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Apply for Dual Enrollment at Fresno City College

Start Here: Enrollment Steps for High School Students

Step 1

Apply as a Dual Enrollment Student

  • Submit an online application through CCCApply
  • Apply as a Dual Enrollment student
  • Once your application is received by Fresno City College, you will receive an email with next steps
Step 2

Complete Your Dual Enrollment Forms

  • Class registration forms will be given to you by your high school counselor and require a signature of the high school principal, high school counselor, yourself, and your parent or guardian.
Step 3

Attend Your Course

High School Enrichment

Students who are in high school but wish to take a college course on their own (not as part of a high school dual enrollment course) can enroll through High School Enrichment (HSE). HSE is different from Dual Enrollment in the following ways:

  • HSE is student-initiated. The student can initiate their own entrance into HSE but will need the approval of their counselor and principal to enroll.
  • Classes are taken on the college campus, not at the high school.
  • Classes are open only to juniors and seniors with a 2.5 or better GPA.
  • Students can take classes during and/or after the regular high school day.
  • Students will be taking classes with regular-admit college students.

Frequently Asked Questions

The term dual enrollment refers to students being enrolled – concurrently – in two different educational institutions. This means that a student enrolled in high school may be dual enrolled at a local institution of higher learning, in this case a local community college. If students pass their college classes, they receive credit that may be applied toward their high school diploma and toward a college degree or certificate.

Dual enrollment courses are different in that they are taught to the rigor of a college course. Students will be using the same college textbooks and syllabi as they would if they were taking a class at the college. Assignments will be graded using college rubrics and standards. The final grade the student receives in their dual enrollment class will be recorded on their official college transcript.

Advantages of Dual Enrollment:

  • Dual Enrollment can decrease the amount of time a student will spend in college completing general education (GE) and/or prerequisite courses.
  • In some cases, the student may be able to attain an Associate’s degree at the same time or shortly after their high school graduation.
  • Participation in college credit courses may ease the transition from high school to college by giving students a sense of what college academics are like.
  • A cost-efficient way for students to accumulate college credits because courses are taken at no cost to the student through the local high school.

Disadvantages:

  • If a student fails one of these classes it will negatively affect them on their high school transcripts and college transcripts.
  • Too many failed dual enrollment classes and too many “W” withdrawals will jeopardize future college enrollment and possibly financial aid.
  • Financial aid has a 90 unit limit and thus dual enrollment courses must be carefully selected with the advice of a high school and college counselor.

No. Currently most classes designated as dual enrollment are offered on the high school campus and if they are on the college campus, a parent/guardian signature will be required for transportation purposes. Most courses will take place during the student’s regular school day/hours.

If your site is interested in offering a new college credit course, contact the College and Career Readiness office for information regarding required steps. After approval to offer a course:

  1. Complete the SCCCD new hire packet (Email Donna Rojo for the packet)
  2. Collect your official transcripts from your undergraduate and graduate degrees
  3. Email your completed packet and transcripts to Donna Rojo and Tressa Overstreet
  4. You will be contacted after submitting your packet to go over next steps for hiring

Questions? Contact Donna Rojo.

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