Earn College Credit While Still in High School
U.S. News and World Report recently stated that more than a million high school students are taking college classes. They take "concurrent" or "dual" courses and earn high school and college credits for the same work.
The MTSU Dual Enrollment program allows high school students to take college classes before they graduate. It’s a perfect choice for students who plan to attend MTSU, but course credits may also be transferable to other colleges and universities, based on their transfer policies.
These classes may be offered in several different ways:
- at the high school; or
- on the MTSU campus; or
- online through MTSUOnline
To be eligible for the Dual Enrollment program, students must:
- be a junior or senior in high school;
- have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA; or
- have a minimum composite of 22 ACT (SAT composite of 1020); or equivalent ACT Plan test score
Admission to MTSU and the Dual Enrollment program does not guarantee eligibility for all courses. Some courses require prerequisites and/or certain test subscores, including Math and English courses.
The tuition cost of a Dual Enrollment class is $166.00 per credit hour. This cost can be offset by the Dual Enrollment Grant, if the student applies and is ruled eligible. The student should be prepared to pay the tuition cost in advance and then be reimbursed. Other anticipated costs include textbooks, $25 application fee, online course fees, and any applicable lab fees.
Dual Enrollment Grant
The Dual Enrollment Grant is a reimbursement grant administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation. Criteria concerning the grant can be found at www.tn.gov/collegepays/article/dual-enrollment-grant.
During the student's high school career, Dual Enrollment Grant funding is as follows:
• $500 – First Dual Enrollment course;
• $500 – Second Dual Enrollment course;
• $200 – Third Dual Enrollment course;
• No grant funding for fourth course
To begin the process of becoming an MTSU Dual enrollment Student follow the step by step process on the appropriate checklist for first time dual enrollment students or returning dual enrollment students.
NEW FOR FALL 2016: The Dual Enrollment Center
Beginning Fall 2016, Middle Tennessee State University will expand our Dual Enrollment options with the addition of the Dual Enrollment Center. For high school students, the Center offers a number of benefits. Learn more.
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