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NOTE: It is the responsibility of all parents or guardians to pay for dual enrollment tuition, fee, books and materials unless the class is covered under Alabama's Technical Grant Funds
Interested in taking Dual Enrollment classes in the Summer (2017): Complete the steps below to apply for summer Dual Enrollment classes. DO NOT skip any step in the registration process.
(not all programs are covered).
What is Dual Enrollment (DE)?
Dual Enrollment allows qualified high school students who have a 2.5 GPA or higher to take college level classes (while still in high school). Some restrictions do apply.
Are Some DE Courses Free? If so, what courses are Eligible for Free Tuition & Books?
Yes. In the state of Alabama, some Career Technical courses are free for qualified students. Follow the steps below to view the listing of eligible technical programs. Funds are distributed on a first come-first served basis only. Participating students MUST also attend the Bonanza to leverage such funds. See the Course Eligibility Listing under the application steps (below) to determine what CTE programs and courses are covered. Any Eligible CTE course that is combined with a General Education (GE) course during the same term is also covered.. NOTE:
The General Education course MUST be listed as part of the CTE Degree Plan. In example, you could combine
ACR111 (Principles of Refrigeration), which is a CTE course, with SPH107 (Public Speaking), which is a general education course. That is allowable under this specific degree plan, but you could not combine SPH107 with PSY200 (General Psychology) and expect the grant to cover this, for both SPH107 and PSY200 are TWO general studies courses. Please note that parents/guardians are expected to pay the tuition, fees and books when a student is enrolled in either one or two general studies classes. NOTE: If a student taking both an academic (general studies) and career technical course drops the career technical course later in the term, he or she will receive a bill from the College for the tuition and books and fees.
2.5 GPA or higher unweighted grade point average. The student must be a rising / current 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school student. Once a student graduates high school, he or she is no longer eligible for the Dual Enrollment program.
Only students pursuing Career Technical Programs of Study are eligible for the free tuition funds. Follow the steps below for more information on what courses/programs are covered under the grant.
If a returning DE student failed any DE class the previous semester, they CANNOT enroll the following semester. They will be placed on the Do Not Admit list. Summer term does not count towards this temporary suspension. For example, if a student received a "D" or "F" in a DE course in the spring term, he or she would not be eligible to return until the following spring. Or, if a student failed a class in the fall, he or she would not be eligible to return until the summer term.
Must be 17.5 years of age (at the time of registration) to register for the Nursing Assistant Program of the EMT /EMS--Emergency Medical Technician Programs.
Must have a valid state issued ID or driver's license to participate.
Must have a 19 ACT score on the math section of the ACT to enroll in MTH100 courses or above.
Must have a 17 ACT score on the English section of the ACT to enroll in ENG101 courses or above.
Must have completed your freshman year of high school studies in order to register for any dual enrollment courses.
Must have an 18 ACT score to pursue Pre-nursing. Students are not limited in terms of taking classes towards Pre-Nursing, but would not be able to apply (for admission into the program) if they do not have an 18 ACT combined score. What does this mean? This means that a student can pursue courses without any limits, but must continue to retake the ACT in order to score an 18 or higher if they one day wish to apply to get into the nursing program. We do not prohibit students from enrolling in Pre-Nursing coursework.
Must first complete any pre-requisite courses, where applicable. For example, you cannot enroll in MTH112 if you have not successfully passed MTH100, etc.
Some Restrictions Apply:
Follow the 5-Steps below to Apply to the Lawson State Community College Dual Enrollment Program, Get Oriented and Attend the Required Dual Enrollment Bonanza.
Funds for eligible dual enrollment students will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis. Uncovered programs or courses must be paid by parents or guardians. Following the Bonanza, ALL Dual Enrolled students are required to take a free online DE Orientation module (under Step 5 below).
ALL students must complete DE Orientation if they want to take classes at Lawson State. Begin your online Orientation session today. Click below to get started.