Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit

Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit is a program which allows eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes, either at the college campus or at the high school, and to receive both high school and college credit. Your Application for Admission provides us with the information we need to get you started. Once you've submitted your application, the admissions office must receive identification documentation for admission. This link will detail the acceptable forms of identification according to State Policy.

Scholarships for Career/Technical students in public high school programs are available at this time.  For more information call Dual Enrollment Coordinator Gwen Baker @ 256-306-2665.

The Accelerated High School program allows high school students to take courses for college credit only.  Eligible students are those in 11th and 12th grade who have a "B" average in their completed high school courses and have written approval from their high school principal.  Click here for the Accelerated High School Approval form.

Dual Enrollment Eligibility Information

Eligible students are students in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who have a "B" average in their completed high school courses and who have the written approval of both the high school principal and the local superintendent. (Note: Some school systems restrict participation to 11th and 12th grade students.)  Dual Credit Approval Form

Courses Available

Any college-level courses in English, foreign languages, mathematics, science, or social science; any occupational/technical courses; or any other courses agreed upon by the school system and the college are open to eligible students. Students must meet the course prerequisites prior to enrollment in any of these courses. Students may not enroll in developmental courses (college courses below the 100 level), physical education courses, nor may they enroll in any course on an audit basis under the dual enrollment/dual credit program.

Dual enrollment students must meet prerequisite requirements for any course. Prerequisites may be met by completion of the Calhoun Placement Examination (COMPASS) and/or minimum levels on the ACT in English and Mathematics. Contact our Advising Centers for placement testing or ACT score information.

Students may contact the Calhoun Community College Advising Center in Decatur (256) 306-2648 or Huntsville (256) 890-4770 to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor if they have questions about courses.

Scheduling Classes

Students in the Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit program may take their coursework at any of Calhoun Community College's campuses. Students should consult the college's current course offering schedule or the college's academic advising centers for information on the dates, times, and locations of courses.

Calhoun also offers courses at selected high school sites. See your guidance counselor for details.


Costs for college courses are dependent upon the course credit hours. Most courses at Calhoun Community College are 3-4 semester hours. See current tuition/fees schedule.

Additional Information

If you have questions about the program, you might want to contact one of the persons or areas listed:
  • High school guidance counselor or principal
  • Gwen Baker, Calhoun Community College, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, (256) 306-2665,