Pearl River Community College

Dual Enrollment

Q:    What is dual enrollment?
A:    The term dual enrollment can mean several things depending on the circumstances. Dual Enrollment can mean:

  • a student enrolled at more than one college
  • a student enrolled in academic as well as career/technical courses
  • a high school student enrolled in college courses

A high school student is dually enrolled if he or she takes college classes in any of the following formats: day classes, night classes, weekend classes, online classes, or college classes taught by a high school instructor during the school day at the student's high school.

Q:    What are the requirements for Dual Enrollment?
A:    A high school student is eligible for dual enrollment at Pearl River Community College if the student has:

  • Completed a minimum of 14 core high school units (exception: any student who has earned a minimum of 30 on the ACT and has the required GPA and recommendation as described below can participate even if 14 core credits have not been earned)
  • Earned a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or better, on all high school courses, as documented on an official  high school transcript
  • Obtained an unconditional written recommendation from their high school principal and/or guidance counselor
  • Scored the appropriate sub-test scores on the English and Mathematics subtests of the ACT test: English (17 or above) and Mathematics(19 or above) Dual Enrollment students must have ACT scores on file with PRCC.

Q:    How does a student enroll in Dual Enrollment classes?
A:   Prior to enrollment, the student must contact his or her high school counselor to submit required paperwork which includes High School Dual Enrollment Admissions application, completed Dual Enrollment Recommendation form, and High School transcript with ACT scores to PRCC Dual Enrollment. For this step, students that participate in homeschool study must contact PRCC Dual Enrollment by email (at dualenrollment@prcc.edu) for further instructions.

Q    How does a high school apply for Dual Enrollment classes?
A    Complete the Request for High School Dual Enrollment Course(s) form and submit completed form by email at dualenrollment@prcc.edu. It is very important that you submit the information regarding the instructor for the course. If that individual has never taught for PRCC, then his or her transcript will have to be approved before the course is approved.

  1. After the request has been approved, complete and submit the Memorandum of Agreement.
  2. Course Roster for each course
  3. Dual Enrollment Recommendation form for each student.
  4. Official copies of High School transcript with ACT scores noted.
  5. Payment for Dual Enrollment courses is required when submitting course roster and student paperwork by the required deadline. Submit one check/purchase order for $100 per student (for each course), payable to PRCC.

Q:    How much do high school Dual Enrollment classes cost?
A:    All Dual Enrollment classes are $100.  This covers the tuition, fees, and ebook.

Q:    Who teaches high school Dual Enrollment classes?
A:    Dual Enrollment classes taught at the high school are taught by an instructor who is employed by the local K-12 district. This instructor must be qualified according to the SACSCOC requirements to which PRCC adheres. Regular day classes, night classes, weekend classes, and online classes are taught by an instructor employed by the College.

Q:    What are the high school Dual Enrollment instructor's responsibilities?
A:    Once approved to teach a course, the instructor is the primary contact with the College. From time to time a principal or a counselor may assist in the initial establishment of the course, but the instructor is the person who completes the online enrollment information in GradesFirst and submits grades through RiverGuide and Wildcat Web. Instructor Responsibilities include:

  • Review the End-of-Semester Duty email sent from PRCC Dual Enrollment at the end of each semester.
  • Instruct the course following the objectives in the provided College syllabus.
  • Complete a daily attendance audit in GradesFirst.
  • Submit mid-term grades in Wildcat Web.
  • Submit final grades in Wildcat Web.
  • Submit gradebooks by email in Excel format.

Instructors with further questions may contact PRCC Dual Enrollment at dualenrollment@prcc.edu.