What does Dual Credit at SWU mean?
Dual Credit means a student is enrolled in credit-bearing college courses at SWU while still in high school.
Can a high school student participate in Dual Enrollment?
Yes. Typically your guidance counselor must approve you taking the courses.
What Dual Credit Programs are available at SWU?
Students may select from a variety of of programs. The Early College is designed for students to take college courses that satisfy their high school credits. The Early College allows students to begin work as early as the summer of your sophomore year in high school. The Early College is typically designed for students wanting to pursue the Associate Degree track. If the program requirements are met, a student would receive their Associate’s Degree by the time they graduate high school. The Jumpstart to College program is designed for students only wanting to take a few dual credit classes, but not the Associate Degree. College @ CTC is designed for those students wanting to take college-level credit as a part of their CTC program.
How do I know which courses I am eligible to take?
Students will work with their guidance counselors on which courses to take each semester. Guidance counselors will work alongside SWU advisors to ensure you are taking the correct courses.
Can I earn high school credit for college courses?
Yes, as long as you take the correct courses that are designed to satisfy both high school and college requirements. That is why it is very important to work with your high school guidance counselor and plan ahead for taking dual credit classes.