A dual enrolled student is a student who is enrolled in college while still enrolled in high school. Any high school student who meets dual enrollment admission requirements may participate. The student will first gain admission to the college, then be advised by a Hinds counselor who will help the student choose appropriate classes that fit around their high school schedule. Classes may be taken in day, evening, or online on any one of Hinds 6 campuses. Many Career and Technical classes can count for dual enrollment credit.
Why Dual Enrollment?
Dual Enrollment allows you to…
Earn transferable college credit from an accredited institution while still in high school
Ease into college classes now and have a smooth transition into college after you graduate
Reduce the number of college classes you'll have to take after high school graduation
Save money - earn college credit at HCC for a lot less than at a four-year university
How is Dual Enrollment different from AP courses?
AP (Advanced Placement) courses are high school courses designed to prepare students for college-level course work. Students take an exam upon completion of an AP course. The score on that exam determines if a student will receive any AP college credit in that subject. Dual enrollment courses are college courses in which a high school student enrolls. Upon completion of the course they will have widely transferable college credits on a college transcript. College credits do not depend on the score of an end-of-course exam; they are automatically awarded.
Application for Admission to Hinds Community College
Official high school transcript verifying the completion of at least 10 core units
Official ACT score or take the COMPASS placement test
Unconditional, signed letter of recommendation from high school principal or counselor
There are some important things to know about Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit before deciding to participate, like…
While dual enrolled, you are earning real college credit that will appear on your college transcripts and transfer to other colleges and universities. So, take it seriously, and do your best!
Dual enrolled students and Dual Credit students are subject to the same policies and guidelines as all other Hinds students. This means things like attendance policy, grading scale, etc. Check out the HCC student handbook for the full scoop. Dual Enrollment does not affect scholarship OR athletic eligibility
For high school students taking Hinds courses on their high school campus for dual credit, tuition is free! However, students must pay a $100 non-refundable dual credit fee and purchase the college textbook if not provided by their high school.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
The Vicksburg Warren School District has adopted a policy of nondiscrimination in accordance with federal and state law, regulations, guidelines, and court decrees. Every pupil of the district will have equal educational opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, or religion. No student shall be excluded on such basis from participating in or having access to any course offerings, athletics, counseling, employment assistance, and extracurricular activities.