High school juniors or seniors may enroll in college-level classes and start earning college credit. The credits earned will be recorded on an SCC transcript and may be used to fulfill degree requirements at SCC or at a transfer institution's discretion.
Requirements to be eligible for dual enrollment:
- Must have the written permission from your high school counselor or principal.
- Have at least a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) high school grade point average. (Some high school districts require a higher GPA to participate.)
- Students enrolled in 6 credit hours or in math or English courses are required to complete the SCC Assessment.
- The signature of an SCC counselor for registration your first semester in dual enrollment.
- A completed dual enrollment application form is required every semester of enrollment.
Dual Enrollment Registration Process:
- Complete an Application for Admission
- Complete a Dual Enrolled Application
- Take the Academic Skills Assessment
ACT Placement Score Information
If you achieved at least the minimum score on the ACT sub-tests listed below, you are NOT required to take the Academic Skills Assessment.
English – ACT 21 = English Composition I
English – ACT 27 = English Composition II
Reading – ACT 18 = No Reading Required
Math – ACT 23 = College Algebra (with a score of 23 or greater, you may take the math assessment to place into a higher level math class)
ACT scores are valid for two years.
If you placed high enough in one subject area to waive the assessment test but not in another subject area, you will need to take the assessment test for 'that' particular subject area.
Please bring a copy of your ACT scores in case the college does not have your scores loaded in our system.
If you do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED or HiSET), you may be admitted to SCC with an Ability to Benefit status.
- Meet with an academic counselor and register for classes – online appointment scheduling.
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Developmental courses or physical education courses ARE NOT available to dual-enrolled or home-schooled students until your high school curriculum is completed.
- If you want to take developmental courses (courses below 100 level), physical education courses or would like to take more than 6 credit hours, you must write a letter of appeal explaining your situation to the dean of academic advising and transfer services. Letters of support from your principal or high school counselor will be necessary. Any other exception that is unique to your situation must also be addressed in this manner.
- Under Age 16? You will need to contact the dean of academic advising and transfer services (636-922-8427) who will review your placement scores to determine if you placed into college-level coursework.
- Pay Tuition and Fees in Full. You will be dropped from all of your courses if you fail to pay your tuition in full by the due date. Save time and pay online via mySCC.
- Obtain Picture ID and Parking Tags.
- Buy Textbooks.