High school students may earn college credit while they are still attending high school and enrolled in high school courses. The same regulations apply to Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Program students as to regular students.
Where can dual enrollment/dual credit courses be taught?
- By Copiah-Lincoln Community College at the Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus, or Simpson County Center
- At an approved dual enrollment/credit high school
- Through an online Co-Lin course
To be admitted to the Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Program, students must submit the following:
- A completed Copiah-Lincoln Community College application for admission
- A high school transcript that documents junior and senior status with a minimum of 14 core high school units:
A 3.0 on 4.0 scale (Academic)
A 2.0 on 4.0 scale (Career-Technical)
For special admissions requirements for home school students, see the special admissions section of the catalog.
Students who have an American College Test (ACT) score of 30 or higher may be enrolled without completing 14 units provided all other criteria are met.
- A minimum subscore on the ACT:
A minimum ACT subscore of 17 in English to enroll in English Composition I
A minimum ACT subscore of 19 in math to enroll in College Algebra
- A recommendation form, provided by the college, from the high school principal and/or guidance counselor stating ACT subscore, number or core high school units completed, and GPA. A home-schooled student must have the form completed by a parent or teacher.
NOTE: Dual enrollment/dual credit programs in the Career-Technical area may have special entrance requirements.
Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Scholarship
The 2023 Mississippi Legislature approved Senate Bill 2487 cited as the Mississippi Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Scholarship Program Act of 2023. The scholarship program awards eligible public or charter school high school juniors or seniors six hours of dual enrollment/credit funding.
The online application for the state’s new Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Scholarship (DEDC) will open on Monday, November 6 at www.msfinancialaid.org.
Public and charter school juniors and seniors may apply for the scholarship to cover tuition for up to six credit hours (lifetime eligibility) of Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit courses offered by a participating institution in Mississippi (at this time, all public and private colleges and universities are planning to participate in the program).
The application and additional information may be found on the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid webpage: https://www.msfinancialaid.org/dedc/
For questions, please contact:
Sharon Sanxton Turner
Simpson County Center