Upcoming Bonanza: Saturday, November 4th (for Spring 2018 Enrollment).  Returning Students DO NOT have to attend.  See Returning Student directions below.  Want to attend this spring?  Dual Enrollment Students should print the dual enrollment admission application to apply.

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New Students: 

Complete ALL the steps below to apply for summer Dual Enrollment classes.  If you missed our last Bonanza, you can still register for Mini-term 2 which starts October 16, 2017.  The bonanza for spring semester 2017 occurs on November 4, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Perry W. Ward Building on the Birmingham West Campus.

Returning Students:

A returning student is a student who is currently enrolled at Lawson State taking Dual Enrollment classes. If you are a returning student, click on STEP 3 (below) to apply for summer Dual Enrollment classes.  Submit all required paperwork to Lawson State online, if you are planning on enrolling for Mini-term 2.   Returning students who are currently taking classes at Lawson State DO NOT have to attend the Bonanza.   If you are a returning student in a grant approved CTE program, tuition, books and fees are covered (while funds last).   Limited materials may be covered as well

 NEW CHANGE:  Only English, math and science classes are covered under the grant if combined with a CTE course, no other general education are eligible for coverage.

  It is the responsibility of all parents or guardians to pay for dual enrollment tuition, fee, books and materials unless the tuition, fees, books and materials are covered under Alabama's Technical Grant Funds
(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 (while funds last).  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 (unless they are returning students).  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 an English, math or science course during the same term is also covered. NO OTHER general education classes are covered under the grant, just college level English, math and science.  NOTE:  The General Education (college level English, math and/or select science) courses 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 ENG101 (English Composition) which is an approved general education course.  However, you COULD NOT combine it with PSY200 (General Psychology) or SPH107 (Public Speaking) for neither are approved for grant funding--just English, math and science courses are covered under the grant.  Also,  NOTE that Anatomy and Physiology courses are not covered.  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 (not covered on the list).  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.   

Eligibility Requirements:

2.5 GPA or higher unweighted grade point average. The student must be a 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.  Rising freshman are NOT eligible for Dual Enrollment.  They must be enrolled as sophomores in high school to begin eligibility for this program.

Some Restrictions Apply:

  • 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 OR if the student does not have a state issued ID, he or she can present a birth certificate along with an  I-NOW high school verification letter (together).  See your high school counselor to secure the I-NOW high school verification letter. 
  •  Must have a 19 ACT score on the math section of the ACT to enroll in MTH100 courses or above.
  •  Must have a 18 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.
  • Anatomy and Physiology courses are NOT covered under the grant.
  • Rising freshman are NOT permitted access to Dual Enrollment; they MUST be sophomores to register.

    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).

    Step 1

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    Step 5

    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.

  • Dual Enrollment Online Orientation Link