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Imagine arriving on campus with two college credits under your belt. Imagine graduating ahead of schedule and starting your career sooner. It’s all possible when you choose to participate in dual enrollment at UWA. While still in high school, you can be taking courses that count toward both your high school and college graduation requirements. By advancing your education, you will arrive on campus with the confidence and experience needed to succeed in college and beyond.

What are the goals of the Dual Enrollment Program?

The goals of the Dual Enrollment Program are to:  

  • provide students with greater options in meeting rigorous educational and career objectives 
  • enable students who attend high schools that have limited curriculum offerings and/or are geographically isolated to experience equal learning opportunities
  • provide flexibility for administrators

What are the benefits of Dual Enrollment?

  • Students earn high school and college credit simultaneously.
  • Students have access to all services provided by the Institution.
  • Students complete coursework during high school, which will transfer to four-year institutions, thereby reducing the amount of time required to earn a degree.
  • Students avoid unnecessary duplication of coursework.
  • Students are prepared to exceed and thrive in a higher educational atmosphere.
  • Students gain a head start on achieving a degree.
  • Students are provided a seamless transition from the high school to the college classroom.
  • Dual enrollment courses enrich opportunities and academic experiences for high school students to navigate and explore career options.
  • Admission to UWA without submitting SAT or ACT scores when a student earns 12 credit hours through UWA Dual Enrollment with a 2.75 GPA.

How does Dual Enrollment Work?

Dual enrollment allows students to receive college credit for classes they take while in high school. A college-level dual enrollment course will take the place of a high school course, so students are not taking additional coursework. The coursework will count both toward high school graduation and college credit. 

UWA offers dual enrollment courses at its Livingston campus and on selected high school campuses. The following high schools offer dual enrollment on their campuses:

  • Demopolis High School (English, math, history, speech)1

  • University Charter School (English, math, history, speech)1

1  Available courses can change without notice. Check with your high school counselor to verify campus course offerings.

Students who take dual-enrollment classes on their high school campus or on UWA's campus are also eligible to take dual-enrollment courses online as long as (1) their school agrees to offer high school credit for the online courses and (2). Check with your school counselor to learn all dual enrollment options available at your school.

Dual Enrollment Courses and Translation to High School Credit

Campus dual enrollment classes are semester-long courses. Therefore, each dual enrollment class replaces one high school class. It is possible to take up to four campus dual enrollment courses in a semester. Note that students attempting to complete college freshman year basic requirements should make sure to take classes that are required in a college basic curriculum. Otherwise, the courses might count as electives at the college level but not fulfill basic curriculum requirements. Also, note that colleges require some courses in sequence. For example, a college might require two histories in a sequence (e.g., HY 101 History of Western Civilization I and HY 102 History of Western Civilization II) to meet the college's basic history requirement.  In that scenario, taking HY 101 History of Western Civilization I and HY 212 American History I would only count as one history and one elective because these courses are not in a sequence.

Below is an example of the translation of college credit to high school credit:

UWA Term

UWA Course

High School Equivalent 

Fall (August - December)

EH 101 Written English I

AP English

Fall (August - December)

HY 211 History of Western Civilization I

AP US History

Spring (January - May)

MH 113 Pre-Calculus Algebra

AP Algebra II

Applying and Registering for Campus-Based Dual Enrollment

Campus-based students will follow the same procedures as online students to apply for Dual Enrollment and to register for classes. You will complete a Dual Enrollment Application and a Course Registration Form. Be sure to review your course selections with your high school counselor to verify course availability.

If you would like to speak with a Dual Enrollment counselor, please email Emily Stuart at de@uwa.edu

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