Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment?

The Dual Enrollment (DE) program at Delgado Community College is designed for students who have the ability to benefit from instruction in either their chosen career path or enrollment in a transferable course at the College in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school. Upon successful completion, students will receive high school units and transcripted credit from Delgado Community College.

Program Requirements

For acceptance into the Dual Enrollment Program, students must:

  • Have parental and school administration permission.
  • Be a junior or senior; in some instances, sophomores may be eligible.
  • Be eligible for course(s) per ACT score or Delgado placement test scores.
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be in good standing as defined by the high school.

Benefits/Advantages of Dual Enrollment

  • Enter a college or four-year university with college credit thereby saving time and money.
  • Receive relevant skills training in high demand, high wage professions.
  • Have access to college resources, facilities, and services such as advising, career counseling, and mentoring.

Application Process

Applicants must complete the online application and the printable application before classes can be scheduled. 

TOPS Tech Early Start

To receive TOPS Tech Early Start funding, students must:

  • Be a junior or senior.
  • Have scored a 15 on the ACT PLAN Assessment in English and Math and have a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be enrolled in a TOPS Tech eligible course.
  • Be in good standing as defined by the school.

Important Deadlines

Semester/Session Application Deadline Payment Deadline Classes Begin Last Day to Drop with a "W"
Summer 2019 May 10, 2019 May 31, 2019 June 5, 2019 June 17, 2019 (12 noon)
Fall 2019 May 10, 2019 August 15, 2019 August 17, 2019 November 6, 2019 (12 noon)
Spring 2020 December 5, 2019 January 10, 2020 January 18, 2020 April 7, 2020 (12 noon)