What is Dual Enrollment?
Dual Enrollment is a type of Special Admission and a partnership between Estrella Mountain Community College and your high school. Lower division (100-200 level) college courses are taught at the high school during regular hours. These courses are counted towards high school requirements, giving you the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit for the same courses. Satisfactory completion of these courses, allows students to use the credits toward a degree at EMCC or transfer the credits to another college or university. High school instructors meet Maricopa Community College criteria to be eligible to teach a Dual Enrollment classes.
Eligibility for Dual Courses
To insure eligibility for an academic course, students must provide proof of meeting admission criteria such as a passing AIMS score or other aptitude scores. An appropriate placement test score is required for Math and English courses. Students must meet prerequisites for courses when required. Not meeting eligibility requirements will result in the inability to register for courses.
Do I need to take an assessment test?
Students enrolling in English or Math courses, or courses that have English or Math as prerequisites, must earn an appropriate score on an assessment test unless they have the required college course prerequisite. The assessment test may be administered at your high school free of charge. You will need to check for the date and time. If you do not complete the assessment when it is given at the high school, you will be required to schedule a time to take it at EMCC. You will not be allowed to enroll in English or Math courses, or courses that have English or math as prerequisites, without an assessment score. History and Science courses are an example.
Other Important Information
Use the following websites to receive valuable information: www.My.maricopa.edu provides important information such as payment options, grades and transcripts, etc.
/students/dual-enrollment for the DE tuition assistance application form. www.aztransfer.com will provide information such as how courses transfer to other colleges.
What is the cost for Courses?
Tuition for all MCCD courses is $81 per credit hour for the 2013-14 school years, plus a $15.00 registration fee each semester (for each college). The cost for out of state students is $317 per credit hour. Tuition assistance is available on limited basis.
Participation in other Maricopa programs such as ACE, Hoops of Learning, etc. at multiple Maricopa campuses can impact your tuition. You are responsible for the payment of tuition for Dual Enrollment courses regardless of participation in other district programs.
Your high school may supplement your tuition. Specific tuition information is provided with registration materials. State law now requires that a person who is not a citizen or legal resident of the United States or who is without lawful immigration status is not entitled to classification as an in-state resident. Refunds are not available after registration has taken place, register accordingly.
Prior to registration:
Registration information is shared with each high school participating in Dual Enrollment before registration date. Testing, payment arrangements and completion of Dual Enrollment Application are required.
Day of Registration:
*A Special Admission form must be signed by student, parent and high school official.
*Residency information must be provided.
*Payment must be made for courses.
*Must complete a Dual Enrollment registration form.
It is important to set up your college account before registration on your campus.
You are an EMCC student
You are welcome to all of the services provided by the college. You must officially enroll prior to the registration deadline and you must officially withdraw from the course. If you stop attending a Dual Enrollment course, but do not officially withdraw, you will receive the grade earned. This grade becomes part of your official college record. You will still be responsible for payment of tuition.