:
Florissant Valley Campus
Coco Madison-Askew | email@example.com | 314-513-4216
High Schools Covered by the Florissant Valley Campus:
|Hazelwood Central High School||Hazelwood East High School||Hazelwood West High School||Jennings High School|
|Lutheran North High School||McCluer High School||McCluer North High School||McCluer South-Berkeley High School|
|North County Technical High School||Pattonville High School||Ritenour High School||
Riverview Gardens High School
|Trinity Catholic High School|
Forest Park Campus
Cerra Goree | firstname.lastname@example.org | 314-644-9575
High Schools Covered by the Forest Park Campus:
|Beaumont Technical High School||Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School||Carnahan High School of the Future||Central Visual and Performing Arts High School|
|Cleveland NJROTC High School||Clyde Miller Career Academy||Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience Magnet High School||Confluence Academy|
|Gateway Science Academy||Gateway STEM High School||McKinley Leadership Academy||Metro Academic & Classical High School|
|Normandy High School||Northwest Law Academy||Roosevelt High School||Soldan International Studies High School|
|St. Louis College Prep||Sumner High School||University City High School||Vashon High School|
Diana Johnson | email@example.com | 314-984-7682
High Schools Covered by the Meramec Campus:
|Affton High School||Bayless High School||Brentwood High School||Chaminade College Preparatory School|
|Hancock Place High School||Horton Watkins High School||Kirkwood High School||Lindbergh High School|
|Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School||Mehlville High School||Oakville High School||South Technical High School|
|St. Mary's High School||Valley Park High School||Webster Groves High School|
Ellen Wottrich | firstname.lastname@example.org | 636-422-2014
High Schools Covered by the Wildwood Campus:
|Clayton High School||Eureka High School||Fern Ridge High School||Lafayette High School|
|Marquette High School||Pacific High School||Parkway Central High School||Parkway South High School|
|Parkway West High School||Rockwood Summit High School|
If your high school is not listed, please contact Coco Madison-Askew at email@example.com or 314-513-4216.