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Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment courses are college classes taken for college credit but not for high school credit. You are simply enrolled as a high school and college student (dual enrollment) and take classes during the regular school day, after school or during the summer term. Taking college classes as a Dual Enrollment student means you're working ahead so you may be able to take a lighter load during your first year at college. It also means you'll be more likely to enter college more confident and more college prepared. You will need permission from your high school principal to enroll in these college courses.

Where can I take Dual Enrollment courses?

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.

Who can sign up for the Dual Enrollment program?

Students who:

  • are at least 16 and are juniors or seniors,
  • are in good standing and doing well in high school classes,
  • have permission from their high school principal,
  • have almost finished the high school curriculum and passed the exit exam,
  • are ready for college-level work and have extra time in their schedules.
What courses are offered?

Your counselor will help you schedule classes that best fit your needs. NETC regularly offers Dual Enrollment 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 Enrollment classes can also prepare you to pursue an associate degree, diploma or certificate from NETC or other South Carolina technical colleges.

When can I take classes?

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.

Will Dual Enrollment classes show up on my high school transcript?

No, Dual Enrollment classes do not show up on your high school transcript. No grade is sent to the high school for courses taken for dual enrollment only.

How much do they cost?

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.

How do I pay for them?

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.

What are these classes like?

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!

Where can these classes take me?
  • Taking college courses and earning college credit while still in high school can prepare you to pursue an associate degree, diploma or certificate from NETC. Find a program of study offered by NETC that interests you! Academic Pathways
  • NETC has Bridge Programs with multiple four-year colleges and universities in South Carolina so that the credits you earn by taking classes at NETC while still in high school will easily transfer to the college of your choice. Start here, go there!
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    I received individualized attention from my instructors at Northeastern Technical College when I was going through the business program. NETC's faculty and staff members are very friendly and accommodating, and they really care about their students.... Read More about Cynthia

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    Northeastern Technical College was close to home and my job, and it was affordable. It was my starting place. With this nursing degree from NETC, I can branch out and go anywhere.... Read More about Tommy

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