Dual Enrollment FAQs

The following frequently asked questions were compiled to assist you in enrolling in Dual Enrollment. If you need more information, feel free to email dualenrollment@estrellamountain.edu or call 623-935-8900.

Dual Enrollment FAQs

It’s an opportunity for eligible high school students to earn lower-division college credit during their regular high school classes. The credits are treated the same as regular college credit, and are transferable to other Maricopa Community Colleges, Arizona’s state universities, and many out-of-state colleges.

Since you’re already in the class, why not get college credit for it? You can also save money through community college tuition rates and having your textbooks provided by your high school.

AP courses require a fee to take a test and the test results determine how many credits you are eligible to receive.  Dual Enrollment credits are earned through course work in the high school classroom.  If you earn an A through coursework in a Dual Enrollment class, you have earned an A in college and high school. 

Dual enrollment students must be attending a participating high school and meet the general eligibility requirement of: proficiency on the AZMerit of PSAT 93 (2014 and earlier), PSAT 720 (2015 and future), SAT930, ACT22 or completion of the Reading Accuplacer test. English and math classes require a qualifying Accuplacer placement test score.

1.   Apply for admission
  • Go to The Student Center. Create a student account and password.
  • Apply for admission to as many colleges you plan to take Dual Enrollment classes.

2.   Test

  • Math and English require a college placement test.
  • Other academic courses do not require a placement test. (History, World Languages, Biology, etc.)
  • Occupational courses do not require testing.
  • Placement tests are often provided at your high school prior to registration. If not you will have to test at a maricopa community college.

3.   Register for classes

  • Registration often takes place on high school campus.
  • All forms must be signed, by appropriate person.
  • To qualify for in-state tuition, send each college a copy of accepted documents that shows your citizen or residency status.

4.   Pay Tuition

You can take the placement test again 24 hours after the original test. A third test is allowed no sooner than three months from the oldest test date.

The in-state, in-county tuition rate is $85 (in-state) per credit hour. There is an additional $15 registration fee per semester for each college you do dual enrollment through. (Tuition is subject to change). See your high school dual enrollment schedule for the exact cost of the dual enrollment class(es).

Failure to set up an official payment plan or pay tuition in full by the semester deadline will result in students being automatically dropped, without notification from class(es).

<p>The Maricopa Grant program is offered to eligible Arizona high school students attending Maricopa Community Colleges in Dual Enrollment Programs. Student recipients must demonstrate “financial need” by completing the Maricopa Grant Application for Dual Enrollment Students and providing documentation of household income using the most recent year’s signed income tax return or copy of Tax Return Transcript from the parent or guardians. Financial need will be indicated if household income falls below 200% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines.</p>

Students are responsible for communication sent to your Maricopa email. You may forward your Maricopa email to an email account you frequently check.

Think of your MEID (User ID) as your username to access online services with the college. You will use this to log into my.maricopa.edu and access your student email. Your college ID number is used to identify your unique student account when corresponding with college staff and signing into in person campus services.

For your MEID: go to my.maricopa.edu click the Student Center icon, then click the: forgot your MEID link. For your college ID number: go to my.maricopa.edu, click the Student Center icon, then log in with your MEID (User ID) and Password. Scroll down to the Personal Information section, and click “Demographic Data.” The first time listed next to ID i

Review the CEG or course equivalency guide provided on this website to see how the three state universities translate the courses you are interested in taking.  Out of state colleges will evaluate courses differently.  It is important to contact the respective college about how courses transfer.

  • Go My.Maricopa.edu
  • Click on login, then use your MEID and password to log-in.
  • In the Academics section of your Student Center, click the drop down menu.
  • Select Official Transcript or Unofficial Transcript.
  • Follow directions on screen to complete the process.
  • A $5 fee will be charged for transcripts sent outside Maricopa Colleges.

It is the student’s responsibility to drop the class through one of the following methods:

1. Email the Dual Enrollment office at dualenrollment@estrellamountain.edu with your name, college ID number, high school, and the class you want to add, drop, or change.

2. Come in person to the Dual Enrollment office located in the Outreach Center Only classes dropped before the semester payment deadline will remove tuition fees or initiate a refund for tuition already paid.

Dropping a class after the semester payment deadline will result in a grade of W on your transcript, and you will still be responsible for paying tuition, or be ineligible for a refund if you’ve already paid tuition.