Dual Credit Program

Information for Parents

Your son or daughter can earn college credit now, while they are still in high school. Students who enroll in SJC’s Dual Credit Program during their junior and or senior years simultaneously earn college and high school elective credit.  Below are the forms and resources you will need to learn more about SJC’s Dual Credit Program.

Dual Credit is a Great Deal:

  • No tuition or registration fees.  Classes are free except for occasional lab fees and high school districts and charter schools pay for textbooks. 
  • An amazing range of programs are available.
  • he Dual Credit program meets the new high school graduation requirement that all students must take at least one Dual Credit, Distance Learning, Advanced Placement or Honors course.

Common Concerns:

  • The Dual Credit program does not affect your child’s initial eligibility for a Lottery Scholarship. Initial eligibility is based on the student's first semester of college. However, Dual Credit grades will be considered during future cumulative GPA evaluations. (Please refer to the Financial Aid website for full eligibility requirements).
  • According to FERPA, SJC faculty and staff are prohibited from discussing grades or enrollment status with anyone other than the student unless a release form is submitted.
  • Worried about transportation? Many classes can be taken online. Also, check with your students high school counselor to see what Dual Credit classes may be offered at the high school. 
Dual Credit opens the door to college and beyond. Encourage your son or daughter to meet this new challenge. Remind them to speak to faculty members or get tutoring assistance if needed.  Most of all, ask questions about what they’re learning and show your pride in their achievement.
If your child attends a private school or is home-schooled consider our Early Admissions Program. Tuition, fees, and books are to be paid by you.