Dual Enrollment Program
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Dual-credit courses expand student access to affordable higher education, provide challenging academic and occupational experiences to qualified high school students during their junior and senior years, and reduce the costs of a college education for students and their families.

Successful completion of transfer courses will enable students to simultaneously earn college credit transferable to two and four-year colleges and universities and to satisfy high school graduation requirements. Successful completion of occupational courses will allow students to simultaneously earn college credits, satisfy high school graduation requirements, and assist in the transition to the community college or job opportunities or careers. Successful completion of developmental courses will allow students the opportunity to meet college entrance requirements by completing developmental coursework prior to high school graduation.

Dual-credit courses are important transitional links for young people moving from secondary schools to colleges and universities.

Benefits of Dual Enrollment

  • Enriches the course opportunities for high school students
  • Shortens the time to attain a college degree, which saves students and parents money
  • Provides students with college general education credit that is transferable to a four-year college or university
  • Enables students to explore occupational interests
  • Allows students the opportunity to meet college entrance requirements by completing developmental coursework prior to high school graduation
  • Promotes rigorous educational pursuits
  • Encourages lifelong learning
  • Enables grades earned through dual enrollment to become part of the students’ permanent college transcript
  • Provides student access to Delta’s Learning Resource Center, tutoring services, computer labs and the ULM library

Courses

The college courses offered through the High School Bridge Program are carefully selected by Delta and high school officials. High school students’ experiences are the same as those of students enrolled in the courses on campus: the objectives, tests, instructional materials, content and grading standards.

Traditional dual enrollment course offerings may include:

  • English Composition I & II
  • College Algebra
  • Art, Theater and Music Apprecation
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Western Civilization I & II
  • History of the United States I & II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Development
  • Process Technology

Student Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA, ACT composite of 17 (or equivalent score on the Delta placement survey) or be ranked in the upper 50% of class to take developmental classes, or
  • 3.0 GPA and a composite of 18 in English and Reading on the ACT to take college level non-math classes or an 18 in math to take college level math classes
  • Recommendation from high school counselor or principal
  • Parent permission to enroll in class(es) and consent to cover all associated costs
  • Students must complete necessary application forms and submit necessary documents to be admitted to the program
  • Seniors may take up to four courses (12 hrs) per semester, and Juniors may take up to two courses (6hrs), if their academic schedule and extracurricular activities allow for successful completion of each course

Enrollment Procedures

  • Student Applications are due before the first day of class
  • There is a minimum enrollment requirement for dual-credit courses taught at the high school to be determined by Delta officials
  • Last day to Drop/Add is after the class has met twice
  • Students attending classes taught at the high schools will be registered by Delta’s Academic Outreach Coordinator the first week of class. Students attending classes on Delta’s Campus or another official offsite location will be registered during the normal designated registration periods
  • No students will be registered after these designated times
  • Students must complete drop slips to withdraw after the class has met twice

Transfer Credits

The college credits earned through dual enrollment are the same as college credits earned by a regular college student and as such, are readily transferable throughout the state. Students may be issued an LDCC transcript that indicates the college credits earned and the college course numbers.

The Louisiana Board of Regents articulation matrix facilitates the transfer of credits to colleges and universities within Louisiana. Depending on the out-of-state institution college credits earned through dual enrollment may transfer to meet specific degree requirements or as elective credits. Students who plan to attend college outside of Louisiana should check with the university they plan to attend to find out how the school transfers college credits earned from other colleges and universities.

Drops/Withdrawals

A student who wishes to withdraw from the course should contact the instructor for assistance. Louisiana Delta Community College will provide the proper withdrawal paperwork to instructors of dual enrolled courses and the established withdrawal procedure documented on the course syllabus should be followed. Failure to follow established withdrawal procedure could damage the student’s permanent college record.

Tuition and Payment

High School Bridge Students will be charged reduced tuition for college courses. Students will be billed based on the number of credit hours for which they are registered. Students will be responsible for purchasing textbooks. Board of Regents scholarship recipients pay no tuition.

We want your student to succeed, and we want to involve parents and guardians in the education process. Please review the course expectations and how college standards are maintained in the Dual Enrollment Program.

Course Expectations

Delta Community College courses offered at your son or daughter’s high school are college courses; therefore, they make greater demands on students’ abilities to conceptualize, understand implications, and draw conclusions from their reading and research than most high school courses. These courses go into greater depth, often take more time and work, and enable students to reach new levels of accomplishment. Students accept these challenges when they register for a college course. Similarly, parents should understand that their sons and daughters will experience appropriately stringent college grading standards.

Maintaining College Standards

Delta Community College faculty members work closely with their colleagues at the high school to maintain the College’s academic standards throughout the program. At least once a semester, the Academic Outreach Program Director will visit each class to review course work of each student, talk to the teacher and students about the program, and discuss community response and overall administration of the program with the high school principal. In addition to site visits, Delta administrators are accessible to high school staff by phone and email.

Benefits of Dual Enrollment

  • Promotes academic rigor – college courses can cure senioritis
  • Enriches the course opportunities for high school students that may satisfy requirements for TOPS or academic endorsement
  • Shortens the time to attain a college degree and saves students and parents money
  • Provides students with college general education credit that is transferable to a four-year college or university
  • Allows students to explore occupational interests

How to Implement the Dual Enrollment Program at your High School

  • Identify a coordinator/liaison at your school
  • Identify course offerings to be offered to your students
  • Identify qualified teachers
  • Submit applications for upcoming semester
  • Register students

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