NETC's Dual Credit program can help you get a head start on college by earning college credit while you are still in high school. Some Dual Credit students have earned enough college credits by the time they graduate high school that they are able to enter college as a sophomore. With the increasing cost of college tuition, this will help you and your parents save money! Let us answer your questions about the Dual Credit program:
Most courses are offered on one of NETC's campuses as traditional or distance learning classes. Some courses are offered on-site at partner high schools or online.
Only your high school administration decides whether to award high school units for college courses. Some school districts have an approved course list. Ask your high school guidance counselor for the approved course list for your school district.
Your counselor will help you schedule classes that best fit your needs. NETC regularly offers Dual Credit classes from the Statewide Transfer Agreement list that will transfer to any public four-year college in South Carolina. These include classes such as English Composition I & II, General Psychology, Intro to Sociology, Western Civilization, Analytical Geometry & Calculus I & II, and Biological Science I & II. Dual Credit classes can also prepare you to pursue an associate degree, diploma or certificate from NETC or other South Carolina technical colleges.
Most students take these classes first block and in the afternoons during early dismissal, but you may take them any period that fits your schedule or online.
You earn a letter grade in the college course. NETC reports that to the high school at the end of the course. Your letter grade is converted by the high school to a numerical grade (based on a uniform scale) and is recorded on your transcript at AP weight.
The NETC application fee is waived for high school students. Tuition and fees are the same as those charged for other NETC classes. A class lab fee is charged for courses that require a lab component. Check current Tuition & Fees.
If you take six credit hours a semester you may qualify for Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA). Students (or parents) are responsible for cost of tuition, fees and books unless the district or school have an agreement with NETC. Check current LTA amounts under Tuition & Fees.
These classes are college courses — they are rigorous, and require your best. You'll learn a lot, experience college and may even get ahead in the "admissions" game because you'll learn how to succeed in college, while you're still in high school!
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