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Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit

If you are a high school student looking to jump-start your college career, St. Louis Community College has two options for you. Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit options allow you to take classes for college credit while you are still in high school. Both options offer a great way to get a head start on your college education.

Great Opportunities/Great Benefits

  • Earn transferable college credit from an accredited institution
  • Reduce the number of college classes you'll have to take after high school graduation
  • Utilize college resources and services, including the library, computer and academic labs and tutoring services
  • Participate in college campus activities
  • Access to campus facilities
  • Save money - earn college credit at STLCC for a lot less than at a four-year university or technical college

Here's how it works ...

Dual Enrollment

High school students 16 years and older may take courses at St. Louis Community College campus that supplement or are more advanced than their high school's curriculum. On campus and online, our award-winning faculty offer a range of classes that fulfill students' high school requirements and count toward university program credits.

Dual Enrollment students must have a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, obtain written permission from a high school administrator and a parent or guardian and meet with a college admissions representative. Dual Enrollment students pay approximately one-half of the maintenance fee (tuition) per credit hour, the student activity fee and other mandatory course fees and receive both high school and college credit. This checklist will help guide you in getting started.

Dual Credit

Students can receive college credit for specific classes taken at high schools for which the school and STLCC have an approved Dual Credit agreement. Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, sophomores with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale are eligible enroll in dual credit courses**. Students must also meet the college's prerequisite requirements for entry into the course and they must also obtain written permission from a high school administrator and a parent or guardian. 

**Freshmen may be considered, under special circumstances, for dual credit classes.

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To Apply for Dual Enrollment or Dual Credit:

  1. You must have completed your sophomore year of high school
  2. You must have a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher for Dual Enrollment and
    2.5 or higher for Dual Credit
  3. Complete an online application. Select either the "Dual Credit" or "Dual Enrollment" application type.  
  4. Submit the Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment Authorization Form to the registrar's office*
  5. Take the placement test - testing is waived for students with:
    1. Math: ACT score of 22 or above, SAT score of 580 and above
    2. Reading-writing: ACT reading and writing score of 18-composite, SAT critical reading of 500 or above 
  6. Submit a copy of your high school transcript to the registrar's office*

St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, Registrar's Office 
5600 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110 
Fax: 314-539-5477 |

For more information, call:

Florissant Valley -- 314-513-4482
Forest Park -- 314-644-9125
Meramec -- 314-984-7601
South County -- 314-984-7200
Wildwood -- 636-422-2000

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