What is Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment Get High School and College Credits at the Same Time

Volunteer State Community College is proud to partner with area school systems to provide an opportunity for high school students to get a head start on their college experience while still enrolled in high school. Courses are mainly offered at the high school campus during the regular school day and follow the high school calendar as closely as possible. Additionally, students in some school systems, including home-school associations, are able to take classes on Vol State's campus or online with the prior approval of their high school administration. Successful course completion allows the student to earn high school credit and college credit for the same course.

Course offerings are determined in consultation with the participating schools' administration. Students may take a variety of courses including classes from the general education core, as well as career and technical education courses.

Dual Enrollment courses are taught by numerous Vol State faculty. Some courses are taught by full-time faculty who travel to the high schools, and some courses are taught by high school teachers who are also credentialed to teach college-level courses and serve as qualified Vol State adjunct faculty.

If you are interested in having this program at your local high school, please recommend us to your principal.

Dual Enrollment Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of K-12 Partnerships is to ensure the delivery of dual enrollment opportunities that reflect the same high-quality academic rigor as is delivered to all Vol State Community College students.  We strive to maintain this excellence through the development of strong high school partnerships, community relations, and continued program evaluation and improvement.  We are committed to building a sustainable program that will provide a pathway for students to move from dual enrollment courses to successful career opportunities.