Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit permits eligible high school students to enroll in college courses concurrently with high school classes, either at one of the college campuses or at the student's high school, earning college and high school credit simultaneously. College courses count toward high school graduation credits, and the courses remain as a part of the student's regular transcript. When the student graduates from high school, college credits earned at LBWCC through this program are transferable to other public colleges and universities in Alabama through the State Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS). Students planning to attend private or out-of-state colleges and universities should check with those admissions offices to determine their policies relative to dual enrollment and dual credit.
Benefits of Dual Enrollment
- Cost Savings--Tuition and fees at LBWCC are significantly less than those at four-year colleges.
- Simultaneous Credit--Earn academic credit for both high school graduation and a college degree.
- Educational Edge--Get a jump start on your college career while easing the transition from high school to college.
Eligible students must meet the following criteria:
- Be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior.
- Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. (Students in Automotive Mechanics, Cosmetology, Diesel Technology, and Welding must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.0 or higher.)
- Have written approval from their high school.
- Maintain a "C" or better in all attempted courses at LBWCC.
Students interested in Dual Enrollment should complete the following steps:
- Complete the LBWCC Application for Admission.
- Submit the Dual Enrollment - Interest and Eligibility form, signed by the student, parent, and counselor.
- Submit an acceptable form of identification (In the absence of an Alabama driver's license or state-issued ID card, a student may provide a certified copy of their birth certificate to establish U.S. Citizenship and a printout of the student info profile sheet from iNow, signed and dated by their high school principal to establish current residency and ID.) Identification may be uploaded through the Dual Enrollment Interest and Eligibility Form or emailed directly to email@example.com.
- Submit a high school transcript documenting grade level and required GPA.
- Take the Placement Assessment for English or math, or provide ACT scores exempting them from placement.
The following courses and high school equivalencies represent possible dual enrollment options. Each participating school system has the final authority on equivalencies. The dual enrollment academic equivalencies form is linked in the text below.
Dual Enrollment Academic Equivalencies