Dual Enrollment Information & Guidelines


Alma High School dual enrollment is available to students who meet the required dual enrollment qualifying scores.


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Our high school calendar is sometimes different from colleges or universities. Students are expected to follow the college/university calendar and make appropriate arrangements when there are conflicts between the two. 




Eligible courses include those offered by an eligible postsecondary instituation that are not offered by the school district. The college courses cannot be a hobby, craft, or recreation course, or in the subject areas of physical education, theology, divinity or religious education. Dual classes are college classes and may be composed of students of all ages. Class discussions are generally "uncensored," as the content is college level and may have adult learning content. Coursework is expected to be completed at a college level. Professors are not necessarily made aware if a student is a high school student.




You have the option to select, if you want college credit, or high school and college credit. This choice is made before you start the class and cannot be changed. If no preference is indicated, then the course will count as both high school and college credit by default. 

If you choose college credit, it will read (P) on your high school transcript and will not count for or against your GPA. It will however affect the number of courses used in calculation the GPA. If the class is counted for high school and college credit, it will count toward your high cshool GPA. College classes that are three credits or less will count as 1/2 credit towards high school and college classes that are four or more credits will count as one full credit on the high school transcript. Due to this relationship, a course counting as a full credit can take up two sections in the schedule. 


Attendance Policy


Determined by instructor and college. Please see the course syllabus as each class will be different. College professors will expect students to be in class on all meeting days even if there are assemblies/athletic events/concerts etc. at the high school. This also applies to weather delays or closings. 


Withdrawing From a Course


Students who wish to withdraw from a course must do so in the first two weeks of the dual enrollment course. The student must speak with a high school counselor to drop the course. Students will be expected to find a replacement class if it is possible. If it is not, a student will forfeit the ability to earn credit. 

Students who are enrolled in a second trimester DE course can drop and add another course up until Christmas break. If a student withdraws from DE course after January 1st, the student will be considered "not passing" that period for which the course is scheduled beginning on the withdrawal date. This will affect eligibility for extra-curricular participation. A "W" will be assigned on the transcript at the end of the trimester. 


Common Mistakes


  • Not using non-meeting days to student or keep up on work

  • Not attending class or quitting

  • Assuming that missing several classes due to high school obligations (sporting events, pep assemblies, etc.) is a valid excuse

  • Not turning assignments in on time

  • Not withdrawing from class when necessary 

  • Not reading the textbook because the instructor does not mention it during lectures

  • Not asking for help when you need it!

  • Not communicating with professors