Reminder:  Late, incomplete or applications submitted WITHOUT
a completed Trial Schedule (with course selections and course ID numbers) will NOT be considered.


The Dual Enrollment Application Deadline is November 21st for Spring 2015 classes that begin on January 9th. 

Follow the Steps below to Apply Today!

 



You MUST provide us one of the following types of ID to be considered for admission to the Dual Enrollment / Accelerated High School Program. 

  • Unexpired Alabama driver's license or instruction permit
  • Resident alien card (Pre-1997)
  • Unexpired Alabama identification card
  • Unexpired driver's license or instruction permit from another state or possession that verifies lawful presence, dated 2000 and beyond.
  • Unexpired U.S. passport
  • U.S. alien registration receipt card (Form I-151) prior to 1978
  • Unexpired U.S. permanent resident card
  • I-797 form with expiration date
  • BIA or tribal identification card with photo

If you do not have a driver's license:  Click here for more information on how to obtain a State Issued ID.

   

NOTE: Late, incomplete or applications submitted WITHOUT a completed Trial Schedule (with course selections and course ID numbers) will NOT be considered.  


Dual Enrollment /Accelerated High School Students Defined:

The College enrolls current high school students using either 1 of 2 admission categories: 1) Dual Enrollment or 2) Accelerated High School Program.  A dual enrollment student attends high school and wishes to attend LSCC for college and / or high school credit.  Participants may receive both college and high school credit.  An accelerated high school student enrolls at LSCC to earn college credit only.

Print Your Dual Enrollment Student Handbook

Upcoming Dual Enrollment Registration Period

Registration is now open for Dual Enrollment students.  Please read the application due dates above.  Late or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. 


Dual Enrollment Eligibility Requirements:

Dual Enrollment Eligibility Requirements:

An  applicant must complete an Application for Admission and the Accelerated/Dual Enrollment High School Student form.  Participants may receive both high school credit and college credit. The program is restricted to qualified students in Alabama public and/or regionally accredited high schools for which superintendents have signed agreements with Lawson State Community College. Student eligibility is determined by each individual school system and may be more limited than the minimum requirements listed below:     

  • The applicant must have a 3.0 GPA in completed high school courses (if attempting to take academic courses like history, biology, etc...) and a 2.5 GPA (if attempting to take Career Technical courses, like barbering, autobody, etc...).

  • Freshman students are not eligible for this program.  Students must be a sophomore in high school or above.

  • Enrollment in a combined number of high school and college courses per term will not exceed that which is educationally sound as determined by the College and the local School Board. Students are limited no more than two dual enrollment classes per semester (summer, fall or spring).

  • The appropriate principal and local superintendent must sign the form on the reverse side of the “Application for Admission” certifying that the applicant has the appropriate average and recommends the applicant be admitted to this program. 

  • A new application and an updated official high school transcript must be submitted each semester the student attends the College.

  • The applicant must be in grade 10, 11, or 12. (See ID statement) .

  • Students must complete a six-hour sequence of courses to receive one unit of high school credit. (Three semester hours equal one-half high school unit of credit.) A completed application for admission, all documents required for admission, including appropriate ID, must be on file before the applicant’s desired entry term begins.   

Follow the Directions to Apply for Dual Enrollment Courses at Lawson State:


Step 1: Complete the DE Application (the deadline is November 14th).   


NOTE:
  Late, incomplete or applications submitted WITHOUT a completed Trial Schedule (with course selections and course ID numbers) will NOT be considered.


Read the eligibility statement above. If you meet the eligibility requirements, print off the Dual Enrollment application (below).

Get all required signatures to include: (a) the student's signature; (b) parent/guardian signature; (c) principal's signature. 

NOTE: 
Lawson State will secure all signatures from participating superintendents.  

   

Read the eligibility statement above. If you meet the eligibility requirements, print off the Dual Enrollment application (below).Get all required signatures to include: (a) the student's signature; (b) parent/guardian signature; (c) principal's signature.  Lawson State will secure all signatures from participating superintendents.     

Step 2:  Submit Required Documentation--State ID & Transcript. 


NOTE:
 
Late, incomplete or applications submitted WITHOUT a completed Trial Schedule (with course selections and course ID numbers) will NOT be considered.  


Make a photocopy of the following and staple each item to the Dual Enrollment application:  (a) copy of student's high school transcripts; (b) copy of the student's official state photo ID or driver's license.  (See ID Policy)Click here if you do not have a driver's license and need a state issued ID.

      

NOTE:
Applicants must provide a state issued ID to participate in the dual enrollment program..Make a photocopy of the following and staple each item to the Dual Enrollment application:  (a) copy of student's high school transcripts; (b) copy of the student's official photo ID or driver's license.  (See.  if you do not have a driver's license and need a state issued ID.       Applicants must provide a to participate in the dual enrollment program..


Step 3:  Review Eligible Dual Enrollment Course Listing.  


NOTE:
 
Late, incomplete or applications submitted WITHOUT a completed Trial Schedule (with course selections and course ID numbers) will NOT be considered.  

  
Review the listing of eligible Dual Enrollment courses (by clicking on the "Click here" button below on the left) and select one to two classes to take this term.   Also note that additional fees apply for all online courses.  Fees include testing fees ($50) and some courses have embedded e-textbook fees.  The document is seven pages long.  Scroll down to view and print the document.


Step 4:  Complete a Trial Schedule--View Sample for Guidance .

  
NOTE: Late, incomplete or applications submitted WITHOUT a completed Trial Schedule (with course selections and course ID numbers) will NOT be considered.

Once you have selected your class(es) from listing of courses available this term, complete the Trial Schedule (which outlines your course selections) and staple it to your application packet.  A sample has been provided to guide you through the process.

         
        Trial Schedule                                   Sample Trial Schedule

Step 5: Submit Your Application.  


NOTE:
 Late, incomplete or applications submitted WITHOUT a completed Trial Schedule (with course selections and course ID numbers) will NOT be considered.  

Mail or Deliver Your Application to Lawson State or Submit It to Your Counselor (only at participating high schools). You may submit your dual enrollment application in 1 of 3 ways.  Applications received after the stated admission deadline will NOT be considered.   

Method 1:

Mail your application directly to Lawson State Community College. 
Mail your dual enrollment application, required ID to: Lawson State Community College, 1100 9th Avenue S.W., Bessemer, AL 35022, Attention: Dr. Jeff Shelley, Admissions Office.  If mailing your application, it must be post marked by the application deadline.  If not, the application will not be processed for this term.

Method 2: 


NOTE:
 Late, incomplete or applications submitted WITHOUT a completed Trial Schedule (with course selections and course ID numbers) will NOT be considered.  

Deliver your application to one of Lawson State Community College's Admission Office locations in Birmingham or Bessemer.

Lawson State Community College has Admissions Offices on both campus locations (Birmingham and Bessemer).  You may personally deliver your completed application to the office of your choice. 
Click here for driving directions.  Admissions Office locations are open until 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesday evenings.   

Method 3: 


NOTE:
 Late, incomplete or applications submitted WITHOUT a completed Trial Schedule (with course selections and course ID numbers) will NOT be considered.  

Submit Your Application to Your School Counselor. 

If using this option, please email us to alert us that you have submitted your application.  Email:
HSenroll@lawsonstate.edu and provide us with the following: Your full name, your telephone number, your high school, the date you submitted your application, and the name of the counselor who received your application at your high school.    


Tuition, Fees & Books for Dual Enrollment and Accelerated High School Program Students  

 
Academic Students: Academically tracked Dual Enrollment students should anticipate paying for their tuition and fees as well as their books unless their School District has agreed to cover the expense of tuition and fees.  To find out about whether or not your school district will cover your tuition costs and fees, speak directly to your counselor.  School districts DO NOT pay for textbooks for academic students, so students enrolling in academic tracked classes should plan in advance to purchase their books (on their own).   

Career Technical Students
:  If you are a Career Technical student, Lawson State has grant monies set aside to cover students' tuition and books while funds last.  Awards will be granted on a first come, first come basis while monies are available.  Once grant funds lapse, Career Technical students will have to depend on school district monies (if available) to cover their own tuition, fees or books or pay their own tuition, fees and books.
  

Accelerated High School Student: 


NOTE:
 Late, incomplete or applications submitted WITHOUT a completed Trial Schedule (with course selections and course ID numbers) will NOT be considered.  

If you are a Career Technical student, Lawson State has grant monies set aside to cover students' tuition and books while funds last.  Awards will be granted on a first come, first come basis while monies are available.  Once grant funds lapse, Career Technical students will have to depend on school district monies (if available) to cover their own tuition, fees or books or pay their own tuition, fees and books.  The applicant must complete an Admission Application and the Accelerated/Dual Enrollment High School Student form. Applicants may take such college courses during junior and senior years in high school. Upon graduation from high school, a student may enroll at the College or transfer college credits earned to another college or university. Please note that course content, instructional strategy and academic rigor of all classes are based on the college level. Student eligibility is determined by each individual school system and may be more limited than the minimum requirements: 
  • The applicant must have successfully completed the 10th grade. (See ID statement.)  
  • The applicant must have completed any required high school prerequisites (for example, a student may not take English Composition until all required high school English courses have been completed). 
  • The applicant must also take the COMPASS assessment or have an appropriate ACT or SAT score.  Enrollment in a combined number of high school and college courses per term will not exceed that which is educationally sound as determined by the College and the local School Board.  
  • The local principal or his / her designee must sign the form on the reverse side of the “Application for Admission” certifying the applicant has a minimum cumulative (B) 3.0 grade point average and recommends the applicant be admitted to this program.
  • A new application, acknowledgement form and updated official high school transcript must be submitted each semester the applicant participates in the program at the college.
  • The College will not officially award college credit to accelerated high school students until proof of high school graduation (an official transcript with a graduation date) is provided.
  • The application must be on file before the desired entry term begins meaning the completed application for admission and all documents required for admission, including appropriate ID.