Information for Parents of Dual Credit Students
What is dual credit?
Dual credit is an option available for high school students who rank above average in academic achievement, to take a Richland college-level class. Dual credit students take a college level class, and receive college credit and high school credit at the same time. The classes may be offered at any of these sites:
- Their high school
- Richland’s main campus
- Heartland Technical Academy
- Fairview Park Plaza
- Clinton Higher Education Center
High school students, generally juniors and seniors, who meet all college course pre-requisites, are eligible for dual credit enrollment, pending approval of their high school principal or guidance counselor and their parent/guardian. Students in these college courses must have appropriate academic qualifications, a high level of motivation, and adequate time to devote to studying a college-level course.
Register for Dual Credit Courses
- Talk to your high school counselor or principal to confirm eligibility for dual credit courses.
- Complete Richland's Admission Information form online or download the PDF.
- Complete appropriate placement tests (or provide ACT scores, if applicable). A score of 19 or higher in both English and Reading might be required.
- Submit the following to Richland at time of registration:
- Call Cathy Sebok at 875-7211, ext. 558 or Janean Garret at ext. 304, to schedule an appointment to register for classes.
Transferring Dual Credit Courses
Students who plan to attend another college or university (particularly a private or out-of-state school) should check with that school to be sure the college credits earned in this program will transfer smoothly.