High School Dual Enrollment Policy


Through this program, high school students may be eligible to complete courses at Columbia College while earning credit toward their high school graduation requirements. The purpose of this policy is to outline the admissions policy and process for high school students seeking dual enrollment status.


This policy applies to all high school students seeking dual enrollment status with Columbia College.


High school students (freshman through senior) have the opportunity to take college courses for credit while completing high school[1]. Dual enrollment means that high school students are enrolled in high school and college courses concurrently; the college level courses are taken through Columbia College.

1 Note: High school dual enrollment is not available for applicants residing in the state of California or applicants residing outside of the United States.

Individuals currently enrolled in high school who wish to earn credit at Columbia College must:

  1. Submit the undergraduate application form for admissions. Be sure to select "non-degree/HS dual enrollment" on the student status field. See admissions priority deadlines for more information on application deadlines by location.
  2. Request an unofficial copy of the high school transcript to be sent to the Recruiting & Admissions Department.
  3. Meet specific academic qualifications by high school level: A 9th grader who has a cumulative high school GPA of a 3.0 or higher with a 29 ACT or a class rank in the 90th percentile; A 10th grader who has a cumulative high school GPA of a 3.0 or higher; OR a 11th or 12th grader who has a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  4. Provide written support from the high school principal or guidance counselor and a parent or legal guardian by completing the Columbia College Dual Enrollment form.

The Admissions Review Committee reserves the right to review any application for admission under the dual enrollment status. The College reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant and to deny and/or rescind admission to any applicant who provides false or misleading information to the College.

Students under the age of 18 who have been admitted to Columbia College are expected to comply with college policies for students.  The information contained in the “Minor on Campus” policy is not directed at admitted and/or enrolled students who are still minors.  Dual enrollment students are subject to all relevant policies applicable to Columbia College students, including but not limited to, the student code of conduct and academic integrity policy.

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