Step 3:

New & Returning Students MUST Complete Step 3

Select Your Program of Study, Your Classes, and Complete Your Trial Schedule.  Once done, submit documents to us electronically (see Step 4) and submit these documents by the pre-set deadline via email to:  admissions@lawsonstate.eduSee Step 4 for more detailed information.

Please keep in mind that electronically completed applications have first priority to our grant dollars.  If you missed the Bonanza, you can still submit these documents to us electronically before the start of any given term.  Applications that come in after classes have started will NOT be considered.  See upcoming steps (Step 4) for more information as it relates to how to submit these documents to Lawson State.Need help with course selection?  Contact Janine McCoy, the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at or email us at

Review, complete, and sign your  trial schedule form (selection of your program and classes.  Include it with your application.  Follow these steps to complete this task: 
The schedule below is a PDF file.  You will need Adobe Reader to view the schedule.  Click the Adobe Reader button (below)  for a free download of the software, if needed.


(a)  First: 

Click below to access the listing of covered DE Programs at Lawson State.  There are two listings within this single document.  First is a listing of all approved programs.  The second listing highlights Carry Over Programs for returning students.  These are programs that are ONLY approved for students who have already started course work within those programs.  If you are a NEW student, you WILL NOT be allowed to enroll in a Carry Over program.  Once you pull up the Program listing, select your program from this listing if you are trying to seek grant covered courses.
NOTE:  Programs are SUBJECT to CHANGE by the STATE.   Review the current Listing of Eligible Dual Enrollment (DE) Programs.  Remember, the grant will only cover courses that are apart of a covered Career Technical  Program (i.e.,  Computer Science, Air Conditioning, Automotive, etc...).  Click on the Dual Enrollment Grant Programs picture below to reveal the approved listing of grant covered (free) programs.  NOTE:  Be sure to scroll down the full listing.  If you are a RETURNING student and DO NOT see your program, view the RETURNING STUDENTS listing at the bottom of the Program Listing page.   If you have NOT been enrolled at Lawson State before and started a Dual Enrollment CTE Program, you MUST use the New Student listing which has fewer programs that are covered.  However, if you have taken classes with us previous, you can continue your CTE major (as long as it was covered under previous CTE Approved Listings) and currently appears on the listing of continued programs. 

Click below for the CTE Program Listing for NEW & RETURNING Students:

NOTE:  If you are interested in a program that is not included on this listing, you can still enroll in the program, but you will have to pay for all tuition, fees, books and materials (if materials are required).

(b)  Second:

Holding your approved listing in your hand,  review the proposed Dual Enrollment courses options for each proposed program and select up to TWO courses to take.  This sequential listing identifies (by program) all of the General Studies courses (where applicable) and Career Technical courses under each grant supported program.  Only courses listed under each program will be covered under the grant.  Meaning, you cannot mix courses up.  You must stick to the courses listed per program of study.  Keep in mind that if you are a NEW student, you will NOT be able to take all of the programs listed in this report, just the ones that appear on your CTE Program Listing from above.    

Click on the "My Degree Path" icon above to review your CTE Program and the courses the fall under that program.  Select up to two courses to take along with alternatives. CTE courses listed within this report (under each program) are listed in sequential order so students and parents know which courses to take first.  General Education courses can be paired with any CTE course without consideration of order.  However, CTE courses should try to be spread out sequentially if at all possible.  NOTE:  Only Accounting, not Business Courses are covered.  Business courses are only covered if you have completed ALL your Accounting courses (as required for that specific degree).  Drafting is no longer covered under the grant eligible funds.  CIS146 is no longer covered under the grant.  

(3) Third:

Creating Your Trial Schedule.  After you identify your program of study and you select what proposed courses you would like to take, it is time to go out to the online course schedule and select up to TWO courses (no more) and create your Trial Schedule.  A sample and copy of the Trial Schedule is below.  Remember, you CANNOT take two General Studies courses alone (ex: PSY200 --General Psychology with a SPH107 --Public Speaking course for example) even though they may be a part of your CTE (Career Technical) Degree Plan.  The only General Education courses that are covered under the grant are English, math and science courses.  If taking an approved General Studies course (English, math and science), you have to take the CTE course with a English, math or a science course in order for the General Studies course to be covered (Ex: ACR111 Principles of Refrigeration with ENG101 (English Composition).   Once you have selected your class(es), print off the Trial Schedule below and complete it (as showcased in the sample below).   Include your completed, signed trial schedule form with your Dual Enrollment application packet.  If you need help filling out the Trial Schedule, view the example below.

 View the Lawson State class schedule and register for community college classes online                
         Click to View Schedule                          Trial Schedule                                   Sample Trial Schedule

NOTE:  Dual Enrollment students can take classes on the Bessemer campus, Birmingham campus or online.  *Please do not mix Career Technical courses together (e.g., Air Conditioning and Automotive).
Books are only covered for select CTE programs and are subject to change.

Next...Go to Step 4


Need Assistance:  Contact Janine McCoy, the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at  or email us at