Snead State Community College


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The Snead State Community College dual enrolment/dual credit program allows certain high school students to enroll in college courses in order to dually earn credits for a high school diploma and a college degree. Students participating in the dual enrollment/dual credit program shall pay normal tuition as required by the College. (copied from
A high school student is eligible for dual enrollment/dual credit if he or she meets the following criteria:
The student must meet the entrance requirements of the College;
The student must have a “B” average in completed high school courses;
The student must have written approval of the appropriate principal and the local superintendent of education;
The student may enroll only in postsecondary courses for which high school prerequisites have been completed. (For example, students may not take English Composition until all required high school English courses have been completed.)
The student must be in grade 10, 11, or 12, or have an exception granted by the College upon the recommendation of the student's principal and superintendent and in accordance with Alabama Administrative Code 290-8-9-.17 regarding gifted and talented students.
The dual enrollment student must submit or have on file the dual enrollment recommendation form prior to registration.
Students may enroll in career/technical courses/programs in accordance with guidelines of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education.
Students enrolled in courses offered during the normal high school day on or off the high school campus shall have prior permission of the student's principal, superintendent, and the College President.
Parental permission and travel for courses offered off the high school campus during the normal school day will be administered under the auspices of the local board of education.
Three semester credit hours at the postsecondary level shall equal one credit at the high school level in the same or related subject.
Students who are not attending public school, but who are enrolled in private school or church school pursuant to §16-28-1 of the Code of Alabama or who are receiving instruction from a private tutor pursuant to §16-28-5 of the Code of Alabama, may also participate in the Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit Program. Student eligibility must be certified by the appropriate official at the private school, or church school or by the private tutor.
A high school student who attends a non-accredited high school is eligible for the dual enrollment/dual credit program if he or she meets the above criteria and provides a minimum ACT score of 20-Writing 21-Math or the equivalent score on the Compass Test.
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