Dual Enrollment Credit


 

 


You Are Just a Few Steps Away From Enrolling as a DUAL-ENROLLED HIGH SCHOOL Student

Are you a highly motivated high school student with a 2.5 or better grade point average who would like to earn college credit while also earning high school credit? If your school has a dual-enrollment agreement with Southern Union, we will be proud to assist you in getting started with your college degree.

Southern Union offers dual-enrollment opportunities for high school students on their own high school campus or on any SUSCC campus.  Dual-enrollment credit means that the course you take through the college will count towards credits for your high school diploma as well as earn college credit for your future.  If a course you wish to take is not required for high school credit, you can pursue accelerated college credit while you are still in high school.  If you are interested, discuss your plans with your high school counselor to determine what is the best solution for your needs.  Once you have determined the best solution for you, follow the steps below for enrolling to begin your college career!

Dual-enrollment on your high school campus

Dual-enrollment on SUSCC's campus

Accelerated High School Credit 

List of Approved High Schools for the Dual Enrollment Program 

Continuous Eligibility

Steps for Dual Enrollment at Your High School 

1. Determine your eligibility for dual enrollment:

  • Discuss dual-enrollment or accelerated credit options with your high school counselor to determine if you are eligible to enroll for dual-enrollment credit at Southern Union. (High school counselors may refer to the Dual Enrollment Policies and Procedures Handbook for more information.)
  • ACT Exemption Scores.  Students registering for any college-level academic course must have appropriate exemptions from ACT or SAT scores or have appropriate scores on the state-approved placement assessment (currently ACCUPLACER) in order to determine academic preparedness.
    • Any student who has completed the ACT college placement exam and received a score of 18 or higher in English, a 20 or higher in Reading and/or a 20 or higher in Math score will be exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER placement test. 
    • If you do not have an exemption based on ACT/SAT scores, schedule an ACCUPLACER placement test with the Assessment Center by selecting a campus and scheduling your test.  Find more resources and information about the ACCUPLACER on the Assessment Center webpage.

2. Now that you have discussed your readiness with your counselor and parents/guardians, it is time to apply to the College:

  • General Application. Apply online
  • Submit identification. The Admissions Office must receive appropriate identification when you apply for general admission to complete your application. Click here for guidelines for submitting appropriate identification documents.  
  • If a dual enrollment student does not possess one of the items of identification as listed in the guidelines,  a student may provide a certified copy of their birth certificate to establish U.S. citizenship and a printout of the student information profile sheet from iNow signed and dated by their high school principal to establish current residency and identification. The profile sheet must show the student’s home address and include the student’s photo.

After completing the above steps, a SUSCC student email account will be created and your student email (gmail) account will be available.  Student email is the official means of communication between students and various offices at the College.  Please check this email for any notifications regarding your application. Click here to learn how to sign in to SUSCC student email.

3. Now that you have a student account, you should submit the following to complete your file:

  • Provide Statement of Eligibility for Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Students form with approved courses listed and the form signed by the high school counselor or principal. Obtain a dual-enrollment form from your high school counselor or principal’s office or print the Statement of Eligibility for Dual Enrollment form.  
    • Dual enrollment for dual credit eligibility for students enrolled in private, home school/private tutor, parochial, or church/religious secondary educational entities must be documented in writing by an appropriate school official.  Approval from secondary school officials indicates that the student has demonstrated both academic readiness and social maturity.
      • Continuous eligibility: Students who meet the criteria for initial admission to a Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Program will remain in continuous eligibility as long as a grade of “C” or better in attempted college courses is earned, and a 2.5 GPA is maintained (as noted on the Statement of Eligibility for Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Students form each semester). Students who fail to meet this minimum grade requirement or who withdraw from a course will be suspended from the program for a minimum of one term. The one-term suspension may not be served during the Summer term. The students may not re-enroll until the suspension has been served. For re-entry, the student must reapply to the program and must meet the minimum (unweighted) grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Provide high school transcript as documentation of required 2.5 grade point average. Transcripts should be attached to the Statement of Eligibility For Dual Enrollment form.

4. You are now ready to register for your class(es).  Your high school will schedule a day for an enrollment team from Southern Union to visit your high school campus.  During this visit, the team will:

  • Assist you in registering for the appropriate course (es) that have been approved by your high school.
  • Collect tuition/fees payment which has previously been turned in to the high school counselor or designee.  All checks should be made payable to Southern Union State Community College.

5.  Upon completion of the steps listed above, you are enrolled as a dual-enrolled college student with Southern Union and will attend your dual-enrollment class on your high school campus.


Steps for Dual-enrollment on SUSCC's Campus

1. Determine your eligibility for dual enrollment:

  • Discuss dual-enrollment or accelerated credit options with your high school counselor to determine if you are eligible to enroll for dual-enrollment credit at Southern Union. (High school counselors may refer to the Dual Enrollment Policies and Procedures Handbook for more information.)
     
  • ACT Exemption Scores.  Students registering for any college-level academic course must have appropriate exemptions from ACT or SAT scores or have appropriate scores on the state-approved placement assessment (currently ACCUPLACER) in order to determine academic preparedness.
    • Any student who has completed the ACT college placement exam and received a score of 18 or higher in English, a 20 or higher in Reading and/or a 20 or higher in Math score will be exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER placement test. 
    • To schedule an ACCUPLACER placement test, select a campus and schedule your test.  Find more resources and information about the ACCUPLACER on the Assessment Center webpage.

2. Now that you have discussed your readiness with your counselor and parents/guardians, it is time to apply to the College:

  • General Application. Apply online
  • Submit identification. The Admissions Office must receive appropriate identification when you apply for general admission to complete your application. Click here for guidelines for submitting appropriate identification documents.  
  • If a dual enrollment student does not possess one of the items of identification as listed in the guidelines,  a student may provide a certified copy of their birth certificate to establish U.S. citizenship and a printout of the student information profile sheet from iNow signed and dated by their high school principal to establish current residency and identification. The profile sheet must show the student’s home address and include the student’s photo.

After completing the above steps, a SUSCC student email account will be created and your student email (gmail) account will be available.  Student email is the official means of communication between students and various offices at the College.  Please check this email for any notifications regarding your application. Click here to learn how to sign in to SUSCC student email.

3. Now that you have a student account, you should submit the following to complete your file:

  • Provide official high school transcript as documentation of required 2.5 grade point average. Transcripts must be mailed to Southern Union State Community College, Admissions Office, P.O. Box 1000, Wadley,  AL 36276.
  • Provide Statement of Eligibility for Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Students form with approved courses listed and form signed by high school counselor or principal. Obtain dual-enrollment form from your high school counselor or principal’s office or print the Statement of Eligibility for Dual Enrollment form.  
    • Dual enrollment for dual credit eligibility for students enrolled in private, home school/private tutor, parochial, or church/religious secondary educational entities must be documented in writing by an appropriate school official.  Approval from secondary school officials indicates that the student has demonstrated both academic readiness and social maturity.
      • Continuous eligibility: Students who meet the criteria for initial admission to a Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Program will remain in continuous eligibility as long as a grade of “C” or better in attempted college courses is earned, and a 2.5 GPA is maintained (as noted on the Statement of Eligibility for Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Students form each semester). Students who fail to meet this minimum grade requirement or who withdraw from a course will be suspended from the program for a minimum of one term. The one term suspension may not be served during the Summer term. The students may not re-enroll until the suspension has been served. For re-entry, the student must reapply to the program and must meet the minimum (unweighted) grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Arrange tuition/fees payment method. Tuition/fees are calculated based on the number of credit hours in which the student enrolls. Payment is due at time of registration.  
  • Schedule class(es) online or on-campus. Following completion of steps 1-5, you may schedule your approved class online through mySUSCC during published registration dates or take you selection of classes to the Records Office.
  • Complete payment for tuition. Provide payment online at time of scheduling or report to Cashier’s Office to submit payment. Students attending class on-campus should obtain a parking pass at Cashier’s Office before the first day of class.  Schedules for which the full tuition payment is not received will be deleted. 
  • Obtain Student ID. Report to Learning Resource Center on Opelika or Wadley Campus with PAID  class schedule during designated LRC operating hours to get your college student ID.
  • Obtain books for your class. Students may choose to purchase books through the campus bookstore.