High School Dual Credit Student | SKCTC

High School Dual Credit Student


Want to earn college credit while you’re still in high school? Here’s how to apply for dual credit at SKCTC and get a head start on a great education.

About Dual Credit

The dual-credit program gives you both high school and college credit for classes you take while you’re still a junior or senior in high school. Classes are offered at all SKCTC campuses, online, or at your high school.

Most dual-credit students take general education (English, history, and college algebra) or career and technical education classes taught at their high school or local Kentucky technology centers in areas such as welding, machine tool, health care, business, and information technology. The classes are taught by secondary school teachers who meet the requirements of SKCTC s accrediting agency who use the college curriculum.

SKCTC and its secondary school partners enter into dual-credit agreements in career fields offered at the college. College pathways prepared by secondary schools map out curriculum for students from dual credit to obtaining a college credential at SKCTC and beyond. Many SKCTC program coordinators consider success in dual-credit courses when selecting students for entrance in selective admission programs at SKCTC.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of their dual credit by enrolling at SKCTC. Dual credit represents a significant savings to students and their families in money and time. The SKCTC dual-credit coordinator registers students for dual credit classes at their local high school or tech campus.

Since the 2012-13 academic year, KCTCS has assessed a $50 charge per dual-credit student per semester. The charge is nonrefundable.

Students may not take more than 12 credit hours in an academic year.


Search GlobePlacement

Students enrolling in KCTCS colleges for the purpose of earning credit applicable toward an educational credential (certificate, diploma, and associate degree) must demonstrate through the submission of scores on specified assessment instruments that they possess the minimum academic skills essential for success. Students who do not demonstrate these academic skills must remedy the identified skill deficiencies prior to enrolling in entry-level courses for which those skills are essential.

ReportHow Are Placement Scores Used?

Placement is not used like a traditional test. There is generally no "passing score." Rather, Placement scores indicate areas in which you are strong and areas in which you may need help. Thus, Placement can identify problems in major subject areas before they disrupt your educational progress, giving you the opportunity to prepare more effectively for needed courses. You and your institution can use scores from Placement tests to prepare a course of study that will be appropriate, relevant, and meaningful for you

Search GlobeHow Can I Schedule A Placement Test?

You can Schedule a Placement test by contacting your local Southeast campus admissions office. You can reach the admissions office by calling the Southeast admissions call center at 606-589-3391

Copy and PasteRequesting a Transcript

After completing dual credit classes, students interested in attending a four-year school will want to request an official transcript be sent to that college or university by the SKCTC records office.

Courses will not be reflected on the transcript until they are completed and grades are posted by SKCTC.

Financial AidScholarships

Scholarships for dual credit and dual enrollment courses are available through the KY Department of Education. Please click on the following link for this information and to apply online.


User CommentsMore Information

For more information please contact:

Heather Lewis, Dual-Credit Coordinator
606-589-3026, ext. 93026

Questions about applying for the dual-credit program? Contact us. We look forward to meeting you!