Dual Credit Testing

Students may earn free college credit through dual credit testing.  Dual credit testing allows high school students who have completed specific high school courses that align with Volunteer State course to take end of course challenge exams to earn college credit.  If students successfully pass the challenge exam with a grade of 70% of better, the credit will be transcribed on their college transcript.

Career and Technical Education students who take the high school courses listed below may get college credits if they pass a test covering competencies from the matching college course. Students must apply and schedule a test date and time through the Office of K12 Partnerships.  Dual Credits will transfer in most cases; check with your institution to find out its acceptance policy for college Dual Credits.

Dual Credits Testing Available 2019-2020
High School Course(s) Vol State Credits in Course(s)
Advanced Computer Applications INFS 1010 Computer Applications (3 credits)
Advanced Manufacturing Courses ENST 1350 Industrial Safety (3 credits)
Health Science Courses  (any 2-3 courses) AHC 115 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
Criminal Justice I and II CRMJ 1010 Intro to Criminal Justice (3 credits)
Marketing & Management (any 2 courses) BUSN 2380 Principles of  Marketing (3 credits)

Dual Credit Assessment Procedures:

  • Teachers may call 615-230-3742 or email dualenrollment@volstate.edu to schedule a test.  A completed application for Dual Credit, a Permission to Test Form and a high school transcript are required to schedule testing. We will email study material to the high school instructor for test(s) students will be taking. The college study materials plus any materials the high school teacher provides should be mastered thoroughly before the students actually test.
  • Students will receive verification that they have earned a score of 70% or better on the test.  If they chose to have the credit awarded, there will be a $25 fee to create a transcript.