High School Dual Credit Student
GET ON THE FAST TRACK TO SUCCESS
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.
How Are COMPASS Scores Used?
How Can I Schedule A COMPASS Test?
Requesting a Transcript
Courses will not be reflected on the transcript until they are completed and grades are posted by SKCTC.
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!